Restaurants & Cafés

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

The best soups in Melbourne
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The best soups in Melbourne

From comforting classics to sinus-clearing spicy broth, we’ve found some of our favourite go-to soups in Melbourne

Cheap hacks for fine dining restaurants in Melbourne
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Cheap hacks for fine dining restaurants in Melbourne

We've dug up some of the best value hacks for fine dining restaurants for when you want the 5-star experience for less

The best cakes in Melbourne
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The best cakes in Melbourne

Whether you need an elaborate dessert or a morale-boosting office treat, these are our favourite party cakes in Melbourne right now

Round-the-world dining at Atlas
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Round-the-world dining at Atlas

This brilliant new restaurant shifts to the cuisine of a different country every four months

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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

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 patisseries in Melbourne
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The best patisseries in Melbourne

Melbourne's best bakeries and patisseries have made an art out of baked goods. Here are the best

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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

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

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?

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 soups in Melbourne
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The best soups in Melbourne

Ward off the cold with these comforting bowls of soup

The best fish and chips in Melbourne
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The best fish and chips in Melbourne

Nothing tastes more resolutely of summer than the humble box of fish and chip

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 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 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

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

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 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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Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Melbourne, it’s time to mark Monday September 18 in your calendar because the annual Time Out Food Awards are upon us. Join us as we toast the city’s best fine dining restaurants and casual diners; degustations and sensational takeaways; top chefs and rising stars. Expect delicious drinks, sweet tunes brought to you by Flex Mami, and great food by Pontoon St Kilda Beach – not to mention all the suspense of the awards as we give back to those venues and talent that make feasting in Melbourne superb. Tickets are $70 + BF and include food, drink, fun and a copy of the annual Time Out Food Awards issue ($4.95 value), hot off the presses before it hits newsstands. Limited first release tickets go on sale Thursday July 20.You can also have your say by voting in the People's Choice awards. Powered by Eventbrite in association with

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Seeking out Creatures on the road from Melbourne to Geelong
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Seeking out Creatures on the road from Melbourne to Geelong

Apart from an open-range zoo, the freeway between Melbourne and Geelong is there to take you where you want to go, not to inspire you. But it’s just one hour’s drive to get to the city that’s the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Drive straight to the waterfront to find the Geelong of today and the Geelong of yesteryear merging thanks to the presence of more than 100 bollards painted in the likeness of local identities. Created by late local artist Jan Mitchell, the figures nod to Geelong’s maritime heritage, with sea captains, sad clowns and dart-smoking broads of days gone by all represented. There’s also a dog called Timmy who loves digging up rocks from the seabed. This classic slice of beachside Australiana is found amid the sunshine and seagulls in hot chip search-and-destroy mode. Down in South Geelong, another great Australian tradition lives on. Taking an old wool mill and spinning it into a multipurpose space, Little Creatures Brewery is an ode to the fine art of brewing. It’s also a cinema, canteen, pizzeria, and on the weekend an arts market too. This is Little Creatures Geelong head brewer Warren. With a look of contentment on his face that could only come from working in the beer industry his whole life, Warren has travelled around the world helping thirsty people out with craft ales since before craft brewing was cool – from the Cook Islands to the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, Arizona, Sydney, Melbourne and now Geelong. Warr

All you can eat carvery at Wayside Inn
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All you can eat carvery at Wayside Inn

South Melbourne’s Wayside Inn is serving up all-you-can-eat carvery roast all day every Saturday. This sleek gastropub, located in between Southbank and South Melbourne, is known for its quality food and a huge selection of boutique beers on tap. Here you can relax in Wayside’s cosy bar and enjoy a counter lunch, or dig into a hearty meal in their leafy outdoor courtyard. They use locally sourced, seasonal produce and have a constantly evolving wine list with both local and international drops. Pop down on Saturday and you can score all you can eat carvery roasts for only $25. Simply flip your coaster to the green side to show the staff you’re ready for more meat, or flip it to the red side when you’re full. Plus, you can get $10 cocktail jugs and $2 oysters. You’re going to want to wear your stretchiest pants for this one. This brand new offer includes all meats and sides and is available every Saturday.

Where to get a drink in Canberra
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Where to get a drink in Canberra

Not only is Canberra home to some top-notch bars but they also ferment the good stuff right here in the region – from cool-climate shiraz to Australia’s only locally produced bourbon and craft beers worth travelling for. Enjoy them all at Canberra’s finest.