The 38 Essential Melbourne Restaurants

June 22, 2017

From wine bars and tasting menus to Chinese feasts and modern Indian fare

Known for its cool city laneways, graffiti-filled streetscapes, and rooftop bars, Melbourne is a mecca for food-obsessed travelers. There’s an elaborate sense of hospitality and food culture that stems from a history of diverse migrants setting down roots in the city, including people of Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Greek, French, Middle Eastern, Mexican, and North African descent. Contemporary restaurants embrace innovation and creativity, and Melbourne boasts some of the top restaurants in the country. Wine bars run rampant and restaurateurs are moving away from the