Melbourne Restaurant Guide


Melbourne, the city of art and culture, is a little bit of Europe in the heart of Victoria. With such a multicultural population, the cuisines here come from around the globe. Melbourne diners are known for their loyalty, whether that be to small cafés or award-winning restaurants. The chilly town is also known for its cosy wine bars that often stock drops from the nearby wine regions and cider bars are popular in the warmer months. A strong coffee culture has seen the hidden laneways blossom with cute and eclectic cafés where you can hide away from the world. Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street is known as the Greek-restaurant precinct of mouth-watering delights. The beautiful coastline and Yarra River make for spectacular waterfront restaurants that each boast thier own shimmering views of the water.

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Campari House

Restaurant - Campari HouseCampari House has been brilliantly rejuvenated creating a fantastic four-level hospitality experience reflecting Melbourne's diverse restaurant and bar culture. Ideally located on iconic Hardware Lan [more...]

East Ridge Platinum Cafe & Restaurant

Restaurant - East Ridge Platinum Cafe & RestaurantEast Ridge Platinum Cafe and Restaurant is a family owned restaurant in Chirnside Park. Tucked at the foothills of the Yarra Valley, overlooking a picturesque landscaped lake, East Ridge prides itself [more...]

Los Amates

Restaurant - Los AmatesLos Amates clings to the edges of Melbourne's Spanish district in Fitzroy and has been serving authentic regional Mexican food for over 10 years. The restaurant is decked out in vibrant Day of the Dea [more...]

P.J's Sidebar

Restaurant - P.JSteeped in old-school charm and character, P.J’s Sidebar is a leading Southbank function space that provides a relaxed, comfortable environment in which to host all manner of events, from breakfasts,  [more...]

Koko at Crown Melbourne

Restaurant - Koko at Crown MelbourneThe serene beauty of Japan has been re-created at Koko, one of Melbourne's premier Japanese restaurants located at Crown Casino, Southbank. Experience the mystique and tranquility of the water garden  [more...]

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Number 8 Restaurant by John Lawson
Southbank's Number 8 restaurant and wine bar was conceived from a simple vision to marry the style of New York with the elegance of Europe in an [more...]

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Latest Restaurant Reviews


Karla about  Tuscan Bar:

Whether you're popping up to the rooftop for a drink or putting a group together for a function, the staff here are fabulous, the tapas platters are delicious and the atmosphere is fun. One of the eas [more...]


Karla about  HuTong Dumpling Bar Chinatown:

The freshest, most delicious & reasonably priced dumplings I've ever had. Nothing like watching them made then straight to your table. Downstairs for a quick bite or good for a group upstairs. [more...]


Liz Stewart about  Entice Restaurant:

Love Entice Restaurant - Heidi and all the staff very attentive and of course the food is just perfect. We have dined there on at least five occasions and enjoyed each and every visit and with a Best [more...]


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