• News

    Messina's Annual Greatest Hits Drop Is Back for 2024 So You've Got 40 Flavours of Gelato to Stock Up On

    This year, the dessert chain will make 20 of them available for preorder, then release 20 more spread across its weekly specials for a month.

  • Guide

    Hola Amigos: Five South American and Spanish Restaurants for Cocktails and Comida with Your Mates

    Move aside espresso martinis, there's a new coffee cocktail in town — and these venues are shouting the first 43 orders.

  • News

    Coming Soon: Sicilian Cannoli Legends Cannoleria Are Opening Their First Dine-In Location on Lygon Street

    For the first time, you'll be able to sit and savour these Sicilian-style sweet treats with a cup of freshly brewed moka pot coffee.

  • News

    Now Open: Code Black Coffee's New CBD Outpost Is Serving Morning Brews, Brunch and Cocktails Seven Days a Week

    The new Morning Bar is home to a stacked lineup of coffee-infused cocktails — both boozy and non-alcoholic.

  • News

    Now Open: American Doughnut Kitchen Has Finally Set Up Its Bricks-and-Mortar Shop at Prahran Market

    Southsiders no longer need to travel up to Queen Vic Market to nab a bag of Melbourne's most famous hot jam doughnuts.

  • News

    Now Open: Yaki Nau Is the CBD's New Japanese Izakaya with DIY Barbecues on Every Table

    There's a lot going on at Yaki Nau, giving you the chance to choose your own delicious adventure.

Latest Guides
  • News

    Now Open: Inca at Morris Jones Is Melbourne's First Nikkei Restaurant, Heroing Japanese and Peruvian Fusion Cuisine

    This new Chapel Street restaurant is serving up contemporary Nikkei fare — the fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines.

  • Guide

    Melbourne's 20 Most-Viewed Restaurants of 2024 So Far

    These are the spots you went looking for so far this year, from stunning beachside restaurants and CBD fine-diners to neighbourhood haunts and hidden Chinatown gems.

  • Guide

    Melbourne's 20 Most-Viewed Cafes of 2024 So Far

    Here's where you've been getting your breakfast, brunch, lunch and caffeine fixes during 2024.

  • News

    Now Open: Hong Kong Fine-Diner Kushiro Has Arrived in Melbourne — But in a Less-Formal, Izakaya-Style Setting

    This new contemporary Japanese diner on Brunswick Street is helmed by a chef with Michelin-starred cred.

  • News

    The Best Advice Ever: Rosheen Kaul on Supporting Young Chefs, the Future of Australian Cuisine and Being a Sponge for Knowledge

    We spoke with Rosheen Kaul about writing her next cookbook, collaborating with other chefs and judging 2024's upcoming S.Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year Academy competition.

  • News

    Coming Soon: Alejandro Saravia Is Bringing Sydney's Morena to Melbourne — But This Outpost Will Include Two Distinct Venues

    Chef Alejandro Saravia is pulling inspiration from his homeland of Peru, alongside Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico in crafting the food and drink menus at this upcoming double-header venue.

Latest Places
  • Bar

    Hotel Nacional

    23-25 Hardware Lane, Melbourne

    Hotel Nacional is Hardware Lane's five-storey, totally gluten-free Mexican restaurant and bar.

  • Restaurant

    Crossley St Cantina

    30-32 Crossley Street, Melbourne

    Check out this popular laneway eatery for a sampling of Spanish fare and creative G&Ts.

  • Bar

    Ruby Dining

    189 Queen Street, Melbourne

    Two Melbourne restaurant groups have joined forces to create this all-day brasserie in the CBD.

  • Restaurant

    Little Molli

    66 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford

    Abbotsford's new all-day deli Little Molli comes from the minds behind some of Melbourne's best cafes, bars and restaurants.

  • Bar

    Molli

    20 Mollison Street, Abbotsford

    Molli is a neighbourhood bar and bistro from the minds behind Dessous, Hazel and Lilac Wine.

  • Bar

    Asado

    6 Riverside Quay, Southbank

    The 250-seat Southbank venue is working magic with an open fire pit and three-metre-long parilla grill.

  • Restaurant

    Prefisso 3088

    2 Hopkins Street, Greensborough

    With its relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and well-crafted authentic Italian pizzas, Prefisso 3088 is the kind of local pizzeria every suburb deserves.

  • Restaurant

    Tawooq

    109 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

    Tawooq is slinging loaded Lebanese sandwiches and wraps in Brunswick East — all for under $15.

  • Restaurant

    Woo399 Korean BBQ Restaurant

    399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

    Pick your meat from the fridge, pay at the counter and then cook up your own personalised KBBQ feast.

