Restaurant Australia - Victoria
Home to fine-dining restaurants and laneways lined with bars, cafés and restaurants, eating in Melbourne is an adventure. Beyond the city, Victoria boasts wine regions, food trails and quality produce.
Melbourne has over 3,500 restaurants offering cuisine from at least 70 different countries.
For those looking for a fine dining experience it doesn’t get much better than Atticaand Vue de Monde.
Ranked among the best restaurants in the world Attica serves beautifully balanced, modern cuisine. The main point of difference is the integration of native ingredients, such as the Lilly Pilly and Illawarra plum pine used in signature dessert The Native Fruits of Australia.
Ripponlea, just 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD.
Shannon Bennett’s Vue de Monde restaurant takes diners on a journey with its innovative cuisine and spectacular setting with views over the Melbourne city skyline and Port Phillip Bay. The menu has French influences, but uses primarily Victorian produce and indigenous ingredients.
55th floor of the Rialto building, Melbourne CBD
Some of Melbourne’s best eating and drinking can be found in and around the city’s labyrinth of interconnecting laneways. If you see an unmarked door, a set of stairs, or what looks like a no through road, you’ll probably discover a favourite local dining haunt. The laneways are also central to Melbourne’s cafe and bar culture, with rooftops and basements offering more hidden secrets from Japanese tea houses and Chinese dim sum diners to speakeasy style cocktail bars.
Expert Tip: Don’t have a local to show you where to go? Tours from Hidden Secrets Tours, Melbourne Food Experiences or Melbourne Walks reveal the city’s café culture, cocktail and bar scene and plenty more besides.
The birthplace of Victorian viticulture, the Yarra Valley is Victoria’s premier wine region, home to more than 80 world class wineries producing award-winning cool climate wines and 60 boutique cellar doors. The whole range of intimate wine tasting and behind the scenes experiences are available.
The Mornington Peninsula has it all: abundant produce, boutique wineries, food trails, farm gates, golf courses, galleries, picturesque villages, diverse landscapes, beautiful beaches and coastal views all in one compact area just an hour away from Melbourne.
Itinerary tip: The Great Southern Touring Route takes in the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians National Park and Daylesford in a five-day, self-drive loop from Melbourne.