Melbourne Restaurants & Cafes

In Melbourne restaurants and the many cafes cater to absolutely every taste and budget. Any keen foodie will fall in love with this city and the awesome gastronomy it has on offer. From cheap eats and take outs, to sophisticated fine dining affairs. There is a suitable venue for every occasion. Excellent eateries for all budgets can be found scattered throughout the inner and outer suburbs. From Docklands and CBD, to Richmond and Toorak.

Melbourne is a city where there are as many styles of cooking as there are chefs. The culinary world is diverse and bursting with opportunities you’ll love. The food in Melbourne is often a mix of European, Asian and modern Australian influences. Whether you’re hoping to sample traditional Australian dishes, or spicy authentic Asian cuisine, you’ll find it all.

Many of Melbourne’s suburbs have a culinary character all of their own. From Greek influences in Oakleigh and Italian flavours in Carlton, to mouth watering Chinese cuisine in Chinatown. No visit to Melbourne would be complete without sampling a bite of everything.

Casual Dining

Melbourne is teaming with casual dining venues, perfect for a quick bite, late lunch with friends or casual dinner. Meet with friends after a day shopping in the heart of Melbourne and sample some true Italian, French, Asian or Australian classics. Celebrate a special occasion with a loved one before heading on to one of the many bars in the city. In Melbourne restaurants cater well for those who wish to relax and unwind in comfortable, cosy surroundings with no dress code required.

Street food and cheap eats are great options for those always on the go. From Shanghai dumplings and Vietnamese rolls, to Gourmet burgers and noodle stir fry. There is ample choice for those looking for a bargain. For a feast costing next to nothing, wander the aisles and deli halls of Melbourne’s favourite produce market. Food trucks are another awesome place to eat for less. No matter where you are in Melbourne, whichever area of the city it may be, you’ll always find something tasty and interesting to satisfy your hunger.

Fine Dining

Many of Melbourne’s best restaurants line the city’s streets and laneways. You’ll find French fine dining, Italian regional cuisine, tempting Spanish tapas and much, much more. Melburnians love their food and there are restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes constantly popping up all over the city, adding to the already huge number of over 3000 dining locations. With some of the best Australian and International award winning chefs heading up many of the kitchens around town, Melbourne offers absolutely everything that is available anywhere in the world.

Known for its multiculturalism, Melbourne’s food and wine scene is rich with unique and exciting culinary haunts right across the city. Immerse yourself in one culinary precinct or spread yourself far and wide by travelling North or South for diversified dining experiences.Also, located on the fringe of the city sits the affluent and buzzing Southbank Promenade with an impressive selection of fine-dining restaurants each with picturesque views of the city and Yarra River.

Coffee & Cafes

Being the coffee capital of Australia, you can be sure to get a decent coffee any time of the day. Melbourne cafes are a wonderful place to relax and reflex with friends, or alone. People in Melbourne don’t just love their coffee – they live by it. The daily ritual of dropping by a café for a flat white, short mac or single origin pour-over is a serious business and people are fiercely loyal to their favourites. Morning, noon or night, there will never be a café far from you.