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.
Tuck into simple, affordable Spanish tapas and a lean into the bar that’s so well stocked with vermouth you'll have to stay for a rooftop cocktail.
Show on map
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.
Uncover the provincial life at the top of Swan Street in Richmond, whether it's a cosy Sunday lunch or celebratory drinks on the rooftop terrace.
There are few places more aptly named than Andrew McConnell's Asian eating sensation and its mouthwatering Chinese, Japanese and Korean morsels.
This Thai-inspired eatery won a chef’s hat from The Age Good Food Guide and continues to excite Smith Street day-trippers and locals alike.
It's only at the end of a meal at Brunswick Street's Latino eatery Smith & Daughters that you remember that not a scrap of meat has passed your lips.
Let the good times roll is an exhortation that's hard to resist, especially when Deep South specialties, all-night oysters and absinth are involved.
Step inside and be transported to a 1900s speakeasy with over 50 single malts on the menu, and gramophones and taxidermy aplenty.
Showing 81 - 100 of 301 results
Accept responsibility for piling warm tortillas high with a range of well-executed taco fillings, and delight in yummy mole and smoky chipotle prawns.
Read more | Show on map
Enjoy river views with yum cha, banquets or a la carte dining with provincial Chinese specialties, at this popular Southgate establishment. Book ahead.
Make yourself cosy at your local away from home, where the ales and gourmet pub fare are reliably comforting and the music is as loud as you like it.
400 Gradi nails the classic margherita like no other pizzeria. Grab a slice and see why this Lygon St restaurant got the world's best pizza award.
Like the Brunswick original, this Colombaris taverna serves up simple, fresh, authentic Greek dishes along with a range of Hellenic wines and ouzos.
Put your watch away 'cause it's always pizza time at Mr Wolf, Karen Martini's bastion of classic pizzas, rustic Italian dishes and regional wines.
Mix it up and let your palate lead the way with an unconventional degustation menu offering that's hatted by the Good Food Guide.
Kick start your morning with fresh muesli for brekky and then hurry on back after work for dinner, complete with cheese board and local vino.
Get the iconic Ladro wood-fired pizzas without crossing the river and see why the champion of fresh, seasonal food is often copied and rarely matched.
The Harbour Kitchen is one of the most exciting and versatile function venues in Melbourne. Situated right on the waterfront in Docklands, this...
Drift off Smith Street and deep into Historical New Orleans at Po’ Boy Quarter, and be amazed by the things that can be stuffed into a hunk of bread.
Take a Mel Mex pilgrimage to the brightly coloured Trippy Taco for vegetarian Fresh Mex street food. Sit outside and enjoy a cocktail in the sun.
Sometimes it's nice to know what to expect and Gami Chicken and Beer is pretty much what it says on the tin: Korean style fried chicken and yes, beer.
Enjoy an inspired evening at The Wilde or 'bar le transformateur', an ever-evolving bar and restaurant full of art, pianos and projector screens.
Play your part in this ode to the Latin American cantina and sample a blistering array of tequilas and Mesoamerican-inspired cocktails and bar fare.
See why the Robert Burns Hotel is a Smith Street institution. Sample the tasty tapas at the bar or settle in for a long, sangria-fuelled lunch.
Celeb chef Christy Tania, for Master Chef and Vue De Monde fame serves up a thrilling combination of over-the-top desserts, high flying cocktails.
Slip into a little pocket of Andalusia in Fitzroy, where sensational tapas and moreish raciones (larger plates) are enjoyed in the Spanish tradition.
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.
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.
Bite into a Beatbox burger, wipe Stereo Sauce off your chin and appreciate the fact that burgers taste better when eaten by an inner city roadside.
Get your fill of Mr Burger's simple yet delicious meat - or felafel - between buns in Melbourne's north, south, east and west most days of the week.
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.
Indulge in fresh, diverse and bountiful local produce at some of the best places to eat in regional Victoria.
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.
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 |