  • Restaurant

    p r o v a

    822 High Street, Thornbury

    Come Friday and Saturday evenings, Pastificio Sandro transforms from an Italian grocer specialising in fresh pasta into a hidden restaurant.

  • News

    Now Open: Orlo Is the New Three-Storey Bar and Restaurant Taking Over a Former 19th-Century Cordial Factory in Collingwood

    The historic Dyason Cordial Factory has been given a new lease of life thanks to a number of Melbourne hospo heavyweights.

  • News

    Voting in This Year's Chapel Champion Awards Could See Your Favourite Venue Win a $5000 Prize

    You can vote for your favourite bar, cafe, restaurant, toastie and more on and around Chapel Street.

  • News

    The Best Advice Ever: Tarts Anon's Gareth Whitton and Koko Black's Remco Brigou on the Value of Collaboration

    When a top chocolatier and pastry chef come together, magic happens — and this pair told us all about it.

  • News

    KFC's Latest Pop-Up Will Get You Celebrating a Chicken-Filled Midyear Christmas in the Blue Mountains

    At the Colonel's Lodge, you'll spend two nights in a wood-panelled mansion with unlimited KFC Christmas spreads to feast on.

  • News

    Coming Soon: Portuguese Restaurant Marmelo and Basement Bar Mr Mills Are Launching in the New Melbourne Place Hotel

    International restaurateurs Ross and Sunny Lusted are bringing a taste of Portugal and Spain to Melbourne with their two new CBD venues.

  • News

    Now Open: Abbotsford Has Scored a New Bistro, Bar, Deli and Cafe with Neighbouring Venues Molli and Little Molli

    These sibling venues come from the minds behind some of Melbourne's best cafes, bars and restaurants.

Latest Events
  • Event

    Longlegs

    Thursday, July 18 - Wednesday, August 14, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Featuring Nicolas Cage as its namesake and 'It Follows' star Maika Monroe as the FBI agent on his trail, this is horror at its most unshakeable.

  • Event

    When Night Comes — Broad Encounters

    Tuesday, June 11 - Saturday, August 3, 2024

    The Austral, Collingwood

    A dark, decadent and delicious evening awaits at this multi-sensory performance at The Austral.

  • Event

    Melbourne International Film Festival

    Thursday, August 8 - Sunday, August 25, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Movie lovers, rejoice: MIFF is back for another winter, filling Melbourne's cinemas with more than 250 films across 18 days in August.

  • Event

    Twisters

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    No one usually wants a storm to strike twice, but this disaster franchise has swirled up a second must-see, this time directed by 'Minari' Oscar-nominee Lee Isaac Chung.

  • Event

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Scarlett Johansson is a delight in this space-race rom-com co-starring Channing Tatum, but the 60s-set film itself is just entertaining enough.

  • Event

    MaXXXine

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Mia Goth mesmerises again in this follow-up to 'X' and 'Pearl', which is the stylish, witty and gory 80s-set third effort that this horror franchise firmly deserves.

  • Event

    Kinds of Kindness

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    After 'The Favourite' and 'Poor Things', Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos are three from three with this spiky triptych with an award-winning trio of performances by Jesse Plemons.

  • Event

    Winter Gin Market

    Friday, July 26 - Saturday, July 27, 2024

    The Craft & Co., Collingwood

    Taste and buy some of Australia's best gins at this two-day winter showcase at Smith Street's The Craft & Co.

  • Event

    'The Lord of the Rings' Marathon — Extended Edition

    Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28, 2024

    Select cinemas in Melbourne, Various locations

    Stock up on lembas bread to make it through all three films, back to back and in their extended forms, on the big screen.

  • Event

    The Bikeriders

    Thursday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy rev up this intimate and absorbing biker saga, which draws from a 60s photojournalism book of the same name.

  • Guide

    Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Melbourne's CBD

    Make time to visit these CBD cafes and never turn up to work hungry again.

  • News

    Vivid Cafe and Lounge Is Now Open for Dinner — and It's Slinging $29 All-You-Can-Eat Thai Feasts Every Weekend

    The Hawthorn cafe has now extended its opening hours, serving up dinner and drinks till late — as well as one of the best all-you-can-eat deals in town.

  • Guide

    The 23 Best Places for Late-Night Eats in Melbourne

    Here’s where to find minimally regrettable (and actually good) nosh that you can get on the other side of midnight.

  • News

    Now Open: Two Melbourne Restaurant Groups Have Joined Forces to Create the CBD's New All-Day Brasserie Ruby Dining

    This contemporary brasserie is the brainchild of three hospo heavyweights who collectively own eight drinking and dining venues in Melbourne — with Ruby their ninth jewel in the crown.

