In Melbourne, there's always something New in Town — be it a hyped restaurant, a slick cocktail bar or a refurbed pub around the corner. And it's almost impossible to keep up. So how do you know which ones are worth joining a three-hour waitlist to try? What dishes are worth the dollars you earn? Where will you have the most memorable meal of the year?
In partnership with Zantac we're uncovering the best new restaurants and bars around Australia as they open. We've got the lowdown on the most anticipated venues at the top of every Melburnian's hit-list and the teams, designs and — most importantly — menus behind them. So call your most enthusiastic foodie friend, eat a small(ish) lunch and hotfoot it to these newbies. You'll be able to take your bespoke seat educated, excited and ready to take it all in — with a few dishes recommended by the chef, no less.