Grab that company credit card and a bunch of your co-workers, 'cause these lunch venues call for a big blowout. If you're not in the CBD, check out our guide to Melbourne's best lunches, or make it easy with our round-up of Melbourne's best burgers.
You’d be forgiven in mistaking the European for actually being in Europe, as the set-up could be a page straight out of France. Find classic bistro dishes next to a Euro-leaning wine list. And be prepared to peel back some hundreds between the food and the wine.
Cumulus Inc. is open for breakfast, so if you want to start your boozy lunch before midday, head right on in. Cocktails here are no afterthought so start with a martini to accompany your oyster line-up and save the bottles for the main event.
It may be intended to be like a bistro, but Pei Modern has dishes with quite a few tricks up their sleeves to deliver you the most satisfying of long lunches. Ainslie Lubbock’s wine list features the quirky and the classics in one small book.
This long-standing tribute to Italy is the ultimate venue for the long, boozy lunch, especially when it has to be a power lunch. The wine list demands careful attention, and if you’re nice enough, they let you stay to finish that last bottle between services.