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Melbourne restaurants your parents will love

Treat your folks to a meal in the city at these top dining spots.

La Madonna

A chic day-to-night restaurant and bar inside Next Hotel.

Lulu's Char Koay Teow

The true taste of authentic Penang flavours from a family of passionate cooks.

Thai Town Melbourne

A hawker style experience with different Thai food stations, a mini grocery bar and live music.

Maha

This opulent, award-winning restaurant brings Middle Eastern flavours to modern fine dining.

Chancery Lane

Reimagining timeless charm this European style bistro is suited for any occasion.

Chef David

Chef David fire up the barbecue with their Sichuan BBQ grill menu.

Robata

Features Japanese grilled dishes, sashimi, pork katsu and select cuts of premium beef.

Aru

Aru is one of the newest restaurants in Melbourne, by the acclaimed team behind Sunda.

Gingerboy

A colourful bar and restaurant inspired by the hawker markets of South East Asia.

Miyako Japanese Cuisine and Teppanyaki

Japanese cuisine or teppanyaki dining with a Yarra River view.

Hazel

Hazel offers nourishing farmhouse-style cooking in the heart of Melbourne CBD.

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Gradi

Authentic, excellent and premium Naples-style pizza and loads of Italian classics.

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Greta Melbourne

A daytime European food and wine bar, serving coffee, made to order sandwiches and sweets.

Fancy Hank's

Slow cooked American-style barbecue, house-made sauces and craft beer.

Bomba Tapas Bar and Rooftop

Serving great Spanish tapas and wines like the worker's bars of the Iberian peninsula.

Hakata Gensuke

Hakata Gensuke Carlton serves traditional Yatai-style ramen noodles.

The Leveson

Modern Aussie pub featuring a beer garden with a retractable roof and a classic pub food menu.

Mesa Verde

Mexican restaurant and bar with an exhaustive list of tequila and mezcal.

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Mabu Mabu - Big Esso

An all-day bar and kitchen showcasing Indigenous food by Torres Strait chef Nornie Bero.

DOC Espresso

Italian-style coffees, pastas and focaccias with great coffee to boot.

Hemingway's Wine Room

Brasserie and Wine Bar that is inspired by seasonality, with dishes based on European fundamentals

Sezar

Contemporary Armenian cuisine with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences.

DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar

The authentic flavour of a Rome-style pizza without the cost of a plane ticket.

The Moat

Subterranean bar and restaurant underneath the Wheeler Centre serving Italian food.

Cumulus Inc

This all-day restaurant and bar is a modern icon of Melbourne's food scene.

Palermo

A steakhouse with a traditional Argentinian 'asado' grill.

The French Brasserie

The French Brasserie offers a relaxing sanctuary at the top end of town with modern French cuisine.

INDU

A celebration of Southern Indian and Sri Lankan village culture, flavours and hospitality.

Kaneda Japanese Restaurant

In Midcity Arcade, serving a range of teppanyaki, sushi, sashimi, bento boxes, tempura and noodles.

Bacash

Upscale seafood restaurant with a Middle Eastern touch.

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La Camera

Classic Italian food overlooking the river at Southbank.

Da Guido 365

Delicious homemade food, chosen with the precision and care of an Italian mother.

The Olive Jar Cafe

Focused on pizza and pasta with some excellent starter and dessert choices.

Green Man's Arms

Green Man's Arms is an enchanting pub serving vegetarian and vegan cuisine with Israeli flavours.

Il Solito Posto

Authentic Italian food and wine served in a warm urban-chic atmosphere.

Pepe's Italian & Liquor

An Italian-American restaurant located in a leafy enclave of Melbourne's central business area.

Sake Restaurant & Bar

Saké at Hamer Hall is a luxurious dining space offering premium Japanese dishes and sake.

Farmer's Daughters

A three-storey farm-to-table venue from Alejandro Saravia, celebrating the Gippsland region.

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