2020 Melbourne Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
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...
Elichi

Elichi

Indian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Black Rock

12 Chef Hat Award
For modern Indian cuisine that is second to naan, Black Rock diners head to Elichi on Bluff Road. Meaning cardamom in Indian, this sister restaurant to Babu Ji in St Kilda and Hawthorn's Piquancy, roc...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Turkish"
Yagiz

Yagiz

Turkish   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

South Yarra

12 Chef Hat Award
A tantalising fusion of Turkish cuisine comes together at Yagiz on Toorak Road in South Yarra. This unpretentious restaurant adopts a philosophy of fine food without fuss, served in casually elegant s...
Wolfe & Molone

Wolfe & Molone

International   $$$$$   Opens at 4:00:PM

Bentleigh

Residing on the corner of Centre Road in Melbourne’s suburb of Bentleigh is modern wine bar, Wolfe & Molone. Find an ambient dining space which has been designed around an open-air kitchen and bar, st...
"Beautiful atmosphere amazing food"
Mykonos Taverna

Mykonos Taverna

Greek   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Oakleigh

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 newly renovated dining area and be convinced you are sh...
Discover the beauty of award-winning Forest Edge Restaurant on Gembrook-Launching Place Road in the picturesque Yarra Ranges. Just a 50-minute drive from Melbourne's CBD, guests are treated to breatht...
South Of The Wall

South Of The Wall

Mexican   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Richmond

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...
Already at the height of Melbourne’s dining scene, Vue de Monde has raised itself even higher, to level 55 of the iconic Rialto. Rest assured, though, that Shannon Bennett’s distinctively imaginative...
Kalimera Souvlaki Art

Kalimera Souvlaki Art

Greek   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Oakleigh

When made properly, souvlaki is a thing to be admired and few follow this practice as well as Kalimera Souvlaki Art, an Oakleigh eatery that has patrons lining up from near and far. Running the length...
"Best City Views in Melbourne"
Loop Roof & Loop Top

Loop Roof & Loop Top

   Opens at 12:00:PM

Melbourne CBD

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...
"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 ...
"Readers' Choice Award - Coffee"
Cocoa Moon Cafe

Cocoa Moon Cafe

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 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 takes away your worrie...
Ocha

Ocha

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:PM

Hawthorn

Opening in 1994 in Kew and operating as a small restaurant seating just 30 guests, Ocha gained a loyal following and eventually moved to the refurbished Bee Hive complex in Hawthorn, providing artisan...
Bucatini

Bucatini

Mediterranean   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Mitcham

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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Thai"
Thai Thani

Thai Thani

Thai   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Fitzroy

One of Fitzroy’s original Asian restaurants, Thai Thani on Brunswick Street now offers a hawker style menu sure to attract locals through the doors. An updated fresh décor for the heritage listed terr...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Spanish"
Kanela Flamenco Bar and Restaurant has Melburnians travelling far and wide to experience exotic tastes and unbridled Spanish vibrancy in Fitzroy. Run by the family of internationally famed flamenco ar...
Kekou

Kekou

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Richmond

12 Chef Hat Award
What started as a boat trip through Asia to discover hidden food gems has culminated into a craft beer and foodie heaven known as Kekou, on Bridge Road in Richmond's trendy dining strip. Rocking a lig...
There’s so much more than pizza on offer at Bay Beach Pizza & Pasta in Port Melbourne. Cosily located on Bay Street, diners can sit alfresco and soak up warming rays under red market umbrellas, or din...
Mantra Bell City Preston provides all the comforts for the discerning traveller offering quality facilities for both the corporate and leisure traveller. It's unique sense of style perfectly captures ...
South American flavours and the warmth of home await diners at ONDA Bar & Eatery on Bridge Road in Richmond. Meaning vibes in Spanish, ONDA fuses good energy with soulful food in trendy surrounds of p...