The city's keeping it safe with heaps more room to wine and dine. Find mini green parklets and laneway-wide takeovers spilling onto the streets.
Melbourne's original (and potentially only) fairy tale bar has taken it outside with awesome new laneway dining. Located in Waratah Place, al fresco diners at StoryVille are treated to a glowing purple light show on the wall beside them and twinkling trees above. Combined with the theatrical cocktail menu, it's not a night you'll forget any time soon.
Park Lane by Pure South Dining
Another riverside escape comes in the form of Pure South's Park Lane pop-up. Their drinks menu featuring cocktails, summer spritzes, premium beers, sangria and more is designed to be enjoyed on their waterside lawn.
Behind a red VIP rope, surrounded by Heesco's iconic street art and hidden down a tiny laneway. It doesn't get much more Melbourne than Spice Market's outdoor dining offer. Book ahead and feast on mezze goodness next time you visit.
A Lygon Street classic that’s lasted decades, Tiamo's had a lush green makeover for summer. Be sure to cast an eye over the little specials blackboard, and note that gluten-free pasta is also available. Don't leave without a taste of the iconic tiramisu.
Royal Standard Hotel
Beer garden, but make it fashion. The Royal Standard has hit the nail on the head with twinkling lights, overflowing planters and heaps of well spaced outdoor seating. Crisp pizzas, spritzes, fresh mussels and more are on the menu.
Shark Fin Inn
Get in with Shark Fin's new al fresco dining in Little Bourke Street. This Chinatown fave now serves their delicious food outdoors, fenced in by a cute new flower bed display.
Grossi is welcoming back loyal customers with instantly iconic street-side dining. Catch us crying tears of joy the second we lay eyes on the chocolate souffle.
Ok, so it’s not quite dining, but we couldn’t leave out Melbourne’s tiniest hidden bar. While the Bar Americano only has room inside for a handful of (standing) patrons, they’ve now taken over Presgrave Place with outdoor seating for up to 32 guests. Book online for your next negroni fuelled night out.
More spots with gorgeous outdoor dining areas
City Wine Shop
Pick from a massive selection of wines that complement the European-inspired bar food menu.
Degraves Espresso Bar
Coffee, breakfast and lunch options in one of Melbourne's liveliest laneways.
Last updated on Fri 19 Feb 2021
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Melbourne Supper Club
A sophisticated late-night wine bar in an intimate, distinctly European setting.
Aer Rooftop Bar
Elevate yourself to the rooftop bar and enjoy sunshine, crowds and delectable cocktails.
Radii Restaurant & Bar
Park Hyatt's signature restaurant and bar serves high tea and cocktails.