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  • Map Booking Images Vue de Monde - Melbourne's best Degustation Restaurant
    Vue de Monde - CBD Fine Dining with Views

    Vue de monde at level 55 of Melbournes iconic Rialto building is testament to the belief that restaurant dining can be a wondrous unforgettable experience and pays homage to classical fine dining in a sophisticated modern context.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Taxi Kitchen - Melbourne CBD Restaurant with Yarra River Views
    Taxi Kitchen - Stunning Southbank Views

    Taxi Kitchen is the new and vibrant reincarnation of Melbournes 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
  • Map Booking Images Sosta Cucina - Italian Restaurant & Private Dining
    Sosta Cucina - Restaurant & Private Dining

    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
  • Map Booking Images Bottega - Italian Restaurant, Private Dining & Functions Melbourne CBD
    Bottega - Italian CBD Restaurant

    Located on Bourke Hill in Melbournes Little Italy Bottegas cosy welcoming ambience plush leather seats soft lighting has made it a long time favourite haunt for CBD diners. Serving some of Melbournes 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
  • Map Booking Images Sails On The Bay - Fine Seafood Restaurant, Events & Private Dining
    Sails On The Bay - Waterfront Seafood Restaurant

    Melbournes 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 Elwoods foreshore.

    Elwood, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Papa Goose - British Restaurant, Bar & Private Dining
    Papa Goose - Laneway British Cuisine

    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
  • Map Booking Images Brooks of Melbourne - French Fine Dining Restaurant, Bar & Functions
    Brooks of Melbourne - Laneway Restaurant

    Lodged beneath the streets of Melbourne Brooks Restaurant Bar chronicles time place and people.It takes as its setting the basement of Austral House designed in 1890 by noted architect Nahum Barnet. Light filters into the dining room from glass bricks fixed in the Collins Street footpaths above. The aged parquetry and bar tops gleam the private dining room at the base of the stairs beckons.In the restaurant oldfashioned hospitality is interposed with contemporary technique. General Manager Bryan Lloyd leads a team of true professionals on the floor. Conversation is witty warm and welcoming. The sommelier would be delighted to open a bottle of something for you something old world or new.At the heart of the offer is the expertise of chef David Hall. David cooks with finesse with care and always always with an understanding of seasonality and locality. Dishes make use of innovative ingredients and deft touches of luxury Wagyu beef foie gras Australian marron and fresh truffles. This is a menu both creative and conducive to good eating.Brooks can be enjoyed for a quick city lunch a considered business dining venue or a more expansive degustation experience. Drop by the bar wellserved by Shae Silvestros classic considered list of cocktails anytime.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images The Point Albert Park - Restaurant, Weddings & Functions
    The Point - Restaurant With Views

    The Point is an award winning restaurant located on the waters of Albert Park Lake which boasts stunning panoramic views of the lake and Melbourne city skyline. With floor to ceiling glass windows and a spacious balcony to enjoy the view you are treated to a water front dining experience like no other. The Point showcases Modern Australian cuisine by Executive Chef Andrew Harmer. Awarded an Age Good Food Guide hat again for 2015 and our latest achievement winner of The Age Good Food guide 2015 Wine List of the Year. With degustation and a la carte menus carefully crafted with contemporary Australian flare the high quality of food is matched with unrivalled service. Theres nothing more indulgent than a meal consisting of confit king salmon saffron hollandaise and wild garlic following with Western Plains suckling pig piccalilli apple vinegar sage potato finishing it off with blackcurrant mosaic coconut almond cream with Blackberry sorbet. Accompanied by an encyclopaedic collection of some of the worlds most classic and famed wines we have more than 1700 different examples boasting one of Australias most extensive wine lists. The Point is conveniently located 10 minutes from Melbournes CBD with ample parking directly outside of the venue and lift access our unrivalled dining experience awaits you. Bookings are highly recommended.

    Albert Park, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Cutler & Co. - Awarded 2 Chef's Hats, Fine Dining & Private Dining Room
    Cutler & Co. Dining Room and Bar

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

    Fitzroy, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Saint Crispin - Fine Dining, Degustation, Bar & Events
    Saint Crispin - Melbourne Chefs Hat Restaurant

    Located in the heart of Collingwood Saint Crispins kitchen run by chefs Joe Grbac and Scott Pickett prepares a finely considered contemporary menu thats amended daily according to natures bounty.The dining room bar serves equally mulled over cocktails wines ales and champagnes. We also boast Thomas Olive upstairs at 300 Smith Street where you can refresh yourself with a sit down in one of our grand chesterfield sofas a beverage and a little bite if you fancy plus a beautifully furnished private dining room.

    Collingwood, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Cafe Italia | Italian Restaurant, Functions & Weddings
    Cafe Italia - Traditional Italian Cuisine

    Cafe Italia has been established for over 25 years here in the heart of Melbournes 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.

    Carlton, Victoria

Restaurant of the Month

Stokehouse City - Top Fine Dining
7 Alfred Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

For over 25 years, Stokehouse has provided endless memorable dining experiences with impeccable yet approachable food, wine and service.

Located in Alfred Place laneway, in Melbourne's CBD, Stokehouse City is a temporary reincarnation of the iconic two-story venue on St Kilda Beach that was lost to fire in January 2014.

Offering the renown relaxed fine-dining restaurant Upstairs and the energetic casual bar and eatery Downstairs, Stokehouse City brings an all-in one experience to Melbourne's CBD, with exceptional drinking, dining and service for any occasion.

Stokehouse City is open 7 days a week. Upstairs, Lunch from 12 noon and Dinner from 6pm. Downstairs, 12 noon, all day, till late night.

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