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Top Restaurants in Melbourne - Your Favourite Melbourne Restaurants

  • As it’s Australia’s second largest city, it’s no surprise that Melbourne is teeming with cafés, restaurants and all kinds of eateries. To help decide where to eat here, we asked you about your favourite restaurants in Melbourne over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you had to say...

  • Stalactites

    Adrian Mohareb says:

    Is Stalactites still there? Awesome souvlaki.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    This long-running family run restaurant serves up a wide variety of authentic Greek dishes like souvlaki, moussaka, giros and plenty more. Great value platters are also available for you to share and other dishes on the menu include steaks, spaghetti and calamari. If you choose to dine here you can bring your own wine.

    Location: 177-183 Lonsdale Street.
    Opening hours: Daily, 24 hours.

  • Waldorf Diner

    Jennifer McIntosh says:

    Waldorf Diner, Fitzroy St., St. Kilda ~ Fabulous brunch and exquisite decor!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    With its impressive 18th century European decor and extensive menu, it’s not surprising that the Waldorf Diner is a popular spot. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served up here with dishes running the gamut from pancakes to tiger prawns. A great selection of coffees, teas, juices, cocktails, beers and wines are also available.

    Location: 2/155 Fitzroy Street.
    Opening hours: Daily, 8am-late.

  • Punch Lane

    Lorraine O' Reilly says:

    Love punch lane restaurant on bourke street is my favourite!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    In operation for over 15 years, this wine bar and restaurant is a real Melbourne favourite. The restaurant is housed in a building which once served as the city’s police station. Today, it’s well-known for its funky red chairs, simple yet delicious food and top-notch wine list. Pre and post theatre menus are offered, along with an a la carte menu and a selection of tapas dishes.

    Location: 43 Little Bourke Street.

  • Rose Garden

    An Gel Ine says:

    Rose Garden on Elizabeth street is value for money for the budget traveller

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Serving up a great selection of traditional Chinese fare, this small restaurant also provides a take-out service. Here you can choose from a tasty variety of noodle and rice dishes, all of which are very reasonably priced.

    Location: 435 Elizabeth Street.

  • Spicy Corner

    Ivana Steiner says:

    'Spicy Corner' on Dawson St, (Tullamarine) with the exotic tastes of Sri Lanka

    Hostelworld.com says:

    This small, relaxed restaurant and takeaway serves up a selection of Sri Lankan fair. Curries are the most popular dishes here with chicken, lamb and beef varieties all offered at great prices.

    Location: 49 Dawson Street, Tullamarine.

  • Gigi Sushi Bar

    Ivana Steiner says:

    'Gigi Sushi Bar' on Swanston St - delicious and cheap Japanese food

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Here you’ll find a great selection of Japanese dishes including sushi, curries and more. Popular with both locals and visitors, it’s a great choice if you’re looking for a reasonably priced yet delicious takeaway meal.

    Location: 237 Swanston Street Walk.

  • Mexicali Rose

    Trina Williamson says:

    Mexicali Rose...it is the best Mexican food in Australia with great atmosphere and location!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    A much-loved spot, this restaurant serves up a tempting array of Mexican dishes including chimichangas, burritos, chilli and plenty more. Prices are pretty reasonable and you can bring your own wine. If you do decide to do so, keep in mind that a small corkage charge is imposed. On top of all that, live mariachi music can sometimes be heard here at Mexicali Rose.

    Location: 103 Swan Street, Richmond.

  • Shanghai Dumpling House

    Clare Martin Lapworth says:

    Shanghai Dumpling House in Tattersalls Lane.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    If you’re looking for a cheap meal, keep the Shanghai Dumpling House in mind. Here you’ll find a wide variety of reasonably priced dumpling and noodle dishes. Meals come with a free tea.

    Location: 23 Tattersalls Lane.

  • Tamani

    Cand Rezzi says:

    Tamani Restaurant: Toorak Road, South Yarra. Italian Food, Italian Hospitality in a romantic Italian Setting. Just opposite South Yarra Train Station, the only way to get there. Finish your experience with a Number 8 tram ride back to the city at night past the Botanic Gardens and the flood lit St Kilda Rd.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Tamani is a bistro serving up a menu filled with popular Italian fare including minestrone soup, pasta dishes and plenty more. Vegetarians are well-catered for here, with a good selection of meals to choose from.

    Location: 156 Toorak Road, South Yarra.

  • Oriental Spoon

    An Gel Ine says:

    Oriental spoon on La Trobe street has great Korean.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Situated below street level, Oriental Spoon serves up a great selection of Korean favourites. They also offer a takeaway service. At some of the tables here you’ll be experience a real Korean-style barbecue as you’ll be given the opportunity to cook your own food on a grill or hot stone.

    Location: 254 La Trobe Street.

  • Greco’s

    An Gel Ine says:

    Grecos on Chapel St has great nachos and caesar salad.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Operating here for more than fifteen years, Café Greco is an institution here on Chapel Street. Offering up breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s a popular spot at any time of the day. The menu is pretty varied and includes everything from pizzas and pasta dishes to burgers and salads. The selection of desserts is especially impressive with a huge variety of tempting treats available from the cake counter along with ice-cream, dessert cocktails and plenty more.

    Location: 560 Chapel Street, South Yarra.
    Opening hours: Daily, 9am-late.

