Lovely, laid-back Melbourne has something for everyone: family fare, local and international art, haute boutiques, multicultural dining, Australian and Aboriginal history, spectator sports, and pulsing, swanky nightlife. Cruise on the free City Circle Tram loop to check out unique attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Healesville Sanctuary, which buzzes with local animal species.
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5 based on 713 reviews
Fourth time here and not one disappointment. The food is great, another level in comparison to any other restaurant in Melbourne. The service fantastic and professional with some of the best Italians in Australia. The owner is a careful and caring person, always there, for anything you need. If I could I would come back tomorrow
4.5 based on 451 reviews
Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
Just arrived in Melbourne and went to trendy Carlton, not sure what to expect from this Italian restaurant. It didn't start off well, There was only a half portion of Cannelloni left for me, my partner had the last full portion. I has happy to have only the half portion with a salad. Lori the owner was distraught that there was not enough for a full portion for me.So she offered me any alternative I wanted, didn't"charge for the salad, offered us both a sweet and a liquor. I then asked if she could order a taxi for us, she went outside to get a taxi, because were difficult to obtain she even offerd the taxi driver a coffee to take us back to our hotel. Talk about going the extra mile. By the way the Cannelloni was great.
4.5 based on 969 reviews
Welcome to Longrain, Melbourne. Our menu brings together South East Asian influences with the best Victorian produce. Inspired by the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table, our menu is made up of dishes created for sharing. Large servings and communal tables encourage the spirit of eating together, so you can try each dish as part of a full tasting experience, just as it was intended. The wine and cocktail list is created to work in harmony with the menu's intense and aromatic flavours.
We visited Longrain on a Friday evening around 7.30. We were able to get a seat at the bar which was fine. The bar staff were very attentive taking drinks and food order. They helped us know how much food to order. We had the...MoreThank you for your fantastic review. It is wonderful to read of your Longrain Experience and we hope to welcome you again soon.
4.5 based on 375 reviews
This intimate restaurant and bar offers authentic northern Italian cuisine in a typically Italian bistro setting, complete with charming, opinionated and helpful waiters. Food preparation and presentation were excellent and not fussy. Cheesecake dessert divine.
4.5 based on 345 reviews
Roule Galette is a little piece of France in the city where you will find French staff, speaking the language of Voltaire who will serve you in a warm and intimate setting reminiscent of Montmartre in Paris. Music, whether Breton or French songs of the last century or more modern times will accompany your meal along with authentic Cider from the Pays d'Auge in Normandie, or Cotes du Rhone or Burgundy wines. Not to forget the inimitable Orangina.
There are so many restaurants to choose from in this area the competition must be fierce. Given they all seem to serve similar breakfast fare the only point of discrimination would be the level of customer service. At the Roule Galette we had standard eggs on toast and the waiter was very efficient and attentive. The atmosphere in the laneway is vibrant and adds to the dining experience.
4.5 based on 178 reviews
Ciao Cielo - literally translated from Italian as Hello Sky - is a sparkling addition to the Melbourne restaurant landscape. Situated on lively Bay Street, in Port Melbourne, Inspired by Art Deco elements, Milano sophistication and the glamour of the 40's. Original floor to ceiling boards, beautiful lead light windows dating back to the old shop row days when hardware was the trade. A look at the portraits on the walls show a tribute to the very much loved and missed Lloyd and Mary Grand parents whom past in the Black Saturday fires Bryan's food is about strong italian flavours reflected in the abundance of amazing produce availiable locally in Victoria. Bryan is by no means a traditionalist, he believes in the right to be as creative as one desires with what you are inspired with.
This is quality stuff in a great ambience. Starters were scallops and king prawns in garlic aioli. Barramundi mains. Extras - just needed the rocket salad with parmesan, oil and balsamic. Excellent wines too. Service efficient snd with a smile. Pity we only found it on our last night in town...
4.5 based on 177 reviews
Serving up house made local ingredients for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday, after work drinks and dinner Thursday and Friday and breakfast and brunch Saturday morning. Breakfast choices include truffle scramble eggs, savoury mince on toast, porridge, and granola. Lunch and dinner choices include house made pasta and gnocchi, scotch fillet and seasonal specials and soups. Kitchen open for breakfast Monday through Friday 7 AM - 11 30 AM Saturday 9AM - 1 30 PM Kitchen open for Lunch Monday through Friday 12 PM - 2 PM Kitchen open for Dinner Thursday and Friday 5PM - 9PM
Sally's Kitchen has been around for almost a decade, but I only recently discovered it - talk about hiding in plain sight.
Excellent food and wine served in a European style bistro is topped only by the hospitality that is the signature of good old-fashioned owner-operator pride in what they do.
We came for a relaxed dinner after work on a Thursday night and were spoilt with steak sandwiches and a heavenly apple and rhubarb crumble, I'll be coming back to try the breakfast menu for sure.
Thank you Sally.
4.5 based on 651 reviews
Thankfully I was with my girlfriend who had been here before. She knew where to find the doorway! There’s no outside signage!
We walked into the dark and moody depths and had a great time. It was 10.30 on a Tuesday night and the place was full. Why wouldn’t it be? The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable. The cocktail menu was very interesting. These guys and gals know their stuff.
There were still customers coming as we were leaving after 2 cocktails and a cheese plate.
You’ve got to go!!
4.5 based on 1 reviews
My mother and I attended the high tea as a birthday treat. Absolutely stunning restaurant, friendly, attentive and professional staff. Food was beautiful and presented so nice. Definitely a great way to spend time with your family...relaxing and eating the afternoon away.
4.5 based on 223 reviews
Straits Cafe offers authentic international cuisine that showcases the finest local and organic produce. Enjoy a meal made with fresh seasonal ingredients, complemented by the restaurant's refined ambiance. The friendly staff at our restaurant in Melbourne city center will be happy to help you pair your food with a fine Australian or international wine from our extensive wine list.
I have just returned from high tea with my mother, sister and daughter at Straits cafe (Rendezvous Melbourne). What a delight! Very impressed with the service from calling in to book, to the friendly greeting upon arrival and attentive service throughout the afternoon. The high tea itself was beautifully presented with a selection of sandwiches, scones and a variety of cakes ..... all delicious! I would highly recommend!
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