Melbourne Restaurants

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Melbourne restaurant guide. Review venues by cuisine, map, features & popular locations like Southbank & Docklands. Choose from 10 of the best restaurants in Melbourne instantly. Search by popular cuisines like, Italian, Seafood, Spanish, Thai, French, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and Indian and more. It's that simple! Other popular restaurant searches are Hardware Lane, CBD, Chapel Street, Eastern Suburbs, South East, Northern Suburbs, Fine Dining, Pre-Theatre, with a View, Waterfront, Chef Hats, BYO, Degustation, group bookings and Breakfast venues.


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  • Taxi Kitchen Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    Taxi Kitchen

    Taxi Kitchen is the new and vibrant reincarnation of Melbourne’s much loved Taxi Dining Room. Located at iconic Fed Square, this faster, slicker and more affordable version of Taxi still prides itself on excellent service, innovative food and, of course unparalled views across Melbourne. The modern Australian menu is accessible and encompasses a wide variety of dining styles with a carefully selected wine list to match. Taxi Kitchen is the perfect place to entertain interstate and overseas visitors as well as being a great place to drop in for a bite whilst shopping in the CBD, or maybe just to have a drink and watch the spectacular sunset before heading to a show in town. Group bookings are available for all sorts of occasions from 12 up to 150 guests.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sails On The Bay Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    Sails On The Bay

    Melbourne’s premier waterfront venue, Sails on the bay. Specialising in Weddings, Functions and Conferences. The restaurant, private dining room, function spaces and cafe all have spectacular Port Phillip Bay views from Elwood’s foreshore.

    Elwood, Victoria
  • Va Tutto Cafe Bar & Restaurant Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    Va Tutto Cafe Bar & Restaurant

    Vatutto is comprehensively wonderful, an oasis in the gastro-desert of Ivanhoe. Owners Paul and Myrto Recinella opened Vatutto after moving on from their 16 year institution at Zio’s in East Melbourne. Vatutto offers two separate dining areas, the restaurant and the bistro. The restaurant is a white table clothed area suitable for special occasions, and but still relaxed friendly service.The bistro offers cheaper options but still extensive menu, no white tablecloths, with the same relaxed friendly service. Please note both areas are serviced by the same kitchen and offer the same quality food and service.Alternatively a private function room is available for those special events or meetings. Paul who is head chef uses the best quality ingredients. Seafood is delivered twice daily and the diners here are fortunate to have an amazing selection ranging from fresh calamari,export grade king prawns, diver harvested scallops, pearl meat from Paspaley in Broome, live spanner crabs, oysters freshly shucked to order, and an excessive choice of all line caught fresh fish ranging from King George Whiting, John Dory, Rockling, Northern Territory wild Barramundi, and Flathead. Seasonally Morton Bay bugs and Tasmanian lobster are also available. Menu is extensive offering poultry, duck,home made pasta, veal, lamb,and risotto. All beef is dry aged grass fed, bread is baked twice daily, all desserts, pastries, ice cream and chocolates are made in house using quality ingredients. The Bistro offers in addition to the menu an interesting selection of gourmet pizzas. Once again we use only premium quality ingredients, Imported cheeses and premium small-goods, gluten free and wholemeal pizza are available. All fruit and vegetables are supplied by 'Toscanos' and once again we only use the best quality, and flavorsome produce.

    Ivanhoe, Victoria
  • Sosta Cucina Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    Sosta Cucina

    In the heart of North Melbourne's burgeoning food precinct sits Sosta Cucina, a welcoming space delivering fine Italian cuisine with warm and familiar service.

    North Melbourne, Victoria
  • The Point Albert Park Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    The Point Albert Park

    The Age Good Food Guide proclaims ‘this is a serious restaurant with a team that knows what it's doing.' The professionals at The Point are dedicated to excellence, educated in the traditions of fine dining, still fond of white linen tablecloths and fine china, but not at all stuffy. Dining with them is a truly fulfilling experience. Executive Chef Justin Wise’s menus take a contemporary approach to classic cuisine, making use of not only the best produce but some key luxury ingredients such as caviar, truffles and an expansive range of beef aged to exacting specifications on site. The Express Lunch Menu offers a fantastic well-priced entree into dining at The Point Restaurant, with 2 courses and a glass of wine for $40 per person; the Tasting Point degustation showcases a wider range of dishes, at $165 for 8 courses. The cellar, established and carefully tended over The restaurant’s 17 year history,comprises both hallmark international wines and those from innovative local producers. A team of sommeliers is available to match wine to your chosen dish, or perhaps vice versa! The Point is conveniently located 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, set on Albert Park lake amongst serene parklands, with ample parking directly outside of the venue. Private dining is available for special celebrations or corporate entertaining in either the intimate Private Cellar, or the larger light-filled space overlooking the lake.

