The foodie scene is not new to Melbourne but it’s arguably never been tastier. Whether it’s dumplings in the City, Italian in Lygon Street or food trucks in Fitzroy, Melbourne’s a modern day food lover’s paradise.
Here are some of our favourite foodie destinations to chow down no matter your budget in and around Melbourne City .
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Din Tai Fung
If dumplings are your thing and you’re looking to save some cash then look no further than Din Tai Fung on Lonsdale Street. Whether it’s a quick bite to eat or a long dinner with friends, Din Tai Fung in Emporium Melbourne is a must.
Dreaming of an Italian adventure but can’t afford the airfare? Lygon Street is home to Melbourne’s very own Little Italy and the birthplace of Melbourne’s cafe culture. With a huge range of Italian restaurants, bars and cafes you could literally spend your entire Melbourne trip just traipsing up and down Lygon Street.
Dinner By Heston
You’ve seen him on television cooking shows and maybe you’ve been lucky enough to dine at his famous restaurant in London, Heston Blumenthal has set up shop in Melbourne. Located at the Crown Casino with views across the Yarra River, this is a truly fine dining experience in the heart of the City.
Harking back to the dining halls of Asia, ChinChin is a bustling South-East Asian-inspired restaurant located right in the City on Flinders Lane. With a no reservation policy, our tip is to have a drink or two downstairs in the GOGO Bar while you await a table upstairs in the restaurant.
The Food Truck Park
The food truck scene made famous by cities like New York and Chicago has well and truly hit Melbourne and The Food Truck Park conveniently brings it all together for you in one place. With a range of events, you need to check the calendar for this one but it’s well worth the 30-odd minute trip from the CBD.
While Melbourne is famous for it’s café culture there’s no doubt not all cafes are made equal. One trip to Beatrix in North Melbourne will leave the rest in its wake. Sweet tooths are going to love this one with all cakes made on site. Paired with a coffee and affordable delicious meals…what more could you ask for?
Fancy a trip to the beach with your meal but want to stay away from sand-filled fish and chips? Donovans in St Kilda is literally metres from the sand meaning the relaxed dining vibe feels right at home. The food is consistently ranked as some of the best in St Kilda making this an ideal setting for a romantic dinner for two.
Taste Of Melbourne
If you are travelling between the 10th and 13th of November and can’t decide where you want to eat, why not try a bit of everything at the Taste Of Melbourne? The very best of Melbourne’s restaurant scene will be on show along with more than 80 beer and wine tastings, artisan producers and live music.
So have we got your tastebud’s attention? We haven’t even scratched the surface of Melbourne’s diverse dining scene in this article. To get the real taste of Melbourne you need to experience it for yourself! Start planning your very own Melbourne foodie adventure today with Greyhound.