Known for its cool city laneways, graffiti-filled streetscapes, and rooftop bars, Melbourne is a haven for food-obsessed travelers. There’s an elaborate sense of hospitality and food culture that stems from a history of immigrants setting down roots in the city, including people of Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Greek, French, Middle Eastern, Mexican, and North African descent. Contemporary restaurants embrace innovation and creativity, and Melbourne boasts some of the top restaurants in the country. Wine bars run rampant and restaurateurs are moving away from the white-tablecloth fine dining routine, so diners can get some of Melbourne’s best food experiences without spending a fortune.
Here, then, is our locally curated map to the most essential places to eat across town — from a hip Turkish cafe to a historic Italian espresso bar to a late-night souvlaki shop, it’s all here.
Editor’s Note: Eater is not updating international maps at this time given disruptions to global travel during the COVID-19 crisis.
Price per person, excluding alcohol:
$ = Less than 15 AUD (11 USD)
$$ = 16-40 AUD (12-29 USD)
$$$ = 41-65 AUD (30-47 USD)
$$$$ = 66 AUD (48 USD) and up
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