Where To Dine in Melbourne
There’s lots to talk about when it comes to Melbourne. There’s the infamous MCG cricket ground, its impressive array of literature, and of course Kylie Minogue. But it’s also a world renowned destination for foodies.
With an array of fine dining and casual eateries that cater for tastes across the planet, Melbourne is a dream come dinner time, and we’ve collated a menu of must-tries for anyone visiting the Victoria capital.
Over the years Brunetti in Melbourne’s ‘Little Italy’ quarter has become an institution, serving up quality ice cream, desserts, and happy customers to match.
The counter stretches around 50 metres, filled with treat after treat including mouth-watering Mignon, sumptuous sweets, and perhaps the finest coffee in the city. And that’s before mentioning the mains. Brunetti has a great menu sampling Italy’s finest pasta and pizza dishes, just make sure you leave room for dessert.
Turn left off Little Bourke Street, down the alleyway of Warburton Lane, take the doorway with the blue canopy, up the stairs, and you’ll find Murmur – a stylish, elegant bar delivering exquisite cocktails and even better tapas.
Served from 6pm, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a busy day in the city, with classic Spanish dishes including croquetas, albondigas, and traditional chacuteriea boards.
The Fat Duck
Although if you fancy a livelier evening then there’s no better place to look than the home of Melbourne entertainment, the Crown Casino.
The city is fast becoming a gambling hotspot with the likes of Royal Vegas Casino Australia welcoming thousands of people daily online, but head out to the Crown and not only can you discover opulence on the poker tables, but on the dining ones too.
And for anyone heading to casino over the next six months, you’re in for a real treat with Heston Blumenthal’s famous The Fat Duck restaurant setting up residency in the casino. With dishes that include Snail Porridge, Whiskey Wine Gums, and a pommery grain mustard ice cream, it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget with one of the world’s top chefs.
And from The Fat Duck, to Fat Bob’s. Despite the two being a million miles apart in terms of food, they couldn’t be any similar when it comes to quality.
Located a half an hour drive out of the city in the middle of an industrial estate – which also happens to be the home of 2 Brothers Brewery with tours every Thursday – Fat Bob’s is grills up perhaps the finest burger in Melbourne. The Hummer has a 180g grass-fed beef pattie with plenty of kick and a signature ‘HUMMER’ spicy mayo that will make you want that burger again and again. And again.
The burger craze is in full flow across the globe and Fat Bob’s is certainly one to tick off the list.
Vue de Monde
But of course sauce dribbling down your chin and greasy hands isn’t always what’s required of an evening, particularly if you’re trying to impress.
And there’s no finer way to impress in Melbourne than going French at Vue de Monde. 55 floors up the Rialto Tower, Shannon Bennett’s restaurant boasts stunning views and cuisine to match. You’ll find the 10 course Degustation menu a dream, with an array of flavours that will have you thinking heaven is only 55 storeys up, whilst the Flinders Island Lamb dish on the A La Carte menu is simply phenomenal.
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