Top 5 Restaurants in Melbourne

Published On: November 1, 2020

Are you looking forward to celebrating the end of the lockdown? Or perhaps you’re just keen to enjoy Melbourne’s food scene once again?

Australia’s often touted as Australia’s culinary capital, Melbourne features a wide range of options when it comes to trendy cafes and gourmet restaurants. Indeed, from Chef-hatted restaurants to venues serving Aussie favourites, Melbourne has a lot to offer to food aficionados.

If you’re a foodie and you love spending your free time exploring new cafes and restaurants, sampling decadent burgers or refined dishes, read on as we highlight our top 5 restaurants in Melbourne. Bon appetit 😉

Chin Chin

Spice up your evening with Chin Chin! This Asian-inspired restaurant is a no-brainer if you love Asian food. The restaurant serves an exquisite Wagyu beef pad, and the pork dumplings are literally to die for. The curries are all packed with delightful flavours and will take you on an authentic Indian food journey. What’s more, customers regularly praise Chin Chin’s incredible service and vibrant atmosphere, turning this food haven into an evening favourite.

If you’re up for a boozy Friday or Saturday night after a long week, try one of the amazing Chin Chin cocktails. Our favourites are The Radio Silence and Passion Hacienda! Enjoy 😉


Do you like hearty Italian food? If so, Florentino should be next on your ‘’restaurants to try’’ list!

This iconic venue strives to source its ingredients from local farms and suppliers in order to craft the most delicious dishes for their valued customers. From the delectable lasagnas and pizzas to the mouth-watering tiramisu, Florentino sure knows how to treat its diners! While the food is amazing, the venue also boasts an incredible wine menu featuring quality European and Australian wines. If you’re a wine lover, you’ll probably enjoy the popular ‘’Gran Tour’’, a fantastic food and wine pairing menu. Tasty evening guaranteed 😉


For those of you who dream of being transported to Japan right now, dinner at Minamishima might be just what you need!

Indeed, this popular Japanese restaurant serves some of the best Kushiyaki and Wagyu sukiyaki around. The Chefs also sure know how to master sushi! Not only is Minamishima food succulent, but the atmosphere is also incredible and will provide you with a wholesome food experience. Sit and humbly watch the chefs perform magic as they skillfully cook your meal in front of you.

Little Billy

Want to try the cheesiest Chicken Parma of your life? Head to Little Billy!

This incredible venue serves a wide range of delicious Australian Modern dishes. From the hearty ‘’big breakfast’’ and the creamy Chicken to the Mushroom Risotto and the delightful Pasta Carbonara, the food at Little Billy will delight your taste buds! What’s more, Little Billy offers a wide range of carefully selected quality wines, refreshing beers, and handcrafted cocktails to quench your thirst.

Head there for the happy hour for a double dose of goodness 😉


Whether trying to impress a date, wow your clients, or just looking to enjoy a flavoursome meal, Embla is the place to be!

Though technically a wine bar, this emblematic venue also serves restaurant-worthy food. Some of the most popular meals include the fantastic veal tartare, the incredible chickpea pancake, and the decadent chocolate ripple-misu.

Being a wine bar, the wine selection is pretty extensive, featuring high-quality European and Australian wines. Need we say more?

We hope this article made you hungry! Do you have a favourite restaurant in Melbourne? If so, we’d love to hear about it on our Instagram: @crowdpopapp 

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