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FOOD & DRINK

Exciting and Vibrant New Melbourne Openings to Add to Your Must-Visit List

Discover you next favourite dish or drink at one of these fresh Melbourne haunts.
By Concrete Playground
September 03, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Food & Drink

    Anchovy's Lockdown Pop-Up Banh Mi Window Is Getting a Permanent Space

    The rotating menu of contemporary banh mi has proved such a hit, it'll be sticking around for good.

  • Food & Drink

    Robata Is the Fiery New Japanese Grill Restaurant From the San Telmo Crew

    Expect charcoal-grilled yakitori skewers and reworked classic cocktails in a neon-dressed space, plucked from the streetscapes of Tokyo.

  • Food & Drink

    The Newest 400 Gradi Has Rolled Into Mornington With a Restaurant, Bar, Gelateria and Delicatessen

    Head coastward for award-winning pizzas, seafood specials and some very snazzy cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Chris Lucas' New Restaurant Society Is Set to Open Next Week

    The newest resident of 80 Collins has been three years in the making.

  • Food & Drink

    Pasta Poetry is Fairfield's New One-Stop Pasta Shop with Hand-Rolled Ox Cheek Cappelletti

    Slinging a range of expertly crafted pasta varieties, sauces and extras to help you reach new pasta night heights.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney's Cajun-Inspired Seafood Chain Kickin' Inn Has Opened Its First Melbourne Outpost

    Saucy seafood by the bag has landed in Port Melbourne — and cutlery is very much optional.

  • Food & Drink

    The Newly Revamped Penny Black Is Set to Reopen as Part of Welcome To Brunswick

    It'll become a late-night live music venue and beer garden from the Welcome to Brunswick crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Le Bajo Is the Japanese-Inspired North Melbourne Milkbar Serving Up Fluffy Fruit and Katsu Sandos

    Combining a love of Japanese food and Australian milk bars, Le Bajo is North Melbourne’s newest destination for fluffy shokupan bread and house-roasted coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    Aru Is the New Technique-Driven CBD Restaurant From the Sunda Crew

    It's showcasing ingredients and ancient techniques from the days of pre-colonial trade between Southeast Asia and Australia.

  • Food & Drink

    Craft Brewery Deeds Is Opening a Taproom and Bar in Melbourne's South-East

    The 150-person venue launches this weekend — and it's got a massive 28 beer tap list.

  • Food & Drink

    Sarah Sands Hotel Is the New 167-Year-Old Pub With a $3 Million Facelift

    Expect revamped classic pub grub and a weekly meat-free meat tray raffle.

  • Food & Drink

    Warkop Is Richmond's New 15-Seater Cafe Serving Indonesian-Inspired Sandwiches

    An ex-Navi sous chef and a veteran barista are paying homage to their roots.

  • Food & Drink

    Australia's First Non-Alcoholic and Hangover-Free Bar Has Opened in Melbourne

    The new project from booze-free gin producer Brunswick Aces also features the country's first physical non-alcoholic bottle shop.

  • Food & Drink

    Andrew McConnell's Morning Market Now Has a New Southside Outpost

    Their signature curation of market-inspired sandwiches, gourmet groceries and pantry goodies has landed in Prahran.

  • Food & Drink

    Sixty Smith Is the New Collingwood Bar and Restaurant From the Fitzroy Beer Garden Crew

    Head in for crafty cocktails, local art and a globe-trotting menu from an ex-MoVida chef.

  • Food & Drink

    Valhalla Is Collins Street's New Nordic-Inspired Underground Cocktail Lounge

    A moody after-work haunt with a drinks list that heroes Aussie spirits and locally foraged ingredients.

  • Food & Drink

    Hope St Radio Is Opening a Wine Bar and Music Space at the Revamped Collingwood Yards

    It'll be slinging natural wine, fresh pasta dishes and curated tunes from your favourite presenters.

  • Food & Drink

    Zero Gradi Is Opening Its Second Dessert Bar and Gelateria in Southbank

    From gelato to cannoli, this joint specialises in all of the Italian dessert favourites.

  • Food & Drink

    Stan's Deli & Sandwiches Is Malvern's New Modern Take on the Classic American Diner

    Roll in for Small Batch coffee and crafty sambos from a crew of hopso legends.

  • Food & Drink

    Marko Is South Melbourne Market's New Plant-Based Lunch Spot For Pitas, Burgers and Bowls

    With a former Rumi head chef in the kitchen, and a menu developed by Embla and Etta's Charley Snadden-Wilson.

  • Food & Drink

    Repeat Offender Is Bayside's New All-Day Tapas Fusion Joint with an Entirely Gluten Free Menu

    And it's pairing its Latin American-inspired fare with rum and tequila cocktails — and park views.

  • Food & Drink

    La Madonna Is the Luxe Hotel Bar and Restaurant Taking Over an Entire Floor Inside Next Melbourne

    Roll in for clever snacks and a creative drinks list filled with barrel-aged concoctions.

  • Food & Drink

    Lona Misa Is the Soon-to-Open Plant-Based Bar and Kitchen From Shannon Martinez and Ian Curley

    Launching next month, the all-day venue will be serving up a fresh take on vegan and vegetarian eats.

  • Food & Drink

    Hotel Fitzroy Is Brunswick Street's New Multi-Level Pub with an Italian Diner and a Rooftop Bar

    The 167-year-old Brunswick Street site has been reimagined, with renowned chef Maurizio Esposito heading up a brand-new kitchen offering.

  • Food & Drink

    Dom's Social Club Is the New Three-Level Pizzeria, Pool Room and Rooftop Bar in Melbourne's CBD

    The former Peaches and Cheek space has been transformed into a laidback spot that feels distinctly like an Italian social club.

  • Food & Drink

    Indu Is the New Restaurant Bringing a Taste of Sri Lanka and Southern India to the CBD

    You can pair egg hoppers with spiced chai old fashioneds at this atmospheric Collins Street restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    Poodle Upstairs Bar Is Now Open Two Nights a Week for Cocktail-Matched Snacking Sessions

    Poodle Bar & Bistro has scored a new upstairs sibling, serving signature sips, gourmet charcuterie and caviar two nights a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Nice Guys Is Victoria Street's New 70s-Inspired Microbrewery and Taproom

    It's pouring porters made using whole vanilla pods and mango-tinged NEIPAs in a retrofuturistic space on Victoria Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Bio Is the DOC Crew's New Restaurant Devoted to Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Fare

    It's serving up creative pasta dishes, spuntini-style starters and even a tiramisu — all of it done without meat or gluten.

  • Food & Drink

    Vesper Is South Yarra's New Mediterranean Bistro with a Secret Bar and Courtyard

    And there's an ex-Vue de Monde chef heading up the kitchen.

  • Food & Drink

    Handpicked Has Unveiled Its New Three-Level Cellar Door in the Packed 80 Collins Precinct

    The luxe venue boasts a cheese, charcuterie and wine bar, plus a retail space complete with an 'experience room'.

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