Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures. On top of the plethora of culture and entertainment, this extends to cuisine and dining options. Whatever may be your taste, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best the city has to offer:
VUE DE MONDE
Located atop the Rialto building, this is one of the ultimate experiences when it comes to fine dining in Melbourne. Each dish is served by a different staff in this chic black dining ambience. Dishes are exotic, like the locally-sourced raw wallaby with its melt-in-your-mouth quality or cabbage braised in veal jus. Fans of liquid nitrogen would appreciate the lemon myrtle and flowers, on which the substance is poured. Among of its awards include Three Hats from The Age Good Food Guide 2015.
This seemingly unassuming restaurant located in the suburbs is helmed by New Zealand-born chef Ben Shewry, who is known for combining unique ingredients which are sometimes foraged by himself. One of its famous dishes is the Ten Flavours of St. Joseph’s Wort, delivering a complex taste from tomatoes and ten types of basil. Even the appetisers are remarkable, like bread paired with macadamia nut dip. Attica garnered three stars for the Restaurant of the Year category from the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2015, and Three Hats for the same category from The Age Good Food Guide 2014.
Considered to be the best Chinese restaurant Down Under, this establishment has a three-month long waiting list. The red-carpeted floor complements the lacquer detailing on the furniture for a premier ambience. Some of the signature dishes include the pearl meat and Peking duck. It is no surprise that it earned Two Hats from the 2017 The Age Good Food Guide Award.
MOVIDA Bar de Tapas
As the best Spanish restaurant in Melbourne, MoVida started off as a casual tapas bar which now has developed into a reservations-only restaurant. Authentic Spanish produce of jamon, braised pork neck, and clams are paired off with aperitifs and red wines. The outstanding MoVida won an Australian 2017 Restaurant Award and Age Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat in 2016.
Don’t miss the opportunity to have a luxurious and memorable experience dining at these restaurants in Melbourne. Residents old and new would find a home among these dining places just within reach.