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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? East Melbourne has some of the best dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best venues in one of Melbourne’s most sort after locations.


If you're looking for a cool restaurant in East Melbourne's food precincts, including Wellington Parade, Fitzroy Gardens and Victoria Parade or for Italian, Indian and Thai dining, we make it easy to discover the perfect place near the MCG for your next Saturday night out, private dining experience or group Sunday lunch. Many top restaurants 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!

10 of the Best Restaurants view map

  • Two Fat Indians
    Two Fat Indians

    Two Fat Indians brings to you these traditional cooking styles to create the finest northern Indian cuisine you will ever taste. We have resisted the temptation of switching to today's more convenient gas tandoor and stayed true to the traditional charcoal ovens. We feel that it delivers a unique smoky flavour that gas tandoors cannot achieve. Using this approach, combined with quality ingredients in all our preparations, we are sure you will be able to taste the twofatindians difference. You will leave eating more than you should!

    East Melbourne, Victoria
  • GG

    Passionate Euro-lovers Paul Dunlop, Luca Montebelli and Rocky Veneziano have come together to create GG, a lively local European restaurant, wine store and bar nestled in the heart of East Melbourne. Overlooking Fitzroy Gardens with views to the city, GG is the place to share all the good things about Melbourne: food, coffee and wine. GG’s menu is a collaboration of the trio’s years of travels and industry experience, inspired by European flavours.

    East Melbourne, Victoria
  • Hilton on the Park
    Hilton on the Park

    Synonymous with quality, service, and style, Hilton offers the best of Melbourne.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Persillade

    Persillade East Melbourne. 150 Wellington Parade. Dining and Cellar Room. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Fine Wines. Coffee. Across the MCG and a short stroll from Jolimont Station. Cave à Manger.

    East Melbourne, Victoria
  • Zio's Ristorante
    Zio's Ristorante

    At Zio's Restaurant there's one thing you won't find and that is pretension. Set in a stunning Victorian Terrace, Zios Restaurant rewrites the book when it comes to your dining experience. ZIOS Restaurant is a haven of style and serenity in the heart of East Melbourne; just a stones throw from the Paris end of Melbourne’s city and is one of Melbourne’s sought after dining and function venues. It's not about gimmicks or foodie fads - just simple, sensational European cuisines with a hint of an Asian influence.

    East Melbourne, Victoria
  • Radii Restaurant and Bar
    Radii Restaurant and Bar

    Overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens and the cosmopolitan mix of Victorian and modern architecture of the central business district, Park Hyatt Melbourne offers an exclusive sanctuary in the heart of the city. Our 5-star luxury hotel in Melbourne CBD provides a warm ambience and exceptional levels of personalised service and luxury amenities.

    East Melbourne, Victoria

Restaurant of the Month

Geppettos Trattoria
78a Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Geppetto focuses on simple, rustic dishes with a particular focus on seafood, slow-cooked meals and offal.

Situated opposite the MCG in East Melbourne, the restaurant is fully licensed and BYO (wine only). The restaurant seats 40 people downstairs and up to 35 people in a private function room with a variety of function menus available.

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