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By Tom Clift
September 05, 2015
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The Best Steaks in Melbourne

Strictly for carnivores.
By Tom Clift
September 05, 2015
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  • Food & Drink

    Cutler & Co.

    Fine dining at one of the best restaurants in the country.

  • Food & Drink

    Epocha

    The epitome of European hospitality.

  • Food & Drink

    The European

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

  • Food & Drink

    Longhorn Saloon - CLOSED

    Carlton gets its own Le Bon Ton-style saloon.

  • Food & Drink

    Estelle

    Celebrated chef Scott Pickett has combined Estelle Bistro and ESP to create one venue celebrating wining, dining and everything in between.

  • Food & Drink

    San Telmo

    Inspired by Argentina’s vibrant culture, San Telmo offers authentic food and wine to match.

  • Food & Drink

    L'Hotel Gitan

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

  • Food & Drink

    France-Soir

    Melbourne's quintessential French bistro.

  • Food & Drink

    Neighbourhood Wine

    With a history steeped in Melbourne Mafia, this bar brings a cosy, speakeasy-style space to Fitzroy North.

  • Food & Drink

    Stray Neighbour

    The new neighbour set to elevate the dining scene of Preston.

  • Food & Drink

    Northern Git

    Sophisticated British comfort food adds a much-needed destination to Thornbury's dining options.

  • Food & Drink

    Captain Melville

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

  • Food & Drink

    New Melbourne Openings to Put in Your Diary

    The newbies we're counting the days for.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to Beechworth, King Valley and Surrounds

    Camp in the King Valley, pick your own prosecco and downward dog with goats — there's more to northeast Victoria than cellar doors, and those are pretty excellent, too.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to Bilpin and Surrounds

    Now's the perfect time to take a drive along the Bells Line of Road for summer fruits, garden walks and cute cabins stays.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Bubble Tea Shops in Melbourne

    From mega chains and traditional Taiwanese operators to a very 'Melbourne' coffee version and all the cheese foam you could ask for.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to the Adelaide Hills

    This acclaimed wine region is home to a pizzeria in a 130-year-old church, a gin distillery, a historic German settlement and even a giant rocking horse — all just half an hour from Adelaide.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to Kangaroo Island

    While the west side of the South Australian island has been recently ravaged by bushfires, the eastern half — and its wineries, beaches, oyster farms and accommodation — are still open and as beautiful as ever.

  • Food & Drink

    Ten Stunning Restaurants and Bars That Are Located in Melbourne's Most Historic Buildings

    You can have brunch in a 150-year-old heritage-listed mansion, drink gin in a former red light district cottage and eat pasta in what was one of Melbourne's first synagogues.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nine Ways to Score Cheap and Discounted Theatre Tickets in Melbourne

    Yes, it is possible to see a show for less than 30 bucks — you just need to get in at the right time.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Best New Restaurants of 2019

    These are the places that you need to try — or revisit — as soon as you can.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Nine Best Coastal Walks Near Melbourne

    It's time to get off of the couch and onto the coast.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Rivers for Swimming In Near Melbourne

    Skip the overcrowded sands of Port Phillip Bay in favour of floating upstream.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Best New Year's Events Happening Around Melbourne to Help You Ring in 2020

    Ring in the new year with tunes, a roaring 20s-themed soirée or a boozy pool party.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Spots to Eat and Drink by the Beach In and Around Melbourne

    We may not have Sydney's abundance of beaches, but we do have this nice little list that still gives you options from Williamstown to St Kilda and Portsea to Lorne.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Best Dog-Friendly Bars, Cafes and Restaurants

    All of your friends — most importantly, those furry ones with four legs — are welcome at these friendly haunts.

