South Melbourne Restaurants
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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? South 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 South Melbourne via location, cuisine or features.
Since opening its doors in 1990, O’Connell’s has been at the forefront of pub gastronomy in Melbourne, blending a unique design and informality with award-winning food and service. Today, after a month long refurbishment, O’Connell’s has been transformed into a sophisticated yet relaxed pub that combines an impressive Techne-designed dining room and bar with friendly and efficient service, and a seasonally driven menu presenting the best local ingredients available.
My Son, Joy
My Son, Joy is built from the hearts of founders Neale White & Annabel McKay. It all started with wanting to create a healthier life style, with the daylight dining and no more late nights at work. Sharing food, creating memories, raising a glass in celebration. Hospitality & honesty. DAYLIGHT DINING Local hospitality professionals Neale White and Annabel McKay have opened the doors to their new health-focused venture, My Son, Joy. ‘Indulgence shouldn’t come at the expense of wellbeing,’ Neale says of his menu, which focuses on ethical sourcing, allergy awareness and seasonal wholefoods. ‘When I started to really put an emphasis on my own health, I realised how few options are out there for people who want to eat according to a particular lifestyle, such as low carb, high fat. ‘I wanted to create a space for people to nourish their bodies with incredible, seasonal food while also staying healthy.’ Rounding out the menu with more than just pressed juice, My Son, Joy has created a Victorian only wine list and a unique and boutique Australian gin list, for a complete dining experience. With Melbourne mainstay Annabel McKay managing front of house, it isn’t hard to imagine that experience will hold up. The pair were united by their desire to make eating well simple through their love of ‘daylight dining’. ‘We’ve both spent our careers working late nights and living the lifestyle that comes with that,’ says the duo. ‘You get to the point where you just can’t maintain it anymore. Our aim is to combine our experiences in fine dining with a more modern concept of wellbeing’, within a relaxed and friendly environment. High quality nutrient dense whole foods with a focus on seasonality and ethical food sourcing. Food the nourishes the body. Lifestyle food-quality of food. Low carb, high fat. Allergy conscious. Awareness of food integrity/sustainability
Hidden Alley is a Bar, function venue and restaurant located in South Melbourne. Featuring a beautiful beer garden, balcony and cosy indoor spaces perfect for you next after work drink, function or just a casual get together. Located in South Melbourne, Hidden Alley is open for functions, wedding and events and has already successfully hosted events for corporate clients, including Rotary Club of Port Melbourne. With a choice of indoor and outdoor event spaces, the venue is perfect for birthday celebrations, parties, product launches, meetings and group functions. Enjoy live music and modern Australia food including burgers, pasta, pizza, ribs and more. Parking for you and your guests is a breeze with the venue right opposite the South Melbourne market. Hidden Alley is also easily accessible by tram along Spencer or Clarendon Streets or by Light Rail!
The Blue Room Restaurant
Licensed cafe open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Serving an extensive menu of Modern Australian cuisine, large beverage list and exceptional coffee - all located in the Heart of Clarendon St. The Blue Room specialises in wood fired pizzas and is "Winner of best Pizza at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show".
The Water Rat Hotel
The Water Rat menu celebrates locally sourced seasonal produce, utilising innovative and classic cooking techniques, complemented by, in our opinion, Melbourne’s most appealing and price friendly wine list. Our large first floor deck and dedicated bar area is perfect for a relaxed afternoon session with friends overlooking the CBD. With a private dining room for up to 12 people, a function area that can be configured to suit anything from a small corporate break out to a cocktail party for up to 250 people, the Water Rat will help make your functions memorable. We look forward to welcoming you down at the refurbished Water Rat some time soon.
Bedi's dishes are power-packed with proteins for the meat lovers too. An interesting fact about Indian food is that the most authentic Indian dishes such as those provided by Bedi's, are full of the essential nutrients your body needs. Majestically compliment your favorite meats with the intoxicating aromas of ginger, garlic and coriander, to name but a few.
Tucked away in an alley in South Melbourne, Chez Dré is a bustling hub of French-inspired sweet and savoury delights! Open for all-day breakfast and lunch, the real lure is the iconic, ever-changing petit gâteaux in the Chez Dré showcase, which alone is worth a visit to this hidden gem.
A wine retailer with a difference. Our specialty is wine from small Australian wineries and limited production wines. Sorry, no factory made wine here - all our wines are made in the vineyard where all good wines are made. Cloudwine began in 1999 with the launch of the website, after a few years keeping the wine hidden in a warehouse and trading purely online we decided to expand so non web saavy wine lovers could also enjoy the great wines we had on offer. And on a sunny Spring day in October 2002, Cloudwine Cellars was born in downtown South Melbourne.
The Emerald, a traditional, but unique hotel. A country pub in town with ambience. An impressive hotel with a loyal & eclectic following. Convivial and relaxing. The food is excellent, the wine list extensive and the staff are friendly & efficient. Great venue for corporate functions, business meetings, family celebrations, get-togethers, reunions, farewells, great parties and even weddings. We can personally tailor your occasion to suit your budget. Tram goes past the door, close to the city, yet a stone’s throw to the Grand Prix track and the Aquatic Centre. Run by the Lewis Family for over 16 years - has won many prestigious awards. The Lewis’ take great pride in the hotel, extending warm hospitality and courteous attention to all their guests.
Prince Wine Store
Established in 1997 as part of the re-development of the Prince of Wales Hotel in St Kilda, Prince Wine Store is devoted to offering our customers an eclectic mix of wines in combination with knowledgeable service and competitive pricing.
The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
The Olive Tree is a family owned and operated restaurant in South Mebourne, which has successfully traded since 1971. Our restaurant offers diners the opportunity to enjoy quality meals from an extensive menu in the ambience of a relaxed and rustic setting.
Dead Man Espresso
On a quiet corner in South Melbourne is Dead Man Espresso a sleek cafe run by industry pros Kylie Mackinilay (ex St Ali, Liar Liar) and her husband Luke Mutton (ex St Ali, Dukes). This is a well designed light filled cafe with a strong focus on coffee. They use a special Dead Man Espresso blend custom made for them by Seven Seeds. The menu is seasonal and feature herbs and veggies grown in their rooftop garden. We highly recommend you get down there on a sunny day and grab a spot on their balcony.