Restaurants & Cafés

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

The five best Halal Snack Packs in Melbourne
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The five best Halal Snack Packs in Melbourne

This meal box, in all its meaty, saucy glory, has never been more popular, we searched for the best from Oakleigh to Fitzroy

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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 lunches in Melbourne
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The best lunches in Melbourne

From takeaway superfood salads to top-notch pub fare, we've got you covered

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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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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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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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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 Chinese restaurants in Melbourne
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The best Chinese restaurants in Melbourne

Craving spicy Sichuan or all-you-can-eat dumplings? Here's where to go in Melbourne

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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 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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The best restaurants on Flinders Lane
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The best restaurants on Flinders Lane

Our favourite places to dine along arguably the tastiest stretch of road in all of Melbourne

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The best restaurants on Smith Street
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The best restaurants on Smith Street

From fine dining to cheap eats, Smith Street is one of our most searingly-hot foodie destinations

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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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Say it with sandwiches
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Say it with sandwiches

Everyone loves a good sandwich, so show a mate how much you care about them by sending them a limited edition Helga's sandwich from August 29 to September 2. Helga's 'Say it with Sandwiches' sees them team up with TV food personality Justine Schofield to create five delicious limited edition sandwiches that will be handmade and delivered within 10 kilometres of the Melbourne CBD.  Each sandwich costs $6 and all proceeds will be donated to Foodbank – just $6 allows the charity to provide over 10 meals to people in need. In all, 'Say it with Sandwiches' aims to provide over 10,000 meals for people doing it tough. Hungry yet? Here's your delicious sandwich line-up: Monday August 29Thanks a grain: Salami, ricotta, eggplant, and semi-sundried tomatoes sandwich with Helga's Mixed Grain Tuesday August 30Have a whole meal on me: Roast pumpkin, onion jam, and provolone sandwich with Helga's Traditional Wholemeal. Wednesday August 31Gift wrapped for you: Smoked salmon, horseradish cream, radish and rocket sandwich with Helga's Mixed Grain Wraps.  Thursday September 1Let me rye you lunch: Miso pulled pork, miso mayo, and crunchy cabbage salad sandwich with Helga's Light Rye.  Friday September 2For your great white appetite: Chicken schnitzel sandwich with Helga's Traditional White.  Order now to send a sandwich to a buddy or loved one. Last chance to order your preferred sandwich is noon the day before your chosen delivery date. Orders will be delivered by a Helga's scooter and

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Thailand Ladyboy Superstars

Thailand Ladyboy Superstars

If you’ve been to Thailand, then no doubt you encountered the country’s obsession with cabaret performers known as ladyboys: Thai beauty queens, singers and dancers dressed head to toe in intricate costumes dripping in diamantes, feathers and sequins. This September, more than 20 of Thailand’s most highly regarded performers from some of the country’s most prestigious cabaret shows will make their way to St Kilda for a show that is hilarious and filled with talent. While the show isn’t vulgar and there is no nudity, this one’s adults-only for its cheeky, sexy performances and jokes.   They’ll be performing under the Big Top in St Kilda on the St Kilda Triangle in the Lower Esplanade. Tickets are now on sale and start from $49 – get on it now!

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The best Sunday roasts in Melbourne
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The best Sunday roasts in Melbourne

Melbourne pubs do long, weekend lunches very well, especially when hearty roast meals are involved. We've rounded up some of the best around town, from classic dishes with all the trimmings to gastropub takes on old favourites.

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