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7° & CLEAR SKY ON THURSDAY 27 JUNE IN MELBOURNE
By Shannon Connellan
February 03, 2017
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Melbourne Restaurants and Bars Perfect for a Business Lunch

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By Shannon Connellan
February 03, 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

    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

    Captains of Industry

    Still one of the best hidden gems in Melbourne’s CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Captain Melville

    See what a bushranger can teach you about savouring the moment.

  • Food & Drink

    The Meatball and Wine Bar

    A restaurant rife with innuendo and good-quality fare.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Restaurant & Bar

    A Japanese sharing menu and a killer sake list.

  • Food & Drink

    Chin Chin

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

  • 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

    The Grain Store

    A little slice of comfort with damn fine food on Flinders Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    Syracuse Restaurant and Wine Bar

    Share plates and a Champagne cart. Divine.

  • Food & Drink

    Ladro

    A touch of Italy with a Melbourne sensibility.

  • Food & Drink

    Robert Burns Hotel

    A little slice of Spain on Smith Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Captain Baxter

    Drink rum punch under the new retractable roof — while staring out at one of Melbourne's best beachfront views.

  • Food & Drink

    The European

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

  • Food & Drink

    Trunk Bar & Restaurant

    A unique package in the heart of the city.

  • Food & Drink

    Spoonbill

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

  • Food & Drink

    Arthur Radley

    Contemporary yet timeless fine dining from a literary treasure.

  • Food & Drink

    D.O.C Pizza and Mozzarella Bar

    Enjoy the simple life and eat like a true Italian.

  • Food & Drink

    Hellenic Republic

    Greek food and a whole lot of Hellenic soul.

  • Food & Drink

    Pabu Grill & Sake

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

  • Food & Drink

    Rita's Cafeteria

    A beacon of friendly service leading the renaissance of Abbotsford.

  • Food & Drink

    The Grand Hotel Dining Room

    A Melbourne gastro-discovery that one can only be shown and not told.

  • Food & Drink

    Ocha

    Elegant Japanese fare that is lively and unforgettable.

  • Food & Drink

    Fitzrovia

    From field to table, Victorian produce at its best.

  • Food & Drink

    Gingerboy

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

  • Food & Drink

    Ezard

    First-rate feasting with experience, elegance and eloquence.

  • Food & Drink

    Feast of Merit

    Sip coffee and tuck into Middle Eastern fare with a clear conscience.

  • Food & Drink

    Epocha

    The epitome of European hospitality.

  • Food & Drink

    Ruyi

    Dumplings and wine done differently.

  • Food & Drink

    Taxi Kitchen

    A new era of dining at Taxi.

  • Food & Drink

    Fatto Bar & Cantina

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

  • Food & Drink

    Movida Aqui

    Tapas and sherry from the best.

  • Food & Drink

    Cumulus Inc.

    A sensory dream of outstanding food and beautiful design.

  • Food & Drink

    400 Gradi

    Some of the city’s — and in fact, the world’s — best pizza.

  • Food & Drink

    Fonda Flinders Lane

    Another member of this Mexican dynasty joins Flinders Lane for a bit of fun.

  • Food & Drink

    Baby Pizza

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

  • Food & Drink

    Oriental Teahouse

    Teahouse, retail store and full-blown Chinese restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    Merchant Osteria Veneta

    A Venetian celebration within a thoroughly modern Melbourne setting.

  • Food & Drink

    The Post Office Hotel

    A refined gastro-pub experience in bare bones Coburg.

  • Food & Drink

    Kong

    The Korean barbecue king of Church Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Araliya

    St Kilda's sweetest Sri Lankan restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    The Kettle Black

    The humble cafe takes on a whole new form with the new one from the Top Paddock team.

  • Food & Drink

    Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar

    Spot on modern Asian CBD dining from the lady herself.

  • Food & Drink

    The Botanical

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

  • Food & Drink

    Pastuso

    Fun, convivial Peruvian dining in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Gazi

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

  • Food & Drink

    Gradi Crown

    Bigger, louder and shinier than before, Gradi 2.0 opens at Crown.

  • Food & Drink

    East

    Szechuan chicken, Shangainese pork ribs and those Hutong dumplings.

  • Food & Drink

    The Post

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

  • Food & Drink

    Cookie

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

  • Food & Drink

    Tonka

    Accessible Indian-inspired cuisine with a fine dining twist.

  • Food & Drink

    Tipo 00

    You won't find any superfoods here — just rich Italian comfort food and big, buttery bowls of pasta.

  • Food & Drink

    St Hotel

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

  • Food & Drink

    Flower Drum

    Elegance and attention to detail at one of Melbourne's oldest Chinese restaurants.

  • 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

    L'Hotel Gitan

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

  • 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

    Sezar

    A CBD restaurant championing contemporary Armenian food.

  • Food & Drink

    Rosa's Canteen

    Rosa Mitchell has opened up a second spot in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Bistro Vue

    The piece of the Vue de Monde pie that's a little more casual (and affordable).

  • Food & Drink

    Lost Heaven

    A light and bright piece of Sichuan utopia.

  • Food & Drink

    Harley House

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

  • 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

    New Shanghai

    Next-level food court dumpling dining.

  • Food & Drink

    Din Tai Fung Emporium

    Dumpling magic from the ultimate dumpling masters.

  • Food & Drink

    Sun Moth Canteen & Bar

    Coffee, wine and wi-fi in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    GG Restaurant & Bar

    Earnest European fare in East Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Entrecote

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Journal Cafe

    A reliable Flinders Lane cafe that's open late each night.

  • Food & Drink

    Tenpin Kitchen

    This restaurant's game is punchy and practiced.

