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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.
Di Palmas Restaurant Bar
Di Palma’s was first established in 1988 in Hawthorn, where it was one of the first eateries in Melbourne to serve gourmet wood fired pizzas and has earned its reputation on them. Since our inception, we were popular with patrons because we provided them a memorable yet affordable dining experience, our popularity has gone from strength to strength. Our restaurant caters for people from all walks of life and tastes, and they keep coming back, so we know we’re doing something right. Di Palma’s success as a local icon comes down to providing patrons with quality and variety. As restauranteur John Di Palma says,” Our success comes from the fact that we cater for a broad spectrum, from families to singles, older folks as well as corporate lunch & dinners. And we do it well and with style.” As we have evolved, we have tailored our offerings to meet the needs of our clientele. Not only do we have an extensive and everchanging wine list, we allow BYO (wine only) in the main part of our dining room ie. the private dining rooms, the lounge area and all types of celebrations are fully licenced therefore not BYO (corkage charge is $10 per bottle). Apart from a great place to have a meal with friends or a romantic dinner with a loved one, we also offer exceptional private dining rooms and catering. Our three seperate private dining rooms cater for all your needs. Seating from 10 to 60 people in comfortable, private surrounds and with menus available to suit all budgets and tastes aswell as a dedicated front of house team, we are able to cater to every whim and are available seven days a week, lunch and dinner.
Baan Thai Restaurant
Baan Thai literally means Thai home, which is a crucial part of Thai life. It is common in Thailand that grandparents, parents and children live together under the same roof. As such, Baan represents love and caring. It is also a place where knowledge, including cooking knowledge, has been transferred from generation to generation. We prepare every dish with the freshest of natural ingredients. At Baan Thai, we want to pass caring and good food we learnt from family to our customers. Group bookings welcomed, BYO wine (corkage applies), and Gift Vouchers available for purchase.
An Italian favourite with a contemporary focus on food and style, Sarti is pleased on the announcement of new Head Chef Paolo Masciopinto who will bring creativity and passion to the table. Enjoy his innovative interpretations of classics as well as his unique signature dishes. The bar and rooftop terrace offer a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life in style. Sarti is the perfect venue for corporate occasions, private dining and all types of celebrations and are sure to make your special event, a memorable one. The restaurants stylish bar and distinctive rooftop terrace offers a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life.
The Lincoln is a grand old Carlton hotel built in 1854. Since the end of 2014, she has seen a new lease of life under the direction of Iain Ling (ex MoVida) on the floor and Howard Stamp (ex MoVida, Green Park Dining) in the kitchen. The menu is available throughout the venue 7 days a week lunch and dinner, with the kitchen closing at 10pm every night and all day dining available on weekends. The kitchen works closely with small regional suppliers and is focused on using sustainable and seasonal produce, with as much as possible made in-house, from their bread, mustard and pickles to curing their own free-range bacon. The public bar has retained its art-deco features, with 12 taps featuring craft beer, showcasing speciality brewing at its best, and trusty Carlton Draught for when the footy is on the big screen. The space lends itself to a variety of areas suitable for groups of any size, whether a sit-down meal in the semi-private dining room, or standing canapés in the front bar. With generous group menus and a wine list focused on small interesting producers, there are plenty of pleasant surprises to be found if you are keen to try something a little different. There is a bottleshop available over the bar so if you find something in the list you like, you can always take an extra one home with you. If it’s a celebration you’re planning, they have you covered, be it for birthday engagement, anniversary or family get-togethers, the warm and professional team will work with you closely to make sure every last detail of your celebration is right for you. For a more intimate night, why not treat your loved one to a ‘Full Lincoln’ where you put your trust in the chef’s hands as they feed you eight of their favourite dishes over the course of the meal. Lunch specials for $18 are available from noon to 3pm and happy hour specials are on everyday until 6pm.
Republica St Kilda Beach
Republica located on St Kilda Beach serves up laid back dining and drinks beachside 'for the people'. Experience uninterrupted views whilst you dine, or simply lounge beachside and sip on a cocktail. This unique setting of beach culture invites you to soak up the vibe in the grassy courtyard, enjoy live tunes on the weekends.
LynneVale Estate is a true boutique winery in the heart of Bendigo, Central Victoria Come and taste our award winning wines at our cellar door which overlooks our picturesque vineyard and the farmland beyond in the Mandurang Valley. Be our guests at our hosted bed & breakfast accommodation and wake up to the spectacular sunrises over the vines and the sounds of Australian native birds. Our cellar door and restaurant both feature indoor and outdoor sitting areas surrounded by native gardens and water features overlooking the picturesque vineyard and surrounding Mandurang Valley. It boosts one of the best views in Bendigo. LynneVale Estate offers an up close and personal venue for your wedding! Ceremonies by the fountain or on the paddock in front of the vineyard are all possible followed by canapés and drinks before all guests retreat to the cellar door for an intimate reception while the bride & groom have their special moments captured by their photographer in the vineyard. We understand every bride would like to have their own touch to make their special day memorable, so we try our best to make it easy for your florists or designers to come and do their job!
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.
Medici Bar & Restaurant
When passion, food, views, and style collide, you've found Medici @ Docklands. Located on Newquay Promenade, Docklands. In a breathtaking dockside setting, we have developed an Italian style cuisine that celebrates some of your traditional pizzas and pastas as well as a variety of other Mediterranean style meals.
