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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Melbourne CBD has some of the world’s best dining destinations, including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best venues by speciality and location.


If you're looking for a cool restaurant in one of Melbourne's food precinct’s including, Flinders Lane, Hardware Lane or Federation Square, we make it easy to discover the perfect place for your next Saturday night out, private dining experience or group Sunday lunch. Many venues have been reviewed by Melbourne’s food critics and are also perfect to celebrate your next special event including birthday, engagement, cocktail, Christmas or corporate party. It’s that simple!

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  • Society Restaurant Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best
    Society Restaurant

    Society Restaurant is one of Melbourne's premier Italian restaurants, cocktail lounge and function room venues. Pleasing punters with modern Italian fare, wines and cocktails, Society sets itself apart from the competition with its attentive service, familiarity and long standing history.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Brooks  Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best

    Brooks resides in the basement of the historic Austral House, Collins Street. In this heritage listed building, designed in 1890 by the noted Melbourne architect Nahum Barnet, Brooks pays homage to old world hospitality and style coupled with modern and contemporary produce driven cuisine by Nic.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Box On Collins Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best
    Box On Collins

    Drawing from an abundance of luscious seafood, fresh Australian produce, and regional wineries, The Box on Collins experience will be one you will always remember. Our creative team of chefs and dedicated floor staff ensure your meals are prepared to perfection and delivered to you within our cosmopolitan Collins street address. Locating us is also easy as we are next door to one of Melbourne's breathtaking landmark venues The Regent Theatre. The Box On Collins menu takes the experience one step further. You'll find a variety of fresh fish and shellfish preparations that draw upon coastal cultures Australia wide. And as always, generous, tempting specialities of beef, game, poultry along with vegetarian offerings abound when you crave a non-seafood fish. We use only the freshest, highest quality seafood and only from sustainable stocks. Our emphasis on Australian produce also ensures flavourful, seasonal dishes that translate beautifully into delicious main courses and entree dishes.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mamasita Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best

    Mexican restaurant, Mamasita is the ideal Melbourne CBD restaurant to host your next intimate dinner for two or for a large group dinner. Mamasita is a Melbourne CBD restaurant and bar with a great selection of beer and wine as well as a large range of fully imported tequilas.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • The Mill Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best
    The Mill

    The gorgeous Charlie's Bar, a sumptuous cocktail lounge is nestled in the basement beneath The Mill. Drinking and Dining - it's decadence over two levels..what more could you want? The Mill and Charlie's Bar - the perfect venue for your next celebration - dinner upstairs, followed by drinking and partying downstairs in Charlie's. Bookings essential.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Papa Goose Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best
    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
  • State of Grace  Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best
    State of Grace

    With its grand ornate gates keeping guard, it’s hard to not be intrigued by the secrets that lie on the other side. The fit out of the venue instantly woo’s you with its eclectic treasures adorning walls and shelves alike. Hues of deep red, wooden floorboards, and curious animals makes this place feel like you’re a world away from home – perfect for the European inspired menu. Mind you this is all at entrance level. It’s downstairs where the real fun is to be had. Hidden below, is the cellar bar known as Fall From Grace. Complete with chandeliers that could rival that of the Queen. The drinks list is impressively filled to the brim with all the classics and some for the curious drinkers. Plus Chef's all-night grazing menu will keep those tummy rumblings at bay Find yourself charmed to say the least.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Cumulus Up Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best
    Cumulus Up

    Cool & Chic modern Melbourne Bar Restaurant Combining interior design with fine wine and food, Cumulus Inc is at the forefront of the Melbourne dining scene. While a table can never guaranteed with its no reservations policy, we can assure Cumulus Inc first-timers, that this place is well worth the wait.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • No.35 Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best

    Located 35 floors above the Paris end of Collins Street No35 headed by Restaurant Chef Stuart McVeigh, serves modern cuisine using only the best local produce with an emphasis on pure flavour.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sarti Restaurant Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best
    Sarti Restaurant

    Sarti is a modern Italian restaurant where you can enjoy the time-honoured traditions of Italian cuisine without the clichés. A Melbourne favourite with a contemporary focus on food and style, Sarti is the ideal showcase for chef, Riccardo Momesso's creativity, passion and commitment to quality. Enjoy his innovative interpretations of classics as well as his unique signature dishes. Our bar and rooftop terrace offer a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life in style.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Bluestone Restaurant Melbourne City and CBD Restaurants Guide - 10 of the Best
    Bluestone Restaurant

    Melbourne City Basement Cocktail Bar Bluestone Downstairs is an iconic, somewhat eclectic, New York-style basement bar suiting a variety of people and purposes. Lunch, dine or sup on informal Contemporary Melbourne Cuisine, whether moorish tapas or our award-winning wood fired pizza, unwind perusing a well-compiled wine list or sipping a designer cocktail. This stylish space is heritage-listed with original bluestone walls and features, yet is decidedly chic. Sink into a Chesterfield, gather around on banquettes, or tuck into a private dining niche amidst flocked wallpaper and imported curtaining. This much-loved Melbourne hot spot welcomes venue bookings of all sizes and is open late Monday through to Saturday.

    Melbourne, Victoria

Restaurant of the Month

Mr Mason
10, 530 Collins Street (enter via Lt Collins St), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mr Mason is a French inspired restaurant & bar featuring a lounge & dining area, as well as an outdoor terrace. Located in the heart of the CBD within the 530 Collins building.

Mr Mason’s menu is produce driven cuisine at its best, changing weekly (with a few French classics that always remain) our menu reflects a casual, rustic sensibility. Mr Mason boasts a boutique one page wine list; everything is by the glass, because we want you to try them all.

Open for lunch & dinner Monday – Saturdays and closed on Sundays. Mr Mason is also available for hire for private events 7 days a week.

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