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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? 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 Melbourne via location, cuisine or features.
Blue Tongue Wine Bar
Blue Tongue Wine Bar is the newest addition to the Elwood dining and bar landscape. The Menu is meat-driven thanks to a custom-built charcoal grill. Steaks, from eye fillet to chateaubriand, are the star of the show, and there's a short selection of house-made pasta – think ravioli filled with snapper and prawns in tomato and chilli oil. The smart-casual space that leans towards the dinner-date crowd earlier in the week and a party crowd at weekends.
The Craft & Co.
As a multi-faceted venue, we provide a rich culinary showcase of Australian food and drink producers via our retail store, bar, eatery and in-house production facilities. We have incorporated an onsite micro-brewery, distillery, cured meats and cheese making rooms, coffee roasters. We also operate our own 40 acre site that produces grapes for wine, with future plan to grow fruit, vegetables, grain, hops and livestock for in-house food and drink products. The education side will be brought to life via an immersive program of events and classes to learn how produce is made, why they are made in that way and how to take your new skills and use them at home. Many of these events will be held in collaboration with our industry peers to give you the best knowledge and experience, so you can then share the traditions with friends and family. Our eatery reflects our passion for modern food created using traditional and contemporary techniques, dishes that highlight the integrity of each ingredient, our ability to create so many elements in-house and our industry relationships with producers and makers.
Paladarr Thai Issan serves Thai cuisine utilising the freshest ingredients. The restaurant doesn’t fall into the trap other Asian restaurants did: No unnecessary gimmicks. The food is solid and authentic Thai, featuring stir-fries, soups, curries, salads and soups. The décor is contemporary—the dark furnishings and warm fireplace lending a relaxed ambience to Paladarr.
The Smith has been fitted with a tailored new suit, a new face, a fresh attitude, a savvy team and a fresh start. The Smith is elegantly relaxed not flashy, but smart yet casual, perfect for all occasions planned or spontaneous. Spaces have been designed for lounging about, lingering over tastes and sips or privately entertaining a crowd.
The Kingston Richmond
Tucked away in the heart of Richmond, just 5 minutes away from the CBD, the Kingston Hotel with its old style charm and modern features is a hidden treasure and is the perfect spot to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether it’s for a quiet drink or your wedding, the Kingston Hotel offers a variety of options. Built in the 1800’s, the original features and vibrant history have been maintained with its beautiful paved courtyard and grass beer garden offering a peaceful and quiet setting. After a recent extension, the Kingston Hotel boasts a stunning sunlight filled and air-conditioned restaurant with floor to ceiling windows, which overlooks both outdoor areas. The Kingston Hotel offers a warm and welcoming experience all year round. Whether you want to sit in front of the cozy fireplace in the winter with a wine, or take a seat out in our beer garden with a beer through summer, it’s always the right time to visit. Restaurant The Kingston Restaurant offers you an a la carte dining experience. With the capacity to seat 100 people, this bright sun filled restaurant overlooking the garden is perfect for all occasions. Our Modern Australian cuisine has been created by our chefs to enhance each dining experience. The combination of modern earthy tones, floor to ceiling windows and original decor makes the Kingston Restaurant a relaxed, warm and inviting place to dine. Open daily for both lunch and dinner. The restaurant is available for all occasions. Functions The Kingston Hotel is suitable for all style of events. Whether it is an engagement, Business Seminar, Dinner, Luncheon or Breakfast, Product Launches, Themed Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries or Weekly or Monthly meetings, the Kingston can cater for all your requirements. Whether you have a small gathering or a large event, the Kingston has a range of spaces to suit your needs. Offering sit down menu options or stand up canapé style, our function pack includes all the options for your selection.
Vanilla Orchid is a combination of authentic Thai food with unique French style desserts that are made with real Thai ingredients. Warm ambiance, friendly staff, extensive wine list, many gluten free options and a great vegetarian selection. Owned by two passionate chefs who love food and our customers.
