Today, Eater returns to Melbourne, Australia to focus on 10 exciting, newish restaurants and bars heating up the city's dining scene. As was the case last time around, local expert and program manager of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Sharlee Gibb returns to kindly share her picks for the hottest drinking and dining her city has to offer.
Among the map's offerings are a Greek souvlaki bar with graffitied walls (Jimmy Grants), a ramen pop-up turned brick-and-mortar (Shop Ramen), and a hot new take on Peruvian-Argentinian fusion from award-winning chefs (Piqueos). Not to mention the restaurant that took the honors for best new restaurant at the Good Food Awards (Saint Crispin). And though it's not open in time to make this map, keep an eye out next week for the debut of Lee Ho Fook, the latest from restaurateurs David Mackintosh and Peter Bartholomew that Gibb describes as "new-style Chinese." Here now, the Eater Heatmap to Melbourne:
Tried any of the places on the list or feel there are any glaring omissions? You know what to do.