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Naughty Boy Cafe
Best Brunch Cafes

Carlton

Past the hustle and bustle of Lygon Street, at the crossover between Carlton North and Princes Hill, sits this brilliant little gem. In a spacious, industrial setting, Naughty Boy provides a trendy y...

Mr Tulk
Best Outdoor Cafes

Melbourne CBD

Located among the studious surrounds of Victoria’s State Library, Mr Tulk is a homey, motivating café for eating and studying alike. On top of its simple and reliable breakfast and lunch menu, Mr T...

Rice Paper Scissors
Top Group Dining

Fitzroy

“Throughout all of Southeast Asia it is the food that shapes the culture. It is the passion for their food that I experienced on my very first trip to Asia, which became the inspiration to become a ...

Rudimentary
Contemporary Cafes

Footscray

Rudimentary is an open, light-filled cafe that has made its home in a Footscray shipping container. The space overlooks a beautiful garden, and offers an inventive brunch menu with high-quality food a...

Sartoria
Best Northside Cafes

Preston

What used to be an old dressmaking shop has been transformed into one of Preston’s most popular eateries. Decorated with sewing machines, fabric and mannequins, Sartoria is a unique and innovative b...

Industry Beans
Best Brunch Cafes

Fitzroy

Located in the heart of Fitzroy on iconic Rose Street, former warehouse-turned cafe, Industry Beans is a must-see coffee and brunch destination. Working under the concept of ‘Brunch, Reimagined’, ...

Rock Sugar
Modern Thai Restaurants

South Yarra

Rock Sugar in South Yarra brings spice to Hawksburn Village. Indulge in modern twists on traditional Thai favourites and an exciting selection of 'Rocktails'. The atmosphere is fun and laid back, with...

Rick’s Place
Best Italian Restaurants

Kensington

Rick's Place is located in the heart of Kensington. Situated on Macaulay Road, the Italian restaurant is a warm and approachable dining space with a large variety of food and drink options. Traditiona...

Taxi Kitchen
Best Rooftop Restaurants

Melbourne CBD

Taxi Kitchen is a CBD favourite, located above the Transport Hotel in Federation Square. It boasts breath-taking views of the city skyline, Yarra River and Arts Precinct. The creative menu designed b...

Nyala African Restaurant
Best Ethiopian Restaurant

Fitzroy

Nyala African Restaurant holds a beloved position in central Fitzroy with over 16 years in business. Specialising in Ethiopian cuisine, Nyala offers a broad menu and wholesome experience; with dishes ...

Falafel Omisi
Middle Eastern Restaurants

Caulfield

A secret family recipe originating in Yemen lies at the heart of this falafel restaurant. Located in Caulfield, Falafel Omisi offers an array of vegetarian and kosher menu options with a focus on trad...

Moroccan Soup Bar
Best Vegetarian Restaurants

Fitzroy North

Moroccan Soup Bar is a casual vegetarian restaurant, inspiring tastes of authentic North African cuisine to bring you a true taste of the culture. With generous servings and a unique spoken menu, the ...

Le Cinque Terre
Top Mediterranean Restaurants

Brighton

A quaint place on Bay Street Brighton with wooden tables and an open kitchen, Le Cinque Terre combines the Italian and Spanish cuisine to bring us traditional tapas and mains for every occasion. Quite...

The Resistance Bar & Cafe
Best Burger Bars

Hawthorn

Known widely as one of Melbourne’s best burger joints, The Resistance Bar hides in one of Hawthorn’s little laneways and offers more than just a world class burger. This venue specialises in beers...

Mamasita
Best Mexican Restaurants

Melbourne

Hiding from the hustle and bustle of Collins Street, Mamasita presents an innovative and contemporary version of traditional Mexican food. Perched over a 7/11 and up a dodgy little stairwell sits this...

Mr Miyagi
Best Japanese Restaurants

Windsor

Sitting on the Windsor end of Chapel Street is one of Melbourne’s most innovative additions to the food scene, Mr. Miyagi – a casual but fancy Japanese restaurant, serving up traditional dishes wi...

HuTong
Top Dumpling Restaurants

Prahran

One of Melbourne's most famous lane-way dumpling houses, HuTong is certainly a staple of every Melbournians diet. Re-creating the moody ambience of a traditional, Chinese dumpling house while offering...

Kaprica
Best Italian Restaurants

Carlton

A sweet escape from the hustle and bustle of Carlton, Kaprica presents a lively yet snug pizzeria with a menu full of wonderfully home-made options. Its quaint and rugged facade gives Lincoln Square a...

Woodfire Pizzeria e Cucina
Best Italian Restaurants

Ivanhoe

As a buzzing, gourmet Italian restaurant, Woodfire Pizzeria & Cucina has been part of Ivanhoe's dining and lifestyle culture since 1999. While having expanded magnificently since then, Wood-fire m...

Assaggi Italiani
Top Italian Restaurants

Malvern

Authentically Italian both on the menu and within the restaurant, Assaggi Italiani has reached the stage of fourth generation pizza-making. Located on Glenferrie Rd in Malvern, freshly baked pizza dou...

