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Best Contemporary European restaurants in Sydenham

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A photo of City Wine Shop and The European restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1188)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary european • Melbourne CBD
Booked 33 times today
The City Wine Shop and The European is a revered institution in its locale, renowned for its excellent European cuisine. Patrons rave about the fabulous food, atmosphere, and the impressive wine list, citing it as an absolute staple and praising the restaurant's well-curated by-the-glass selection. With notable dishes like whipped cod roe with blinis, salumi plate, and half duck 'a l'orange', the restaurant captures the essence of European gastronomy. The impeccable, personable service also adds to the stellar dining experience, which many regard as a "truly memorable night". Overall, City Wine Shop and The European embody the warmth and excellence of European dining culture.
A photo of Ms Ava restaurant
4.2
Awesome(18)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary european • Melbourne CBD
The Travellers Bar is a hidden gem, renowned for its first-class Modern European cuisine. Reviewers are continuously impressed with the menu, specifically praising the Battered Fish & Chips and Duck Pate. The high-quality food, described as fresh and delicious, is coupled with outstanding service; efficient, friendly, and far from intrusive. Patrons find the tranquil ambiance and the old-world charm that the bar provides as equally delightful, making it an ideal spot for anything from a big outing to a quiet date night. The unanimous agreement in reviews is that The Travellers Bar provides a delightful culinary experience that is worth returning for.
A photo of Vue de monde restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(1675)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary european • Melbourne CBD
Booked 15 times today
Vue de monde in Melbourne is celebrated for its impressive Modern Australian cuisine. As numerous reviews point out, every dish is an exquisite act of theatre, each course maintaining a unique connection to the Australian culture and landscape. The restaurant's staff often receive praise for their top-notch service and extensive knowledge, which greatly enhances the dining experience. Among other aspects, the restaurant is adored for its use of Australian-made and Australian produce, as well as the contemporary and intimate atmosphere. A common highlight among customer experiences is the chance to see chefs prepare dishes. Overall, Vue de monde is highly recommended, providing an unforgettable dining experience that tops the list of Melbourne's best restaurants.
A photo of Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel restaurant
4.5
Awesome(135)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary european • Fitzroy
Booked 9 times today
Located in Melbourne, Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel is recognized for its incredible Contemporary European cuisine. Customers rave about its amazing food and remarkably friendly service. It's particularly celebrated for "the best steak night in Melbourne," where the steaks are touted as "beautifully cooked and tasty". Reviewers additionally applaud the well-priced quality offerings, alongside the fantastic beverages list. The venue's great ambiance, featuring a fireplace and an outstanding atrium, also receives many compliments. Visitors to Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel, from overseas guests to locals, express their intent on returning, proof of the restaurant's consistent excellence in service and cuisine.
A photo of Luci restaurant
4.3
Awesome(194)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary european • Melbourne CBD
Booked 3 times today
Luci is highly regarded for its exceptional Australian cuisine. Taking pride in their blend of tradition and innovation, the restaurant is consistently praised in reviews for its "delicious food", "beautiful setting", and "impeccable service". The reviews highlight the staff's attentiveness, professionalism, and knowledge, which contributes to the overall pleasant dining experience. Notably, Luci's modern Italian dishes have been described as "divine", with their degustation menu receiving particular acclaim. The "engaging" wait staff, and the "outstanding taste and quality" of the food have led many reviewers to highly recommend Luci as a top choice for Australian cuisine. Despite the absence of information on location and awards, Luci's extraordinary reviews speak to its excellence.
A photo of Pinotta restaurant
4.5
Awesome(149)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary european • Fitzroy North
Booked 3 times today
Pinotta is a highly praised European restaurant, known for its exquisite cuisine and warm hospitality. The reviews affirm the restaurant's consistent delivery of delicious food, superb wine, and extraordinary service. Patrons particularly mention the terrific pasta, share plates, and seafood. Renowned for its friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, Pinotta has been labelled as a neighborhood gem that has stood the test of time. Customers emphasise on the restaurant's inviting and comfortable ambiance, contributing to its steady stream of returnees. Its vibrant atmosphere coupled with a well-curated selection of Australian and Italian wines make Pinotta a standout choice for a memorable dining experience.
A photo of High Tea at Rendezvous Melbourne restaurant
4.2
Awesome(38)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary european • Melbourne CBD
Booked 1 time today
High Tea at Rendezvous Melbourne is a highly praised spot for Contemporary European cuisine. Based on many positive reviews, guests appreciate the restaurant for its excellent food and outstanding service. The venue is accessibility-friendly, conveniently located with parking nearby. The environment is described as beautiful and the atmosphere inviting. A standout highlight is the traditional High Tea that has been described as one of the best, paired wonderfully with champagne. Whereas the tea's temperature is a minor area of concern, it does not hinder an enjoyable dining experience. The staff's top-notch service that makes guests feel special adds to the restaurant's charm. Whether a grand celebration or a relaxing afternoon, High Tea at Rendezvous Melbourne comes highly recommended.
A photo of Olivine restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(138)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary european • Coburg
Booked 4 times today
Olivine is widely recognized for offering a distinctive experience in Wine Bar cuisine. The restaurant, which is situated in a beautifully refurbished historical building, is renowned for its excellent wine list and bite-sized delicacies. Patrons frequently commend the exceptional service, citing the professionalism and knowledge of the staff. The unique ambience, with private tables set in old jail cells, further elevates the dining experience. In their reviews, customers consistently express their satisfaction, referring to Olivine as an "intriguing place", a "gem", and a "hidden treasure". The blend of history, modern finishing, and delightful food, all set in an extraordinary location, make Olivine a highly recommended destination.
A photo of Ruby Dining restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary european • Melbourne CBD
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A photo of La Fantaisie restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(80)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary european • Abbotsford
Booked 6 times today
La Fantaisie, located on Victoria St, is a noteworthy destination for authentic Australian cuisine. It's a favorite among visitors and locals alike, highly commended for its attention to detail, exquisite presentation, and incredible customer service. The menu is eclectic and delicious, combining fresh ingredients with innovative cooking techniques for a stunning gastronomic experience. Reviewers continuously praise the brunch offerings and the aesthetic ambiance at this charming cafe, even claiming it as their favorite. From the Snow White and Butterfly Pea Lattes to the blue crab chili scramble, La Fantaisie is recognized for its 'Instagram-worthy' drinks and food. The dedicated and accommodating staff have been lauded for going above and beyond, even checking each ingredient for potential allergens. Regardless of being an urban haven from the bustle outside or a venue for special occasions, La Fantaisie is a choice spot for fans of Australian cuisine.
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