Melbourne Restaurants

Melbourne has fabulous food, and is known in some circles as Australia's food capital. The restaurants themselves are often exceptionally stylish and elegant—or totally edgy and funky in their own individual way. Some are even deliberately grungy. The dining scene is a vast array of cuisines and experiences that's constantly evolving. The swankiest (and most expensive) restaurants all have five- to eight-course degustation menus (with the opportunity to wine-match each course), but newer restaurants are opting for tapas-style or grazing plates. Flexibility is the new word in dining—restaurants are often also funky bars and vice versa.

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  • 1. Circa the Prince

    $$$ | St. Kilda | Australian

    This light-filled space with a central, glass-roofed courtyard and seasonal menu draws on Victorian fisheries, farms, and other local producers...Read More

  • 2. Becco

    $$$ | City Center | Italian

    Every city center needs a place like this, with a drop-in bar and lively dining room. At lunchtime no-time-to-dawdle business types tuck into...Read More

  • 3. Café di Stasio

    $$$ | St. Kilda | Italian

    This upscale bistro treads a very fine line between mannered elegance and decadence. A sleek marble bar and modishly ravaged walls contribute...Read More

  • 4. Donovan's

    $$$ | St. Kilda | Australian

    Grab a window table at this very popular bayside restaurant (housed in the former 1920s bathing pavilion), and enjoy wide-open views of St....Read More

  • 5. Flower Drum

    $$$ | City Center | Chinese

    Superb Cantonese cuisine is the hallmark of one of Australia's truly great Chinese restaurants, which is still receiving awards after opening...Read More

  • 6. Hanabishi

    $$$ | City Center | Japanese

    Touted as the city's best Japanese restaurant, Hanabishi sits in slightly seedy King Street, an area known for its bars, club venues, and...Read More

  • 7. Taxi Kitchen

    $$$ | City Center | Australian

    Occupying an innovatively designed steel-and-glass space above Federation Square, Taxi boasts both extraordinary food and spectacular views...Read More

  • 8. Wayside Inn

    $$$ | South Melbourne | Steakhouse

    Another addition to the city's gastropubs, this fully renovated historic building is a pleasant walk from bustling Southbank. The menu concentrates...Read More

  • 9. Mo Mo

    $$$ | City Center | Middle Eastern

    This exotically lavish, crystal bedecked restaurant reopened in early 2009 in the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Against a backdrop of plush upholstery...Read More

  • 10. Pearl

    $$$ | Richmond | Australian

    A change in owner and chefs seems to have only increased the luster of this decade-young restaurant, which remains a favorite hangout for Melbourne...Read More

  • 11. Verge

    $$$ | City Center | French

    A favorite of the local arty set, and also of office workers dropping in for after-work drinks and dinner, this sharp-edged suit-grey eatery...Read More

  • 12. Albert St Food and Wine

    $$$ | Brunswick | Mediterranean

    Many diners will be tempted to head straight to the dessert menu, as Executive Chef Philippa Sibley is regarded as one of the country's finest...Read More

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