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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The Cut launches its new seasonal menu
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The Cut launches its new seasonal menu

The Cut Steakhouse has launched its seasonal summer menu, featuring new dishes alongside old favourites. The wagyu burger (broiled house blend wagyu beef, served with relish, tomato, cheddar and hand cut chips) takes pride of place on the seasonal lunch menu, and will set you back a tender $9.95 between 12-3pm, Monday to Friday. The Cut is known for serving prime Australian beef and it's 'farm to table' attitude: meat and fish is locally sourced and its vegetable offering has maintained its seasonal focus. The Cut also boasts one Melbourne's largest glass-walled dry-aging rooms, which passers by can look upon from Alfred Place. Pair your meal with something from the extensive drink selection, which showcases a vast wine, whisky and cocktail offering. 

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Carousell
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Carousell

We all have those excess clothes and beauty products that just didn't quite make it into your everyday wardrobe or makeup routine. Whether it's the brand new pair of pants you got a size too big, the foundation that's just that little bit too light or that designer dress that you wore once, only to realise it wasn't quite your style. Well now there's an app that'll shift those goods into new homes with serious ease. Get snapping and selling on Carousell, the new app that makes helps you to sell your extra clothes, beauty products, electronics and furniture. Carousell is built for the smartphone generation and it makes selling as simple as taking a photo, and buying as simple as chatting. It's totally free to download and use, so all you need to do is go through your wardrobe and beauty products, take photos of the stuff you don't want, list a price and others will soon be chatting with you to deal.  Shopping is super simple too – swipe through curated collections of pre-loved fashion and beauty products and discover unique finds and great deals. With selling and buying made simple, you can free up more time and space for more meaningful experiences.  Download Carousell for iOS or Android today.

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Zoo Twilights

Zoo Twilights

Hold on to your safari hats, Melbourne – we’re in for a wild musical ride. Melbourne Zoo Twilights summer concert series has been announced, and this year's line-up will no doubt see thousands flock to the zoo for a night of live music under the stars. This year's line-up is truly spectacular. The opening weekend will see Peter Garrett and The Alter Egos take to the stage along with Ball Park Music and The Jungle Giants. If Aussie rock is your thing, then don’t miss the chance to see the recently reformed Killing Heidi, as well as ABBA tribute band Björn Again and george. The Living End and The Rubens have already sold out tickets to their first gigs, but second shows have been announced for both artists. On the international front, American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile is sure to be a highlight, as well as LA-based indie rock band Warpaint. Hailing from Canada is much-loved indie pop duo Tegan and Sara, plus the inimitable singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright. To cap off the killer line-up, veteran ska outfit The Specials will bring the season to a close with their funky sound. Get in quick and buy your tickets soon if you don't want to miss seeing your favourite bands live at the zoo.  Topping the line-up, of course, are the Zoo's wild residents. All proceeds from the Zoo Twilights summer concert series will be going back towards the zoo's conservation work, including their work to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction.  No Zoo Twilights night is complete wit

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Long lunches at Fratelli Fresh
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Long lunches at Fratelli Fresh

Every weekend, Fratelli Fresh hosts a long Sunday lunch that's perfect for fans of Italian food and those who just love gathering around a table with friends and family over brilliant food and great drinks.  For $49 per person, Sunday lunch goers can get in on Fratelli Fresh's all you can eat Italian feast which will include unlimited pizzas, pasta, fresh salads and Fratelli Fresh house wine for two hours. The sessions run between noon and 3pm every Sunday, so there's plenty of time to finish your weekend with an Italian feast.

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