Bar Margaux reopens as of Thursday, November 5, and that means the return of its steak tartare and MGX burger, along with a new spring menu. Not to mention its wide range of drinks.
Bookings of six or fewer can reserve via the website, or via email for group bookings of up to ten. Walk-ins are accepted for bar seats if the bar is not full. Bar Margaux will open on Thursdays to Saturdays from 5.30pm to 11pm.
This one’s for all the iso-baristas out there. Ditch the home brew and head to Calere Coffee. Sample its range of Japanese sandos and sweet snacks as of October 28. Walk-ins only.
Heartbreaker will start slinging slices of Connie’s New York-style pizza again from Thursday, November 5 onwards. Enjoy a classic cocktail by Everleigh Bottling Co or one of the usual suspects on the bar menu and bask in the red glow of the neon sign.
All bookings must be made via email, with walk-ins accepted for bar seats if they're not fully booked. The bar will be open on Thursdays to Saturdays from 4pm to midnight.
Transport yourself to Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region (birthplace of Parmigiano Reggiano) with Trattoria Emilia’s seasonal menu. It’s open for dinner from Thursdays to Saturdays as of November 5, and reservations can be made via the website.
Book your seat online at one of Melbourne's most-loved wine bars serving food cooked over woodfire from October 28.
Daughter In Law
Modern Indian food served with high spirits, smart cocktails and a punchy wine list can be enjoyed in-house from October 28. Book online.
Book your table online to be in one of three seatings at Jessi Singh's 'Champagne disco', where you can pair Champagne (obviously), classic wines and modern cocktails with bar snacks injected with an Indian flair from October 30 onwards. Don't go past the butter chicken paté.
Great news! Marameo will be trading under its usual (and full) hours from October 29, so call your closest friends and plan your lunch and dinners. Bookings are essential via its website, and takeaway will run until restrictions are lifted.
Modern Chinese restaurant, Ruyi is set to open from November 3 onwards, offering regular dining from Tuesdays to Sundays. Book online.
For some escapist dining and drinking, Mjolner is reopening on Thursdays to Sundays from November 5. Walk-ins are welcome, but bookings via the website are strongly recommended due to dine-in restrictions.
Fine diner Flower Drum is accepting reservations from November 9 onwards. The menu is yet to be confirmed, but bookings are essential. Phone (03) 9662 3655 or email to save your spot now.
Eau de Vie
For speakeasy-style drinking and dining, from October 28, you can book a table at Eau de Vie. It’s open Wednesday to Saturday with walk-ins accepted throughout the evening.
Rip into some smoked meats and southern classics from October 28 by booking a table via Fancy Hanks' website. Capacity is reduced due to government restrictions, so risking a walk-in would not be recommended.
From November 2, chilli crab jaffles, bottomless yum cha brunch, short rib Vegemite rendang and taro-misu will be back in action at the modern Chinese diner. Reserve your spot online.
If you're craving traditional Italian comfort food cooked by the master of Sicilian cooking, Rosa Mitchell, you'll be glad to hear Rosa's is reopening on November 2 for Monday to Friday services. Book via the website.
Did you fail to perfect the art of cooking a really good steak while in iso? Well, Palermo is serving dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays from October 28. Book online.
For more grilled meat action, you can also score yourself a table at Palermo's sister restaurant in Southbank. On top of the Tuesday to Sunday dinner service from October 29, Asado will also be serving lunch from Friday to Sunday. Book online.
If you have missed out on a table at either Palermo or Asado, never fear. San Telmo is open from October 29, running dinners from Tuesday to Sunday and lunches from Friday to Sunday. Yes, book online.
Lobster rolls and Champagne at home is not the same as lobster rolls and Champagne at Pinchy's. From November 2, Pinchy's is back offering dinner service on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and lunch on Sundays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Book online.
For tapas and Spanish booze, Bomba is back from October 30. Book via the website, or call 9650 5778.
Have you missed tissue-thin, fluffy and crispy roti accompanied by curries and sambals that you can't seem to replicate with your time in iso? Mamak is back to dine in from October 28 (no bookings required) and is also still offering takeaway in case you miss out on a seat due to dining restrictions.
From October 28, Bodega Underground will be running its bottomless brunches again, and you can even book your table. This offer will be available Fridays to Sundays at $69 per person, is completely gluten-free and can be made vegan. Dinner reservations are also open now.
For those looking to experience a taste of the floating markets near Bangkok, Thai Tide has you covered. The venue reopened its doors as of October 28 and is taking bookings via the website.
Family-run venue YOI offers a modern take on classic Indonesian dishes. Walk-ins are welcome for groups under four, and bookings are required for larger groups via email or phoning 9043 1530.
From November 4 Hazel will reopen its doors to once again offer its extensive menu in an airy, multi-level setting. Bookings must be made online.
Peruvian bar and grill Pastuso is back with its ceviche bar, parrilla and pisco bar. Try out its set menus or book in a boozy bottomless lunch on Saturdays. Book via the website.
Italian institution Grossi Florentino is set to make its comeback on November 7. Bookings to be made via phone on 9662 1811.
Vue de Monde
Degustation is one of the harder things to nail at home. If you’ve missed it, fine diner Vue de Monde is accepting bookings from November 11 onwards. Reserve online.
Rockpool Bar and Grill
The steakhouse plans to reopen for dinner on November 5 with plans still underway. Known for its extensive list of dry aged beef from David Blackmore, Cape Grim, Provenir, and Coppertree Farm, there's also an impressive wine list to match. Bookings aren't available yet but will be soon via the website.
Saké Restaurant and Bar
You're invited to sit by the Yarra at Saké's Hamer Hall location from October 30 onwards. It can comfortably seat 32 guests outdoors or 20 indoors and its menu will include Saké’s signature nigiri, sashimi and sushi rolls. Book online.