Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Melbourne dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Melbourne Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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Originating as a bakery and then morphing into a delightful cafe, Brunetti has developed a cult-like following among locals who insist this spot should be on your short list of must visits. The menu serves up traditional Italian favorites such...  Read More

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This classy Bourke Street establishment hosts three dining options under one roof – a casual downstairs bistro, the Cellar Bar, and an upstairs fine dining room. All adhere to the same rigorous standards for excellent cuisine and outstanding...  Read More

Airport - Meb

Donovan's offers seaside dining in a casual, inviting environment that serves up terrific Italian and International eats. Originally a 1920's bathing house, this interesting structure showcases floor to ceiling windows, sandstone fireplaces,...  Read More

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Earthy tones, a vaulted ceiling, timber accents and a mosaic floor set the stage for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine prepared by one of the city's most revered chefs. Traditional favorites of the Middle Eastern menu, such as falafel and...  Read More

Airport - Meb

Located at the base of the Adelphi Hotel, ezard boasts an Australian Fusion menu that features bold flavors and innovative food combinations. The sexy, modern interior is sophisticated and yet relaxing, embracing guests there to enjoy an evening...  Read More

Airport - Meb

Ideally situated on Federation Square, this modern bistro provides outstanding views of the Yarra River and serves up delectable tapas in a trendy yet relaxed atmosphere. Diners are treated to tapas such as Catalan-style braised octopus and beef...  Read More

Jimmy Watson's Wine Bar

For pub dining at its best, head to Jimmy Watson's, a long-standing Melbourne tradition since 1935. The interior space is casual with vintage photographs and wines adorning walls and shelves. The cuisine is an eclectic mix of Continental...  Read More

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Exquisite Japanese cuisine is the order of the day at this popular Melbourne notable. Located on level three of the Crown Towers, Koko offers a tranquil setting and outstanding prix fixe and tasting menus as well as a la carte options. ...  Read More

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Definitely the Queen Bee of Melbourne Restaurants, this outstanding Cantonese dining room serves only the finest entrees in a classy setting. Flower Drum has a reputation for excellent cuisine and outstanding service that's unmatched. So ready...  Read More

Elegant and formal, this restaurant caters to the business and political set as well as to the occasional celebrity. The outstanding menu is a delectable mix of Shanghai, Peking and Sichuan cuisine. Fresh seafood, tangy spices and handmade...  Read More

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