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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.
With 30 flavours of beer on tap, the craftiest of them will soon feature as a boutique batch from the custom microbrewery scheduled to arrive on site early in the new year. An exclusive brew will change every month & is personally prepared by local Victorian makers. Explore the fridge menu for more local & international drops to sip by the river, you won’t be asking for ‘the usual’ here. If cocktails are more your thing, you can’t go past one of our DIY kocktail kits, tap cocktails or spiked slushies… frozé anyone? Or ask our bartender to conjure up something with bite, our signatures will have you doing a little shoulder shimmy, you know the one. Ever told not to play with your food? Not here! Chef’s menu is all about a quick, quality hand full of fun, so you can balance your drink in the other hand. Visit our nitro ice-cream bar for a dope flavour fix - think ballin’ beer inspired ice-cream cups. Oh, & Chef’s weekend breakfast menu is like Wow...
Japanese owned and operated Takumi is a new concept Japanese restaurant specialising in only the highest quality Wagyu with the largest selections of Wagyu prime cuts currently available in Australia. Let your senses take you on a cooking journey as you explore the various cuts of Wagyu, after all its destiny is in your hands. Offering a selections of unique signature dishes including Takumi’s style Wagyu tenderloin carpaccio, salmon sashimi infused with carrot and onion sauce and Japanese soba salad, Takumi is one of Melbourne’s favourite destination for fine Japanese dining. Enhance your experience with a wide range of authentic sake, shochu and fine national wines for selection. The restaurant is spacious, comfortable and relaxing. At Takumi, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a warm and friendly service to enhance your dining experience. If you are after a unique dinning experience, Takumi is fast getting a reputation as a restaurant you can’t just go past.
Chin Chin's At Koto Moon Restaurant
For a diversion from Lygon Street's 'little Italy' sits an institution in Carlton's North with a name worth remembering. Chin Chin's at Koto Moon sounds more like an entrant in Shanghai's independent film festival than a purveyor of contemporary Asian cuisine, but what awaits you is not to be missed.
Clayton & Me
Clayton & Me offers up a modern café breakfast & lunch menu 7 days a week. With all your current Breakfast favourites from an Handmade Crumpets to your obligatory smashed avocado and serving up the highest quality coffee from Code Black Coffee Roasters, Clayton & Me is a buzzing breakfast/brunch spot amongst locals. Al fresco and traditional dining is also available and our venue is set up complete with wifi and lends itself to business lunches & corporate meetings for those situated in Melbourne 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.
Ludlow Bar and Dining Room
Discover Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, a spectacularly located Southbank restaurant on the banks of the Yarra. A grotto inspired, uniquely Melbourne drinking and dining destination featuring riverside barbecue and bar, cocktail lounge and dining room.
A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro
To quote one of our bloggers HenryNSW “Wonder where the local French go for a taste of home? Wonder no more”. A La Bouffe is where you will experience true French hospitality. When the French back home get together with friends and family to prepare a meal, when all the chopping, mixing and baking is done, the cook calls out “a la bouffe” let’s eat, and everyone sits down to enjoy their home cooked meal. That is what you will experience at A La Bouffe – an informal, friendly and delicious experience. No pretensions, just good friendly service and delicious food. When French visitors are feeling home sick for some Cream Brulée or Clafoutis (traditional sour cherry pudding) this is where they visit. Jacky Frenot and Gabrielle Dewan, owners of A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro invite you to come to our little corner of France in the middle of Prahran and South Yarra shopping precinct and indulge your senses with our extensive range of popular traditional French dishes and contemporary style dishes as specials. Try our Seafood Millefeuille, puff pastry with mussels, scallops and prawns in seafood bisque. Or our Pavé a La Bearnaise, grass fed Goulburn Valley beef thick eye fillet, Pommes Sarladaises, green salad and Béarnaise sauce . Just two samples from our menu. There is an extensive wine list featuring French and Australian wines, aperitifs and beers. We are across the road from the Como Palace Cinema and we are open to late. So after the film, finish off a perfect evening with a glass of wine or champagne, or a coffee and one of A La Bouffe’s signature desserts. As MoMo & Coco describe A La Bouffe: “beautiful heartfelt food delivered by unpretentious staff in an utterly elegant setting….Overall, A La Bouffe is a fine showcase of rather authentic, accessible French luxury….”
