Welcome, skip to the content.
Official site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Dining out in this foodie town is serious – and seriously fun. Melbourne prides itself on its food and the city's dizzying array of dining options is testimony to its culinary reputation. Book ahead for award-winning fine-dining restaurants, queue up for iconic cheap eats, explore famous eat streets or track down the city's best food trucks. Whatever you do, come to town with an appetite.
A table at Melbourne's most notable restaurants is well worth the wait. Consider critically acclaimed Melbourne dining institutions Attica, Flower Drum or Vue de Monde, or any of the many restaurants listed in The Age Good Food or Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.
Eat streets and cheap eats
Explore Melbourne one culinary precinct at a time. Go for Italian in Lygon Street, Carlton, Vietnamese in Victoria Street, Richmond, and Lebanese in Sydney Road, Brunswick. Weigh in on the best-dumpling debate in CBD's Chinatown, and find yourself spoilt for choice in Footscray, where Vietnamese and African restaurants sit side by side.
Join throngs of locals at cheap eats institutions across the city – try Richmond's Thy Thy, Flemington's Laksa King and the CBD's Camy Shanghai Dumpling – and hit up social media to follow Melbourne's army of mobile food vans.
Long lunches and late-night haunts
Check out Sunday lunch specials at big-name restaurants or let your good intentions go in a beer garden with gourmet fare.
For late night bites, follow the hospitality crowd into famous Supper Inn, slide into a booth at Choo Choo's at the Toff, or stay up at Cumulus Up. Northside, city or south, wherever you are, you'll find somewhere to sate a late-night appetite.
Take in views of Carlton Gardens and sample an elegant menu of shared, seasonal European favourites. Hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.
Show on map
Leave the queuing to scenesters and get on with the happy business of eating and drinking at Melbourne's first ticketed eatery, with added surprises.
Choose the Sardinian set menu, made with ingredients from the chef's farm and see what The Age Good Food Guide was raving about.
There are few places more aptly named than Andrew McConnell's Asian eating sensation and its mouthwatering Chinese, Japanese and Korean morsels.
Watch the chefs behind the bar as they artfully slice up tasty morsels, while roaming waiters pour imported Japanese beers or cool, dry sakes.
Start with a brunch burrito and see out the day in the St Kilda courtyard, channelling Cancun with a Corona and fish tacos, or blue corn enchiladas.
Enjoy new interpretations of old faves at the big sister of the ever-popular Hanoi Hannah and be a part of the southside Vietnamese revolution.
Catch local heroes in the upstairs bandroom, making the most of the filling meals and tasty snacks to power you through the infamous 2am live slot.
Showing 1 - 10 of 460 results
Woolshed Pub, with its charming combination of rustic and historical architecture, harbour location and chic contemporary cuisine, is a popular...
Read more | Show on map
Get a dose of old-school hospitality, progressive European flavours and fine Italian wines at this up-to-the-minute Melbourne hotspot.
With their innovative take on aromatic Thai cuisine, Longrain has become a Melbourne favourite and been hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.
Why not try some biltong instead of nuts with your Kenyan beer? At Polé Polé the bar snacks are delicious and the beer list span across Africa.
Based around the notion of sharing, Bohemian Bar & Restaurant celebrates all that is Spanish from its stylish home on South Wharf. Located on Dukes...
Kick back and sample the best of local and European wines in the designer interiors of this loft-style bar from the award-winning Cumulus Inc. team.
It's worth learning the Japanese for 'throw another shrimp on the barbie' because you'll want more from the BBQ before belting out a karaoke classic.
Making full use of its prime location on Port Melbourne’s iconic Station Pier, Waterfront is a fine-diner specialising in seafood and...
Line up to indulge in a total Italian experience, with artisan pizzas the standout amid fluent Italian waiters, flowing vino and home-cured sausages.
Orwell's Moon Under Water was just a whimsy, but Andrew McConnell makes it a reality with trademark faultless execution in the revamped Builders Arms.
Give your tastebuds a flying kickstart with this pan-Asian culinary angel from chef Michael Lambie and the MAde Establishment. It's all action at this neon-lit laneway kitchen and bar.
Try modern Mexican with a Fitzroy twist along with infused tequila on tap at this bar and cantina. On balmy nights, kick back in the courtyard taqueria.
Stop by Jardin Tan on your next lap of the Tan, during a botanical ramble with friends, or for a long, lazy lunch of dynamic French-Vietnamese fare.
Expect barbecued and smoked meats and seafood coupled with Asian sides from this Japanese-Korean barbecue restaurant from the team behind Chin Chin.
Enjoy innovative cuisines as you discover Melbourne's best dining experiences at restaurants celebrated by critics and locals alike.
¡Ay, caramba! Fresh off the tortilla press comes a steady stream of Mexican restaurants that sing in summer and offer escape from the depths of winter.
Follow the aromas of freshly extracted single origin coffee beans down cobblestoned laneways and into laid-back coffee strips for that caffeine buzz.
You don't need a stash of cash to eat well in Melbourne. Treat your tastebuds without testing your credit limit at one of the city's many affordable restaurants.
Craving a curry? Melbourne has many authentic, contemporary and surprising Indian restaurants and grocery shops.
Halal food is available all over Melbourne, with many halal restaurants and shops on Sydney Road, Brunswick.
Melbourne is home to the highest-ranking Australian restaurant on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list: Ben Shewry’s Attica is ranked number 32.
Look out for food trucks across Melbourne.
Follow that truck! Track down Melbourne's roaming purveyor of fine soft tortillas and dig into meat, fish or vego tacos with a big old pile of guac.
Make sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are ready for the latest info on Gumbo Kitchen, an LA-style food van serving authentic New Orleans grub.
Find the White Guy Cooks Thai food truck and enjoy Asian hawker food the way it's supposed to be eaten - with friends amid urban hustle and bustle.
Sport the smell of campfire like a badge of honour to identify you and yours as those who have stood around Fancy Hank's portable Monster 'Bar-B-Que'.
From pinot on the Mornington Peninsula to sparkling in the Macedon Ranges, discover five distinct wine regions within an hour and a half of the city.
Indulge in fresh, diverse and bountiful local produce at some of the best places to eat in regional Victoria.
See what's available and make instant restaurant reservations at dimmi.com.au or download the iPhone app.
Find an available table and book online at bookarestaurant.com or download the iPhone app.
Select all |