Cosy up in basement bars and dine in the best new restaurants. Indulge in flaming cocktails and insta-worthy desserts and stock up on seasonal treats at winter markets. 

The best special occasion restaurants in Melbourne

Elevate your evening at these cult-status eateries, degustations and luxe fine-dining spots. 

Victoria by Farmer's Daughters

A unique culinary experience which celebrates the produce, people and places of Victoria.

Melbourne's best old-school diners

Craving a slice of nostalgia? Kick it oldschool at these classic diners and retro eateries. 

The best wine bars in Melbourne

Find luxurious cheese plates, hidden cocktail bars and cosy date-night spots.

The best new restaurants in Melbourne

Find Melbourne's best new spots for dining, drinking and more.

The best hidden restaurants in Melbourne

Featuring laneway eateries, secret diners and undiscovered spots.

Melbourne's best new restaurants you might have missed

These brand new hidden gems are the best way to rediscover Melbourne.

Melbourne's best basement bars

Venture beneath Melbourne’s streets to these hidden bars and subterranean speakeasies.

The ultimate dumpling guide to Melbourne

Steamed, fried, baked or boiled – there’s no such thing as a bad dumpling.

After dark dessert bars

Discover Melbourne's best cakes, cocktails and sweet treats after the lights go down.

Melbourne's best rooftop bars

Featuring QT rooftop, Good Heavens, Transit and more.

Melbourne's best cafes that open late

These Melbourne cafes are open late for evening coffee runs.

The ultimate guide to bottomless dining in Melbourne

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

The best Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne

Warm up with big bowls of curry laksa, char koay teow and nasi lemak.

The best new bars in Melbourne

The best new spots for nitro cocktails, natural wines and delicious cheeseboards.

Where to find the best gnocchi in Melbourne

Indulge in delicious, fluffy, dumpling-like pasta with Melbourne's gnocchi guide.

Melbourne's best cheap eats

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

The best lasagne in Melbourne

Find Melbourne's best spots for homestyle Italian comfort food.

Where to find the best happy hour deals in Melbourne

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

The best brunch spots in Melbourne

Find bottomless brunch, Japanese breakfast sets, Sunday brunch spots and more.

Melbourne's best matcha cafes and matcha desserts

Find Japanese matcha powder, matcha whisks, vegan lattes and decadent matcha cakes.

Where to find the best Korean BBQ in Melbourne

Feast on the best flame-grilled pork belly, bulgogi and more.

The best dining pop-ups in Melbourne

Find secret bars, basement hideaways and exclusive dining experiences.

Her Melbourne

A four-storey mega venue celebrating modern food, drinks, music and art.

Madame Brussels

Kitschy rooftop cocktail bar with an outdoor terrace and a garden party vibe.

The best waterfront restaurants in Melbourne

Take in sparkling views at these beautiful city spots.

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 the best margaritas in Melbourne

Where to find the best traditional margaritas, fruity fusions, $10 cocktails and more.

Luci

A contemporary Australian restaurant set in the grand hall of historic Equity Chambers building.

Where to find the best ice cream in Melbourne

Where to find Melbourne's best gelato, fro-yo, ice cream and more.

The best restaurants for group dining in Melbourne

Catch up with friends at these group-friendly local venues

Salted Egg

Located in The Quincy Hotel and offering the exotic flavours of Southeast Asia.

The Douglas Club

Set within the Equity Chambers Building, The Douglas Club is the perfect spot for a city drink.

The Q Melbourne

The Quincy Hotel's club lounge bar is on the 28th floor.

Rooftop Bar

Enjoy open-air drinks under the setting sun or a starry sky, with city skyline views to match.

Le Toaster

A modern take on a classic bluestone corner store serving toasties and coffee.

Croque Monsieur

French toasties and a Parisian brasserie vibe.

Two Snakes

Located inside Soapbar laundromat and offering specialty coffee, sandwiches and baked sweets.

Where to buy Japanese milk bread in Melbourne

Find Melbourne's best Japanese cafes and bakeries serving fluffy white shokupan.

Where to get the best doughnuts in Melbourne

Make life extra sweet with the city's best treats.

Where to find the best pancakes and waffles in Melbourne

Featuring takeaway soufflé pancakes, crepe cakes and croffles.

Shortstop Coffee and Donuts

Great coffee and even greater doughnuts. Heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Melbourne's best hole-in-the-wall cafes

We found Melbourne's tiniest cafes in laneways, under train tracks and on top of traffic islands.

Shanghai Street on Elizabeth

Featuring a variety of Jiangnan-style dumplings and signature dishes.

The best Portuguese tarts and custard desserts in Melbourne

Try traditional tarts, Portuguese tarts, lemon curd creations and more from the best pastry chefs.

Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters

Artisanal coffee and brewing equipment, plus a seasonally changing menu.

Mörk Chocolate City

Iconic chocolate shop in an old lift shaft, located in one of Melbourne’s most bustling laneways.

Fuumi Fuumi

A Japanese bakery and cafe with lunch specials and freshly baked pastries.

Matilda

Open flames, hot coals and incredible local produce from Melbourne chef Scott Pickett.

The best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne

Order the city's best Japanese ramen, katsu sando, sashimi and more.

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