Top Restaurants in Melbourne
Restaurants Melbourne – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Melbourne. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Melbourne, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Melbourne are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Melbourne where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Melbourne with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Melbourne with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Melbourne where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Melbourne you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Style: Bustling Small Italian in St.Kilda
Located in the busy Acland Street in St.Kilda, next to many down-to-earth eateries and shops, small dark, lively & authentic Italian restaurant; Italian dishes; Melbourne institution, no reservation possible, therefore come early or wait in the bar around the alleyway; toilets are the backyard – ask for the key!
If you prefer a more upscale Italian go to refurbished Circa at the Prince of Wales Hotel (Acland Street 2); other alternatives around the corner of the Prince of Wales Hotel in St.Kilda are the small and cozy Laus Family Kitchen for Cantonese food and Il Fornaio next door for the best breakfast in town.
Address: 130 Acland St, St. Kilda, VIC 3182, Australia
Area: St. Kilda
Phone: +61 3 9525 3333
Price: Mains AU$5.50 to AU$39.50
Style: Trendy Asian and European
Cool and stylish new bar and restaurant in the CBD basement space of Mini and from the makers of the save bets Longrain, Movida and Taxi; young Chef Adam D’Sylva (formerly of Pearl and Longrain), offers a great fare of modern European and Asian tapas-style bites, served on share plates; try “Hanoi style crispy rice paper roll with lettuce “, “spiced cuttlefish”, “yellow duck curry with lotus root” or the signature dish “sugarcane prawns”.
Address: 141 Flinders Lane (Cnr Oliver Lane), Melbourne, Australia
Area: CBD Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9650 3155
Price: AU$5.- to AU$30.-
Cutler & Co Dining Room
Style: International Restaurant In Old Metal Factory
Located in an old metal factory in Fitzroy; in this sleek, casual and always packed restaurant you get the whole package: Great atmosphere, cool bar for a drink, amazing food and a very innovative chef and owner Andrew McConnell; he’s also responsible for the cheaper Cumulus Inc. (+61 3 9650 1445, 45 Finders Lane in CBD).
Address: 55-57 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065, Melbourne, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9419 4888
Price: Mains AU$40.- to AU$45.-
Style: Cool Asian Eatery in Melbourne
Melbournians love their “Longrain” in Little Bourke Street on the corner of Punch Lane; Martin Boetz’s modern Thai place serves great dishes like “betel leaves with smoked trout”; please note: Only open for lunch on Fridays!
Address: 40-44 Little Bourke St (Cnr Punch La), Melbourne 3000, Australia
Area: CBD Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9671 3151
Price: Mains AU$23.- to AU$46.50
Style: Vibrant Fine Dining Middle Eastern Feast
Rumi, a vibrant Middle Eastern eatery that recently relocated on upper Lygon St. in Melbourne is a fantastic restaurant that offers more than just delicious Lebanese, Persian, and other Moorish Middle Eastern specialties.
The ambiance here is superb and although the restaurant decor itself does not scream Middle Eastern, the adornments that owners Natalie and Joseph Abboud used in decorating the restaurant are authentic Levantine pieces.
It is a great place to enjoy good company while sharing a family style hearty meal. Everything they offer will surely please the palate but stars on the menu include the quail kebab, spiced lamb shoulder, haloumi and feta filled pastry (sigara boregi), and their house cured beef bastourma. They also have flavourful gluten free and vegetarian options. Local, Lebanese, and other Middle-Eastern Wines, beers, and various Araks (distilled spirits) make up the drink list. Food legend Anthony Bourdain himself has sung praises about the food he sampled here and featured on his television show.
Rumi is open daily for dinner from 6pm – 10pm.
Address: 116 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne, Australia
Area: Brunswick East
Phone: +61 3 9388 8255
Price: AU$7 – AU$21 menu items
Style: Very Spicy Northern & Sichuan Cuisine
Sichuan House in Chinatown and its sister restaurants in South Yarra and newly opened one in Abbotsford are your best options for spicy and mouthwatering Sichuan style Chinese fare in Melbourne.
The laid back eatery has been serving superb and affordable Sichuan specialties. The Corrs Lane eatery is the flagship restaurant and owner Peter Hu has consistently and successfully been dishing up highly addictive delicious meals since 2004.
Kung pao chicken, spicy prawns, cumin spiced pork ribs, and mapo tofu are just some of the most in demand menu items. They offer vegetarian options and the menu is categorized according to level of spice but expect all offerings to be spicy hot. Best order some soya milk to neutralize spices if you are not really used to eating spicy food. Sichuan house serves meals in generous portions that are ideal for sharing and most diners leave with doggy bags.
Sichuan House is open daily from 11:30am until 9pm. Make sure to book at least 2 days in advance.
Address: 22-26 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Area: Chinatown Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9650 8589
Price: AU$10 – AU$40 menu items
Style: Authentic Melbourne Dinner With Wine Shop
The Botanical offers a wide selection of organic and Australian dishes; all vegetables, fish and meat comes from local suppliers; have the “oysters from the pristine water of Australian premium growing regions” or the “char grilled O’Connor’s pasture fed sirloin vine ripened cherry tomatoes potato gratin green onion and Madeira sauce”; check out the bar in the back or have a glass of wine with some cheeses in the wine shop.
Located near the media Hotel Como and the shopping streets Chapel Street and Toorak Street.
Address: 169 Domain road, South Yarra, Australia
Area: South Yarra
Phone: +61 3 9820 7888
Price: Mains AU$30.- to AU$40.-
Vue de Monde
Style: Best French Fine Dining in Melbourne
Located in the historic Normanby Chambers building in the heart of CBD Melbourne. Classical fine dining.
Open for lunch and dinner but please note the restaurant is closed on Monday & Sunday.