Perhaps Melbourne's most famous fine diner, Attica (74 Glen Eira Rd) can be found in Ripponlea. We gave it five stars, and so does everybody else. If you've got cash to splash, this is where to splash it on a modern Australian degustation that will be among the best meals of the year, we promise. You can order Attica for delivery, either from the Attica favourites menu or the famous Attica lasagna.
Duck into Hanoi Hannah (306 Glen Huntly Rd) for Hawker-style Vietnamese food like chicken and beef pho, vermicelli salads and takeaway-friendly freshly made rice paper rolls. You can order takeaway or delivery from Hanoi Hannah.
Bang Bang at the Rifle Club (294 Glen Huntly Road) offers Thai, but it’s really more Thai-ish, serving up congee as well as eggs on toast for breakfast, mussel omelettes and soft shell crab bao for lunch and a whole heap of crowd-pleasing shareables for dinner. It's on the higher end, price-wise. You can order takeaway during lockdown.
For dinner, Tamir recommends Yuchu (404 Glen Huntly Rd), which he says has the best Chinese food in the area. Yuchu specialises in Cantonese-style roast meats, but also offers twists on traditional dishes like Marmite chicken ribs).
Ripponlea Food and Wine (15 Glen Eira Rd) serves up a simple modern Australian menu, with dishes like linguini carbonara and confit duck.
Looking for fresh Greek and Mediterranean food? Mediterranean Greek Tavern (511 Glen Huntly Rd) is a popular spot with locals for things like grilled meats and fish and market-fresh vegetables.
For a taste of Mother Russia, pay a visit to Nevsky (476 Glen Huntly Rd), which offers banquets as well as a la carte options like blinis with caviar (salmon or sturgeon, thank you), cured meats, soups, slow-cooked meats and dumplings. You can get takeaway at Nevsky.
In the mood for pizza? Of course you are. 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar (15 Gordon St) is another of Tamir's favourites, and it just happened to be named Australia's best pizza at the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza (World Pizza Championships) in Parma, Italy. You can order takeaway, including deli items and wine.
For something sweet, grab an ice cream from Will's Batch (300 Glen Huntly Rd), which offers more than 50 flavours, made in house.
Craving sushi or don? Tokyo Deli/Ramen Monk (407 Glen Huntly Rd) is brilliant for your Japanese favourites, and you can also pick up Japanese pantry basics to try your hand at home. Tokyo Deli is open as a grocery store, and Ramen Monk is open for takeaway during lockdown.