  • Food & Drink

    Eight Melbourne Bars with Views for Days

    Let your worries sashay away as you take in the views with an ice-cold brew at these bars with backdrops.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Ice Cream and Gelato Joints in Melbourne

    Whether you like your scoops creamy, salty, vegan or ensconced in a fairy floss cloud, you can find them here.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Melbourne

    Fried chicken is basically a food group in itself — and at these ten top chook spots, you can have it waffles for breakfast, in a burger for lunch or sticky and sweet for dinner.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Picnic Spots in Melbourne

    Wait till the weather is just right, then fill your esky with cold beer, natural wine and an oversupply of snacks and get picnicking.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Places to Get a Hearty Vegetarian Feed in Melbourne

    Meat may be off the menu, but there's still plenty of flavour to be found.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Summer Day Trips Out of Melbourne

    Secluded beaches, camel rides, beachside cafes and air-conditioned art galleries are all just a road trip away.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Seven of the Spookiest Events Happening in Melbourne This Halloween

    From blood-curdling simulations to horror movie screenings and spooky parties, here's where to get your scares this Halloween.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Spots for a Boozy Brunch in Melbourne

    Swap your muesli for a mimosa, your coffee pot for endless flutes of champagne, and ruin all regular brunches forever more.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Melbourne's Most Extraordinary Spa Experiences

    Treat yourself to a Japanese-style massage, a bath overlooking the city or an incredibly opulent treatment paired with bottomless champagne.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Get Oysters Under $2 in Melbourne Every Day of the Week

    Whether it's Monday night or Sunday afternoon, here's where you can find oysters for pocket change.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Beach Camping Spots in Victoria

    Pitch your tent, then into the surf with you.

  • Food & Drink

    Seven Food Festivals Happing in Melbourne That Will Help You Eat and Drink Very Well This Spring

    This spring you can spend a weekend winery hopping, eat dumplings from around the world or indulge at not one, but two cheese festivals.

  • Food & Drink

    Five Places Where You Can Get Next-Level Crumpets in Melbourne

    Toast stands no chance against these golden, holey rounds — especially when they're topped with lemon curd, mushroom jam or pecorino and honey.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Incredibly Epic Australian Beaches You Need to Swim In at Least Once in Your Life

    We've got some of the most idyllic white-sanded and blue-hued beaches in the world — and these are the ones you should add to your bucket list.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Cafes for Working or Studying in Melbourne

    Pull up a stool and get working (with a coffee in hand) at these laptop-friendly cafes.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Weird and Wonderful Festivals to Track Down Around Australia

    Plan your next holiday around one of these out-there festivals with naked frisbee contests, beer-can boats, synchronised Nutbush dances and a surprising amount of ABBA.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Five Spectacular Waterfalls to Visit Near Melbourne

    Get out of the city and explore some of Victoria's most phenomenal falls.

  • Food & Drink

    Eight Mornington Peninsula Cafes Worthy of a Weekend Road Trip

    Take a break from beach walks and wine tastings to refuel at one of these top-notch cafes.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Places to Treat Your Mum on Mother's Day (Or Any Day)

    Try slightly harder than your favourite sticky dive bar.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Seven Extremely Cosy Cabins Around Australia That You Can Escape To This Winter

    Instead of hibernating at home, bundle yourself up and head to an off-grid log cabin, a snow-covered heated hut or a tiny house with an outdoor glass-walled bath.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne Bars Where You Can Drink Alone with a Book

    Get cosy with a paperback and good plonk at these comfy (and relatively quiet) bars.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Bike Rides In and Around Melbourne

    From leisurely city rides to stunning coastal climbs, here are the best spots to glide around on two wheels.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Most Unusual Swimming Holes to Try Around Melbourne

    Don't stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Restaurants for Big Groups in Melbourne

    These spots are large (and rowdy) enough to host all your mates for dinner.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Best High Teas for When You Want to Feel a Little Bit Fancy

    From the gin-filled to the ultra decadent chocolate spreads, Melbourne's high tea scene is full of modern twists.

