Melbourne is regarded as one of the world’s ‘most liveable’ Cities and has a reputation as being more refined than its northerly neighbour Sydney, boasting the country’s finest restaurants and is acknowledged as the country’s most important financial centre. Melbourne has a blend of multi-cultural-ism and parts of the inner city have a distinct Asian feel now. China Town dominates Little Bourke Street and their is also now a feast of Asian food places to choose from in Elizabeth Street. Try some of the great restaurants in Flinders Lane and for other Great Food & Drink Places in Melbourne
Dining out in Melbourne, the best 5 Restaurants to visit!
Vue de Monde
It is a great hit in Melbourne. The main cuisine here happens to be Modern Australian. There are around four- and 10-course tasting menus. It is an ideal place for all who are looking for an extra exclusive experience. If you would like a Vue de Monde experience that is a little different, try Cafe Vue at Heide which is located at the Heide Museum of Modern Art.
Another place to pamper the foodie in you, Attica also specialises in Modern Australian cuisine. The restaurant’s signature menu includes Virginia Rose potato unwrapped, dressed and steamed under earth, a play on the Maori cooking technique Hangi.
The cuisine here you get is tad different, as here it’s Spanish. All those who want to taste Spanish delicacies will find solace in Mo Vida.
Cutler & CO.
The restaurant serves uniquely Australian ingredients such as Marron, a Western Australian river crayfish, which are served Ã la carte and in classy, eight-course menus. The cuisine here is Modern Australian.
The ideal cuisine at Pei Modern happens to be Modern Australian. However, the seasonal menu keeps changing on a daily basis. It is often complimented by some renowned dish along with the best of wines available in the country.
These are some of the better restaurants in Melbourne that not just offer tempting and super delicious dishes but are even known for their style statement. The ambience of each is elegant, soothing and provide an experience that will last with you forever!
Other Top Places to Eat & Drink in Melbourne
The Sandbar Cafe
175B BEACONSFIELD PARADE, MIDDLE PARK, For a change of pace this place will give you another face of the many faces of Melbourne. Over looking Port Phillip Bay it’s a tranquil getaway with great food. Excellent and very popular in summer.
Magic City Cafe’ & Wine Bar
Burke Rd, Camberwell is a gem. Food is excellent with variety, great wine selection and the best Vodka Martini’s in the Eastern Suburbs.
Bridge Road, Richmond is a great place for breakfast and they have a great variety of Eggs Benedict recipes. Check them out
108 A’Beckett Street Melbourne City – Great place for breakfast and lunch with real chefs during the day. Great food at great prices in a great atmosphere with plenty of room in the inner city. Well kept secret.
Hanabishi Japanese Restaurant
187 King Street Melbourne – This place is authentic Japanese and rates very highly with us. Great decor, service and superb food!
Cnr Esplanade & Bay St Port Melbourne – Great hotel food and decor with window views out over Port Phillip Bay. Excellent selection of beers on tap and great service.
Flinders Lane Melbourne City – In the Paris end of Melbournes Flinders Lane is another favourite. This place is huge with a fantatastic entrance. Food is always good, so is the service. Has a great bar which is very busy on Friday nights.
16/101 Collins Street Melbourne – This place is absolutely superb nothing more nothing less. Fine dining excellence.
The Flower Drum
17 Market Lane Melbourne – Melbourne’s top fine dining restaurant specialising in Cantonese cuisine. You will be salivating at the thought of it after leaving.
+39 Pizzeria & Degustation Bar
362 Little Bourke Street Melbourne – Named after Italy’s international phone code, +39 is run by Remo Nicolini and, as you’d expect, this polished pizzeria is primo.
Martini Bar – Westin Hotel
Collins Street Melbourne – Great place for cocktails and drinks in a salubrous Hotel bar.
82 Village St Docklands – Docklands new exciting venture. Housed within the heritage Goods Shed North in Docklands, this prominent destination offers a brilliant mix of old and new.
Celadon Thai Restaurant
64 Camberwell Rd Hawthorn East – This place is tiny and you might drive by and miss it but don’t. The food is absolutely excellent and traditional Thai. Quite old world feel to it but that is appealing and it’s cheap. Shouldn’t be. BYO only.
Laikon Deli – Richmond
324 Bridge Road Richmond – Lots of goodies at the Laikon Deli – exc spanakopita, lasagne. Great coffee to, and we think one of the best deli’s by far in Melbourne.
210 Bay Street Port Melbourne – Excellent spot for brunch and lunch. Great sandwich’s pastries, cakes, coffee best cafe in Port Melbourne not far from the beach!