Restaurants & Cafés

Your guide to breakfast and brunch, fine dining and cheap eats in Melbourne

The ten best dishes we ate in 2016
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The ten best dishes we ate in 2016

Twelve months of deliciousness, condensed into 10 standout dishes

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Where to eat right now

The best new openings in Melbourne
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The best new openings in Melbourne

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

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The best restaurants in Melbourne
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The best restaurants in Melbourne

Behold, our eat-and-destroy list: a guide to absolutely everywhere you should be eating in Melbourne

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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

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The best things to order from Uber Eats
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The best things to order from Uber Eats

Now that you can get ace eats from around Melbourne delivered to your door, choosing is the hard part

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The best Melbourne cafés

The best breakfasts and brunches in Melbourne
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The best breakfasts and brunches in Melbourne

Melbourne is the ultimate breakfast city. Here are ten good reasons to be a morning person this weekend

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The best milkshakes in Melbourne
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The best milkshakes in Melbourne

Because there’s nothing as mind-freezingly delicious as a giant cup of sweet, flavoured dairy

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The best hot chocolates in Melbourne
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The best hot chocolates in Melbourne

What better way to warm the cockles than with a mug of rich, gooey melted chocolate?

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The best smoothies in Melbourne
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The best smoothies in Melbourne

Keep it clean with these drinkable treats that are all about the tasty, with none of the guilt

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The best porridges in Melbourne
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The best porridges in Melbourne

Forget the humble bowl of oats: these designer porridges are haute comfort foods worth waking up to

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The best places to eat in Melbourne

The best burgers in Melbourne
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The best burgers in Melbourne

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to summon your stretchy pants

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The best Korean barbecue in Melbourne
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The best Korean barbecue in Melbourne

Forget the deep south, turns out Korea is the king of the grill. A champion of communal dining, the Korean barbecue is all about gathering around a flaming hot grill and passing smoky cuts of barbecued beef between friends. As with most Korean cuisines, the sides are part of the main event, and the best barbecue restaurants are the ones dishing out the best banchan dishes.  If you're all about dining by cuisine, check out our round-up of the best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne and the city's best Italian restaurants. 

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The best pizzas in Melbourne
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The best pizzas in Melbourne

Mamma mia! We've eaten our way around Melbourne to find the best slices

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The best dumplings in Melbourne
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The best dumplings in Melbourne

This city does a fine line in dim sum: here are the best dumpling houses in Melbourne

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The best restaurants for vegetarians
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The best restaurants for vegetarians

Vegetarian? You're in the right city. Here's where to go if you don't like food with faces

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Where to eat lunch in the CBD
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Where to eat lunch in the CBD

Make your midday meal a winner every day of the week with our guide to the CBD's best eats

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Melbourne 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The best restaurants for spicy food lovers

Melbourne's foodie hotspots

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

Whether you're after a post-swim meal or dinner with sunset views of St Kilda beach, here are some of the best restaurants in Melbourne's beachside suburb.  

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The best restaurants in Southbank
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The best restaurants in Southbank

From cheap eats to world-class fine dining destinations

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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

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For the sweet tooth

The best doughnuts in Melbourne
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The best doughnuts in Melbourne

Whether you like 'em sprinkled, stuffed or glazed, here's where to get your mitts on Melbourne's finest

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

We've licked and scooped our way across the city in search of Melbourne's best cone artists

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The best high teas in Melbourne
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The best high teas in Melbourne

Afternoon tea, high tea, high coffee, crafty tea... all fashions are catered for in our guide

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The best pancakes in Melbourne
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The best pancakes in Melbourne

Dessert for breakfast, anyone? Here's where to go when you need a sweet treat before noon

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Carols at Como Park
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Carols at Como Park

Escape the festive madness and enjoy an evening of Christmas carols with family and friends. The City of Stonnington is proud to present a night of Carols at Como Park, a family friendly occasion that brings loved ones together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.  This year, Rhonda Burchmore hosts the much-loved event, welcoming an impressive line-up of performers to the stage. Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys), Amy Lehpamer (Sound of Music), Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins) and Bert LaBonte (MTC) come together to deliver a wondrous night of carolling in an inner city oasis.  John Thorn stands at the helm as musical director, conducting choral support from the South of the River Choir and musical backing from Stonnington City Brass Orchestra. Frank Di Sario, Greg Ryan and Sam Lemann come together to form the band. The event is free and open to all ages.

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Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

Make the most of the long summer evenings at this cinema (and ice cream parlour) by the sea. The film selection features quirky comedies, new releases and genre-spanning classics. Highlights include Arrival, Nocturnal Animals and Doctor Strange to name just a few. Monday night retro screenings will throwback to classics such as Labyrinth and Elf.  Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas will feature a fully licensed bar as well as pizza and salad to sort out your movie and dinner date. They're also hosting weekly Sundae Sessions where live musical acts will cool things down a notch (the free ice cream should also help).   Sunday November 27: Beth Grace DJ set and Keeping Up with the JonesesSunday December 4: Emily Soon and Boys in the TreesSunday December 11: Alexander Biggs and Beth Grace DJ set and ArrivalSunday December 18: Jade Alice and Beth Grace DJ set and War on Everyone  Grown-ups can look forward to a fully stocked bar and there’s plenty of ice cream for film buffs young and old.

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The Canberra Hit List
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The Canberra Hit List

Canberra used to be the punchline of jokes: known only for porn, politicians and legal fireworks. Now the fireworks are restricted and there are far more stimulating things happening outside the adult shops than on their shelves. Canberra in the twenty-teens boasts hipper hotels than Sydney, excellent cafés, some of the best galleries and museums in the country, and, of course, the chance to pick up leaked Federal documents from behind the couch at popular public servant boozers. Because some things never do change. Tigerair's great value daily direct flights between Melbourne and Canberra launch December 8, book one today.

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