Gingerboy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Show map

Restaurants

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.

Best restaurants
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. 

Featured

Showing 301 - 293 of 293 results

Hophaus Bar

Hophaus Bier Bar Grill

Southbank

Willkommen to Southbank's newest venue, the Hophaus Bier Bar Grill. Enjoy classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair in this...

Read more | Show on map

Cumulus Inc, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cumulus Inc.

Melbourne

This loft-inspired restaurant, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide boasts a drinking bar, an eating bar and regular tables for serious eating.

Read more | Show on map

Magic Mountain, Melbourne

Magic Mountain Saloon

Melbourne

It's a diner, a bar, even a breakfast place. Pick from the grill menu, fragrant bowls of modern Thai/Australian food and a spectacular drinks list.

Read more | Show on map

Seamstress, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Seamstress

Melbourne

Get stitched up with modern Cantonese food for dinner after aperitifs in the Indochine-style cocktail bar, finished with a nightcap in the basement.

Read more | Show on map

Baby Pizza, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Baby Pizza

Richmond

Leave your ceramic wine jugs at the door and ditch the red-checked tablecloths, this Baby treats you to Italian food in decidedly stylish surrounds.

Read more | Show on map

Gingerboy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gingerboy

Melbourne

Modelled on the street kitchens of South-East Asia, Teage Ezard's hip restaurant is less rustic authenticity and more opulent interpretation.

Read more | Show on map

MoVida, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

MoVida

Melbourne

Assembling the menu for Melbourne's favourite date restaurant, MoVida chef Frank Camorra scoured Spain for the finest bite-size comestibles.

Read more | Show on map

The Atlantic, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Atlantic

Southbank

Unique oyster varieties are prepared with the gentlest touch, fitting for a restaurant starred by Australian Gourmet Traveller.

Read more | Show on map

Byblos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Byblos

Melbourne

Jump into the Melbourne dining melting pot and emerge at Byblos, a lavish Mediterranean restaurant on the Yarra, with its banquet dining by the water.

Read more | Show on map

Jimmy Grants, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jimmy Grants

Fitzroy

George Calomabaris pays homage to his heritage at his licensed souvlaki bar with souvas, salads and snacks punters can eat in, in style, or take away.

Read more | Show on map

Pastuso, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pastuso

Melbourne

Pay homage to Paddington's heritage and taste Peruvian flavours from the Andes and the Amazon at this Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar.

Read more | Show on map

Trunk, Melbourne, Victoria. Australia

Trunk

Melbourne

Stow away food and wine to your heart's content at this spacious restaurant, diner and bar boasting one of the CBD's largest outdoor courtyards.

Read more | Show on map

Ludlow terrace

Ludlow Bar & Dining Room

Southbank

Discover Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, a spectacularly located Southbank restaurant on the banks of the Yarra. A grotto inspired, uniquely Melbourne...

Read more | Show on map

Bad Frankie bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bad Frankie

Fitzroy

Bad Frankie reimagines Australian bar culture with a left-of-centre pairing of boutique, locally made spirits and gourmet jaffles. Try the lamington!

Read more | Show on map

Da Noi, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Da Noi

South Yarra

Choose the Sardinian set menu, made with ingredients from the chef's farm and see what The Age Good Food Guide was raving about.

Read more | Show on map

Mamak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mamak

Melbourne

From roti to nasi lemak, Mamak's got your Malaysian street food cravings sorted. And their cheap and cheerful menu will save you a few pennies too.

Read more | Show on map

Dumplings at Shandong Mama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shandong Mama

Melbourne

Try the mackerel and 'Melbourne' dumplings at this unpretentious family-run dumpling house specialising in cuisine from eastern China's Shandong province.

Read more | Show on map

BangPop restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

BangPop

South Wharf

Concede the busy-ness of the Chao Praya River for the Yarra but make no compromise on the authenticity of Thai street food at BangPop on South Wharf.

Read more | Show on map

Grossi Florentino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grossi Florentino

Melbourne

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide, Guy Grossi has created a menu that is quintessentially Italian but incredibly innovative.

Read more | Show on map

The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Courthouse Hotel

North Melbourne

Try the lunch specials or the monthly BYO at the acclaimed Courthouse Hotel, which looks deceptively pub-like despite serving fine French-style fare.