  • Food & Drink

    Six Beer Gardens in Melbourne's Inner North You May Not Know About

    Spend the long summer days outdoors — with a beer in hand.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Waterside Bars in Melbourne

    Summer calls for spritzes by St Kilda Beach and a few cold ones on the banks of the Yarra.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Japanese Restaurants in Melbourne

    From sashimi to sake and korokke to katsu, here are ten of the best places to fill up on Japanese nosh.

  • Food & Drink

    Seven Spots That Do Actually Good All-You-Can-Eat Food in Melbourne

    From all the sushi you can handle and bottomless yum cha, right through to endless plates of vegetarian food for just $7.95.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Bars in Melbourne for After-Work Drinks

    Sip speciality wine, drink local craft beer or enjoy a Negroni (or two) at these post-work haunts.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Best New Cafes of 2017

    The city's very best caffeine-fuelled additions of the year so far.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Ten Best New Restaurants of 2017

    The city's very best newcomers, opened over summer and autumn this year.

  • Food & Drink

    Ten Victorian Breweries Worth a Road Trip

    Try beers brewed with fresh mountain water and small batch hazelnut ales inside colonial buildings and country farmhouses.

  • Travel & Leisure

    89 Highly Awesome Outdoor Melbourne Adventures to Try

    There's got to be at least one in here for you. At least.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's 50 Most Popular Restaurants of 2016

    Catch up on the year's most buzzed-about establishments.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne's Best New Events of 2016

    Honouring the best new events activating Melbourne spaces this year.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Best New Pubs of 2016

    Honouring the best new arrivals on Melbourne's pub scene this year.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Best New Cafes of 2016

    Honouring the best new cafes on Melbourne's cafe scene this year.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Hearty Roasts in Melbourne

    There's nothing quite like a juicy, slow-cooked, gravy-drenched roast.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Melbourne's Seven Best Heated Swimming Pools for Winter

    Cold weather don't mean a thing when you're in a big, warm vat of chlorinated water.

  • Design & Style

    Five Ethical Melbourne Fashion Brands We Feel Good About Splurging On

    Say no to fast fashion and yes to considered clothing.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best BYO Restaurants in Melbourne

    Offset the damage to your wallet on your next night out.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Lighthouses To Visit Near Melbourne

    Live out your Round the Twist dreams by visiting — and even staying in — these epic light structures.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Eight Cheap Fitness Classes Under $8 in Melbourne

    Work up a sweat without working up a debt.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Breakfast Bowls in Melbourne

    Bowls filled with everything from passionfruit to pudding and cacao to co-yo.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne Bars and Restaurants That Are Perfect Date Material

    Must have: a solid drinks list, good buzz and low, senshoowal lighting.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Nine Best Kidult Activities in Melbourne

    Cast off the shackles of the working week with a nod to your childhood.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Mexican in Melbourne

    Add some spice to your life.

  • Design & Style

    The Eight Best Melbourne Shops For Unique Christmas Gifts

    Because there's no international Christmas shipping deadline when you shop local.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Pubs in Melbourne

    For your drinking pleasure.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Dessert in Melbourne

    Indulge your sweet tooth.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Italian Restaurants in Melbourne

    The top Italian eateries in town.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Vietnamese in Melbourne

    Whether you want spring rolls, street food or a steaming hot bowl of pho.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Tapas in Melbourne

    Why order one dish when you can order ten?

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Dumplings in Melbourne

    Leave your self-control at the door.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Thai in Melbourne

    The tastiest Thai feasts in town.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Pizza in Melbourne

    Grab yourself a slice.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Breakfasts in Melbourne

    Menus like these make everyone a morning person.

  • Food & Drink

    Our Nine Favourite Northside Bars

    Our favourite boozy venues on the northern side of town.

  • Food & Drink

    Eight Classic Melbourne Dining Institutions That Never Get Old

    Hype is one thing, but tried and true resilience? That's a whole other ball game.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Cold Coffees in Melbourne

    Caffeine hits without the heat.

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