Pure South Dining
Pure South Dining is a modern, special occasion restaurant in central Melbourne with iconic views down on the river with a stunning CBD backdrop. The cuisine draws inspiration from farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of King Island, Flinders Island & Tasmania. We visit the pristine Tasmanian ‘pure south’ regularly to continue to improve the dining that we offer you. The solid relationships that we have built with farmers and fishermen over 13 years ensure the quality of the produce that we deliver to the table for our guests. King Island Beef, St Helens oysters, Bass Strait scallops, seafood and quality dairy products are delivered weekly by small planes from Tasmania and the islands. Our much loved restaurant has been re-launched in 2017 over two levels: Upstairs is the awarded Dining Room; reborn with a modern twist. The glamorous room almost hangs over the Yarra River, with stunning views out through floor to ceiling glass walls that open. Your choices include bar seats and generous private or semi-private dining areas for special occasions. Functions and Private Dining We offer you a restaurant dining experience for groups at Pure South Dining; not a ‘function’. We have earned a reputation for impressing groups over the past 13 years and we have spaces designed to accommodate large tables comfortably in private or semi-private areas with stunning views. We have flexible menus and pricing to offer and we are keen to ensure that your whole dining experience suits your occasion. Our reservations team will create the right menu and drink list with you. We can accommodate groups nicely for 12, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more. We also offer exclusive use of one whole level for cocktail events up to 300 guests or even the whole restaurant for 400+ Chef David Hall and his team will offer our best seasonal produce from Farmers, Fishermen and Artisan Producers of Tasmania including King Island & Flinders Island. We are in the Southgate building over two levels. Our more casual all-day eatery and bar opens on to the Boardwalk at River Level, and our more sophisticated Dining Room is Upstairs at Mid-level with lift and escalator access. The dining room hangs over the boardwalk with views down on the river and across to the Melbourne city. The space is newly renovated and simply stunning.
The Sporting Globe - Fountain Gate
The Sporting Globe is the place to be, featuring a delicious Modern Australian menu and big screens showcasing all the big sporting events! Conveniently located in Westfield Fountain Gate, below the Village Cinemas, The Sporting Globe is Narre Warren's premier Sports Bar. With over 40 screens you will be hard pressed not to find your sport always live! The main events are shown on the Jumbotron display and the massive 93" Video Wall at The Sporting Globe. Catch all the action, grab a bite and soak up the atmosphere. The Sporting Globe has high community involvement in local sport, sponsoring many local teams and clubs.
Cocktails and tacos make a perfect match at this buzzing Bridge Road eatery, where you’ll find seasonal cocktail creations to team with all your favourite Mexican fare. The kitchen turns out a range of tasty tacos and share food, they’re open until late every weekend and the alfresco seating is the ideal place to spend those balmy summer evenings. Be sure to take advantage of their $3 Taco Tuesday.
Romulus & Remus
Named after the mythical story of Romulus and Remus, the famed twins who were reared by a she-wolf and who dreamed of building a city, better than ever seen before. Romulus fulfilled his ideal and founded the city of Rome. Romulus & Remus offers a modern twist on the traditional Italian style feast experience. Dining is about sharing good food and wine with family, friends and loved ones. We offer you a warm, inviting place where you can eat, drink and be merry. We cater for larger groups in our private dining room or you might prefer to a booth with a few friends. If you are dropping by solo, why not perch at the counter and grab a glass of wine and a small salumi plate? We hope you experience the tastes of Rome and share our passion for food and wine. Functions, Private Dining & Events Romulus & Remus offers traditional Italian feast including whole suckling pigs, great sharing dishes. We can book out for groups of 6 up to the entire venue for 110 seated or 160 standing. There’s an intimate private dining room catering up to about 14 guests. which can be booked from 12pm daily aside from Mondays. We can fully cater weddings and do more intimate bar functions also. There are large tables for groups of up to 12 and the booths comfortably seat 6 or 7 guests.
The Empress Hotel
The Empress Hotel is a renewed and revamped take on a North Fitzroy icon. Retaining the classic corner pub atmosphere The Empress Hotel is brought into the contemporary with Chef Lucy Warner’s Modern Australian take on classic pub cuisine with Italian flare. The public bar features craft beer from Melbourne and further afield, as well as ever changing selections of wines and boutique spirits. Enjoy the light filled dining hall, available for group bookings large and small, private dining or casual dinner with friends and family. Food and drink offerings are flexible, with set menus, canapés and a la carte available for group bookings. Doing away with the dingy and dank of corner pubs of the past, Publican Guy David has torn the roof off what was once a band room to reveal a sun filled beer garden perfect for long summer days and alfresco all-day dining. The Empress Hotel in North Fitzroy offers live sports, Modern Australian pub fare and features craft beer all to be enjoyed in the cosy public bar, the newly renovated dining hall or the sun speckled leafy beer garden.
