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Best European restaurants in Essendon

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A photo of The Carlton Wine Room restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(763)
Price: Expensive
• European • Carlton
Booked 30 times today
The Carlton Wine Room is a vibrant and refined European cuisine restaurant that consistently caters to the gastronomic demands of its loyal customers, affirmed by numerous rave reviews. Patrons widely acclaim the restaurant's exceptional wine list, beautifully prepared food, and a special ambiance reminiscent of a contemporary Euro charm. The wine sommelier is notably skilled and helpful, ensuring patrons are expertly guided in their wine selections. The impeccably prepared dishes, which cater to diverse dietary requirements, consistently impress, with a creative menu that values simplicity, authenticity, and taste. This establishment's dining experience is both warm and polished, a testament to its impeccable service and dedication to gastronomic excellence. Whether dining for a special occasion or simply enjoying a quality meal with loved ones, The Carlton Wine Room is recognized as a 'must-go' haven for anyone seeking a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Milk the Cow - Carlton restaurant
4.5
Awesome(480)
Price: Moderate
• European • Carlton
Booked 11 times today
Milk the Cow in Carlton is a delightful gem in the culinary landscape of Melbourne, offering a unique European experience. The cozy, stylish setting is as applauded as their knowledgeable and friendly staff, both contributing to the "excellent environment for small groups" and intimate catch-ups. This restaurant is acclaimed for its "amazing", "next level" cheese and wine pairing experiences, with dishes like the cheese fondue and croque monsieur being remarked as "to die for". A widely recommended spot, it stands as a "classy but affordable slice of Europe," with diners eagerly anticipating a return for more of their magnificent, "exquisite range of delicious cheeses and wine."
A photo of Pinotta restaurant
4.5
Awesome(149)
Price: Expensive
• European • Fitzroy North
Booked 6 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 Zsa's Bar Bistro Deli restaurant
4.5
Awesome(99)
Price: Moderate
• European • Northcote
Booked 6 times today
Zsa's Bar Bistro Deli continues to receive high praise for its spectacular European cuisine. Reviewers emphasize the "refreshing and original" menu, describing dishes as "delicious", "full of flavours", and "perfectly cooked". The restaurant's ambience is also repeatedly highlighted, thoroughly enjoyed by patrons who find it "beautiful", "chic" and "jazzy". High-quality service is another standout feature of Zsa's experience, with the team consistently described as “attentive", "knowledgeable", and "engaging". The restaurant’s "excellent venue, food, and service" makes it a favorite among both regular visitors and new guests. Despite a few minor complaints such as proximity to the toilets and a somewhat restricted menu on prep days, the overall consensus is that Zsa's is an exceptional spot for European cuisine.
A photo of Freda's Bistro restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(183)
Price: Expensive
• European • Fitzroy
Booked 3 times today
From the numerous positive reviews, Freda's Bistro clearly delivers an exceptional European dining experience. The standout dishes signal a strong European influence, with customers frequently praising the beef tartare, wagyu rump, pressed lamb shoulder, pumpkin and walnut lasagne, and a wine list that includes a mix of Australian and European wines. The service receives consistent high praises, with professional, efficient, and friendly staff that further accentuate the warm and relaxed ambience of the restaurant. Repeat visits from customers and recommendations for special occasions reflect the exquisite quality of the food and overall dining experience at Freda's Bistro. The restaurant promises an unforgettable European culinary journey, ensuring that it lives up to the accolades it has garnered.
A photo of Agostino restaurant
4.5
Awesome(304)
Price: Expensive
• European • Carlton
Agostino is a popular Italian restaurant located in Melbourne, specifically in the trendy, food-loving suburb of Carlton. It has earned a reputation for its authentic Italian cuisine, boasting an array of well-loved dishes such as pasta, risotto, and seafood. The restaurant receives consistently high reviews for its extraordinary pasta and risotto, mouthwatering seafood, and splendid wine selection. The general consensus among guests points to the exceptional customer service, with many highlighting their engaging and knowledgeable waitstaff. The restaurant offers a comfortable, cozy ambience and is often recommended for its authentic, delectable fare and friendly, professional service, making it a must-visit for epicureans. As one reviewer put it, Agostino is "an Italian gem that exceeds expectations" with its incredible food and top-notch service.
A photo of Danté restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(19)
Price: Expensive
• European • Northcote
Booked 2 times today
Danté is a highly recommended restaurant in Melbourne known for its exceptional Greek cuisine. Patrons praise for its beautifully designed bar, friendly staff and superior service. The menu offers a modern twist to traditional Greek dishes, highly acclaimed by customers who cited Danté as one of the best Greek-infused restaurants in the city. Signature dishes like the burrata with a side of flatbread have been loved by many, but it's the overall quality and flavor that shine through in every meal. The restaurant also offers a selection of stunning cocktails, with the Watermelon Sour being a customer favourite. Danté is the perfect embodiment of a Greek summer in Melbourne, offering a sophisticated and tasty food experience.
A photo of City Wine Shop and The European restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1190)
Price: Expensive
• European • Melbourne CBD
Booked 20 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 Clover restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(107)
Price: Expensive
• European • Richmond
Booked 15 times today
Clover is overwhelmingly praised by guests as a top-spot for European cuisine with its unique and frequently changing menu. Notable is the robust and extensive wine list, with pairings offered by knowledgeable staff that truly elevates the dining experience. Customers consistently highlight the high-quality food, excellent service, and vibrant surroundings, with some going as far to call it a "gem" and the "best they've ever had". The engaging staff and cosy atmosphere provide a sophisticated yet welcoming experience that keeps guests returning. With exceptional food, service, and wines, Clover is a standout in European dining.
A photo of Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(560)
Price: Expensive
• European • Melbourne CBD
Booked 14 times today
The Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant offers a delightful experience of European cuisine, right in Melbourne. It has consistently earned praise from customers for its quality food, top-notch service and the warm, intimate atmosphere. As quoted from the reviews, "you could easily be somewhere in Europe," highlighting its authentic European ambiance. The restaurant offers a diverse menu with “European flavor on most menu items and all beautifully prepared.” The servers are recognized as "knowledgeable, obliging," and the chefs as true experts in their field. It is the perfect venue to impress, with an extensive selection of wines, and a "romantic lighting" setting that evokes a feel of European intimation.
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