Read more | Show on map

Carlisle Wine Bar, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia

Carlisle Wine Bar

Balaclava

Settle in for a long lunch or an even longer dinner as hearty serves of rustic Mediterranean cuisine and robust wine matches appear in front of you.

Read more | Show on map

Kappo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kappo

Melbourne

Enter a serene world of Japanese fine dining and choose from omakase menus featuring traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist.

Read more | Show on map

Pizza Meine Leibe, Northcote, Victoria, Australia

Pizza Meine Liebe

Northcote

Declare your love for pizza along with Northcote locals in the know and pizza aficionados from far and wide who know that fresh and simple are best.

Read more | Show on map

Tom Phat, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tom Phat

Brunswick

Jostle the locals for a table or bar stool at this long-time Brunswick favourite serving up flavours from all over Southeast Asia and a great tipple.

Read more | Show on map

Om Nom Lips

Om Nom Kitchen Dessert Bar

Melbourne

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.

Read more | Show on map

Dandelion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dandelion

Elwood

Geoff Lindsay's Dandelion is the recipient of a hat from The Age Good Food Guide and a marvel of modern Vietnamese cuisine in bayside Elwood.

Read more | Show on map

Markov, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Markov

Carlton

Welcome beer, cider and comfort food. The Markov menu places fun and affordability over fancy and finicky – and the punters couldn't be happier.

Read more | Show on map

Shark Finn Inn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shark Fin Inn

Melbourne

Gather a gang to get the most yum out of yum cha at this Chinatown stalwart serving Cantonese favourites: try the char siu bao.

Read more | Show on map

Banoi, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Banoi

Docklands

Settle into Banoi for a dose of modern Vietnamese street stall goodness. Classic flavours and sleek fitout, it's no wonder the locals are loving it.

Read more | Show on map

Gumbo Kitchen, Mebourne, Victoria, Australia

Gumbo Kitchen

Melbourne

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.

Read more

Mr Burger mobile food van, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mr Burger

Melbourne

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.

Read more

The European, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The European

Melbourne

Scramble for an adjective to describe Melbourne's stalwart wine bar and you'll end up settling on 'European', before you settle on one more glass.

Read more | Show on map

Casa Ciuccio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Casa Ciuccio

Fitzroy

You're no donkey for dining at Casa Ciuccio, named for the Neapolitan term for the noble beast and serving sumptuous slow-cooked meat from a coal pit.

Read more | Show on map

Kong BBQ, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kong

Richmond

Expect barbecued and smoked meats and seafood coupled with Asian sides from this Japanese-Korean barbecue restaurant from the team behind Chin Chin.

Read more | Show on map

Mesa Verde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mesa Verde

Melbourne

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.

Read more | Show on map

The Wilde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Wilde

Fitzroy

Enjoy an inspired evening at The Wilde or 'bar le transformateur', an ever-evolving bar and restaurant full of art, pianos and projector screens.

Read more | Show on map

Pope Joan, East Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Pope Joan

East Brunswick

Pope Joan's is the neighbourhood joint with more; a cosy cafe, bar, casual restaurant showcasing top local ingredients, and a produce store to boot.

Read more | Show on map

Union Dining, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Union Dining

Richmond

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.

Read more | Show on map

Punjabi Curry Cafe

Collingwood

Punjabi Curry Cafe love of food and their passion for promoting great Indian cuisine is something they would love to share with you. So join Raj and...

Read more | Show on map

Dig a Pony, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

Dig a Pony

Yarraville

Work up a taste for sangria, gather some mates and make your way to Yarraville's Dig A Pony for Egyptian, French, Greek and Spanish-influenced tapas.

Read more | Show on map

Matteo's, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Matteo's

Fitzroy North

Housed in a Fitzroy terrace, Matteo's is the share-house that grew up and got sophisticated. There's an Asian edge to the fare, and a fine wine list.

Read more | Show on map

Shoya, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shoya

Melbourne

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.

Read more | Show on map

Discover

Did you know?

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.

On the move

Look out for food trucks across Melbourne.

Beyond Melbourne

Book online

Melbourne