  • News

    Now Open: You Can Play Free Pool and Tuck Into Med-Inspired Loaded Sangas at The Continental in Collingwood

    This is a takeaway joint at its heart, but you're more than welcome to stick around and play pool with other customers.

  • News

    Coming Soon: Chris Lucas Is Bringing Two New Restaurants to Bourke Street's Billion-Dollar Office Tower in Spring 2026

    The "new-style Chinese" restaurant and "sophisticated Mediterranean" diner are slated to open in 2026.

  • News

    Now Open: Drop by Brunetti Classico's New Coburg Concept Store for Cake Consultations and Takeaway Bites

    Either nab your favourite Brunetti torta to take home, or team up with a cake consultant to dream up your own delicious masterpiece.

  • News

    Josh Niland's Latest Cookbook Has Won One of the Top Gongs at the 2024 James Beard Awards

    Chinese Australian food writer Hetty Lui McKinnon was also named among this year's top cookbook authors, illustrators, designers and food journalists.

  • News

    Grazeland Is Getting the Winter Wonderland Treatment with Falling Snow, Firepits and Plenty of Mulled Wine

    Cosy up by the firepits while tucking into dumplings, raclette, curries and hot jam doughnuts.

  • News

    It's Official: Neil Perry Has Been Named an Icon by One of the World's Top Culinary Awards

    The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2024 honoured the top Sydney chef with its coveted Woodford Reserve Icon Award.

  • News

    Coming Soon: Big Names From Grossi Group and Purple Pit Are Among the Folks Behind Med-Inspired Restaurant and Bar Orlo

    This multi-level Collingwood restaurant and bar is set to open soon within an 1880s cordial factory.

  • News

    Now Open: Hotel Nacional Is Hardware Lane's New Five-Storey, Totally Gluten-Free Mexican Restaurant and Bar

    The huge new CBD venue boasts a ten-strong margarita menu, a rooftop bar with city views, and an impressive lineup of tequila, mezcal and raicilla.

  • News

    We Challenged an Editor to Eat Nothing But 7-Eleven Food Using the Menulog App For a Week

    Our writer accepted a challenge to test just how convenient a convenience store can be.

  • News

    Important Doughnut News: Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away 100,000 Freebies for National Doughnut Day 2024

    If you love Krispy Kreme's sweet glazed doughnuts, the best day of the year is upon us again.

  • News

    Now Open: Mork's New Two-Storey Concept Store Is Home to Its Most-Experimental Creations

    The new site is showcasing the team's unconventional chocolate bars, elaborate drinking chocolates that never made it onto the menu, chocolate cocktail pairings and creative desserts.

  • News

    Now Open: Romanello Is Serving Loaded Sangas and Pizza by the Slice Across From the Queen Vic Market

    The team is sourcing the vast majority of its ingredients from local market traders.

  • News

    Just Like Its Meatless Meatballs, IKEA Is Now Serving Up Plant-Based Hot Dogs at Its Australian Stores

    That $2 hot dog on the way to the car now comes in a meat-free version made with rice protein, carrot, onion and apple.

  • Guide

    Melbourne's 23 Best Hearty Winter Roasts

    Warm up on a wintry weekend with juicy roast meats and plenty of gravy at these old-school Melbourne pubs and neighbourhood restaurants.

  • Guide

    The 33 Best Restaurants for Group Bookings in Melbourne

    These spots are large (and rowdy) enough to host all your mates for dinner.

  • News

    Josh and Julie Niland's Saint Peter Is the Only Australian Eatery on 2024's World's Top 50 Restaurants Longlist

    The Sydney seafood favourite is no stranger to accolades, and picks up some new global recognition before moving into new digs in July.

  • News

    Coming Soon: Grazeland's El Taco Team Is Running the Kitchens at Hotel Mexico and Bar Mexico

    The sites that formerly held Preston's Northside Food Hall and Yarraville's The Mersh will soon house big new Mexican diners.

  • News

    Now Open: Farro Has Brought Its Spelt Pasta and Sourdough Pizza to Moonee Ponds with Its Seventh Melbourne Outpost

    Woodfired pizzas, handmade pasta and a huge selection of vegan options are on offer at this new Italian diner on Puckle Street.

  • News

    You'll Find Flame-Cooked Eats, Hot Toddies, Live Gigs and a Silent Disco at QVM's 2024 Winter Night Market

    The long-running market is back to warm up your Wednesdays with a 13-week program of food, drinks, shopping and entertainment.

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