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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.
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.
29th apartment is a re-creation of an apartment originally inhabited by the infamous Katishe: a salacious struggling artist who worked the local streets by night to support her passion and hopes of one day being discovered for her talents as a painter. A little after the time Jack Kerouac and Sid Vicious rented rundown rooms at New York City’s Chelsea Hotel, Katishe created her own slice of NYC at 29th apartment. When this gorgeous eccentric walked the dangerous streets at night and brought the rough and tumble men and women back to her place, none of her clients expected the maze of abstract oil paintings that stacked the walls. Fixated with the underground art and cultural movement that Andy Warhol had championed (and perhaps used to being up all night with her trade), most of Katishe’s paintings tell stories from the streets of NYC, the city that never sleeps. Since her mysterious disappearance in the early 80s, 29th apartment has only existed as a memory until 2009 when the current owners of the bar found her self-portrait, ‘Katishe’ as well as remnants of her personal life that are thought to have been part of her night time craft. Paying homage to this hard-working woman, the new owners re-imagined 29 Fitzroy Street as a bar and casual art gallery. With a fish tank that houses a now water-discoloured dildo in the cute bedroom, a decal of a back alleyway that leads to the toilets and a bookcase full of Katishe’s literary inspiration, 29th apartment brings the underbelly of St Kilda and New York together in a blend that can only be understood by taking a look into the heart of Katishe. 29th apartment welcomes you to ring its buzzer and enter into the comfy lounge room for a night of NYC inspired artwork, music, food and beverages.
Miyako Japanese Cuisine & Teppanyaki
Our new premises features a comfortable River View dining area for 90 diners including an open balcony section, and another separate Teppanyaki zone with two Teppanyaki tables each accommodating 24 “Yaki Foodies”. Our new restaurant also features two VIP Tatami Rooms each seating 10 guests for a true Japanese style dining experience.
Hophaus Bier Bar & Grill
Willkommen!! Southbank’s newest venue, Hophaus Bier Bar Grill. Enjoy classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair in this re-invented European Beer Hall. Classics such as Wiener Schnitzel, Pork Knuckle & Bratwurst and featuring smoked and slow roasted meats over our wood-fired rotisserie. 9 Beers on Tap from the world’s oldest breweries, where craft beers were invented (30 taps in total around our massive bar – 9 types). Plus 30 Bottled Beers from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, French, the Czech Republic and more. Visit us for a one of a kind experience at this fabulous location overlooking the Yarra River and our beautiful city. At Hophaus - We’re all about beer & enjoyment! Prost!
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 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.
A fresh bar in the Sydney Road landscape, Joey Smalls is a perfectly crafted concoction of impeccable design aesthetic, drinks and soundtrack selectors. Cut from a truly unique cloth, Joey Smalls welcomes punters into its cozy confines from the early afternoon and into the night, boasting one of the areas latest licenses. Slip into a booth or enjoy the north side air in our cozy courtyard with a Chilli Coconut Margarita or mouth-melting Smoke ‘n’ Salt numbers in hand while Melbourne’s most notorious jocks showcase their secret stash of backyard belters. Joey Smalls Kitchen offers a diner style menu with a range of burgers including vegan and vegetarian options and some of the best fried chicken you will ever put in your mouth. If it's fries you are after Joey Smalls has 3 different options to choose from their loaded fries menu. If is value you are after Joey Smalls has "Classic Thursdays" where you can get either The Classic #1 Burger, Vegie Burger and House Beer Jugs at the great value price of $10 each!
Hidden in the basement of this Hardware Lane CBD gem begins the secret journey with rare feature pieces, antique furniture, tea lights, cushions, decorative lanterns and a stylish soundtrack that will transport you back in time to the romance, mystery and decadence of Old Shanghai. The food menu features incredible Asian cuisine from Chinese Yum Cha favourites to tasty Japanese Izakaya dishes perfect as a full meal or a simple bar snack. The rare and exclusive cocktail list will dazzle your taste buds with everything from our delectable Asian-themed signature creations to the quintessential old-school classics. A glance at the back bar will make your jaw drop with one of Melbourne’s biggest and best collection of luxury and novel spirits. To keep things interesting there's live jazz every Tuesday from 7:30pm with Opium Jazz, live R&B every Thursday from 9pm with Shaolin Funk, and DJs spinning lounge, R&B, pop, and disco every Saturday from 9pm with Shanghai’d. Rum lovers can’t miss The Melbourne Rum Club on the first Monday of every month where you can indulge in rum tastings, rum cocktails, and rum tales. In addition to being the perfect place for a date, Golden Monkey is also the ideal place to host a private celebration, with room for up to 200 guests 7 days a week, and food & drink packages to suit everyone, Golden Monkey is one of Melbourne's most unique and versatile spaces.
