All the Melbourne Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs Taking Bookings From October 26 Onwards
The wait is, finally, almost over — parmas and pints are back on the table.
Victoria is expected to reach its target of 70 percent vaccination coverage by Tuesday, October 26, according to the most recent roadmap set out by the Victorian Government. When that milestone is achieved, hospitality venues will be able to reopen for outdoor dining, with a maximum of 50 double-jabbed patrons at a time.
It's pretty exciting news for punters and traders alike, and Melburnians are already scrambling to book that first monumental post-lockdown meal out on the town. Of course, reopening with these restrictions and capacity limits isn't financially viable for all eateries, so some will wait until hospitality restrictions ease further — when Victoria hits the 80 percent of its double-dose target, expected on or around Friday, November 5.
Some spots may be offering limited walk-ins, but your best bet for nabbing a table is to make a booking — early. We've rounded up a stack of Melbourne bars, cafes, restaurants and pubs that are taking bookings from October 26 and beyond. Kick off the group chat, settle on a favourite and secure somewhere memorable for your next long-awaited dining-out adventure.
For more information about social distancing guidelines and restrictions in Victoria, head to the Department of Health and Human Services website.
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