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Melbourne Bars and Restaurants with a Notable Wine List

Restaurants that take their Chenin Blanc as seriously as their souffle. No plonk here.
By Shannon Connellan
February 16, 2017
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Melbourne Bars and Restaurants with a Notable Wine List

Restaurants that take their Chenin Blanc as seriously as their souffle. No plonk here.
By Shannon Connellan
February 16, 2017
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  • Food & Drink

    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.

  • Food & Drink

    The Royal Mail Hotel

    The Royal Mail Hotel plates up intelligent food from a serious kitchen in the 'middle of nowhere'.

  • Food & Drink

    Gerald's Bar

    North Carlton's unchallenged eternal gem.

  • Food & Drink

    Mamasita

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

  • Food & Drink

    Rosetta

    Rosetta steers away from anything famed chef Neil Perry has done before by delving into all things Italian.

  • Food & Drink

    Estelle

    Celebrated chef Scott Pickett has combined Estelle Bistro and ESP to create one venue celebrating wining, dining and everything in between.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Restaurant & Bar

    A Japanese sharing menu and a killer sake list.

  • Food & Drink

    Anada

    Tapas, tap wine and a sexy interior.

  • Food & Drink

    Bellota Wine Bar

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

  • Food & Drink

    Syracuse Restaurant and Wine Bar

    Share plates and a Champagne cart. Divine.

  • Food & Drink

    Neighbourhood Wine

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

  • Food & Drink

    Bomba

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

  • Food & Drink

    Eureka 89

    Degustation dining with one hell of a view.

  • Food & Drink

    The European

    A cultural institution that is worth as many visits as a lifetime can suffice.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Idda

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

  • Food & Drink

    Panama Dining Room

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

  • Food & Drink

    Gingerboy

    Part opium den, part cosmopolitan outpost, this dark and sultry South-East Asian hawker-style den bursts for attention.

  • Food & Drink

    Jimmy Watson's

    Among the best-kept secret rooftops.

  • Food & Drink

    Ezard

    First-rate feasting with experience, elegance and eloquence.

  • Food & Drink

    Epocha

    The epitome of European hospitality.

  • Food & Drink

    Movida Aqui

    Tapas and sherry from the best.

  • Food & Drink

    Baby Pizza

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

  • Food & Drink

    Pastuso

    Fun, convivial Peruvian dining in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Cookie

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

  • Food & Drink

    City Wine Shop

    The best people watching, wine sipping spot on Spring Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Tonka

    Accessible Indian-inspired cuisine with a fine dining twist.

  • Food & Drink

    Heartattack and Vine

    The new Italian kid on the Carlton block is cool, comfy and serves chicchetti all night.

  • Food & Drink

    France-Soir

    Melbourne's quintessential French bistro.

  • Food & Drink

    Grossi Florentino

    Littered with Italian murals and quintessentially traditional food, this Italian institution has been pumping since '28.

  • Food & Drink

    Cafe Di Stasio

    The upper echelons of elegance, service and rich Italian food. 

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Bar & Eatery

    With great views and even better food, this is one platform you won't mind getting delayed on. 

  • Food & Drink

    Underwood Wine Bar

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

  • Food & Drink

    Saint.Urban

    High-class fare without the attitude.

  • Food & Drink

    Cicciolina

    A bayside pioneer, bringing Italy down under since 1993.

  • Food & Drink

    Lamaro's Bodega

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

  • Food & Drink

    Kirk's Wine Bar

    A quaint city wine bar sans pretension.

  • Food & Drink

    Marion

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

  • Food & Drink

    Smithward

    A new Smith Street small bar with a well-selected wine list and a Parisian aperitif-style menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Embla

    Raise a glass to Melbourne’s wine bar renaissance.

  • Food & Drink

    Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

    Heston's take on classic Victorian dishes will have you wondering why they went out of style in the first place. 

  • Food & Drink

    Meletos

    Dine on premium Modern European dishes with panoramic views of Victoria’s wine region.

  • Food & Drink

    Comptoir Cellar & Bar

    A boutique bottle shop and wine bar beneath a Collingwood apartment building.

  • Food & Drink

    The Recreation

    A Fitzroy North wine bar, bottle shop and bistro doing considered comfort food.

  • Food & Drink

    Hogget Kitchen

    For those thirsty for great wine, the freshest of produce and stunning scenery, the drive to this regional Gippsland restaurant is well worth it.

  • Food & Drink

    Neptune Food & Wine

    An ambitious two-level Windsor wine bar with a 'fireplace lounge' and 'cocktail saloon'.

  • Food & Drink

    Supernormal Canteen

    Andrew McConnell's gone more casual with his canteen, serving up highballs, fancy cup noodles and, yes, those lobster rolls.

  • Food & Drink

    Project Forty Nine

    It’s a little slice of Beechworth in the suburbs.

  • Food & Drink

    Pt Leo Estate

    A 134-hectare Mornington Peninsula property boasting an evolving sculpture garden and a former Rockpool chef.

  • Food & Drink

    Ryne

    Acclaimed chef Donovan Cooke is offering up a modern riff on classic French flavours.

  • Food & Drink

    Lello Pasta Bar

    Serving up Italian breakfasts, early morning cocktails and eight types of regional pastas on Flinders Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    Juliet

    Punch Lane's basement raclette, jazz and wine bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Carolina

    Sleek lines, warm smiles and impeccable stuzzichini.

  • Food & Drink

    Kisume

    Chris Lucas's three storeys of Japanese grandeur.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Saracen

    Punch Lane's modern Middle Eastern diner.

  • Food & Drink

    Mjolner

    Melbourne's Thor-inspired bar and restaurant riffs on the feasting halls of Valhalla.

  • Food & Drink

    Natural History Public Bar

    The Collins Street eatery has relaunched with a more laidback vibe, a gastropub menu and a weekday happy hour.

  • Food & Drink

    Congress

    You'll find everything from 6.30am coffee to late-night sangas at this Collingwood wine bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Tipico

    Windsor's new modern Italian eatery with local flavours and a sleek design.

  • Food & Drink

    Willow Wine Cafe

    Here, you can drop-in before work for a Five Senses coffee, then after for a glass of Victorian wine.

  • Food & Drink

    Wickens at The Royal Mail Hotel

    Dunkeld's fine diner where you can indulge in degustations and a 28,000-bottle wine cellar surrounded by bush.

  • Food & Drink

    Brae

    Dan Hunter's acclaimed Great Ocean Road fine diner.

  • Food & Drink

    Doot Doot Doot

    Jackalope Hotel's opulent fine diner.

  • Food & Drink

    Innocent Bystander

    The Yarra Valley winemaker's Healesville venue is part cellar door, part pumping wine bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Ishizuka

    The eatery specialises in a balanced kaiseki by acclaimed Japanese chef Tomotaka Ishizuka.

  • Food & Drink

    Movida Lorne

    The Spanish restaurant's first out-of-town outpost is smack-bang on the beach.

  • Food & Drink

    Luton Lane Wine Bar

    A sleek haven of wine and Spanish bar snacks in Hawthorn.

  • Food & Drink

    Lupo

    Chef Scott Pickett's Collingwood pasta bar with spanner crab lasagne, squid ink linguine and a 120-strong wine list.

  • Food & Drink

    Daughter In Law

    Jessi Singh's rule-breaking Indian restaurant has naan pizza and 70s Bollywood tunes.

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