2021 Melbourne Readers' Choice Awards

Add a little fire to your next Melbourne city dining experience at Bornga, a dynamic Korean fusion restaurant on Lonsdale Street. With funky extractor fans over each table and a moody setting of rich ...
Izakaya Jiro

Izakaya Jiro

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens Mon 12:00:PM

Hawthorn

For sake and Japanese bites dished out in cool urban style, take to Izakaya Jiro on Glenferrie Road. Popular among Hawthorn locals, Izakaya Jiro personifies eclectic Tokyo chic where giant cut-outs of...
"Readers' Choice Award - Coffee"
Cocoa Moon Cafe

Cocoa Moon Cafe

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Mon 8:00:AM

Warrandyte

Just as magical as it sounds, Cocoa Moon Cafe in Warrandyte is where sweet dreams are made – both proverbially and literally. Cosy and contemporary in design, this charming cafe on Yarra Street takes ...
Fish Tank

Fish Tank

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens Mon 9:00:AM

Brighton

Lucky Brighton is blessed with not only the beach, but also Fish Tank, up there among Melbourne’s finest fish and chipperies. This ever-popular eatery on Church Street offers a healthy alternative to ...
Sassy X

Sassy X

European   $$$$$   Opens Mon 7:00:AM

West Melbourne

Watch the sun set over the Melbourne Star observation wheel and city skyline while sipping a cocktail at Sassy X on Dryburgh Street. This hot West Melbourne venue boasts a stunning marble and timber f...
Discover Bucatini Restaurant and Bar’s warm hospitality and sumptuous Italian cuisine, fronting Mitcham’s Whitehorse Road. Friendly, professional staff invite diners to relax in a room of black and wh...
"Best City Views in Melbourne"
Those looking for funky, yet sophisticated rooftop drinking with luscious gardens, panoramic city views and creative cocktails head to Loop Roof & Loop Top on Meyers Place in Melbourne. Hard on the he...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Wine Bars"
Brother duo, Mark and Tony Pendreich are the brains behind The Valley Cellardoor, a popular wine bar and bottle shop on Hall Street in Moonee Ponds. A picket fence borders a front beer garden, penning...
Life is simple and sufficient at The Seasoning House on Victoria Street in Richmond. This Asian-inspired eatery is all about casual dining, in a cosy atmosphere of aqua mosaic tiles, blond wood tables...
"Beautiful atmosphere amazing food"
Save yourself the airfare and head to Portman Street in Oakleigh to discover a slice of the Greek Islands at Mykonos Taverna. Take a seat in the renovated dining area and be convinced you are shore si...
"Not your average steakhouse."
Residing on King Street in downtown Melbourne City, sits Rare Steakhouse - the third sister establishment to the brand, now also offering locations on Little Collins Street and Goldie Place. Not just ...
Richmond amigos say hola to Mexican fare and Margaritas at South Of The Wall on Cremorne Street. This fun, funky cocktail bar and restaurant oozes a laidback vibe, with worn brick walls adorned with c...
Settle Gretel Cafe

Settle Gretel Cafe

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Mon 7:00:AM

Carrum

Settle Gretel Café on McLeod Road in Carrum is all dressed up and bubbling with excitement to join the local daily caffeine routine. A cool pale pink and aqua vibe sets the tone for lingering over a F...
Captain Baxter

Captain Baxter

Seafood   $$$$$   Open Now

St Kilda

Sit back, put your sunnies on and feel the sea breeze at Captain Baxter in St Kilda. This iconic destination in the Sea Baths Complex has been Melbourne's go-to venue for lunch under the sun, drinks a...
Roti Boti Indian Restaurant
To enjoy a feast of classic flavours in surrounds of timeless style, take a trip to Roti Boti Indian Restaurant in Hampton. From the stained-glass windows lining the entrance to sheer curtains gathere...
Chow down on American fare with flare without leaving Frankston at Iron River Bar & Grill on Nepean Highway. Take a load off with a Tennessee Iced Tea and chill out in rustic surrounds of distressed t...
A unique hotel experience with a quintessential Melbourne neighbourhood feel awaits at Zagame’s House on Lygon Street. Located in the heart of historic Carlton and representing a labour of love from h...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Gin Palace
Trendy Melburnians head to late night cocktail bar and inner-city laneway institution, the Gin Palace on Russell Place for after-work drinks made with all things juniper. Take a seat in the Palace’s h...
Enjoy a chilled glass of wine and fine fare overlooking the beautiful vineyard and waterfall at Russo Estate Winery & Restaurant on Holden Road in Diggers Rest. This elegant family-owned establishment...
Chibog

Chibog

Filipino   $$$$$   Open Now

West Footscray

Modern Filipino fare with flair awaits West Footscray foodies at Chibog on Barkley Street. Boasting a sleek, neon-lit space with leather banquettes, bar seating and an industrial mix of concrete, stee...