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The best of Melbourne restaurants, bars, cafés and pubs, whether dining in or takeaway

Restaurants and cafés open on Christmas Day
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Restaurants and cafés open on Christmas Day

Check out our rolling list of restaurants and cafés open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Christmas Day

The best ice cream and gelato in Melbourne
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The best ice cream and gelato in Melbourne

Cool down this summer with these ice cold flavour bombs

The best Christmas Day lunches in Melbourne
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The best Christmas Day lunches in Melbourne

Dig into some of Melbourne's best Christmas lunch packages by these well-loved restaurants

New Year Street Feasts
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New Year Street Feasts

Dine alfresco in the streets while counting down to 2021 with these Melbourne venues

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Summer Exp

Italian meets Southeast Asian fare with Sunda's newest pop-up venue

Where to eat in Melbourne

The best cheap eats in Melbourne
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The best cheap eats in Melbourne

Dine out without breaking the bank with our guide to 20 fantastic meals under $20 in Melbourne

The best new restaurants in Melbourne right now
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The best new restaurants in Melbourne right now

Stay ahead of the crowds with our guide to Melbourne's new restaurants and cafés

The best steak in Melbourne
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The best steak in Melbourne

Australia’s got a hard-earned rep for producing some of the best beef in the world. Unfortunately, our track record at cooking the stuff hasn’t been quite as golden, with “grilled to within an inch of its life” a common approach, historically. Thankfully, Melbourne’s restaurants are catching on to what many have known for years – that when it comes to premium cuts, fresh is not always best. Dry-ageing, the longer the better, has finally taken off, and the result is tender steaks packed with meaty flavour, worthy of the noble beasts from whence they came. If you’re in need of a red meat fix, here’s our list of ten of the best places in Melbourne to get yours. These are by no means the only places in town throwing a rump on the grill, but they’re our go-to for every budget and occasion. Not sure exactly what you want? Here are the 50 best restaurants in Melbourne.And for dessert? The 8 best places for ice cream and gelato. Just want something fun? Try one of Melbourne's best teppanyaki restaurants.

The best burgers in Melbourne
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The best burgers in Melbourne

The definitive guide to the best things you'll find between two buns

Where to drink in Melbourne

Which bars are reopening in Melbourne and how to book them
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Which bars are reopening in Melbourne and how to book them

Looking for a place to have a drink tonight? Find out which pubs, bars and restaurants are reopening with our rolling list

Arbory Afloat
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Arbory Afloat

Arbory Afloat is back and here's what you need to know

The best rooftop bars in Melbourne
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The best rooftop bars in Melbourne

There's something about drinking on a rooftop that is at least 20 per cent more fun than drinking at street level. So jump on those stairs, hit that lift button and check out these high-and-mighty gems. Some of these are in the city, and some in the surrounding suburbs are perfect for city views.  RECOMMENDED: Bars that are reopening in Melbourne Please check with the venue directly about reopening dates and availability.

The 50 best bars in Melbourne right now
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The 50 best bars in Melbourne right now

These amazing watering holes represent the pinnacle of Melbourne drinking in 2019

Alcohol delivery services in Melbourne
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Alcohol delivery services in Melbourne

Things may be dire but these delivery services will ensure your glass is always half full

Melbourne restaurants by area

The best restaurants in St Kilda
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The best restaurants in St Kilda

Here are some of the best restaurants in Melbourne's beachside suburb

The best Lygon Street restaurants
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The best Lygon Street restaurants

Where to eat along Melbourne's quintessential restaurant strip in Carlton

The best restaurants in Docklands
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The best restaurants in Docklands

Find amazing food, from Spanish tapas to great Indian fare, in windy Docklands

Melbourne restaurants by cuisine

The best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne
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The best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne

Say "konnichiwa" to Melbourne's finest places to enjoy sushi, sashimi, sake and so much more

The best Italian restaurants in Melbourne
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The best Italian restaurants in Melbourne

Mangia, mangia! Sample the flavours of Tuscany to Sicily at Melbourne's finest Italian eateries

The best French restaurants in Melbourne
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The best French restaurants in Melbourne

From soufflés to steak frites, there's plenty of top-notch Gallic cuisine to be found

The best Mexican restaurants in Melbourne
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The best Mexican restaurants in Melbourne

Our guide to Melbourne's best Mexican eats, from the traditional to the unabashedly inauthentic

The best Korean restaurants in Melbourne
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The best Korean restaurants in Melbourne

Our top spots for bibambap, barbecue and mouth-watering Korean fried chicken

Melbourne bars by type

The best gin bars in Melbourne
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The best gin bars in Melbourne

Gin's having a moment in Australia: here's where to get your hands on the best gin cocktails in Melbourne

The best rum bars in Melbourne
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The best rum bars in Melbourne

Get a taste of the tropics at these bustling rum bars around Melbourne

The best craft beer bars in Melbourne
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The best craft beer bars in Melbourne

The best beer halls and beer bars to sample the latest and tastiest microbrews from Melbourne and beyond

The best whisky bars in Melbourne
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The best whisky bars in Melbourne

The best places to drink Scotch, Japanese whisky, American whiskey and much more

Melbourne bars by area

Melbourne CBD
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Melbourne CBD

Inner-city Melbourne has a bar for every type of drinker imaginable

Chapel Street
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Chapel Street

Say hello to tequila, dumplings and tiki drinks along Melbourne's famed shopping strip

Fitzroy
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Fitzroy

Strap on your party boots and cocktail helmets: nowhere does fun drinking quite like Fitzroy

Brunswick
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Brunswick

Work your way from cheap beers to cocktails to sweet tunes along Sydney Road

Smith Street
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Smith Street

With Prohibition-era cocktails, arcade bars and even a bocce bar, Smith Street's bar scene is a blast