Melbourne is brimming with award-winning bars, cafes and restaurants, so you're always guaranteed to get a memorable meal. From intimate fine dining at acclaimed restaurants like Amaru and Navi to unforgettable evenings at beloved institutions like Gimlet and Flower Drum, Melbourne is simply the nation's best place to be for a top table experience.

World-class chefs, creative kitchens, innovative cuisines, perfectly matched wines and quirky venues characterise our fine dining scene. You'll need to book well ahead for a table at some Melbourne food destinations, while plenty of popular restaurants have a relaxed 'no bookings' philosophy, confident they'll never be short of a happy customer.

There are bars and restaurants bestowed with awards from the Good Food Guide, Australian Gourmet Traveller and TimeOut, to tucked-away places treasured by locals, as well as a selection of old favourites and new kids on the block. Discover Melbourne's best restaurants.


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