Out in Melbourne
is almost an obsession with Melburnians and the list of places to
eat out is breathtakingly long and varied.
dine at upmarket establishments, or pop into a low-key ethnic restaurant
serving up all manner of delightful cuisines.
city's migrant population is drawn from every country around the
globe and it shows in the fare being offered. Lebanese, Turkish,
Vietnamese, Greek, Italian ... you name it you can get it in Melbourne.
the Central Business District the main food destinations are Chinatown
- from Spring St, down Little Bourke St to Swanston St - and Southgate
on the southern banks of the Yarra River.
is also a small Greek precinct, some terrific Asian establishments
in Swanston St and good food available in Federation Square.
you are into Japanese sashimi I can recommend the offerings at Yoyoshi
- a sushi bar in Swanston St. Fresh, filling and reasonably priced.
The teriyaki chicken and tonkatsu pork also went down well.
Plus, also in Swanston St, is a very reasonable night out with an
excellent choice of Asian dishes.
is very popular and has a huge number of really good eateries where
you can sit and look at the city's highrises, Flinders St railway
station or the Yarra.
brown waters of the Yarra have it affectionately nicknamed The Upside-Down
River by locals.
short tram ride north of the central city is the Italian heart of
Melbourne - the suburb of Carlton and its famed Lygon St restaurants
and cafes. This is a must-do on one of the nights of your stay.
place that you have to dine out in is St Kilda. You can get to the
beachside suburb by tram and we'd recommend spending at least half
a day there.
Kilda is split into two distinct areas - Fitzroy St, where the main
restaurant area is, and Acland St where you have both eateries and
utterly fabulous cake shops. There is also the St Kilda Pier - which
you must take a stroll along - and the Little Blue restaurant at
its end. It gets its name from the colony of blue penguins that
live on the breakwater.
inner eastern suburb of Richmond is home to some excellent Asian
eateries and Asian supermarkets. It's easy to get to by train or
tram and worth exploring.
worth considering is taking a dinner cruise on the Yarra River -
very good food, great atmosphere and terrific views to be had.
had a great night out on the Spirit of Melbourne riverboat. The
meals were beautifully prepared and presented and our steak and
pork mains were cooked to perfection.
service was spot on - attentive but not intrusive - the dining area
had a relaxed atmosphere where you could talk without being either
overheard or drowned out and the views of the city and Yarra River
were ever changing and at times spectacular.
is Melbourne's famed Restaurant Tram which, from what I saw recently,
seems to have expanded into Restaurant Trams.
thing about Melbourne is that just about anywhere you go you'll
find a nice little place to sit down and eat - and we don't mean
fast-food outlets either!
to Eat in Melbourne