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Melbourne City Trip - Restaurants

The dining room of The Deanery in Melbourne


Where to Eat in Melbourne

Find out where to eat, drink and lounge on your trip to Melbourne.

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Babka
358 Brunswick St.
Fitzroy
03-9416-0091

Bakery
Quick Bite
$$$$$

A homey, bakery café serving breakfast and Russian inspired dishes.

The Botanical
169 Domain Rd.
South Yarra
03-9820-7888
Visit The Botanical official website

Contemporary Australian
16/20
$$$$$

A stylish venue with outdoor seating opposite the Botanical gardens and food by award-winning chef Paul Wilson.

Cabinet Bar & Balcony
11 Rainbow Alley
Melbourne
03-9654-0915
Visit the Cabinet Bar & Balcon official website

Bar
Quick Bite
$$$$$

Eclectic furnishings and a good wine list and bar food, a favorite with Melbourne's movers and shakers.

Caffe e Cucina
581 Chapel St.
South Yarra
03-9827-4139
Visit the Caffe e Cucina official website

Italian
14/20
$$$$$

A Melbourne institution and the most imitated restaurant in Australia.

Carlton Espresso Italian
326 Lygon St.
Carlton
03-9347-8482

Italian Cafe
Quick Bite
$$$$$

Here, you'll find great coffee, cute waiters, pizza by the slice, and panini.

The Deanery
13 Bligh Place
Melbourne
03-9629-5599
Visit The Deanery official website

Wine Bar
$$$$$

Secluded laneway wine bar with upstairs restaurant serving modern dishes with a Middle Eastern twist.

Donovans
40 Jacka Blvd.
St Kilda
03-9534-8221
Visit the Donovans official website

Modern/Seafood
15/20
$$$$$

St Kilda's coziest lunch spot located in former bathing houses with great view on the passing beach parade.

Ezard
187 Flinders Lane
Melbourne
03-9639-6811
Visit the Ezard official website

Contemporary/Thai Fusion
16/20
$$$$$

Melbourne's best loved Asian fusion restaurant located in the basement of the Adelphi hotel, in the gallery precinct of Flinders Lane.

Madame Brussels
Level 3, 59 Bourke St.
Melbourne
03-9662-1775
Visit the Madame Brussels official website

Cocktails

Quirky rooftop cocktail lounge named after late 19th-century Melbourne Madame. Popular for private functions.

Manchuria
7 Waratah Place
Melbourne
03-9663-1997

Bar

Decadent Oriental bar serving delicious Chinese bar food. The selection of whiskies are a highlight.

MoVida
1 Hosier Lane
Melbourne
03-9663-3038
Visit the MoVida official website

Tapas
16/20
$$$$$

Melbourne's answer to a Spanish Bodega. Bookings are essential.

Murmur
17 Warburton Lane
Melbourne
03-9640-0395
Visit the Murmur official website

Cocktails
$$$$$

2007 Bar of the Year located in old coffee and spice warehouse.

Red Hummingbird
Level 1 246 Russell St.
Melbourne
03-9654-1266
Visit the Red Hummingbird official website

Cocktails

Asian styled cocktail lounge with exotic roof top garden.

Ray Café
332 Victoria St.
Brunswick
03-9380-8593

Café
Quick Bite
$$$$$

Groovy café with sidewalk seating where locals soak up the sun. Great coffee and Turkish pide bread sandwiches.

University Café
257 Lygon St.
Carlton
03-9347-1142

Italian
Quick Bite
$$$$$

A Lygon Street institution. Huge breakfasts and good pasta dishes.

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