Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in St Kilda

Attica

The only Australian restaurant on the San Pellegrino World's Top 50 Restaurants list, Attica is home to prodigious Kiwi import Ben Shewry and his extraordinary culinary creations. Native ingredients shine in dishes …
Top Choice Bakery in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Lune Croissanterie

The queues may have you turning on your heel, but good things come to those who wait, and here they come in the form of some of the best pastries you'll ever taste – from the lemon-curd cruffin to a classic almond c…
Top Choice Italian in Carlton & Brunswick

D.O.C. Espresso

Run by third-generation Italian Australians, authentic D.O.C. has breathed new life into Lygon St. The espresso bar features homemade pasta specials, Italian microbrewery beers and aperitivo time (4pm to 7pm), when …
Top Choice Deli in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Smith & Deli

Full of '50s-NYC-deli charm with a vegan twist, this little takeaway creates what might be the closest vegetarians will get to eating meat – it’s even been known to fool a few carnivores. Sandwiches are made to orde…
Top Choice Desserts in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Zumbo

Aussie pâtissier Adriano Zumbo is hot property, famed for his outrageously creative, technically ambitious concoctions. Here, cheesecake might be made with yuzu-cream-cheese mousse and shaped like a Swiss cheese, an…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Cutler & Co

Hyped for all the right reasons, this is Andrew McConnell’s flagship Melbourne restaurant and its attentive, informed staff and joy-inducing dishes have quickly made it one of Melbourne’s top places for fine dining.…
Top Choice Chinese in Southbank & Docklands

Spice Temple

When he's not at Rockpool next door or in one of his Sydney restaurants, well-known chef Neil Perry pays homage to the spicy cuisines of China's central provinces at this excellent waterfront eatery. By day you can …
Top Choice Ramen in City Centre

Hakata Gensuke

Gensuke is one of those places that only does one thing and does it extraordinarily well. In this case it's tonkotsu (pork broth) ramen. Choose from three types (signature, sesame-infused 'black' or spicy 'god fire'…
Top Choice Chinese in City Centre

Lee Ho Fook

Occupying an old brick warehouse down a fabulously skungy laneway, Lee Ho Fook is the epitome of modern Chinese culinary wizardry. The kitchen packs an extraordinary amount of flavour into signature dishes such as c…
Top Choice Pizza in Carlton & Brunswick

D.O.C. Pizza & Mozzarella Bar

D.O.C. has jumped on the Milanese-led mozzarella-bar trend and serves up the milky-white balls – your choice of local cow or imported buffala – as entrees, in salads or atop fabulous pizzas. Pizza toppings include b…