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The Best Restaurants in Melbourne

The StarTripper Journal presents the best places to dine in Melbourne, both international gourmet and good Australian choices.
Our Team to Melbourne are two European businesswomen.

Melbourne is considered Australia’s most food-forward city, and it pulls farther ahead of the competition with each passing year.

Melbourne is a haven for food-obsessed travellers – an elaborate sense of hospitality and food culture that stems from a history of immigrants setting down roots in the city, including people of French, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Spanish and Italian descent. Contemporary restaurants embrace innovation and creativity, and Melbourne boasts some of the top restaurants in the country.

Local produce and native Australian ingredients feature prominently, whether you’re dining at a buzzy Asian-fusion joint in a downtown laneway, or eating at a fine diner.

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.

Currency is Australian Dollar (AUD)

The StarTripper Journal Recommends these Restaurants:
A very modern and stylish restaurant. In true nouveau bistro style, diners are welcomed to the space by a stunning zinc bar. The central rotisserie and charcoal oven are the stars of the kitchen with fish on the bone, roast chicken, meats and vegetables featured as signature dishes.

Diners have the option to be seated at the raw bar, an ideal position to watch Chef Philippe Mouchel prepare oysters, shucked fresh to order. With a strong focus on ethically sourced and organic local ingredients, PHILIPPE is a polished but casual dining experience where patrons can enjoy good food based on time-honoured recipes from France.

The wine list showcases premium wines by the glass, featuring a range of new and old-world offerings with an emphasis on all things French.

The passionate staff are always on hand to help guests with their choices – top French cuisine – top service.

115 Collin Street
A small modern restaurant hiding on a quiet residential street in Richmond.

The Restaurant offers a counter seating style sushi bar – and a dining room for gatherings of three or more.

In both, they serve omakase bound by a common thread—meticulousness, precision, technique and exquisite produce.

In the Sushi bar they serve procession of deftly sliced, shaped, torched and brushed nigiri, presented piece by piece on a gleaming lacquered plate.

In the dining room a degustation of cooked courses that display traditional culinary techniques. Inspiration is drawn from Japanese haute cuisine and its seasons. Nigiri included.

An exploration of tastes and textures; a sensory journey between the oceans of Japan and Australia. Probably Melbourne’s best – the real haven for sushi-lovers.

4 Lord St. Richmond
La Camera offers a welcoming environment where you can enjoy authentic, Italian food, served by friendly efficient staff right in the heart of the Southgate Shopping Precinct. The interior is adorned with vintage black-and-white photographs. La Camera offers an array of authentic Italian dishes including unique Roman-style pizzas and by far the most delectable Tiramisu in town.

Nestled amongst riverside treetops on Southgate’s mid-level, La Camera, boasts two balconies with stunning views over The Yarra River, city skyline and iconic Flinders Street Station.

Excellent Italian Cuisine, excellent service.

Shop MR2 East End, Southgate
3 Brothers on Chapel – an Indian restaurant that retain the right mix of traditional décor and fresh food prepared by an experienced chef and the flavours that are so deeply revered, accentuating them with the highest quality ingredients. Each dish contains numerous spice combinations that truly reflect the depth of Indian cuisine.

The side dishes and condiments – chutneys, curries, salads, and Papadum – contribute to the overall flavour and textural contrast of the meal.

Top Indian cuisine – top hospitality.

50 Chapel St, Windsor

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