Melbourne Restaurants

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  • 1. Anada

    $$ | Fitzroy | Spanish

    A chalkboard on the exposed brick wall lists eight dry and six sweet sherries to start (or finish), and there are Spanish and Portuguese wines...Read More

  • 2. Circa the Prince

    $$$ | St. Kilda | Australian

    This light-filled space with a central, glass-roofed courtyard and seasonal menu draws on Victorian fisheries, farms, and other local producers...Read More

  • 3. HuTong Dumpling Bar

    $$ | City Center | Chinese

    The name means "alleyway" and in a sea of dumpling houses in Melbourne, down this little alleyway, you'll find the best of them all. The boiled...Read More

  • 4. I Love Pho 264

    $ | Richmond | Vietnamese

    Tucking into a steaming bowl of phŏ (traditional noodle soup) at this Victoria Street restaurant is like channeling the backstreets of Hanoi...Read More

  • 5. 400 Gradi

    $$ | Brunswick East | Italian

    This is the place for authentic Italian pizza: chef Johnny Di Francesco trained in Naples to make pizza to the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana...Read More

  • 6. Abla's

    $$ | Carlton | Lebanese

    Matriarch Abla Amad has been re-creating the much loved family recipes from her homeland of Lebanon since 1979. This intimate restaurant resembles...Read More

  • 7. Babka

    $ | Fitzroy | Café

    Food lovers in the know are often found loitering at this tiny, bustling café. Try the excellent pastries, fresh-baked breads, or more substantial...Read More

  • 8. Becco

    $$$ | City Center | Italian

    Every city center needs a place like this, with a drop-in bar and lively dining room. At lunchtime no-time-to-dawdle business types tuck into...Read More

  • 9. Bimbo Deluxe

    $ | Fitzroy | Café

    This bohemian bar, with deep comfy sofas and the feel of a local student hangout, has the cheapest and possibly the most delicious pizzas in...Read More

  • 10. Brunetti

    $$ | Carlton | Café

    First opened in 1974, this iconic Romanesque bakery has moved around Carlton on several occasions, and the masses have followed. Its biggest...Read More

  • 11. Café di Stasio

    $$$ | St. Kilda | Italian

    This upscale bistro treads a very fine line between mannered elegance and decadence. A sleek marble bar and modishly ravaged walls contribute...Read More

  • 12. Caffe e Cucina

    $$ | South Yarra | Italian

    If you're looking for a quintessential Italian dining experience in a place where it's easy to imagine yourself back in the old country, this...Read More

  • 13. Charcoal Lane

    $$ | Fitzroy | Australian

    This restaurant could be described as taking a leaf from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's book. It is a social enterprise restaurant providing...Read More

  • 14. Chin Chin

    $$ | City Center | Asian

    Shared plates of Asian dishes, from Thai papaya salad to rendang curry and gado-gado, form the basis of Chin Chin's popular menu. Modeled on...Read More

  • 15. D.O.C.

    $$ | Carlton | Italian

    A major player in Melbourne's pizza wars, D.O.C. has perfected the art of using fresh, simple ingredients to create something special. The real...Read More

  • 16. Dog's Bar

    $$ | St. Kilda | Mediterranean

    With its blazing fires, artfully smoky walls, and striking, art deco–ish wrought-iron ceiling lights, this two-decade-old restaurant has a lived...Read More

  • 17. Donovan's

    $$$ | St. Kilda | Australian

    Grab a window table at this very popular bayside restaurant (housed in the former 1920s bathing pavilion), and enjoy wide-open views of St....Read More

  • 18. Dr Jekyll

    $ | St. Kilda | Australian

    Primarily a place for breakfast and brunch, Dr Jekyll serves variations on the breakfast classics. From chai-spiced, five-grain porridge to...Read More

  • 19. ezard

    $$$$ | City Center | Australian

    Chef Teage Ezard's adventurous—and often exhilarating—take on fusion pushes the boundaries between Eastern and Western flavors. Some combinations...Read More

  • 20. Flower Drum

    $$$ | City Center | Chinese

    Superb Cantonese cuisine is the hallmark of one of Australia's truly great Chinese restaurants, which is still receiving awards after opening...Read More

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