It’s one of the hottest restaurants in Melbourne, but that doesn’t mean Embla is exclusive or unapproachable. Unlike at dinner time, you can reserve a table for lunch, and get in and out without breaking the clock. It may seem like a snooty thing to pay for bread, but when you experience the craft, time and flavour put into Embla’s perfect loaf, you’ll order it every time you dine here. Food is super seasonal, so you’ll rarely eat the same thing twice. The chicken liver parfait is a great way to start any lunch, and a whole fish, which has met the coal oven, always makes it on the menu. The must-do thing here is to end the meal on Embla's selection of always-interesting cheeses.