Il Birrificio
Best Italian Restaurants

Camberwell

Il Birrificio, literally translating to ‘The Brewery’, is one of Melbourne’s best local Italian gems. Disguised among the shop strips of Toorak Rd, this restaurant is dedicated to providing the ...

Son of a Pizzaiolo
Best Italian Restaurants

Thornbury

Literally translating to 'Son of a Pizza-maker', SOP builds on foundations cemented through years of perfecting the art of pizza and Italian cuisine. Its name is a metaphor simply meaning "we took wha...

St LuJa
Smoke Fusion Restaurants

St Kilda

St. LuJa is one of St Kilda's finest cocktail bars. Serving a classy range of expertly crafted cocktails, whisky, & food. The ambiance is as rich as the cocktails, transporting you into a home awa...

Grey & Bliss
Best Cafes

Port Melbourne

Grey & Bliss located in Port Melbourne, on Bay Street has become a favourite amongst locals, serving up breakfast dishes including avocado smash, potato and leek croquettes, as well as blueberry a...

The George on Collins
Top Modern Restaurants

Melbourne CBD

The George on Collins is a stunning modern Australian restaurant with an added Spanish flair in Melbourne's CBD. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Friday and Saturday night dinner, making...

Neptune Food & Wine
Best Seafood Restaurants

Windsor

Neptune, located in Windsor, is the fine wine bar Melbourne has been waiting for. Neptune offers a re-imagined notion of a wine bar that is both timeless and classic. It is a south-side destination wh...

Quaff
Classic Restaurants Melbourne

Toorak

Restaurant Quaff is the perfect place to get together and enjoy sumptuous food with friends over a casual lunch through to that special occasion dinner.  Located in the heart of Toorak village, this ...

Rockpool Bar & Grill
Top Restaurants

Southbank

Located in the heart of Melbourne at Crown, Rockpool Bar & Grill has an uncompromising focus on excellent produce – in particular their meat program. The team sources their beef from Australia...

Meat & Wine Co
Best Steak Restaurants

Southbank

Established in 2000, The Meat & Wine Co aims to bring personable service and give customers a sense of a 'home away from home’. Serving world class produce and products, including the exclusive ...

The Botanical
Best Casual Dining

South yarra

The Botanical is a sophisticated restaurant that lets its quality ingredients speak to you in a perfect harmony. Offering multiple spaces, The Botanical is perfect whether you need a quiet and cosy di...

Fonda Windsor
Best Mexican Restaurants

Windsor

If ever the phrase 'Mi Casa, Su Casa' was used to describe a restaurant, it would be Fonda Mexican in Windsor. A green picket fence and stained glass windows lead to a welcoming space with a menu full...

House of Lulu White
Unique Brunch Cafes

South Yarra

The House of Lulu White was once a house of disrepute called Paradise Girls. It’s now a paradise of a slightly different kind. They’ve prettied things up, switched the ‘menu’ and put a stop to...

Mesa Verde
Top Mexican Restaurants

Melbourne CBD

Taking residence on the sixth floor of Melbourne CBD’s infamous and iconic Curtin House, Mesa Verde’s namesake is inspired from Sergio Leone’s 1971 spaghetti western masterpiece 'Duck, You Sucke...

Jardin Tan
Top Fusion Restaurants

South Yarra

Set within the lush, green embrace of Melbourne's own colonial marvel, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Jardin Tan explores the dynamic flavours of French indochina in a warm, welcoming space. Perfect for a...

Vue De Monde
Best Fine Dining Restaurants

Melbourne CBD

Originally housed in a quirky terrace building in Drummond Street Carlton, Vue de monde relocated in 2005 to the historic Normanby Chambers in Melbourne’s central business district. Vue de monde was...

True South
Beachfront Dining Restaurants

Black Rock

True South is a locals favourite, offering a fun Argentinean menu, tapas, cocktails and craft beers and a relaxed yet lively atmosphere. Located on Beach Rd in Black Rock, True South is the perfect be...

Touche Hombre
Top Mexican Restaurants

Melbourne CBD

Occupying the prime corner of Lonsdale street and Tattersalls Lane and centralised in the food hub of Melbourne CBD sits Touché Hombre, a restaurant that has been plating up some of the best Mexican ...

The Tippler & Co
Top Casual Dining

East Melbourne

Located only a stone’s throw from the MCG, The Tippler & Co is a hip bar and eatery that has been built on a passion for good hospitality, food and drink. Loved by locals and visitors alike, the...

The Mint Bar & Restaurant
Contemporary Restaurants

Melbourne CBD

The Mint Bar and Restaurant is located in the heart of the CBD adjacent to Flagstaff gardens and opposite Flagstaff train station. The menu offers dishes with a distinct contemporary Australian flare,...

Phamish Food & Wine Bar
Best Restaurants

St Kilda

Located Directly opposite the infamous Palais Theatre and Luna Park, Phamish Food & Wine Bar is kicking those hunger pangs and has been looking after visitors and locals for years from early morni...

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