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.

Recommended Restaurants


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...]

Republica St. Kilda Beach

Restaurant - Republica St. Kilda BeachRepublica St. Kilda Beach is a casual beach-inspired restaurant located on the waterfront in the St Kilda Baths. This stylish restaurant boasts a beachfront setting, a bar overlooking the water, cent [more...]

Red Spice Road QV

Restaurant - Red Spice Road QVRed Spice Road QV’s communal dining style embodies the spirit of the family unit in Asia and it is this sense of community that punctuates the dining experience. Led by acclaimed chef John McLeay, th [more...]

Society

Restaurant - SocietyMake an appearance at Bourke Street's Society Restaurant and experience simple, elegant Italian flavours. The upmarket interiors are worthy of the venue's distinguished history on the Melbourne dining [more...]

Lamaro's

Restaurant - LamaroSet in picture-perfect South Melbourne in an idyllic park-side location Lamaro's is a welcoming gastro pub in the heart of South Melbourne. Also catering for business functions, casual drinks, special [more...]

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Restaurant - No. 8 by John Lawson

No. 8 by John Lawson
Inspired by regional produce, Executive Chef John Lawson delivers an urban sensibility to this Crown flagship restaurant. The essence of No. 8 by [more...]

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Latest Restaurant Reviews


margie about  Genies Cafe:

Really friendly staff,lovely food and very reasonably priced, I would definitely recommend!! Cosy open fire also great on these cold days. [more...]


marc about  Waterfront at Station Pier:

Nnew menu has started. New owners and new management back to good the old Waterfront [more...]


Mark Linton-Smith about  Vivace:

Lovely atmosphere - sat in the window seat, which they made up specially for us. Attentive service (although quiet that lunchtime), and friendly staff. Lovely tasty food with ample amounts of seafood  [more...]


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