Food and wine in Melbourne

Food and wine in Melbourne

Melbourne's melting pot of cultures is reflected in its microcosmos of restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Fashionable, eclectic and eccentric – Melbourne’s dining spots offer a dizzying spread of the world’s great cuisines, serving meals from the substantial and classic to the truly exotic.
In the city, you can enjoy afternoon tea in the genteel surroundings of a nineteenth-century hotel, watch and be watched in buzzing laneway cafés and bars, or handpick a bottle of Yarra Valley chardonnay at the latest über-chic hangout. Head out a little further and explore one of Melbourne’s specialist eating destinations – Richmond for cheap and cheerful Vietnamese dishes, Carlton for Italian classics, Fitzroy for tantalising Spanish tapas.
Take the relaxed approach and stop at a Melbourne café institution for fine coffee and scrumptious snacks

Fine dining
Sometimes there's a need to splurge and Melbourne's selection of fine restaurants let you really go for it

More restaurants
There are more restaurants than days in the year in Melbourne. Find out where else to go when hunger hits

Pub grub
Turn a few drinks with friends into an eating experience with terrific pub grub prepared by chefs with flair

Sweet treats
Indulge sweet teeth in treats of all sorts from hand-crafted chocolates to jewel coloured lollies and drinking chocolate