Our fave places to feast. Fancy or fast, it's all flippin' delicious.
Location: 361 Little Bourke Street
Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday 11.30am–10pm
Vue de Monde
Location: Rialto Towers, 252 Collins Street
Opening Hours: 12–2pm, 6–11.45pm Thursday–Sunday; 6–11.45pm Monday–Wednesday
Location: 80 Bourke Street
Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday 7.30am–12am
Location: 180 Flinders Lane
Opening Hours: 11am–11pm Sunday–Thursday, 11am–12am Friday and Saturday
Location: 367 Little Bourke Street
Opening Hours: 11.30–10.30pm Monday–Saturday
Location: 1 Hosier Lane (just across the road from Fed Square)
Opening Hours: 12-10pm Sunday–Thursday, 12–10.30pm Friday and Saturday.
Location: 141 Flinders Lane
Opening Hours: 12–3pm, 6–10pm Sunday–Thursday; 12-3, 6-10pm Friday and Saturday
Contemporary Indian cuisine in an upmarket Melbourne laneway location.
Location: 20 Duckboard Place
Opening Hours: 12–3pm, 6–10.30pm Sunday–Monday
One of the country’s first high-end restaurants with a focus on Australian cuisine, Andrew McConnell’s decade-old restaurant remains one of Melbourne’s most popular and enduring food spot.
Location: 45 Flinders Lane
Opening Hours: 7am–11pm Monday–Friday, 8am–11pm Saturday and Sunday
Contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine by one of Melbourne’s most notable chef’s, Shane Delia.
Location: 21 Bond Street
Opening Hours: 12–3pm, 6–10pm Monday–Sunday
Modern Italian restaurant with a cellar bar.
Location: 61 Flinders Lane
Opening Hours: 7.30am–11.30pm Monday–Friday, 5.30–11.30pm Saturday
Upscale, slick Japanese cuisine.
Location: 1 Flinders Lane
Opening Hours: 6–9pm Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; 12–2pm, 6–9pm Friday
Lee Ho Fook
Contemporary Chinese fusion dishes in an old-school restaurant setting.
Location:11-15 Duckboard Place
Opening Hours: 12–2.30pm, 6–11pm Monday–Friday; 6–11pm Saturday and Sunday
Location: 16 Liverpool Street
Opening Hours: 12–2pm, 6–10pm Monday–Wednesday; 12–2pm, 6–11pm Thursday; 12–3pm, 5.30–11pm Friday; 5.30–11pm Saturday; 12–3pm, 5.30–10pm Sunday
Take a seat at the pink marble bar and indulge in some wonderful pasta, along with some generous hospitality. Tell them Elise sent you.
Location: 2/377 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Opening Hours: 12pm—3pm & 5pm–10pm Monday–Friday, 5pm—10pm Saturday
Award-winning wine bar in Melbourne’s CBD with an extensive wine list and high quality sharing plates.
Location: 122 Russell Street
Opening Hours: 12pm–12am Monday–Thursday; 12pm–1am Friday; 3pm–12am Saturday; 1–10pm Sunday
One of Melbourne’s most popular restaurants by hospitality entrepreneur, Chris Lucas, serving contemporary Thai fusion dishes in share plates. Order the Feed Me banquet for the most extensive Chin Chin experience, but expect to wait for a table.
Location: 125 Flinders Lane
Opening Hours: 11am–11pm Sunday–Thursday, 11am–11.30pm Friday and Saturday
Late-night, old-school Chinese restaurant at the heart of Melbourne’s bustling Chinatown.
Location: 15 Celestial Avenue
Opening Hours: 5.30pm–2.30am Monday–Friday, 12pm–2.30am Saturday and Sunday.
Meatball Wine Bar
Build-your-own meat, fish, or vegetarian meatball dishes in the middle of the CBD.
Location: 135 Flinders Lane
Opening Hours: 11am–1am Monday–Saturday, Sunday 11am–11pm
Location: 37 Little Collins Street
Opening Hours: 12–11pm Monday–Thursday; 12pm–1am Friday and Saturday
Location: 14-16 Market Lane
Opening Hours: 11.30–3pm, 5.30–10pm Monday–Thursday; 11.30am–3pm, 5.30–11pm Friday and Saturday; 11.30am–10.30pm Sunday
A revered institution in Melbourne’s CBD, this corridor-like family-run Italian casual bistro slings espressos in the morning and traditional Italian comfort food through the day and night.
Location: 66 Bourke Street
Opening Hours: 8am–11.30pm Monday–Saturday, 12–8pm Sunday.
Pho Bo Ga Mekong Vietnamese
Cheap, cheery and traditional Vietnamese fare in a no-fuss, speedy environment.
Location: 241 Swanston Street
Opening Hours: 9am–10pm Monday–Thursday; 9am–11pm Friday and Saturday; 10am–10pm Sunday
Location: 22-26 Corrs Lane
Opening Hours: 11.30–2.30pm, 5.30–9pm Tuesday–Sunday (until 9.30pm Friday and Saturday)
Take-away diner-style dude-food with limited seating.
Location: 357 Collins Street (acess via Fulham Place off Flinders Lane)
Opening Hours: 11am–10pm Monday–Friday, 11.30am–10pm Saturday and Sunday
Andrew’s Hamburgers, CBD
Location: 155 Franklin Street
Opening Hours: 10am–9pm Monday–Sunday
Location: 1/19-37 A’Beckett Street
Opening Hours: 8am–6pm Monday–Wednesday; 8am–9pm Thursday and Friday; Saturday 11am–4pm
Location: 168 Russell Street
Opening Hours: 11.30am–10pm Monday–Thursday; 11.30am–1am Friday; 12pm–1am Saturday; 12–10pm Sunday.
Queen Victoria Market
The largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere it is the heaving epicentre of Melbourne’s fresh produce all year round, and an extensive indoor deli hall.
Location: Queen Street, Melbourne
Opening Hours: 6am–2pm Tuesday and Thursday, 6am–5pm Friday, 6am–3pm Saturday, 9am–4pm Sunday.
You absolutely cannot go past our friends at Smith & Daughters
Location: 175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (take the Number 11 tram from Collins St)
PS for further guidance ask Marieke about her favourite local vegan feasts, you won’t regret it.