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  • UNCLE COLLINS STREET

    Casual Vietnamese fare in a breezy CBD space.

  • SOKO SUSHI

    Exceptional, well-priced sushi in Abbotsford.

  • RAMBLR

    A casual fine diner pushing experimental dishes and some seriously memorable meals.

  • PRIMO

    A new contender for northside's number one pizza place.

  • GILSON

    An all-day European-style eatery across from the Botanic Gardens.

  • ÔTER

    Fine French dining in a Flinders Lane basement.

  • HOT SAUCE LANEWAY BAR

    QT Melbourne's 'laneway' restaurant.

  • SPRING AND SUMMER

    An ex-Chin Chin chef opens a St Kilda restaurant for all seasons.

  • VAPORETTO BAR & EATERY

    An enchanting Venetian bar that nails all the best bits of Venice.

  • CHALAWAN

    Modern Thai food served with a Melbourne twist and some truly great cocktails.

  • SAINT LUCIA

    Comforting Caribbean food on Chapel Street.

  • LADY CAROLINA

    This mistress does the lot, including margaritas worth their weight in liquid gold.

  • SEZAR

    A CBD restaurant championing contemporary Armenian food.

  • FRATELLI FRESH

    The Sydney stalwart has opened its first venue in Melbourne.

  • BEDFORD ST

    The Heartattack and Vine team's new all-day diner and bar.

  • HOLLA

    An all-day dining option on Victoria Street (that's not Vietnamese food).

  • HOUSE OF CRABS

    Magnificently messy dining.

  • LITTLE OSCAR

    With Korean and American influences, this is not your basic burger bar.

  • COPPER POT SEDDON

    A pan-European menu that inexplicably works exquisitely.

  • POW KITCHEN

    The addition of a new restaurant and bar signals a delicious new era for the Prince Bandroom.

  • MEATMOTHER

    Relaunched with a new menu, this Swan Street smokehouse is reimagining Australian barbecue.

  • 505 WINE ROOM

    This Toorak bar has all the essentials: wine, wine-matched snacks and a solid happy hour.

  • UNITED KITCHEN DINING & TAPAS

    Pretty drinks, pork belly and peanut butter spring rolls.

  • UP IN SMOKE

    Footscray's newest (and only) barbecue joint.

  • ST CLOUD EATING HOUSE

    There’s more than just a silver lining on this cloud.

  • DEXTER

    Hot, sugary brisket doughnuts await you at Preston's no-rules BBQ place.

  • SUN MOTH CANTEEN & BAR

    Coffee, wine and wi-fi in the CBD.

  • MARION

    True to form, Andrew McConnell serves up another Gertrude Street gem.

  • LAMARO'S BODEGA

    This classic family pub has ditched the schnitzels for Spanish-style tapas.

  • TOKO

    Sydney's top Japanese restaurant ticks all the boxes with its Prahran incarnation.

  • THE MILL HOUSE

    Channel the Prohibition era and sip moonshine below street level.

  • KUSTOM BURGERS

    A burger joint that's completely custom.

  • CICCIOLINA

    A bayside pioneer, bringing Italy down under since 1993.

  • RICE PAPER SCISSORS

    Enjoy all the Asian fusion food at Rice Paper Scissors' new Fitzroy venue.

  • SMALLS

    Melbourne's newest small bar packs a big punch.

  • SAINT.URBAN

    High-class fare without the attitude.

  • STRAY NEIGHBOUR

    The new neighbour set to elevate the dining scene of Preston.

  • LEONARD'S HOUSE OF LOVE

    Drink tinnies, down burgers, dance and play pool in Leonard's lounge room-like bar.

  • THE STONE HOTEL

    A brand new pub for Fitzroy's busiest intersection.

  • BILLY BOY BLUE

    Billy Boy Blue awakens traditional European comfort food in Rathdowne Village.

  • JOEY SMALLS

    A new small bar for Sydney Road.

  • UNDERWOOD WINE BAR

    Venture north of the main Fitzroy drag for a no-nonsense glass of red.

  • HARLEY HOUSE

    Picanteria-style Peruvian fare is the new face of this subterranean city space.

  • BROTHER BURGER AND THE MARVELLOUS BREW SOUTH YARRA

    Fitzroy's favourite burgers swim southside. 

  • MJR TOM

    Call in ground control, there's another bar on Smith Street.

  • THE ROCHESTER HOTEL

    The Rochey has been rejuvenated, and it's no longer just your average local pub.

  • ST HOTEL

    Once a questionable choice of venue, the Saint Hotel has been transformed into a sleek Thai dining space and bar.

  • LONGHORN SALOON

    Carlton gets its own Le Bon Ton-style saloon.

  • L'HOTEL GITAN

    From Paris to Prahran, this is Jacques Reymond's attempt at the French gastropub.

  • MAGIC MOUNTAIN SALOON

    An eatery and bar spawned from one of Melbourne's best hospo pedigrees.

  • BOTHERAMBO

    Richmond's newest Asian joint is a little bit different to its Victoria Street neighbours.

  • COOKIE

    One of the classic 'cool' bars in Melbourne never fails to disappoint.

  • THE POST

    Recently refurbished, The Post is now a pretty schmick St Kilda gastropub.

  • IZAKAYA DEN

    A classic option for cool and classy Japanese.

