Australia’s stylish southern city is the haven for the lovers of fine culinary. Melbourne is the city of the fickle diner, the boiling pot of so many cultures. And it offers some of the best gastronomical treats in the world.
So after a lot of deliberation, experimentation and research, I have created a comprehensive list of the best restaurants in Melbourne. Fine-dining or not, if the place will make your taste buds go crazy, it is on this list!
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
The first of legendary chef Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant to open outside of the UK. A bit less ‘Alice in Wonderland’ than the Fat Duck, but this place will blow the living daylights out of you with its breathtaking location, the amazingly sleek decor and the attention to little details. The menu is a delectable walk through the history of British gastronomy. And as always, Heston does not disappoint one bit, making this one of the best restaurants in Melbourne
Address: 130/8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Phone:+61 3 9292 5779
Vue de Monde
Shannon Bennett’s wonders of gastronomy are housed on the 55th floor of the Rialto. Vue de Monde is a powerhouse, another of the best restaurants in Melbourne. Complementing the breathtaking 360 degree view is the dark and sleek interiors of the restaurant.
Great views isn’t just what Vue de Monde has to offer, the theatrical meal will be one of those experiences which will leave a great taste in your mouth afterwards.
Address: 55, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone:+61 3 9691 3888
Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary
Minamishima restaurants baden baden
“Melbourne’s best sushi”, as claimed by Time Out’s Larissa Dubecki. Another candidate of our list in the best restaurants in Melbourne is Minamishima. Minamishima is the restaurant which serves the omakase of Chef Koichi Minamishima. There is no a-la-carte menu; the omakase means that the chef will take you on a gastronomical trek. And boy, is Koichi Minamishima great at it. The place is very intimate with a long bar, where the chef individually serves the seating on the long bar. If you want to picture Minamishima, think elegant, understated decor, think traditional, think sake, and think delicious.
Address: 4 Lord St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9429 5180
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
There’s a very sober and humbling feel to this unassuming building which serves some of the best food in the world. From afar, you cannot say that this is one of the best restaurants Melbourne has to offer, but Attica goes one step further. It ranks as one of the best 50 restaurants in the world. The entire restaurant resounds of warm earthly tones. The intimate space, the Tuesday night Chef’s Table and Ben Shewry’s attitude are clear testament to the fact that even after all this fame, food comes first at Attica.