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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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 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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Bev Killick: Killick Bev
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Bev Killick: Killick Bev

Seeing Bev Killick perform her stand-up is an experience. As she recounts stories of her past (anything from stories of life as the opening act of Puppetry of the Penis to being a 'crummy mummy') in her no-holds-barred style, you realise that there's no limit to how far she'll go to deliver increasingly outrageous, side-splittingly hilarious comedy. In her 15-year career, Killick has developed a formidable reputation as an incredibly relatable, self-effacing and bold comic. In addition to her on-stage antics, Killick has also featured on Kath and Kim as well as numerous comedy and panel shows. She'll be performing her new show, Killick Bev for just two nights at Melbourne Fringe, so book now.

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

UPDATE: It's your last chance to book tickets to the Melbourne Museum's incredible Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Whether you're a grown-up dino fan (who isn't?) or you're looking for a September school holiday highlight, make sure you visit the website and grab your passport to Isla Nublar now. There is a moment as you’re walking through the lush prehistoric forests of Jurassic World where you come across a huge, hollowed-out log. You step inside, and suddenly you hear a strange rumbling noise. Light filters through cracks in the log and, just for a moment, you see something moving. Was that scaly reptilian skin? A claw? An eye? Then, it dawns on you: the fences have been breached, and something big is out there. “It should feel like it would be able to eat you, or nuzzle up to you if it’s a friendlier dinosaur!” says Philip Millar, laughing. Millar is the associate creative director of Creature Technology, the Melbourne-based company behind the animatronic dinosaurs that will star in the Melbourne Museum’s blockbuster exhibition. His puppeteering expertise makes him a core member of the Creature Technology crew, who are widely considered to be at the forefront of naturalistic animatronics. Their credits include the Walking with Dinosaurs and How to Train Your Dragon arena spectaculars and the titular role in 2013’s musical version of King Kong. They have teamed up with Universal Pictures, Museum Victoria and US design group Imagine Exhibitions Inc to place highly realist

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Sunday Shake
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Sunday Shake

There’s no better way to farewell the weekend than parting with a Sunday sesh. And if there’s one place to kick on for Sunday Funday, especially when springtime hits, it’s at Bimbo’s Sunday Shake. Starting in September, every Sunday from 10am, Bimbo’s opens its doors for Fitzroy’s ultimate daytime party. With DJs playing on the rooftop courtyard as well as downstairs below the aeroplane, there’s sure to be a tune that you can boogy down to. DJs will be rotating monthly and this September will welcome Cee Cee Babcock, Natalie Turner, Hoops, J Schollo, Jamie Vale, Luke Vecchio, Morning Maxwell, Mose, Ezra Harvey, Cassettes for Kids, Awesome Wales, Jack Love and Matt Radovich. As per usual $4 gourmet pizzas will be on offer as well as drinks galore – we’re talking beer, wine and of course, Bimbo’s special flavour-infused vodkas. Oh, and come hungry because a new breakfast menu will also be on offer, starting September 4. So whether you’re looking for a morning party to continue the antics from Saturday night or you’re looking for a place to relax and catch up with friends, Bimbo’s has got your Sunday sorted.

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