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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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  • State of Grace
    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
  • Sarti Restaurant
    Sarti Restaurant

    A Melbourne favourite with a contemporary focus on food and style, Sarti is pleased on the announcement of new Head Chef Paolo Masciopinto who will bring creativity and passion to the table. 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. Sarti is the perfect venue for corporate functions, private dining and all types of celebrations. Talk to us about how we can make your next event really special.The restaurants stylish bar and distinctive rooftop terrace offers a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mamasita
    Mamasita

    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
  • No.35
    No.35

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

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Papa Goose
    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
  • Society Restaurant
    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
  • Syracuse Restaurant & Wine Bar
    Syracuse Restaurant & Wine Bar

    If it’s elegance and informal fine dining that you’re after then Syracuse has the perfect dining experience waiting for you. Syracuse offers European and International inspired cuisine in a grand and impressive 19th Century atmosphere, tucked away in one of Melbourne’s picturesque, laneways; Bank Place. Let all your senses be indulged as we take you on a flavour-rich journey. Syracuse has dining spaces to suit every occasion from cozy, romantic intimate evenings, to long business lunches and after work and pre-dinner drinks. Syracuse prides itself on sourcing only the best Victorian seasonal produce delivered fresh daily. Our cuisine bursts with flavour so the hardest part is deciding what to choose.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Epocha Restaurant
    Epocha Restaurant

    Epocha restaurant and bar is set in a stunning Victorian terrace, opposite the Carlton Gardens on Rathdowne Street, a few steps up from the CBD of Melbourne.

    Carlton, Victoria
  • Box On Collins
    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. Box on Collins Sample Set Menus

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mr Mason
    Mr Mason

    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.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Cumulus Up
    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

Restaurant of the Month

The Mint Bar and Restaurant
318 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Set discreetly within the grounds of the former Royal Mint lies The Mint Bar and Restaurant. Designed to complement Melbourne’s eclectic weather, come inside and warm up by the open fires, or soak up the sunshine in one of the city’s largest beer gardens. Whether you’re after a gastronomic lunch, a memorable function venue or just a few cheeky drinks after work, come and enjoy this uniquely Melbourne venue.

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