With a huge kitchen and cocktail bar, The Estate would make any retired captain happy. Graze like Baxter’s stock with spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay, no matter what the weather is doing. The Captain’s purpose built storage includes wine and beer barrels from the best ports and valleys around the world. Check to see what is in the latest cargo dispatch. The Captain’s cocktail menu is the best way to explore St Kilda’s roots. Creating the thrilling custom designed cocktail list that plays on the history and stories of The Captain himself is Venue Manager and renowned mixologist David van Iersel. Each cocktail comes with its own, often cheeky, short story based on local history and delivers the perfect balance of flavour and flair. Luke Campbell, of Rockpool, Taxi and his own wine business Vinified, has given the wine list serious wine kudos. Our kitchen is open 7 days a week, taking inspiration from Asian street food styles which are fresh, flavourful and made from the best ingredients. The menu is designed to be shared and eaten in a social environment with a cocktail in hand. Captain Baxter is a family run business that believes in the tradition of supporting other family producers and suppliers. Captain Baxter can cater for a broad range of events and is a must for your next event destination. With a number of spaces suitable for any occasion and an experienced team ready to cater to your needs. Our Lounge Space is outlined with stunning electric blue brick, this plush space is ideal for a relaxed social gathering it can accommodate a cocktail style function for 50-60 guests. Our Dining area offers a combination of booth seating and floor to ceiling windows that bring the beach inside while you dine. Perfect for a seated dinner or lunch accommodating 65 guests seated and 80 cocktail.
Wilson & Market
Wilson and Market is a Café, Restaurant, Bar, Private Dining Room & Function Space, located at the Prahran Market Entrance, Commercial Road, South Yarra. After putting his winning touch to some of Melbourne's most exciting, well-respected restaurants in the past 20 years, award-winning chef Paul Wilson has finally arrived with his first, highly anticipated solo venture, perched between bustling Commercial Rd and the historic foodie hub of Prahran Market. The new luxe urbane eatery and bar, Wilson & Market, offers a quintessential Melbourne dining experience, underpinned with the best local talent, seasonal, biodynamic and organic produce, sustainable seafood and considered luxe interiors. FUNCTIONS Wilson & Market is the perfect venue to host your next function. Choose from 1 of 2 unique spaces, our stunning private function room or all weather terrace bar with indoor, outdoor atrium. We are located next the Commercial Road entrance of the Prahran Market & are an easy 2 minute walk from Chapel Street, South Yarra or by the 78 or 72 route trams. All of our menus, due to seasonal produce from our own farms, are bespoke, essentially tailor made to your requirements & budget. We have 2 specific areas for events: Option 1: Our private dining room accommodates 20-40 guests seated & 60 standing up, complete with private bar & separate entrance. It’s an excellent option for a range of private or corporate events. Option 2: The terrace bar is an ideal space & ambiance for a fun cocktail event for up to 80 guests. This indoor & outdoor atrium complete with retractable roof has a luxe Mediterranean vibe, private sound system & late liquor license, making this the hottest party ticket in town.
Royal Derby Hotel
Comfortable and fun is an integral part of the overall experience at the Royal Derby Hotel, and we do take our pub seriously! When we went about redesigning the Royal Derby Hotel it was important to keep it simple but to ensure all the boxes were ticked when it came to the overall experience. The pub has a little something for everyone, large beer garden to settle into a long afternoon session with your friends, large screen TV's perfect for live sports, live entertainment, Cold beer and a TAB.
Located within Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, No35 is an elegant dining destination designed with rich timbers, vibrant tones, contemporary artworks and breathtaking views of Melbourne. The restaurant serves modern cuisine using fresh local ingredients matched with attentive service and an outstanding wine selection.