Some days, only a paddock-to-plate feed beside a surf pool will do. On other days, you find yourself craving nothing but a hearty hot pot feast with mates. Thankfully, whatever food mood you're in — bagels, Basque-inspired fare or bottomless brunch, too — Melbourne has something to keep your stomach satisfied.
Of course, you're already down with all that, since you've treated your tastebuds to all of these offerings so far in 2021. You've constantly searched for new and exciting places to try this year, and these are the results.
Our most-viewed restaurants and cafes of 2021 so far provide a snapshot of the city's favourite recent food finds, not to mention a peer-approved roadmap of spots to visit (either for the first time or the fifth). Use this list to reminisce on some of your best recent eats or as a guide to plotting that next great meal of 2021.