Wine & Dine Melbourne
Collected by Nicole Smith
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Of all the cities in Australia, Melbourne is the one fussiest with its morning cup of joe. Here are five tried-and-true coffeehouses that have survived the city's critics and can be proudly considered Melbourne’s finest. 1. Brother Baba Budan –...
Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
This is a fun place to relax, have some beers, and shoot the breeze with friends on a sunny day. It's just south of the Finders St. Station and north of Southgate. We happened to discover it on Christmas Day and enjoyed ourselves immensely with...
359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
My server placed a small glass vessel on the table, placed a wooden stand over it, and then atop the stand was a ceramic filter basket with my coffee grounds. She poured perfectly hot water with the deliberation of a monk and stirred the grounds...
21 Liverpool St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Coming in off the streets of a typical windy and wet Melbourne winter's day, it was a welcome relief to be able to relax next to the fully stoked fire. My gaze flickered over the menu, from which names like "Mr Fu," "Communist Manifesto," and...
1 Southgate Ave, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
Tiffins upon tiffins of all things sweet and delicious were being paraded past me and settled on tables. My mouth was watering - I hadn't eaten breakfast - and the smell of warm scones and sweet fruit weren't helping keep my growling stomach at...
Chadstone Shopping Centre, Lower Level Kiosk 044, Chadstone VIC 3148, Australia
I'd only ever eaten frozen ice cream once before, when AFAR ambassador Natalie Taylor decided to show me some of the tastiest treats in Toronto. The frozen yoghurt shop we went to was nice but nothing special and I thought frozen yoghurt was just...
Chadstone Shopping Centre, F015/1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone VIC 3148, Australia
It's the little things in life that bring pleasure. Beautiful design, a cup full of warm Pai Mu Tan - that's white tea for non-tea drinkers, or a plate full of steaming xiao long bao fresh out the steamer. These three things, my favourite little...
21 Bond St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
While the Age Good Food Guide gave it one-hat, and it had been recommended by countless locals, I had yet to experience Maha. Sitting in the chic laneway restaurant near Flinders Street Station, I settled into the comfortable cushions and admired...
Ground Level, Transport Hotel, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
The sounds of a live Jazz band wafts down the hall as you reach the third floor of the Transport Hotel complex in Federation Square. Sink into the velvet lounges and enjoy the ambiance as you await you drink. They have an extensive martini menu,...
66 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
My photo doesn't do it justice, but this restaurant is beautiful, located in an art deco building. Chef Neil Perry's food is excellent. Not cheap, but I think it is worth it for a special night. The place has a great buzz. And be sure to ask for...
1/161 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Entering through a non-descript doorway and walking up a narrow flight of stairs a long room stretched before you with comfortable plush couches and smartly dressed bar staff Welcome to the Melbourne Supper Club, arguably Melbourne’s best bar....
Melbourne VIC, Australia
When the sun goes down Melbourne’s quirky themed bars are the place to be. Here are a few of our top suggestions; Section 8 Set in an abandoned car park just off Chinatown the small bar offers a grungy, urban feel with reasonable priced drinks....
Brunswick St, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Brunswick Street is the heart of nightlife in Melbourne. Two parts quirky, one part grunge, the street is home to an eclectic mix of bars that will satisfy everyone’s needs. Black Cat The well-established lounge bar has a jumbled homely feeling....
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