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Don't fret about where to eat this week – we've rounded up the best of Melbourne's restaurants, bars, cafés and pubs that you've gotta try

Toddy Shop

Toddy Shop

Toddy Shop is the new kid to Fitzroy's block, serving up authentic Keralan food and cocktails

Bahama Gold's pizza party

Bahama Gold's pizza party

Pizza pop-up Da Paolo has swooped in for a delicious in-house residency at Bahama Gold

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Melbourne's 50 best bars

Melbourne's 50 best bars

Whether you're imbibing a beer, sipping a sake or taking a shot of tequila, we have the right drinking spot for you

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Ish

Ish

4 out of 5 stars

A decidedly modern menu at Ish borrows from regions across South Asia – Kerala, Bombay, Bengal, Kashmir – and collates the old with the new

North and Common

North and Common

4 out of 5 stars

North and Common is dishing up a surprisingly elegant and interesting dining experience in the skeleton of an old prison cafeteria

Ish
4 out of 5 stars

A decidedly modern menu at Ish borrows from regions across South Asia – Kerala, Bombay, Bengal, Kashmir – and collates the old with the new

Ish

Ish

4 out of 5 stars

A decidedly modern menu at Ish borrows from regions across South Asia – Kerala, Bombay, Bengal, Kashmir – and collates the old with the new

North and Common

North and Common

4 out of 5 stars

North and Common is dishing up a surprisingly elegant and interesting dining experience in the skeleton of an old prison cafeteria

Pretty Little

Pretty Little

4 out of 5 stars

Settle in for a meditative dining journey at this 'pretty little' wine bar, where subtle creative touches command your full attention

Etta

Etta

5 out of 5 stars

This contemporary neighbourhood restaurant is at the height of its powers, offering faultless fare and a drinks list that dazzles every time

Gimlet at Cavendish House

Gimlet at Cavendish House

5 out of 5 stars

Gimlet continues to glimmer seductively on Melbourne’s dining scene, a stalwart destination for beautiful food and wine, and comforting old-world charm

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The Albion Hotel

The Albion Hotel

The Bodriggy crew have given a historic boozer a fresh lick of paint and reopened it to sling proper schooners and Latin American-inspired pub meals

Purple Pit

Purple Pit

4 out of 5 stars

A dream team is disrupting Melbourne’s bar scene, and their divey basement of suave snacks and potions may just be one of the CBD's sexiest new cocktail bars

Moon Dog Wild West

Moon Dog Wild West

Thanks to the fun-loving crew at Moon Dog, Footscray will be home to Melbourne's craziest beer drinking playground in 2024

Lulu Bar

Lulu Bar

There's a lot to like about this characterful new rooftop, which brings scenic city views, sofas and slushie cocktails to Preston airspace

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Melbourne's best fish and chips

Melbourne's best fish and chips

We've rounded up our top 13, so you can spend your time doing more important things – like working your way through all of them

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Ends and Means

Ends and Means

'Low-waste' isn't just a buzzword at Ends and Means – this cocktail bar puts its money where its mouth is   

Flint

Flint

Flint combines the no-waste fermentation ethos of Parcs with a healthy respect for flames

Good and Fugly

Good and Fugly

This food waste startup delivers unloved produce straight to your door