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Top10 Melbourne's Best Fine Dining Restaurants

There is an air of cosmopolitan charm and culinary adventure in Melbourne, one where food lovers take their food seriously. Driven by passion and a desire to take the diner on a journey, Melbourne is also home to some of the best fine dining institutes in the nation. This is your guide to Melbourne's Best Fine Dining Restaurants.
Chloe Grabham - February 2017

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World renown and created by one of Australia's greatest chefs Shannon Bennett, Vue de Monde is a unique and elegant dining experience you will never forget. Inspired by Australia's heritage the restaurant is designed with artworks and references to the country's past. The menu is about celebrating Australia through bespokely sourced produce crafted into tasting menu that is like a piece of art.
When you think of Heston Blumenthal, you think smoke, food that isn't all that it seems and the creative twist the chef is famous for, and Dinner by Heston is exactly that. Taking classic Australian flavours ( like Vegemite) and reinventing them into exquisite fine-dining creations is the fashion of the menu. For those looking for something, a little extra special take a look at the chef's table menu.
Let head chef Ben Shewry take you on an adventure with the sophisticated flavours of Attica. Dark walls and polished furnishings set the stage where food is the star. Brightly coloured plates compliment the dishes that are designed and shaped by Shewry's memories of his childhood back in North Taranaki, New Zealand and of his more recent experiences in Australia. The relationship between land and plate is synchronised creating a wow factor like no other.
Nobody does French comfort food in such a sophisticated and inviting style as Guillaume Brahimi. Using inspiration from some of his childhood favourite dishes the menu is classic French chic. Enjoy views overlooking the pictureqsue Yarra River in the bistro styled dining area, bought to life with bright pops of green colour and classic prints of art lining the walls.
Authentic and iconic, Flower Drum has been home to some of Melbourne's finest Chinese cuisine since 1975. Elegant and delivering accents of traditional China for the modern palate. Select from an extensive a la carte menu or the deluxe lunch/dinner banquets, featuring signature favourites like the abalone and Peking duck.
Step into the cosy and inviting world of The Press Club by Masterchef judge and celebrity chef George Calombaris. A clever mixture of traditional and homely Greek style meals are presented in an immaculate and prestigious manner. Like the menu, the restaurant is shaped with curvy lines; luxe leather banquet seating brought to life with a ceiling adorned with exclusively designed light fittings.
Nobu at the Crown is a must visit for those who have a passion and love for world class Japanese Cuisine. Let Christopher Shane Chan Yai Ching and his team of award-winning chefs deliver an array of contemporary and vibrant creations that capture fresh flavour combinations using the highest quality of produce. Nobu is modern Japan on a plate served in a fine-dining style.
Ezard is an award-winning restaurant nestled down the charming Flinders Lane. Operated and ran by chef Teage Ezard, Ezard is a fine-dining fusion experience of top Australian produce crafted with modern Asian flavours. Each dish is created with a high attention to detail and is designed to flow from one meal to the next.
One of the most talked about restaurants; Chin Chin is the lively creation of rock star chef Benjamin Cooper. Fine dining with all the fun and vibrancy of an Asian food hall, this is the place to go with a group of foodie friends rather than a romantic first date. The popular modern Thai flavours are so good that diners keep coming back for more, creating lines of hungry diners lining up out the door.
Let the historic charm and beauty of Woodland House capture your heart and appetite, one of Melbourne's oldest fine dining restaurants. Chefs Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland still deliver the signature French inspired degustation menu, originally served by previous and world renown chef Jacques Reymond. Romantic and sophisticated with a contemporary take on classic creations.
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