Melbourne Dining Guide

With Melbourne restaurants beginning to reopen their doors to diners, we’ve put together your go-to dining guide if you’re a little stuck on inspiration.

Caterina’s Cucina e Bar, Melbourne

This INSIDER fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Melbourne has been strongly rated by other foodies as a favourite dining destination in the city. We can hear the house made gnocchi, beef carparccio and classic chocolate pudding calling our name! Whether Italian cuisine is your all-time favourite or one you don’t get to enjoy as often as you like, you need to be booking your table and getting your carb fix at Caterina’s Cucina e Bar.

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Port Phillip Estate, Red Hill South

If you’re looking to treat yourself post-lockdown and dine out at a fine dining restaurant, look no further than Port Phillip Estate. This restaurant is situated in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula with breathtaking views of the Red Hill wine region and vineyards, making it the perfect spot for your belated birthday celebrations, anniversary dinners or even I-miss-you catch-ups. The a la carte menu features Modern Australian cuisine with each dish almost too pretty to eat (we said almost!).

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48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar, South Yarra

Currently one of the most popular restaurants in Melbourne, we guarantee you can feast your eyes and belly on this Italian restaurant in South Yarra. Plating up everything from oven baked gnocchi, to capricciosa pizza and antipasto, you’ll be sure to become a regular. What we’re really dining for is the dessert menu though, we’re drooling over the cheese selection. Go on, book your table.

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Steer Dining Room, South Yarra

If it’s not love at first sight with the intimate and high-end look and feel of Steer Dining Room in South Yarra, it will be once you read their menu. Located a short walk from South Yarra station just outside of the Melbourne CBD makes for a perfect pit stop (or destination) in your night out. The menu features Modern Australian cuisine and is a current favourite of other TheFork foodies like yourself. What are you waiting for? Delicious food awaits.

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Brogan’s Way Distillery, Richmond

The restaurant inside the Brogan’s Way Distillery in Richmond is new to TheFork and is perfect for your quick lunch break, casual date night or post gin tasting feed. Eat all of the toasties, cheese boards and antipasto to your heart’s desire, we know we will be.

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Caffe e Torta, Melbourne

Another new to TheFork restaurant is Caffe e Torta in Melbourne. Cooking up a storm of Modern Australian cuisine, the menu features everything from breakky to a variety of cheeses, toasties and pastas so you can pick and choose as little or as much as you want. A few of our favourites (if we could only name a few) would have to be the porridge with Canadian maple syrup, banana, cinnamon and walnuts, the vegie focaccia melt, and of course, we can’t go past the Nonna’s Tagliatelle Bolognese Ragu.

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Jason’s Restaurant, Beaconsfield

Reviewed by other TheFork users as having exceptional food, great views and amazing service, Jason’s Restaurant should definitely added to your foodie wish-list. With the menu containing all kinds of deliciousness from blood plum salad to Gippsland beef cheek, char grilled quail and the ultimate gay-time with honeycomb parfait, home-made honeycomb and malted biscuit crunch (yum!), it will be sure to become a new favourite. If you have too much trouble deciding off the a la carte menu, the INSIDER restaurant has tasting menus from only $80 per person.

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Elsternwick Hotel, Elwood

Is a pub feed one of your favourite things in the world? If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try for your long weekend late afternoon lunch or even midweek dinner, you need to pop on down to the Elsternwick Hotel in Elwood. With an average price of only $19 per person, you can feast on all of the chicken parmis, beer battered fish and chips and ceasar salads without breaking the bank.

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