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  • As it’s Australia’s second largest city, it’s no surprise that Melbourne is teeming with cafés, restaurants and all kinds of eateries. To help decide where to eat here, we asked you about your favourite restaurants in Melbourne over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you had to say...

  • Stalactites

    Adrian Mohareb says:

    Is Stalactites still there? Awesome souvlaki.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    This long-running family run restaurant serves up a wide variety of authentic Greek dishes like souvlaki, moussaka, giros and plenty more. Great value platters are also available for you to share and other dishes on the menu include steaks, spaghetti and calamari. If you choose to dine here you can bring your own wine.

    Location: 177-183 Lonsdale Street.
    Opening hours: Daily, 24 hours.

  • Waldorf Diner

    Jennifer McIntosh says:

    Waldorf Diner, Fitzroy St., St. Kilda ~ Fabulous brunch and exquisite decor!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    With its impressive 18th century European decor and extensive menu, it’s not surprising that the Waldorf Diner is a popular spot. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served up here with dishes running the gamut from pancakes to tiger prawns. A great selection of coffees, teas, juices, cocktails, beers and wines are also available.

    Location: 2/155 Fitzroy Street.
    Opening hours: Daily, 8am-late.

  • Punch Lane

    Lorraine O' Reilly says:

    Love punch lane restaurant on bourke street is my favourite!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    In operation for over 15 years, this wine bar and restaurant is a real Melbourne favourite. The restaurant is housed in a building which once served as the city’s police station. Today, it’s well-known for its funky red chairs, simple yet delicious food and top-notch wine list. Pre and post theatre menus are offered, along with an a la carte menu and a selection of tapas dishes.

    Location: 43 Little Bourke Street.

  • Rose Garden

    An Gel Ine says:

    Rose Garden on Elizabeth street is value for money for the budget traveller

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Serving up a great selection of traditional Chinese fare, this small restaurant also provides a take-out service. Here you can choose from a tasty variety of noodle and rice dishes, all of which are very reasonably priced.

    Location: 435 Elizabeth Street.

  • Spicy Corner

    Ivana Steiner says:

    'Spicy Corner' on Dawson St, (Tullamarine) with the exotic tastes of Sri Lanka

    Hostelworld.com says:

    This small, relaxed restaurant and takeaway serves up a selection of Sri Lankan fair. Curries are the most popular dishes here with chicken, lamb and beef varieties all offered at great prices.

    Location: 49 Dawson Street, Tullamarine.

  • Gigi Sushi Bar

    Ivana Steiner says:

    'Gigi Sushi Bar' on Swanston St - delicious and cheap Japanese food

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Here you’ll find a great selection of Japanese dishes including sushi, curries and more. Popular with both locals and visitors, it’s a great choice if you’re looking for a reasonably priced yet delicious takeaway meal.

    Location: 237 Swanston Street Walk.

  • Mexicali Rose

    Trina Williamson says:

    Mexicali Rose...it is the best Mexican food in Australia with great atmosphere and location!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    A much-loved spot, this restaurant serves up a tempting array of Mexican dishes including chimichangas, burritos, chilli and plenty more. Prices are pretty reasonable and you can bring your own wine. If you do decide to do so, keep in mind that a small corkage charge is imposed. On top of all that, live mariachi music can sometimes be heard here at Mexicali Rose.

    Location: 103 Swan Street, Richmond.

  • Shanghai Dumpling House

    Clare Martin Lapworth says:

    Shanghai Dumpling House in Tattersalls Lane.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    If you’re looking for a cheap meal, keep the Shanghai Dumpling House in mind. Here you’ll find a wide variety of reasonably priced dumpling and noodle dishes. Meals come with a free tea.

    Location: 23 Tattersalls Lane.

  • Tamani

    Cand Rezzi says:

    Tamani Restaurant: Toorak Road, South Yarra. Italian Food, Italian Hospitality in a romantic Italian Setting. Just opposite South Yarra Train Station, the only way to get there. Finish your experience with a Number 8 tram ride back to the city at night past the Botanic Gardens and the flood lit St Kilda Rd.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Tamani is a bistro serving up a menu filled with popular Italian fare including minestrone soup, pasta dishes and plenty more. Vegetarians are well-catered for here, with a good selection of meals to choose from.

    Location: 156 Toorak Road, South Yarra.

  • Oriental Spoon

    An Gel Ine says:

    Oriental spoon on La Trobe street has great Korean.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Situated below street level, Oriental Spoon serves up a great selection of Korean favourites. They also offer a takeaway service. At some of the tables here you’ll be experience a real Korean-style barbecue as you’ll be given the opportunity to cook your own food on a grill or hot stone.

    Location: 254 La Trobe Street.

  • Greco’s

    An Gel Ine says:

    Grecos on Chapel St has great nachos and caesar salad.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Operating here for more than fifteen years, Café Greco is an institution here on Chapel Street. Offering up breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s a popular spot at any time of the day. The menu is pretty varied and includes everything from pizzas and pasta dishes to burgers and salads. The selection of desserts is especially impressive with a huge variety of tempting treats available from the cake counter along with ice-cream, dessert cocktails and plenty more.

    Location: 560 Chapel Street, South Yarra.
    Opening hours: Daily, 9am-late.

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