Melbourne restaurants come in a wide variety of kitchen styles.
No matter where your tastes lie or regardless of your budget, Melbourne has something to offer you.
From cozy little bistros to elegant and sophisticated dining roomsthe city has something for everyone.
Because Melbourne has such an ethnically diverse population, you will find a wide selection of international cuisines.
Some of the more popular suburbs that host the best eating establishments are St. Kilda, South Yarra, Fitzroy, Carlton, Richmond, Docklands, and Southbank.
The city is very laid back so take the time to stop and enjoy your meals here.
Melbourne Restaurant #1: Libertine French Dining Room
The Libertine French Dining Room blends classic and traditional French cuisine with old-fashioned great service. They pride themselves in having the freshest game, seafood, and vegetables as well as offering exceptional wines from all over the world.
They can host events (weddings, parties, and corporate events) for up to 45 people with ease. This eating establishment has received rave reviews from patrons and restaurant critics alike. This is definitely a must-do!
Melbourne Restaurant #2: Vue de Monde
Vue de Monde is a study in understated luxury. The menu is classic French cuisine with a flair for unique and rare ingredients. The kitchen is in view of the dining room so that you can actually watch your meal being prepared.
An extensive wine list is organized so that each course of your meal will be matched to the perfect wine selection. The Vue has a gift shop where they sell cookware, cookbooks, cutlery, glassware, kitchenware, tableware, and a host of unique gifts.
The restaurant can be reserved for events featuring up to 60 people.
Melbourne Restaurant #3: Mill Restaurant
The Mill restaurant on Hardware Lane is made up of a variety of dining options. You can eat in the intimate dining room, at the wine bar, in the cocktail lounge downstairs, or outside. Within 4 months of opening, this restaurant was receiving high praise from food critics.
They have several menus to choose fromcontemporary a la carte for lunch, bar/snack menu for happy hour, and the set menu that features classic dishes. The Mill can also host events for up to 40-45 people. The variety is so fantastic here that there is something to please everyone.
Melbourne Restaurant #4: Renzo's Bar
Renzos Bar is a great Italian restaurant that offers a waterfront view of the docklands. This warm, yet modern restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor eating areas. They are best known for their authentic Italian cuisine and especially their wood-fired pizzas.
I have been here a number of times for a quick and easy lunch and it has always been fine.
Melbourne Restaurant #5: Medici
Medici is another Italian restaurant located on the docks, but capably sets itself apart from being just another ordinary restaurant. The décor is contemporary yet inviting and vibrant.
In addition to serving the traditional pizza and pastas, they also have a wide selection of Mediterranean dishes. Perfect for any function (wedding, birthday parties, cocktail parties, or corporate events), Medici can cater for groups up to 300 people.
Melbourne has been called the "cultural capital" of the continent of Australia.
Nowhere are migrant influences more evident than in the Melbourne restaurants.
If you love food, then you will not be disappointed with your visit.
The restaurants of Melbourne will continue to delight you all throughout your stay.