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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.
Box Seafood Restaurant
Drawing from an abundance of luscious seafood, fresh Australian produce, and regional wineries, The Box Seafood Restaurant experience will be one you will always remember. Our creative team of chefs and dedicated floor staff ensure your meals are prepared to perfection and delivered to you within our cosmopolitan Collins street address. Locating us is also easy as we are next door to one of Melbourne's breathtaking landmark venues The Regent Theatre. The Box Seafood Restaurant menu takes the experience one step further. You'll find a variety of fresh fish and shellfish preparations that draw upon coastal cultures Australia wide. And as always, generous, tempting specialities of beef, game, poultry along with vegetarian offerings abound when you crave a non-seafood fish. We use only the freshest, highest quality seafood and only from sustainable stocks. Our emphasis on Australian produce also ensures flavourful, seasonal dishes that translate beautifully into delicious main courses and entree dishes.
Deco Cafe Restaurant
Located near the Camberwell Junction and opposite world renowned Rivoli cinemas, Deco is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Our kitchen is open from 9am til late, every day for dine in or take away. You’re welcome to drop in for a drink, a bite to eat, or a late night pizza. With no bookings required, please call in any time of the day. Upstairs @ Deco is a private and intimate dining space with seating for up to 36 guests. A blank canvas with the beautiful Rivoli as a back drop, Upstairs @Deco is the ideal space for your next celebration, where we’ll ensure your friends, family and colleagues are treated well. We aim to provide you with a wide selection of homemade menu options. Be it finger food and cocktails to a four course sit down dinner we can do it. With our team of highly qualified chefs we can also tailor menus for you if you don’t see anything that tickles your fancy. We can cater for dietary requirements with prior notice.
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.
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".
The Train Yard
The Train Yard is the newest addition to Heidelberg's bustling restaurant and cafe scene. Serving Breakfast and Lunch 7 days per week. Offering everything from stunning New-York Style Bagles, Bacon and eggs & pancakes through to Salads, Sandwiches& some on the Northern Suburbs best Burgers and BBQ smoked meats. The beautifully appointed dining room gives way the newest Beer Garden "The Platform" in Heidelberg. The perfect place for those sunny summer afternoon's to enjoy a cold beer, wine or cocktail. With a retractable roof and heating "The Platform" is the perfect place for your next group booking, cocktail function or after work drinks.
The International of Brighton
The International is located in Brighton, just 8 km from Melbourne’s city centre and minutes from the beautiful Brighton beach. This is a striking venue that has been completely renovated by leading Interior designers Hecker Guthrie. Contemporary chic, The International has been transformed into a world of theatre and drama with mirrored walls, romantic linen drapery, diffused lighting and bold wall panelling. This rebirth together with its manicured gardens and romantic private courtyard, make this one of Melbourne’s leading boutique venues.
Mossgreen’s stunning new premises is an ideal venue at which to host your next special occasion. The historic Armadale Picture Theatre has been extensively restored and renovated to become a state-of-the-art venue, incorporating several spaces to suit a variety of corporate and private functions. With Peter Rowland Gold on board as our recommended caterer and full kitchen and catering facilities available, you are sure to create a unique and memorable event. Please contact Events Director Amanda Swanson to discuss your event requirements in more detail email@example.com or +61 3 9508 8888.
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….”
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 and St Kilda is Venue Manager and renowned mixologist David van Iersel. Each cocktail comes with its own, often cheeky, short story based on St Kilda 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.
Lux Foundry is open 7 days serving great breakfast, lunch and coffee by Proud Mary. Lux Foundry has free WIFI. We are a fully licenced cafe and function space located in a unique heritage listed building. Located on Hope Street, it’s a roomy escape from the hustle of Sydney Road. Our open space inside with soaring ceilings and room to move is an ideal venue for functions and our expansive front courtyard is a sun drenched space where you can kick back with a plate and a glass. Private Functions Lux Foundry offers a unique space in an informal and relaxed environment. It’s ideal for private events ranging from corporate functions, birthdays or other celebrations for up to 110 people.
Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel
Welcome to Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel! Fresh new life has been pumped into this classic public house by chef Sean Donovan and his team. A series of cosy and intimate beautifully curated spaces offering a wide range of drinking and dining experiences have been created. The venue offers four distinct areas, a traditional yet stylish public bar complete with vintage tiling, wood panelling and a snug offering premium craft beverages and casual dining spaces. The bistro dining room has a hunting lodge feel with rich tartans, textured wallpaper and ambient lighting alongside a juxtaposing light, green and lush conservatory feel dining area. Exclusive private dining is offered in the old wine cellar and is perfect for a range of special occasions from intimate wedding parties to corporate events. The upstairs level has been restored to its former glory to offer a flexible and accommodating space. This gorgeous area will cater to dining, functions, bar and lounge areas and access to the balcony which overlooks Johnson Street. Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel offers a variety of generous, quality driven, unpretentious dining experiences as well as accommodating those who simply wish to come in, pull up a bar stool and enjoy a nice cold beer! Our menu focuses on seasonal, fresh, artisan ingredients with a European flavour. Premium beef and seafood, smokey wood bbq and rotisserie echo Donovan’s rustic and generous yet finessed style of cooking. Ultimately our goal is to recreate the ambiance of the quintessential corner pub that offers excellent food with Donovan’s well-known generosity in portions and flavour.
Located at 209 Camberwell Road opposite the Rivoli theatre and just metres from the camberwell junction. Fiorelli has been operating since 1991. The philosophy at Fiorelli is simple - great food and excellent service in a relaxed and friendly environment.
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
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.
OneFourteen Restaurant & Bar
Offers the following facilities including Restaurant, Bar, Function, Wedding and Private Dining located in Mentone, Victoria. Serving stunning Burger, European, Greek, Italian, Pizza and Tapas cuisine.
OneFourteen Restaurant & Bar has the following features: Anniversary, Bar, Dinner, Family Friendly, Function Venue, Gluten Free, Group Booking, Live Music, Set Menu.