    Albert Park, Victoria
  • Papa Goose Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    Papa Goose

    Papa Goose restaurant is all about providing wonderful hospitality to its customers and giving them the opportunity to try our unique and tasty menu. Our motto is very simple - our best food, our best service; each time, every time. Papa Goose has a ground floor Restaurant, a first floor bar Mary Fortune, along with two private dining rooms for those more intimate dining experiences.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Golden Fields Restaurant & Bar Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    Golden Fields Restaurant & Bar

    Golden Fields is a restaurant and bar located on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. The menu is available all day from 12noon through till 11pm offering a broad selection of Asian focused small plates and shared dishes by chef Andrew McConnell. The clever and considered space with an open kitchen and full length marble bar has been designed for guests to use as they wish; whether it be a glass of wine and snacks at the bar or a special dinner with friends, you are welcome to enjoy as much or as little as you like.

    St Kilda, Victoria
  • Stokehouse Restaurant Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    Stokehouse Restaurant

    At the beginning of it’s 25th year, sadly the iconic Stokehouse at St Kilda Beach was lost to a fire on Friday 17 January 2014. The Van Haandel Group and the City of Port Phillip are currently planning to rebuild the Stokehouse as quickly as possible. In the meantime, Stokehouse will be launching a Pop-Up on the site before relocating to a temporary venue until the new venue on St Kilda Beach is built. To stay informed about the next chapter of Stokehouse, visit our website and subscribe to our e-newsletter.

    St Kilda, Victoria
  • Cutler & Co. Dining Room & Bar Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    Cutler & Co. Dining Room & Bar

    Cutler & Co. Dining Room is located in an old metal works factory on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne’s first suburb and industrial area. Opened in February 2009 by Chef Andrew McConnell the restaurant reflects his passion for exceptional and often unusual produce. Andrew’s only fine dining venue, Cutler & Co strikes a balance between elegance and simplicity.

    Fitzroy, Victoria
  • Bottega Restaurant Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    Bottega Restaurant

    Located on Bourke Hill in Melbourne’s Little Italy, Bottega’s cosy, welcoming ambience, plush leather seats & soft lighting, has made it a long time favourite haunt for CBD diners. Serving some of Melbourne’s best modern Italian food with a premium selection of local & imported wines, the menu is extensive & well chosen with dishes such as housemade strozzapreti with clams, mussels, prawns & calamari or Roasted Western Plains pork costolette, apple & cabbage salad, apple balsamic, crispy crackling.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Moon Under Water Best Melbourne Restaurants Guide, review by cuisine, location, map or features.
    Moon Under Water

    Taking it's name from a George Orwell essay, Moon Under Water is the dining room at the heart of Builders Arms Hotel, a landmark public house on Gertrude St, Fitzroy. Awarded Victoria's Hottest Restaurant 2012 by The Australian, Moon Under Water is a gorgeous setting for Andrew McConnell and Josh Murphy to present their acclaimed food. Moon Under Water provides a weekly changing, four course prix fixe menu focusing on the best seasonal produce available, which can be paired with matching wines. Sommelier Campbell Burton has crafted a carefully considered wine list which showcases low intervention wine and small producers. Coming to Moon Under Water provides the opportunity to relax and appreciate this unique dining experience.

    Fitzroy, Victoria

Restaurant of the Month

Cafe Italia
56-66 University Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Cafe Italia has been established for over 25 years here in the heart of Melbourne’s Italian restaurant district, Lygon Street, Carlton. We are a sophisticated, contemporary, yet relaxed restaurant located only minutes from the Melbourne CBD that is perfect for functions, private dining, weddings, engagements, christenings or any special occasion or event.

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