Royal Melbourne Hotel
The Royal Melbourne Hotel is one of this cities most-unique dining and event spaces. On the former site of Melbourne's City West Police Station, RMH incorporates historical features & modern architecture to culminate in one of the most iconic buildings. Equipped with 5 unique areas - including an impressive glass-enclosed Atrium, heritage-listed bluestone cellblock, and an all-weather heated courtyard bar, RMH is the perfect place for all occasions. RMH can accommodate bookings & special occasions of any size including Christmas/ EOFY party, birthday, trivia and corporate event, wedding, conference, awards night, product launch, networking, uni nights and more... Flexible food and beverage packages and an intrinsic understanding of clients needs have formed many long-term working relationships with clientele and make booking your next celebration a breeze. Conveniently located within minutes from Etihad Stadium & Southern Cross Station, RMH is ideal for all corporate and social celebrations.
The Ballarat Provedore is a Cafe, Bar, Pizzeria, Function & Wedding venue located just outside the rural centre of Ballarat. Boasting a stunning fit-out and excellent food Ballarat Providore is the perfect venue for a quite lunch stop when travelling to some of Western Victoria's stunning tourist destination like Hamilton, The Grampians National Park and much more. If you are planning a road trip to Adelaide, this is a must go place to refuel your tired body with coffee, salads, burgers and of course wood fired pizza. With many options and on site accommodation The Ballarat Provedore is a great place to host you next function or wedding. They are able to cater for almost any size group or event from 18th, 21st, 30th or 40th Birthday Parties to Engagements and corporate events.
Batman Royale is located in Melbourne’s northern colourful city fringes; nestled in vibrant Coburg, a stone’s throw from Sydney Road, and a blink on public transport from the CBD. Beneath the unique warehouse venues exterior, the spaces emerge as warm, minimal, urban industrial fit outs. Polished concrete, panelled walls, and glass ceilings; accompanied by all the tech, functionality, and versatility to make them your own. These exclusive, and innovative spaces are perfect for birthdays, weddings, productions, and festivals. Their expert team are able to offer creative and dynamic event solutions, including catering, beverage, and event management options.
The Train Yard
The Train Yard Café offers up a modern breakfast & lunch menu 7 days a week, as well as house smoked BBQ meats from the Radar Hill smoker accompanied by live music on Friday nights. With all your current Breakfast favourites from an Acai Bowl to your obligatory Avo Breakfast and serving up the highest quality coffee from Axil Coffee Roasters, The Train Yard is a buzzing breakfast/brunch spot amongst locals. On the lunch menu, you will find all the smoked meats offered up from the in house smoker accompanied by a large selection of burgers which includes a 5 hour smoked pulled pork burger. The Platform complete with it’s beer garden feel & festoon lighting is the ideal outdoor fully licensed bar, for those with a thirst. With communal seating The Platform is quickly becoming a favourite with Heidelberg locals for private parties for small and large groups celebrating into the evening. Tables can be booked daily for any size group. With the addition of a large screen TV & Foxtel The Platform is now the ideal place to watch all of your favourite live sports. Al fresco and traditional dining is also available and the venue is set up complete with wifi and is perfect for business lunches & corporate meetings for those situated in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs
Welcome to Chez Olivier - the iconic French restaurant in Melbourne. Located in the heart of Greville Street Village, Prahran, Chez Olivier is the most authentic French bistro Melbourne has to offer. Transport yourself to Paris whilst you indulge your senses with elegant and innovative French cuisine, enjoy our seasonal daily specials, and savour an international selection of wines and aperitifs from our extensive cellar. Whether it's a casual lunch or a romantic dinner in Melbourne - or even a sumptuous banquet in your own Private Dining Room - Chez Olivier is the place for classic French dining. Come dine at the best french restaurant among the top romantic restaurants in Melbourne. Simply click here to make a booking.
The Empress Hotel
The Empress Hotel is a renewed and revamped take on an icon. This classic inner Melbourne pub situated in the north of Fitzroy, has been serving thirsty locals since 1873. At its soul, the Empress Hotel provides everything you’d wish for from your local pub, a relaxed public bar to share a beer with your friends, dining hall, pool room, beer garden, bottle shop and several functions spaces. While the spirit of the refurbished Empress Hotel remains very much intact, the addition of an alfresco outdoor dining area and modern Australian, Italian contemporary menu, with some old classics, complete the pubs reincarnation. Tables may be reserved for groups of two, four, six or 12 people. 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. Now featuring a retractable roof, the beer garden can be enjoyed all year round, rain, hail or shine. Offering live sports, craft beer and concise yet exciting wine list the Empress Hotel really sets itself apart from other local pubs.
Bluetrain has been "Melbourne's meeting place" for over 20 years, thousands have passed through our doors and enjoyed a definitively Bluetrain experience. We are open 7 days a week offering a selection of grazing plates, pizzas, pastas, burgers and dishes off the char-grill making Bluetrain a tantalising treat for all tastes. Our bar with its 16 ice cold taps of beer will keep any beer enthusiast satisfied. A huge array of beverages ranging from quality spirits, wines and champagnes all meticulously chosen to compliment your dining experience. Our skilled bar staff are more than able to provide you with a range of traditional cocktails not to mention our own original selection of Bluetrain "cityloop" cocktails. Make sure to ask for our extensive drinks menu to find your favourites. Bluetrain is the ever popular, ambient haven for all people – young or old – without pretensions or boundaries our policy has always remained single minded. Bluetrain is the definitive ‘peoples café’ and still remains "Melbourne's meeting place".