A thriving pub-style restaurant in Melbourne where bottled lager and great wine is king, join Royal Saxon on Church Street for a menu of pizzas, steak and grilled calamari, all found in a cool, casual dining setting (complete with fairy light littered courtyard).
Best Restaurants in Melbourne
Looking for the creme de la creme when it comes to eating out in Melbourne? We've got a list for that. Bringing you the restaurants in the city that you just won't want to miss, we're taking you from the luxurious all the way through to the ludicrous in our must-read guide. From sushi and brunches to peak cuisine, check out our recommendations below.
Last updated on 23rd August 2021
An Irish bar and restaurant in Melbourne CBD, The Last Jar is serving up a seasonal menu of comfort food classics. Grab yourself a freshly-poured Guinness and tuck into the likes of kangaroo bolognese, harissa chicken, kedgeree arancini and goats cheese tart.
If exploring the restaurants of Melbourne has been a life long dream of yours, don't miss the chance for a one-off experience in the city. Set in a repurposed train carriage, Easey's are bringing you a unique dining setting with a menu of unforgettable (and Insta-famous) burgers.
Setting the mood with retro diner interiors and a laid-back feel, Butchers Diner adopt a no-fuss approach to their food. Expect burgers to remember, American classics and all-day breakfast for that all important blood sausage.
Experiential, and gorgeous to boot, Ishizuka are coming at you with a Melbourne restaurant where the art of Japanese dining is king. Try 12-course menus (that change regularly) alongside plum wine and an intimate but smart sake menu.
A Melbourne restaurant that is found to regularly top 'best places to eat' lists in the city, Lume conjure up works of art on a plate. With Elijah Holland at the helm, expect a menu of foraged ingredients, sea urchins and goose.
Thailand cuisine makes up the menu at Longrain as Scott Pickett (known for his work at Matilda 159, Estelle, Lupo) has filled a booming industrial space with gorgeous garnishes, elegant cocktails and twice-cooked duck legs.
Housed in a venue where the legendary Bob Marley was once known to visit, Smith & Daughters don't just have history on their side. Join them for the best in vegan dining in Melbourne as Shannon Martinez rustles up impressive and (very) elegant meat-free dishes.
A known Melbourne favourite, Andrew McConnell has put together a restaurant that celebrates all things Hong Kong and Shanghai. Watch as chefs rustle up magic from the open kitchen as you try out everything from raw kingfish to bao buns.
A Melbourne date night restaurant and then some, MAHA is giving you a chic and sleek dining experience to remember. From its dimly lit interiors to a menu of Middle Eastern plates from MasterChef regular Shane Delia, it's a special occasion all wrapped up.
With a focus on small-scale producers, Transformer know a thing or two about putting together plates that represent the best of the local area. Join them at their fun Melbourne restaurant for warehouse vibes that juxtapose gorgeous dishes.