Pier Farm has taken over the site previously occupied by Anchorage. The venue has been refreshed and refurbished to produce fresh and authentic Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Melbourne restaurateur, Roberto Scheriani (previously of The Italian), opted for a sea change to start a new venture for Williamstown locals and Melbourne foodies. Pier Farm will produce a warm and inviting environment and a menu that boasts local ingredients with a focus on beautiful fresh seafood, pasta and salads. Matteo Bartaletti (previously of North Bondi Italian Food, Movida) is thrilled to come on board as head chef. Born in Italy and having worked extensively across Tuscany and Dubai, Bartaletti spent time in Sydney on his last stint in Australia and has now taken residency in Williamstown. The raw bar will offer delicacies such as Sydney Rock Oysters, or something else light and delicious such as the carpaccio of cured flounder, grapes and pumpkin seeds with a verjus dressing or the DeVodier Prosciutto di Culatello with fresh figs and gnocco fritto. Main courses originate from the sea or the paddock, with plates such as the pan-fried fillet of John Dory with pippies, caper berries and cherry tomatoes sitting on the menu alongside the dry aged, grass fed rib eye with pickled mushrooms and crispy shallots. Accompaniments such as fennel and butter leaf salad with a fresh lemon dressing and sweet peas with fresh mint and pancetta will also evoke the freshness of summer. Those who prefer pasta will be able to enjoy likes of handmade black truffle ravioli in a veal ragout with parmiagiano reggiano or a trofie pasta with potatoes, green beans and hand pounded pesto. Sommelier George Haralambopoulous, a long-time friend of Roberto’s and something of a Williamstown icon having been at Anchorage for the past two years, has created an extensive wine list with over 140 different drops available. George and Roberto first met over 30 years ago, both working for the late Donlevy Fitzpatrick at Vic Ave Café in Albert Park. “While Robbie was busy winning hats and awards, I was sommelier at Werribee Mansion Hotel for 14 years being recognised for adventurous food and wine pairings for some 15 international chefs. Quite a few customers followed me across to Williamstown to continue to their wine journey,” says George. “We will showcase classic Australian and iconic Europeans wines, breaking it up with new and upcoming winemakers both local and abroad,” he continues. Pier Farm is the perfect location to enjoy world-class food against an inimitable waterfront backdrop. The venue will also operate as a function space – ideal for a summer event or wedding – that will give beautiful and memorable experiences for a special occasion. Pier Farm will be renovated in stages, with plans for further development throughout 2018.
Papa Goose restaurant is all about providing wonderful hospitality to its customers and giving them the opportunity to try our unique and tasty menu. Our motto is very simple - our best food, our best service; each time, every time. Papa Goose has a ground floor Restaurant, a first floor bar Mary Fortune, along with two private dining rooms for those more intimate dining experiences. Functions & Events Papa Goose features two beautifully presented and conventional private dining rooms; perfect for Corporate events or personal occasions. For larger events, our bar Mary Fortune is available to book out exclusively, or enjoy a large dining event by booking out the restaurant
Babble Bar and Cafe
Babble Bar and Café is not your typical local. As on old weatherboard home-turned café/bar, our seasonal menu and friendly staff are what make us a Prahran culinary institution. Established more than two decades ago, Babble is synonymous with the edgy food and great coffee for which Melbourne is famous. Our Menu Our fare is a collection of old-school favourites and instant classics that caters to both the gym junkies and those on a permanent cheat day. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, fully licensed and with a selection of locally sourced produce, check out our menu for yourself! An Icon Having previously been a residence, a florist and a deli, Babble is steeped in a rich history that dates back more than half a century. In 1992 it was transformed into the café and bar that stands today and has maintained its character and warmth for over 20 years. Run by our offbeat and on fleek staff, we’re bound to make you feel right at home from the minute you walk in the door. So, pop in, say “hi”, and swipe right next time you’re in the neighbourhood. Private Functions Our unique space and location are suitable for nearly all types of functions and events... A local social destination for anyone and everyone to relax and enjoy the quality food, coffee, drinks and personalities that make Babble the institution it has always been. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as catering for events and functions, Babble has entertained and welcomed customers for over 20 years. We like to think of ourselves as a very friendly, welcoming and professional establishment that prides ourself on customer service and quality food and beverages. Our menu caters for all types, from housemade corn fritters through to our grilled cajun chicken burger and softshell crab salad for lunch or a pan-fried Barrumindi served with roasted chat potato salad, balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes, pickled fennel and salsa verde for dinner. Function's or event can choose from out main menu or a function menu that will be provided upon request. Our menu's depth caters for any needs but we are also flexible to custom orders should they be requested. Our venue is located in the heart of Prahran, less than a 1-minute walk from the centre of Chapel Street, and offers a full-length outdoor balcony and open floor plan that can hold up to 71 inside and 33 outside (standing). We want to ensure any function or event gives you what you require, so will discuss all function or event requirements in detail to create an experience that we know will be memorable. Our kitchen and bar is fully equipt to handle over 150+ covers on any given day, presenting opportunities for larger functions or events. Our bar is set up for coffee, juices and numerous alcoholic beverage, including cocktails.
A Melbourne 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. Our 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 functions, private dining and all types of celebrations. Talk to us about how we can make your next event really special.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.
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.
Sanctuary Lakes Hotel
The Sanctuary Lakes Hotel will raise your expectations of what a suburban hotel should be. Within a safe, family friendly atmosphere you will find a diverse choice of dining and entertainment opportunities that is unequalled. From the relaxed family dining day and night, to the chilled out vibe of our Cruz Restaurant/Cafe, the sophistication of our piano bar, one of our versatile function rooms and community spaces or the ultimate in sports bars open till late, Sanctuary Lakes Hotel offers the solution to whatever takes your fancy. The Hotel is accessible to everyone in the community with a vast area for on-site parking and easy public transport access. Functions/Community Facilities The Sanctuary Lakes Hotel offers 3 function rooms, all with food & bar service, and a ‘state of the art’ audio visual facility in our largest room. The stylish spaces are perfectly suited to entertainment, corporate or sporting functions and our venue manager will arrange all details for your event. As part of our commitment to the community, we would be happy to discuss providing facilities for local sporting clubs, community groups, or NFP local organisations.
Located on Melbourne favourite Lygon Street in Brunswick East, Little Oscar provides the perfect setting for a catch up over breakfast, dinner with family and friends or an excellent backdrop to have your function. The venue can be transformed from a cafe to a stellar function area to suit your specific requirements for an unforgettable event. From celebrating a 21st birthday to a retirement, any function is welcome at Little Oscar. Little Oscar also has an exposed bar and kitchen for guests to fully enjoy their Little Oscar function experience.