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Le Meridien at Rialto
In the block between William and King Sts, the Le Meridien at Rialto is an imaginative five-star hotel behind the facades of two...
The Immigration Museum uses personal and community voices, images and memorabilia to tell the many stories of Australian immigration....
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
This aquarium is home to rays, gropers and sharks, all of which cruise around a 2.2-million-litre tank, watched closely by visitors in a...
One of the city's most sophisticated bars, Lui offers the chance to sample the views and excellent bar snacks (smoked ocean trout...
The Grain Store
Inhabiting one of those post-industrial spaces that Melbourne does so well, The Grain Store adds a touch of class to Melbourne's...
level 55, Rialto, 525 Collins St · interesting places nearby
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Sitting pretty in the old ‘observation deck’ of the Rialto, Melbourne’s favoured spot for occasion dining has views to match its name. Visionary chef Shannon Bennett has moved away from its classic French style to a subtle Modern Australian theme that runs through everything from the decor to the menu.
Stuffy tablecloths are gone and natural Australian elements are in – vases of banksia, handmade kangaroo-hide tables and cutlery holders carved from Tasmanian stone. Booking ahead is essential.
Remaining at the old barrister’s chambers is the cheaper Bistro Vue and Cafe Vue (there are also Cafe Vue branches at 401 St Kilda Rd and the Melbourne airport).