  • GREEN PARK DINING

    Green Park takes dining all through the day, from morning coffee to after-dinner profiteroles.

  • GAZI

    Greek street food in a Calombaris' casual fine dining setting.

  • PASTUSO

    Fun, convivial Peruvian dining in the CBD.

  • BELLE'S HOT CHICKEN

    F**king hot Fitzroy fried chicken.

  • THE BOTANICAL

    A new breakfast offering adds new life to this all-day South Yarra institution.

  • ARALIYA

    St Kilda's sweetest Sri Lankan restaurant.

  • CUTLER & CO.

    Fine dining at one of the best restaurants in the country.

  • KONG

    The new Korean king of Church Street.

  • MERCHANT OSTERIA VENETA

    A Venetian celebration within a thoroughly modern Melbourne setting.

  • BABY PIZZA

    Even with high profile siblings threatening to outshine, this Italian Baby is anywhere but the corner.

  • RICE QUEEN

    Oriental dining edging towards Brunswick Street royalty.

  • SUPERNORMAL

    Lobster rolls and karaoke, together at last.

  • FRYING COLOURS

    Approachable Korean food in the heart of Kensington.

  • CUMULUS INC.

    A sensory dream of outstanding food and beautiful design.

  • MOVIDA AQUI

    Tapas and sherry from the best.

  • FATTO BAR & CANTINA

    With Fatto meaning 'stuffed' in Italian, this riverside cantina and bar might just be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

  • THE SPOTTED MALLARD

    Great burgers in a classic Brunswick grunge-pub.

  • LE BON TON

    Oysters, absinthe, smoked meat and a 24-hour licence.

  • CHARLIE DUMPLING

    Start an affair with Charlie's dumplings.

  • CRABAPPLE KITCHEN

    If you’re feeling the pangs of wanderlust, this Hawthorn kitchen fills the gap between now and your next European holiday.

  • PANAMA DINING ROOM

    Go for the food, stay for the view at this Smith Street stalwart.

  • BAR IDDA

    An all-Sicilian affair that will make you feel an entire world away.

  • ROMULUS & REMUS

    Feast like the Romans do.

  • JIMMY GRANTS

    The souvlaki just got sexy, and suddenly, it's no longer just a 'sometimes' food.

  • UNCLE

    Eat a mini (or large) bowl of pho on St Kilda's only Vietnamese rooftop.

  • RITA'S CAFETERIA

    A beacon of friendly service leading the renaissance of Abbotsford.

  • PABU GRILL & SAKE

    Serving sake rather than beer, Collingwood's newest pub is distinctly Japanese.

  • MR. MIYAGI

    New Japanese eatery brings the funkiness of Fitzroy into the flashy end of town; a winning trifecta of food, sake and service.

  • THE WAITERS CLUB

    Despite missing out on the neighbouring Meyers Place revolution, the Waiter's Club remains a city stalwart.

  • HELLENIC REPUBLIC

    Greek food and a whole lot of Hellenic soul.

  • SAN TELMO

    Inspired by Argentina’s vibrant culture, San Telmo offers authentic food and wine to match.

  • SPOONBILL

    Art and food mix to create a sleek aesthetic and culinary experience.

  • BOMBA

    A Spanish worker's bar where tapas, wines and vermouth are king.

  • NEIGHBOURHOOD WINE

    With a history steeped in Melbourne Mafia, this bar brings a cosy, speakeasy-style space to Fitzroy North.

  • ROBERT BURNS HOTEL

    A little slice of Spain on Smith Street.

  • LADRO

    A touch of Italy with a Melbourne sensibility.

  • SAINT CRISPIN

    A special dining experience on Smith Street.

  • TONKA

    Accessible, Indian inspired cuisine with a stunning fine dining twist.

  • BELLOTA WINE BAR

    Hark back to the golden age of food and drink with South Melbourne's Bellota.

  • PRAHRAN HOTEL

    Enjoy good old fashioned pub food from the comfort of a concrete pipe.

  • ANADA

    Tapas, tap wine and a sexy interior.

  • SAIGON SALLY

    A little sister with Vietnamese street food and a killer vibe.

  • CHIN CHIN

    'The Chris Lucas effect' has people lining up out the doors each day for hours on end.

  • SAKE RESTAURANT & BAR

    A Japanese sharing menu and a killer sake list.

  • PINOCCHIO

    Authentic Italian cuisine with a side of childhood nostalgia.

  • THE MEATBALL AND WINE BAR

    A restaurant rife with innuendo and good-quality fare.

  • TOP PADDOCK

    This little patch of greenery is where some of Melbourne's most loved cafe owners have struck gold once again.

  • ESTELLE BISTRO

    A modern gastronomical experience in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

  • GORSKI AND JONES

    A polished and sharp addition to Smith Street, with an indoor courtyard that beats unpredictable weather.

  • HANOI HANNAH

    This Prahran pho joint promises classic Vietnamese hawker-style dishes.

  • MAMASITA

    There’s a fiesta in Melbourne and everyone wants to be invited.

  • PARLOUR DINER

    Parlour Diner's tiny size keeps it grounded with a sense of community rather than commodity.

  • MOVIDA

    Tucked away in stencil-drenched Hosier Lane, MoVida offers a grazing extravaganza in an enchanting room akin to what you'd actually get in downtown Barcelona.

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