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By Concrete Playground
December 28, 2016
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Melbourne's 50 Most Popular Restaurants of 2016

Catch up on the year's most buzzed-about establishments.
By Concrete Playground
December 28, 2016
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  • Food & Drink

    Spring and Summer

    An ex-Chin Chin chef opens a St Kilda restaurant for all seasons.

  • Food & Drink

    Astroluxe

    Breakfast luxury arrives in Bentleigh East.

  • Food & Drink

    Long Story Short - CLOSED

    Three words: Tim Tam pancakes.

  • Food & Drink

    Mukka

    Meet the new Indian restaurant packing a real punch.

  • Food & Drink

    Meletos

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

  • Food & Drink

    Kumo

    Izakaya-style dining at the Brunswick end of a worldly Lygon Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Royal Stacks

    An American-style burger joint with a frozen custard machine.

  • Food & Drink

    Hochi Mama

    This Vietnamese mama packs a real punch.

  • Food & Drink

    Noom Duck

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

  • Food & Drink

    Tetsujin

    Emporium's new sushi train and barbecue has a little something for every taste.

  • Food & Drink

    Skipping Girl Take Away - CLOSED

    Old-school burgers, milkshakes and some epic triple-cooked chips.

  • Food & Drink

    Tim Ho Wan

    The world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant has landed on Bourke Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Minamishima

    Down a narrow street just off Bridge Road, there is a quiet oasis of calm — and a journey to be taken. 

  • Food & Drink

    George Jones

    A polished all-day eatery not previously seen in the Pascoe Vale area.

  • Food & Drink

    Hinoki Japanese Pantry

    Sushi dreams are made of this.

  • Food & Drink

    Lot 3 - CLOSED

    Don’t underestimate the dishes at this small station-side spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Kines

    This Brunswick espresso bar is serving up more than just great coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    The Journal Cafe

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

  • Food & Drink

    Little Big Sugar Salt - CLOSED

    A cafe taking the guess work out of ordering.

  • Food & Drink

    Rustica Canteen - CLOSED

    Pre-work pastries: check.

  • Food & Drink

    Ichi Ichi Ku Izakaya

    Quality Japanese food, without the monstrous bill.

  • Food & Drink

    Operator25

    Breakfast, brunch or lunch — no matter how you operate.

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo Tina

    The third sister has been born, and she brings a Japanese edge to the family.

  • Food & Drink

    Lost Heaven

    A light and bright piece of Sichuan utopia.

  • Food & Drink

    Cumulus Inc.

    A sensory dream of outstanding food and beautiful design.

  • Food & Drink

    Motorhome Majestic - CLOSED

    Melbourne's burger kings have driven their buns out west.

  • Food & Drink

    The Baths Middle Brighton

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

  • Food & Drink

    Bowery to Williamsburg

    A taste of the USA with bagels, cronuts and some killer sandwiches.

  • Food & Drink

    Kitty Burns

    This Abbotsford cafe boasts riverside charm, ample outdoor seating and a vast selection of beverages and brilliant food.

  • Food & Drink

    Sezar

    A CBD restaurant championing contemporary Armenian food.

  • Food & Drink

    Cibi

    A picture of perfect design, balance and Japanese cafe fare.

  • Food & Drink

    Mama's Buoi

    Satisfy your Vietnam-eeds with this cheap and casual offering from the Roll'd crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Higher Ground

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

  • Food & Drink

    Manchester Press

    Typically Melbourne, unpretentiously awesome (with bagels).

  • Food & Drink

    Aunty Franklee

    Contemporary, affordable Malaysian food in an unassuming CBD location.

  • Food & Drink

    Empire Steak

    Melbourne's own steak sandwich-dedicated eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    St Cloud Eating House

    There’s more than just a silver lining on this cloud.

  • Food & Drink

    Tenpin Kitchen - CLOSED

    This restaurant's game is punchy and practiced.

  • Food & Drink

    Lankan Tucker

    This Brunswick West cafe proves there’s much more to Sri Lankan food than just rice and curry.

  • Food & Drink

    Austin's @ Mount Erica Hotel - CLOSED

    A new kitchen, an old hotel and an ex-MoVida chef.

  • Food & Drink

    Santoni

    The Hawthorn pizza bar now does breakfast — and with panoramic views to boot.

  • Food & Drink

    Mörk Chocolate Brew House

    It's a sensory explosion of smoke and spritz at Mörk's Chocolate Brew House.

  • Food & Drink

    Punchbowl Canteen

    A Port Melbourne cafe with its own wood fire oven.

  • Food & Drink

    Schmucks Bagels

    Don't be a fool — try these bagels.

  • Food & Drink

    Mammoth

    Melbourne's latest brunch darling takes the concept of cafe food to new heights.

  • Food & Drink

    Hawker Boys

    Asian fusion hawker food in Hardware Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    Second Home

    A cafe-goers home among the gumtrees.

  • Food & Drink

    Rock Sugar

    One of Melbourne's best Thai chefs comes to the kitchen at this sweet South Yarra spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Sartoria

    Housed in a former dressmaking workshop, this Preston café now showcases a more edible kind of handiwork.

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