Melbourne has a plethora of cuisines to choose from. The following is a small sample of this city’s eateries:

  • Treasury Restaurant & Bar
Already its location on the ground floor of the Hotel Sebel conveys its mix of classic and modern style. Chef Daryl Hand creates some of the best, the modern Australian cuisine has to offer. All the ingredients used are from Down Under. 394 Collins Street, Tel. 03/92 11 66 99
  • Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder
Australian specialities are on sale here. Also includes a street cafe and a restaurant. It’s especially famous for its cheese and you’ll always find a happening crowd here. Modern Australian cuisine. 48-50 Bridge Road, Tel. 03/94 21 28 08
  • Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar
Aromatic and strong coffee. Simple but delicious Italian cuisine. 66 Bourke Street, Tel. 03/96 62 18 85
  • Circa
Located right in the center of nightlife in the neighborhood of St. Kilda, you will find one of the most stylish restaurants of Melbourne. European style dishes are served, prepared with the freshest Australian ingredients. Especially recommendable is the five course tasting menu. Reservations are a great idea. 2 Acland Street, only open for dinner. Tel. 03 9536 1122
  • Becco

Heavenly desserts and its sophisticated Italian cuisine have made this restaurant very popular with locals. Here you can also acquire excellent products from Italy in the adjacent shop. 11-25 Crossley Street, Tel. 03/96 63 30 00

  • Tjanabi

Tjanabi has relocated to Federation Square.  You can now enjoy the best of Australian Indigenous cuisine in this modern restaurant located in the Atrium at Federation Square.  At Tjanabi you can enjoy dining or a casual meal from the bar and bistro.   Specialities are Australian Indigenous cuisine combined with fresh Victorian regional produce. Tjanabi also has a collection of high quality Indigenous Art. Open for Lunch and Dinner, The Atrium Federation square, Flinders St Melbourne, Tel 03/96621225

  • Flower Drum

The Flower drum isn't voted Melbourne's best restaurant year after year for nothing. This is one of the best Cantonese restaurants in Australia, and it could be rated higher than some in Shanghai or Hong Kong. (And so it should - it has been voted in the top 100 restaurants of the world for as long as anyone can remember (usually the top 50). And it is the ONLY chinese restaurant in that list. This restaurant is a real dining experience. 17 Market Lane, Tel.03/9662 3655

  • Cicciolina

A St Kilda institution, Cicciolina's been dishing up the goods for more than a decade. Fantastic ambience, top-notch Italian-inspired bistro fare, with professional service and typically great Melbourne wine list. Plus sensational coffee and desserts. An added bonus is the intimate and moody 'Cich' back bar, where you can while away your time waiting for that sought-after table inside. After one or two cocktails, a glass of wine and a few tasty bar food morsels, you may elect to stay in one of the comfy booths instead. 130 Acland Street, St Kilda Tel. 03 9525 3333 (No Bookings!)

  • Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD

The whole lane is dedicated to outdoor dining.  A diverse jumble of cuisines from Thai to Italian.  Food is mostly fantastic and it is lively at lunch and romantic at dinner.  On Friday nights they set up a jazz band.  Well worth a lunch date if you are staying in Melbourne CBD.  Melbournian's love their food and their coffee, you cant go far wrong along this lane.