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3° & CLEAR SKY ON TUESDAY 25 JUNE IN MELBOURNE
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

        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

        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

        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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