Melbourne restaurants recommendations?

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Just booked flights to MEL for 1 - 4 March, any restaurant recommendations ? Do we have a restaurant thread?
 
Tipo 00 and its sister restaurant next door Osteria Illaria
 
If you love Steak's, you can't go past Squires loft. Where exactly in the city are you staying - that may help guide which one to recommend as if you are staying NW of the CBD, then Chin Chin for example could be 20 mins walk away.
 
What cuisines do you enjoy? Budget? Where are you located? Plenty of great restaurants to enjoy.....
 
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Plenty of city options to work with and a variety of cuisines. Plenty of casual breakfast and lunch venues around Degraves St, including my favourite healthful lunch haunt Laneway Greens. You can head up Flinders Lane from Swanston, explore Flinders Lane and its alleys and check out venues such as Supernormal (Asian), Kisume (Japanese), Chin Chin (Thai), Mo Vida (Spanish), The French Brasserie, Tonka (Indian), Pastuso (Peruvian) and Cecconi's (Italian). Fonda for some casual Mexican and head across to the top of Bourke for some casual Italian at the Cellar Bar. Plenty of Chinese options in Chinatown as well.

Over at Southbank, I would head down towards Rockpool and have a burger at the Bar. Otherwise it is generally all $$$$ at the Casino complex.

I'm not familiar with Brighton so can't recommend anything specifically out that way.
 
Quite a lot of these suggestions are great but are the same old tourist usuals (still good but very well known).

Suggest you go to a couple of the less well known and maybe some cool kids on the block:

- Etta (East Brunswick)
- Ramblr (Chapel St, Prahran)
- Feast of Merit (Richmond)
 
Quite a lot of these suggestions are great but are the same old tourist usuals (still good but very well known).

Suggest you go to a couple of the less well known and maybe some cool kids on the block:

- Etta (East Brunswick)
- Ramblr (Chapel St, Prahran)
- Feast of Merit (Richmond)
Feast of Merit is interesting and about 5 minutes from us.
 
What sort of food do you like? Melbourne has lots of restaurants.
 
What sort of food do you like?.
I will try most things (except peas & mashed potatoes :( ) My friend at Southbank is VERY meat & 3 veg or basic Chinese. Brighton should be up for anything, and has most likely already dinned at every well known restaurant in Melbourne.
I will really be swinging from one extreme to another. Such are my variety of friends. I can sleep in a shearing shed one night and Sofitel the next.
I do want to have a look at the Storybook Bar on Lonsdale.
Pushka, you up for a coffee if you are in town?
 
Recent visits to Melbourne we went to Guillaume, Atlantic, Dinner By Heston and Rosetta. Preload on the drinks if you don't want to damage your credit card.
The Southbank IGA had Moet for about $48 on special so that would save you a hundred dollar note.
We had the home made ice cream at Heston which was interesting. It can be expensive if you do more than drink water.
Cutler food is very good.
I like Rosetta as it is across the street from where we stay.
Rockpool steaks don't rate against American steakhouses.
 
1. Maha, Bond Street CBD - sensational and wonderful Middle Eastern cuisine owned / run by Shane Delia (you may have seen his ME food trips om SBS). We've delighted in eating there several times, usually for their Sunday luncheon feast.
Great food, no view.

2. Number 35 on the 35th floor of the Sofitel in Collins Street - good modern cuisine in spite of the fact that the view is sensational - I'm taking my staff there for our clinic Xmas dinner. Book for 7.30-8.00pm there on the dates you're staying for a great sunset.

3. Stokehouse (upstairs), Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda. The Stokehouse is a Melbourne icon - burned down a few years ago but has rebuilt. Another great dining experience on the Bay with a great sunset view.
 
Another Melbourne institution - coffee and cake at the diner-like seating bar at Pelligrini's, top of Bourke Street.

Guy Grossi's Florentino is just down the street from Pelligrini, but I find the food a bit meh....
 
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