  • Food & Drink

    Hutong Peking Duck & Dumpling

    This Prahran branch does great dumplings, but doesn't quite live up to its name when it comes to peking duck.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Flinders Lane

    Australia’s own masters of contemporary Japanese dining have welcomed a new culinary hotspot to their growing brood.

  • Food & Drink

    Hobba

    A tyre factory transformed into one of Prahran’s prime cafes.

  • Food & Drink

    Supernormal

    Lobster rolls and karaoke, together at last.

  • Food & Drink

    Cecconi's

    Top-notch Italian food. Essential Melbourne dining.

  • Food & Drink

    A25 CBD

    This corner coffee bar and restaurant serves up pizza, pasta and sweet things all day, every day.

  • Food & Drink

    Philippe

    The French chef's new venture features his signature rotisserie chook.

  • Food & Drink

    Higher Ground

    The Kettle Black team have opened a mammoth new CBD cafe — and it's a beauty.

  • Food & Drink

    The Baths Middle Brighton

    Fantastic fine dining paired with floor-to-ceiling views over the bay.

  • Food & Drink

    Noom Duck

    An ex-Chin Chin chef is cooking Asian fusion and seafood by the water in Port Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    David's

    Authentic Chinese fare hidden away from the hubbub of Chapel Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Red Door Yum Cha

    Quality yum cha housed in an antiques and furniture store.

  • Food & Drink

    Roxborough

    A beautifully balanced all-day Acland Street eatery from the owners of Fitzrovia.

  • Food & Drink

    Long Chim

    David Thompson's acclaimed Thai restaurant has come to Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Stokehouse

    It's been a long time coming, but the St Kilda institution is back.

  • Food & Drink

    Uncle Collins Street

    Casual Vietnamese fare in a breezy CBD space.

  • Food & Drink

    Osteria Ilaria

    A CBD wine bar and Italian eatery from the pasta kings next door at Tipo 00.

  • Food & Drink

    Neptune Food & Wine

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

  • Food & Drink

    The George on Collins

    This basement CBD venue has a Vietnamese-inspired food and drinks menu by MasterChef Khanh Ong.

  • Food & Drink

    Massi

    Your CBD pitstop for all things Sicilian — including Aperitivo Hour.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Carolina

    Sleek lines, warm smiles and impeccable stuzzichini.

  • Food & Drink

    Kisume

    Chris Lucas's three storeys of Japanese grandeur.

  • Food & Drink

    Saxe

    Delicately plated Modern Australian cuisine in the legal district.

  • Food & Drink

    Palermo

    An Argentinian restaurant serving up smoky meats and bold red wines in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Saracen

    Punch Lane's modern Middle Eastern diner.

  • 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

    Ciao Cielo

    This refined Italian eatery in a historic courthouse will transport you to Tuscany for the night.

  • Food & Drink

    Tipico

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Smith Restaurant

    Escape the bustling High Street, and chill out in the courtyard of this sleek gastropub.

  • Food & Drink

    St. Moritz St Kilda

    Australia’s 1900s ice-hockey scene lives on in the heart of this St Kilda resident.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bank on Collins

    Finally a bank you might actually want to visit.

  • Food & Drink

    The Meat & Wine Co Southbank

    Get your meat fix in the middle of the CBD at this soaring three-level steakhouse.

  • Food & Drink

    Common Man

    There's nothing common about this pub, from an ice-skating rink to raging fire pit, it's full of surprises.

  • Food & Drink

    Kingston Hotel

    Enjoy tasty house-made pasta, in one of Richmond's finest beer gardens

  • Food & Drink

    Swan Hotel

    Glide in and grab a pint or dance away the night in this classic Richmond bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Woolshed

    A waterfront gastropub where you can relax and soak in your surroundings.

  • Food & Drink

    Royal Saxon

    This bar-bistro hybrid has a little something for everyone.

  • Food & Drink

    Garcon Paris Steakhouse

    A French CBD bistro inspired by Parisian steakhouses.

  • Food & Drink

    Builders Arms Hotel

    Andrew McConnell's refined pub offers British-inflected fare, a strong wine selection and a lovely little courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunetti

    A Melbourne cafe institution has a modern makeover on Flinders Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    State of Grace

    The CBD venue has reopened in a new and improved location complete with a hidden drinking den.

  • Food & Drink

    Kazuki's Restaurant

    The acclaimed fine diner has brought its famed Japanese fare from regional Victoria to Carlton.

  • Food & Drink

    Mya Tiger

    An opulent Cantonese eatery inside St Kilda's new-look Espy.

  • Food & Drink

    Prince Dining Room

    An all-day St Kilda restaurant in the former Circa space.

  • Food & Drink

    400 Gradi Yarra Valley

    The Neapolitan-style restaurant opens its latest digs — in a winery.

  • Food & Drink

    King & Godfree

    The 135-year-old institution has been reborn as a three-level Italian food mecca.

  • Food & Drink

    Hardware Societe

    A sprawling new cafe that marks the second CBD venue for the Melbourne institution.

  • Food & Drink

    St Giles

    An elegant wine bar, cellar and restaurant hidden up above a Camberwell shopping centre.

  • Food & Drink

    Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse

    A steak and pasta joint inspired by the steakhouses of New York.

  • Food & Drink

    Isan Soul Thai Street Food

    Eat spicy northeastern Thai-style street food surrounded by colourful tuk-tuks at this CBD spot.

  • Mister Munro

    An all-day dining room and bar in Melbourne's historic old 'dry hotel'.

  • Food & Drink

    Liminal

    An all-day CBD dining hub from the team behind Top Paddock and Higher Ground.

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