Heading back to work? Then it's time to get up to speed on the best spots for eating, drinking and all-round adventuring. We've found cheap lunches, happy hour deals, hidden cafes and more.

Lunch specials and team dining ideas

Chancery Lane

Indulge in a decadent celebratory feast. A night of European-style indulgence awaits! From $150pp.

Cheap eats and 3pm treats

Melbourne's best lunches under $15

Fuel up on pho, ramen, stacked sandos and more without breaking the bank.

Melbourne's best cheap eats

Pizza by the slice, cheap happy hour deals and more.

Melbourne’s best Korean street toast cafes

Load up on buttery brioche with gilgeori toast and K-sandwiches from these Melbourne cafes.

Where to find Melbourne's best sandwiches

Try the city's best Korean street toast, katsu sando, vegan toasties and more.

After-work dining

The best new restaurants in Melbourne

Find Melbourne's best new spots for festive dining, Christmas parties and more.

The best dining pop-ups in Melbourne

Find secret bars, basement hideaways and exclusive dining experiences for your Christmas catch up.

The ultimate guide to bottomless dining in Melbourne

Eat and drink your heart out with unlimited brunches, lunches and cocktails.

Where to eat near Marvel Stadium and the MCG

Heading to a game? Here’s where to stop off for pre or post-event feasting.

Best bars for Friday drinks

Melbourne's best rooftop bars

Schedule in a festive season rooftop sesh at QT rooftop, Good Heavens, Transit and more.

Where to find the best happy hour deals in Melbourne

Featuring cheap cocktails, food discounts, bottomless fun and more.

Where to find the best espresso martinis in Melbourne

Try nitro cocktails, Vietnamese coffee bevs and more classic bittersweet treats.

Melbourne's best beer gardens

Soak up the sunshine with riverside cocktails and ales among historic architecture.

Weeknight events, exhibits and post-work adventures

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical returns to Melbourne in 2023.

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THE LUME Melbourne

Enter the world of Monet and Friends – an epic adventure into French Impressionism.

The ultimate guide to Flash Forward

Explore Melbourne's iconic laneways and discover stunning new street art.

MPavilion

Australia’s leading architecture and design event returns to Melbourne.

Last updated on Tue 20 Sep 2022

Christmas events

From pretty projections to pop-up street parties, celebrate with a season of festive events.

Christmas gift finder

Find the perfect pressie for your special people with gift ideas for all budgets and interests.

Christmas guides

Discover the best shopping spots, Christmas catch-up ideas and tips for the festive season.

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Where to find Melbourne's best Nutella desserts

Nutella loaded waffles, crepes, doughnuts, pizza and more.

BlackBall ChinaTown

Serving a selection of authentic Taiwanese desserts and teas.

Casa del Gelato

An award-winning gelati shop that has been making delicious ice cream on Lygon Street since 1980.

Aqua S

Japanese-inspired soft-serve ice cream and a selection of flavoured fairy floss.