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.
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Published on July 08, 2024
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    Gimlet at Cavendish House

    33 Russell Street, Melbourne

    Andrew McConnell's elegant cocktail bar and European bistro serves up caviar, champagne and truffles aplenty.

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    Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya

    127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

    Find a stacked menu with both traditional and wildly fun contemporary Japanese eats at this Brunswick Street haunt.

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    Tsukiji Restaurant

    237 High Street, Prahran

    Dine in at this unique Japanese restaurant, where you pick your fresh seafood from the deli fridge and then watch on as the chefs turn it into a hyper-personalised sashimi platter for two.

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    180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    Lobster rolls and karaoke, together at last.

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    164 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    From the minds behind Liminal and Common Ground Project comes this after-work go-to for cocktails and clever contemporary bites.

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    Akaiito Restaurant

    349-351 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    Home to excellent a la carte Japanese eats, omakase experiences and a private dining room with immersive visual projections.

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    80 Collins Street, Melbourne

    This dramatic venue from Chris Lucas features two restaurants and a glam cocktail lounge.

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    Aru Restaurant

    268 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

    This considered offering heroes cooking techniques from eras past and a surprising fusion of flavours.

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    The Waiters Restaurant

    20 Meyers Place, Melbourne

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

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    Sebastian Beach Grill & Bar

    26 Esplanade, Williamstown

    This Basque-inspired waterfront bistro grills seafood and pours sangria on a sprawling shaded deck right on the sand.

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    212 High Street, Windsor

    The Windsor restaurant has gone back to its roots, serving up stacks of seafood and Mediterranean eats.

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    Supper Inn

    15 Celestial Avenue, Melbourne

    A long-standing Chinatown institution, where the frills are minimal, the Cantonese eats are generous and the dinner service kicks on till the wee hours.

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    Panda Hot Pot

    100 Victoria Street, Carlton

    The former Dracula's site is now home to an international sichuan hot pot chain.

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    175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    Chris Lucas's three storeys of Japanese grandeur in the heart of Melbourne.

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    Victoria by Farmer's Daughters

    2 Swanston Street, Melbourne

    A love letter to the people and produce of Victoria's diverse regions, featuring a 3000-bottle wine library and a rotating 'region in residence' menu.

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    Yulongfu Steamed Buns Restaurant

    136 Bourke Street, Melbourne

    Xiao long bao steals the show at this Shanghainese dumpling restaurant — especially the luxe black truffle variety.

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    142-144 Greville Street, Prahran

    Dine like a Parisian — late, simple, with fries.

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    Shira Nui

    247 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

    The interiors might be underwhelming but the food is anything but.

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    60 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

    The team has collectively worked at Attica, Cutler & Co, The Roving Marrow and Rosetta.

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    Grossi Florentino

    80 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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

Top image: Etta by Annika Kafcaloudis.

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