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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Shopping Mall
“Emporium Melbourne's 225 stores provide a fusion of fashion, culture, food and art.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Flinders Lane is the place to go for great food day or night - this is another great restaurant”
  • 189 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Feel the similarities and differences with other China Towns in the world! ”
  • 109 locals recommend
College Academic Building
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“French toast and baked eggs are staples at this compact, rustic-chic breakfast cafe with warm vibe.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a truly Melbourne bar experience, head to Cookie and work your way through the mammoth beer selection (CBD)”
  • 124 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Mexican restaurant, Mamasita is the ideal Melbourne CBD restaurant to host your next intimate dinner for two or for a large group dinner. www.mamasita.com.au”
  • 72 locals recommend
Café
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“Named for the printing press that originally stood here, Manchester Press is a huge lucent space softened with old timbers and quirky junkyard installations. The cafe offers a focused menu, but the coffee reigns here. Generating enviable acclaim only hours after its opening, this laneway cafe ceaselessly gathers steam among the coffee coterie.”
  • 44 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Vue de monde is a testament to the belief that dining can be a wondrous, unforgettable experience, and pays homage to classical fine dining in a modern context. If you’re celebrating a milestone, creating new memories or want a once-in-a-lifetime experience, don’t miss your chance to leave Melbourne with a new unforgettable night.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beer, cocktails and eclectic bites in a sleek, vibrant space with Asian decor and balcony tables. Always full of young people.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“Korean eatery cooking up curries, soups, and hot pots, with some Japanese dishes, plus delivery.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Smart, modern spot for Japanese fusion food at a long communal table under hanging lamps, plus bar.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Laneway cafe & coffee roasters. Awesome coffee and great food. Known Melbourne-wide for its great coffee. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Café
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“Good place for lunch if you're in the Southern Cross and downtown area. They serve a healthy spread of sandwiches and kitchen selections.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“This hidden little gem in a basement offers Japanese style food with a unique difference. Its right across the road from James Squires Brewhouse (127 Russell St) so stop off there for a craft beer or their famous Apple Cider. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Share tapas and artisanal Spanish wines and spirits at this contemporary bodega. BOMBA draws inspiration from the workers’ culture of Spain’s Catalan region. Following a million-dollar renovation in 2018, this intimate rooftop bar overlooking a leafy Lonsdale Street has become even more popular. Sample from the ever-changing menu, sip a sherry or vermouth and stay for a cocktail – or a movie: silent Spanish films are projected on the wall of the theatre beside it. With a retractable roof, drop-down windows, permanent and portable heaters for the colder nights, it’s an easy rooftop to stay warm and entertained at during winter. 103 Lonsdale Street”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
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“Gorgeous interior. Has a warehouse feel with its high ceilings but jazzed up with some classy gold finishings. Have to try their famous ricotta hot cake.”
  • 47 locals recommend