2019 Melbourne Readers' Choice Awards

"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...
"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...
"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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Malaysian"
An adventurous gastronomic trip awaits diners at Passage Thru Malaysia on Main Street in the heart of Greensborough. Enter a rustic Malaysian backyard where the experience is more than just food, with...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Irish"
Melbourne's longest standing authentic Irish pub, P.J.O'Brien's Southbank is a favourite destination for locals and visitors alike. Whether looking for a quiet beer, comforting meal or after-work drin...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Italian"
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Wine Bars"
The Valley Cellardoor

The Valley Cellardoor

   Opens at 12:00:PM

Moonee Ponds

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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Vietnamese"
QT Kitchen

QT Kitchen

Vietnamese   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Glen Iris

Melbourne foodies are flocking to modern Vietnamese restaurant QT Kitchen on High Street in Glen Iris. This trendy eatery is chic and stylish with hanging low lights and neon signs adding a quirky tou...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Indian"
Machan Indian Restaurant

Machan Indian Restaurant

Indian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Eltham

Located just off Eltham’s main drag is Machan Indian Restaurant, a solid local favourite for more than a decade. Rich in vivid colour, this welcoming restaurant entices with an inviting setting of war...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Nepalese"
Nepal Dining Room

Nepal Dining Room

Nepalese   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Malvern East

Those with a taste for adventure need only take to Nepal Dining Room to find fulfilment, delving into exotic cuisine from the comfort of Waverley Road in Malvern East. Cosy and warm inside, this welco...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Chinese"
Nong Tang Noodle House

Nong Tang Noodle House

Chinese   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Melbourne CBD

Nong Tang Noodle House on Bourke Street is a go-to stop for inner city Melburnians, looking to quell hunger pangs with a hit of Chinese fare. Housed on the ground level of Midcity Arcade, this venue w...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Gin Palace

Gin Palace

   Opens at 4:00:PM

Melbourne CBD

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...
"great charcuterie & grazing plates."
Wolfe & Molone

Wolfe & Molone

International   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00: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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - German"
Hophaus Euro Bar Bistro

Hophaus Euro Bar Bistro

German   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Melbourne CBD

Situated on the second floor of Melbourne’s Southgate Promenade, Hophaus Euro Bar Bistro offers hearty delights all year round. With an art deco approach to a traditional dining hall, Hophaus is ideal...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Asian"
Bowl Bowl Dumpling

Bowl Bowl Dumpling

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Collingwood

Inspired by the tastes of Sichuan cuisine, Bowl Bowl Dumpling on Smith Street in Collingwood transports diners to the bustling markets of China. A moody vibe awaits, with rustic wooden table settings,...
"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 2019 - Regional"
D'Angelo Estate Vineyard

D'Angelo Estate Vineyard

   Opens at 12:00:PM

Officer

For premium wines that ‘capture the essence of life,’ take a trip to D'Angelo Estate Vineyard in Officer. Just 45 minutes south east of Melbourne, this family-run vineyard offers wine lovers a true on...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - 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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Souk

Souk

Middle Eastern   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Melbourne CBD

Middle Eastern flavour meets Melbourne laneway chic at Souk on Bligh Place. Upon entering, diners are transported into an Arabian experience, with neon colours and wall art depicting the style of this...