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.
Meat Fish Wine
Situated in the Melbourne CBD just inside the QV building is Meat Fish Wine. An exceptional urban sanctuary in an equally stunning location. The expansive venue caters for all types of events, with the added flexibility of choosing between two menus. The Asian-flair of Red Spice QV, or the modern Australian cuisine from the Meat Fish Wine kitchen. The venue entrance is via an alluring and enticing walkway that opens out into a stunning bar area, and then continues on into the moody dining room with its mesmerising lights and water feature. Numerous private dining rooms frame the interior venue, highlighted by all the atmosphere of an interactive open kitchen. Host the perfect stand-up canapé event, where either the bar area is your dedicated space catering for 80-100 guests or enjoy the venue for up to 300 guests. You can also settle in for a luxurious dining experience in the main restaurant for up to 120 guests. If you’re after something a little more intimate there is the option of the semi-private rooms, catering for up to 32 guests. Flexibility, comfort and looks, Meat Fish Wine is the perfect space for your next special function. The private dining rooms are suitable for either a sit-down feast or a standing cocktail party. Combined with the highest quality food and beverage packages on offer, Meat Fish Wine is the hot destination for an awesome event.
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.
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.
Stolberg Beer Café is the place to hold your next celebration! Whether it’s a corporate or social event we can cater for a large variety: Birthdays Staff parties Product launches Award nights Corporate events Trivia/ Karaoke Christmas parties and Christmas in July Engagements Reunions Christenings Wakes Uni events/ pub crawls The Mahogany Room is a fully self-contained function room that can accommodate up to 200 guests. There is an extensive selection of tap beers, gourmet finger food, decoration packages an in house DJ and state of the art audio visual equipment, we are able to turn your function into an event to remember. With a beautiful timber bar, magnificent drop lighting and gilt mirrors, the Mahogany Room is the perfect venue for your engagement or birthday celebration. To the left of our main bar is the Grand Hall. The elegant timber paneling, coffered ceiling, period lighting, and top section of the Beer Garden creates an atmosphere that is perfect for any function up to 130 people. Our newly renovated Stolberg Room is a fully self-contained room that has been elegantly decorated with chandelier light fittings and a solid timber bar. The Stolberg Room can cater for up to 70 guests, and is perfect for smaller parties and engagements. With the conservatory and beer garden just outside, there is plenty of room for your guests. Likor bar Lounge encompasses sophistication, style, glamour and decadence. With its stunning white marble bar that commands the centre piece of the room and enjoying the company of contemporary designed furniture that completes this gallery of quintessential style.
BearBrass Eating & Drinking
Located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct on Southbank with spectacular views over our beautiful city of Melbourne. BearBrass offers a social environment to suit all moods and occasions. Buzzy and informal, enjoy a simple stylish environment, service & contemporary menu including pizzas, small plates & mains, great coffee and cocktails!
The Point is an award winning restaurant located on the waters of Albert Park Lake which boasts stunning panoramic views of the lake and Melbourne city skyline. With floor to ceiling glass windows and a spacious balcony to enjoy the view you are treated to a water front dining experience like no other. The Point showcases Modern Australian cuisine by Executive Chef Andrew Harmer. Awarded an Age Good Food Guide hat again for 2015, and our latest achievement winner of The Age Good Food guide 2015 Wine List of the Year. With degustation and a la carte menus carefully crafted with contemporary Australian flare, the high quality of food is matched with unrivalled service. There’s nothing more indulgent than a meal consisting of confit king salmon, saffron hollandaise and wild garlic, following with Western Plains suckling pig, piccalilli, apple vinegar, sage potato finishing it off with blackcurrant mosaic, coconut & almond cream with Blackberry sorbet. Accompanied by an encyclopaedic collection of some of the world’s most classic and famed wines, we have more than 1,700 different examples boasting one of Australia’s most extensive wine lists. The Point is conveniently located 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD; with ample parking directly outside of the venue and lift access, our unrivalled dining experience awaits you. Bookings are highly recommended.