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

A swanky new rooftop bar for Carlton
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A swanky new rooftop bar for Carlton

Welcome to Johnny’s Green Room, featuring unparalleled views over Melbourne

The best Indian restaurants in Melbourne
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The best Indian restaurants in Melbourne

There's an Indian restaurant primed to sort your spice cravings in Melbourne

Here are the 2018 Time Out Food Awards winners
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Here are the 2018 Time Out Food Awards winners

The absolute best places to eat in Melbourne right now

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

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

You can now get boozy bottomless punch in Melbourne
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You can now get boozy bottomless punch in Melbourne

You’ve heard of boozy bottomless brunch, but what about boozy bottomless punch?

Where to eat right now

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 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

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 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

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The best Melbourne cafés

The best coffee in the Melbourne CBD
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The best coffee in the Melbourne CBD

We road-tested the best coffee in the CBD to find Melbourne's best cups

The best cafés in Melbourne
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The best cafés in Melbourne

We scoured Melbourne to find the best cafés for brunch, coffee or a cheeky morning snack

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

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 places to eat in Melbourne

The best restaurants for spicy food lovers
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The best restaurants for spicy food lovers

The (literally) hottest places in town, for those of you who like to have your spicy food and eat it too

The best soups in Melbourne
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The best soups in Melbourne

Ward off the cold with these comforting bowls of soup

The best pastas in Melbourne
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The best pastas in Melbourne

Because there are situations in life where only a big bowl of carbs will do

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

The best patisseries in Melbourne
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The best patisseries in Melbourne

The best croissants in the world, to old-school cakes you want to take home to your grandmother

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Dig in to all-you-can-eat mussels at Port Melbourne's the Exchange
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Dig in to all-you-can-eat mussels at Port Melbourne's the Exchange

Who doesn’t love a good Saturday sesh at their local? Especially when the food is good and the frothies are cold. The Exchange in Port Melbourne knows this as well as anyone and this summer it’s offering up bottomless mussels for just $25 per person. Fresh from Port Philip, the mussels are prepared in a mixture of white wine, garlic, capers and onion, and served with crispy hot fries. On any other day you can grab a plate for $18 but you won't be able to make the most of the all-you-can-eat offer. The offer is available all day every Saturday and only for the summer. But if mussels aren’t your thing then be sure to check out the rest of the Exchange’s seasonal menus, which this summer feature dishes like zucchini linguine with tomato, chilli, pine nuts, basil and parmesan; braised pork and black pudding pie with green beans and mashed potato; and pan-seared salmon, crab remoulade, rainbow radish with spring greens. With a deal like this, why choose anything else? Take advantage of the offer and book a table on the Exchange website.

Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards

Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards

The annual Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards are coming soon. Join us at Transport Public Bar on Sunday March 3 as we toast the city’s best cocktail bars, new bars, wine bars, bartenders, rising stars of tomorrow and more at the party for the party-makers.Expect an evening of delicious drinks, great food and sweet tunes in celebration of our stunning bar scene. So save the date – tickets ($70 + BF) include all food and drinks and are on sale now.  Got a favourite bar? Why not vote for it in the People's Choice Award?Nominees in most categories will be announced soon, so watch this space. What will be named Melbourne's Bar of the Year for 2019?

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Make the most of Melbourne on the Route 58 tram
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Make the most of Melbourne on the Route 58 tram

Route 58 travels from West Coburg to Toorak, passing through the city and some of Melbourne's most vibrant suburbs, including Brunswick West, Parkville, South Melbourne and South Yarra.  Taking the tram means you don't have to deal with traffic or parking, and tools like the PTV app allow you to find real-time departure info, so you'll never miss your tram. And even if you linger over a long goodbye and miss one, there's no need to stress – trams come along as often as every five minutes or so during the week and every 10-20 minutes on weekends. Top up your myki before you get on board (or set up an Auto Top Up – it will change your life, we promise) and don't forget to touch on.  From the zoo to Chapel Street's world-class shopping, there are heaps of fun things to do along the way. Plan your journey and have a brilliant Melbourne adventure.

The Prosecco Festival
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The Prosecco Festival

Prosecco: refreshing, versatile, bubbly. It's a winning combo if you ask us. Now, after a standout debut in 2018, Melburnians will once again be able to indulge their love of the Italian white wine at the Prosecco Festival.On Saturday, February 23, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre will be positively effervescent as it fills with Prosecco lovers. Sample over 40 of the world’s best tasting tipples, talk to the men and women behind the wine and learn what foods pair best with different 'seccos.Pair your Prosecco with classic Italian delicacies like pizza, pasta, arancini, antipasto and cheese platters, gelato, cannoli and more from the likes of 400 Gradi, Milk the Cow, Gelato papa, Eat Cannoli, Arancini Art and Yarra Valley Caviar. You can even try the Meat Room's salami made with Prosecco.  Sample drops from the likes of Wines of the King Valley, Box Grove Vineyard, Santa & D’Sas, Symphonia Wines, Regina Vino, Enoteca Sileno and Politini Wines – and if you like what you taste, you can even buy a bottle (or two) to take home.The day will be divided into two four-hour sessions, one from 11am-3pm and one from 4-8pm. The regular ticket (available online for $50) includes Plumm tasting glass, Prosecco tastings, and reusable tote bag. If you’re keen on a splurge, the VIP tickets are available online for $100 and include entry to a Prosecco masterclass where guests will taste four different Prosecco styles paired with antipasto snacks. Put it in your calendar and prepare yourself

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