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Best Modern Australian restaurants in South Melbourne

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A photo of JAMES restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(328)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • South Melbourne
Booked 3 times today
J A M E S is a standout restaurant for Modern Australian cuisine, receiving high praise for its creative and delicious dishes. It serves up an exciting array of offerings that showcase the best of Australian native produce. Reviewers describe the food as "fun, delicious, and creative", with "impeccably balanced" flavors. J A M E S is also recognized for its comfortable ambience, personalized service, and knowledgeable staff. Many mention the set menu and degustation offerings as must-tries. With its innovative approach, J A M E S is hailed as the "new era of Modern Australian cuisine". Whether you're looking for an unforgettable culinary adventure or a tasteful reminder of childhood elements, this restaurant is an excellent choice.
A photo of The Albion Rooftop and Club restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(36)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • South Melbourne
Booked 1 time today
Renowned for its modern Australian cuisine, The Albion Rooftop and Club offers an unforgettably vibrant dining experience. The restaurant has earned rave reviews for its amazing food, atmosphere, and service, with thrilled patrons applauding the "fantastic food and drinks", "great value for money", and "friendly and professional staff". Customers have specifically praised the restaurant's prawn and ginger dumplings, pulled pork sliders, and margaritas as standout menu choices. The Albion's lively ambiance, complete with live music and engaging staff, further accentuates the establishment's appeal. Many visitors recommend the Albion for special occasions like birthdays, underscoring its status as a top-tier modern Australian dining destination.
A photo of Golden Fleece Hotel restaurant
4.1
Excellent(126)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • South Melbourne
Booked 12 times today
Golden Fleece Hotel has established itself as a favorite destination for authentic Greek cuisine lovers. As seen through the numerous glowing reviews, it brings the taste of Greece to the table through its flawless service and top-notch food quality. Most guests express a keen desire to come back, with the food described as "exceptional", "delicious", and "the best Greek food" they've had in a while. The staff's friendliness and professionalism notably enhance the positive dining experience. Despite occasional mishaps like a last-minute reservation cancellation and perceived noise, the majority significantly applaud the beautiful setting, the accommodating service, and the amazing ambiance.
A photo of The Atlantic Restaurant restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1444)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • Southbank
Booked 16 times today
The Atlantic Restaurant boasts a reputation for delivering the best of Seafood cuisine in Melbourne, according to its ecstatic patrons. Reviewers rave about the fresh and delicious seafood, with adjectives like "amazing" and "fantastic" frequently gracing the reviews. The excellence extends beyond the food, with guests praising the attentive and friendly service, helmed by the charismatic manager, AJ. With its superior cuisine and service, The Atlantic Restaurant guarantees a memorable dining experience for any occasion, whether an intimate date or a group outing. The restaurant's prime location by the river enhances the dining experience, making it a highly recommended eatery.
A photo of Lamaro's Hotel restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(800)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • South Melbourne
Booked 22 times today
Lamaro's Hotel is highly praised for its Modern Australian cuisine by its patrons. Reviewers consistently comment on the delicious food, extensive wine selection, and excellent service. They pay particular attention to the dishes like the Scallops, Bucatini pasta with lobster tail, and Veal Schnitzel, all of which exhibit a fresh take on traditional Australian cuisine with an innovative twist. Many diners also commend the restaurant's cosy atmosphere, facilitated by the roaring fireplace, which enhances their dining experience. Some even mention the attentive staff and their diligence in checking vaccine certificates, reflecting the restaurant's commitment to safety amidst the current pandemic. With such resounding endorsements from customers, it's evident that Lamaro's Hotel has mastered the art of Modern Australian cuisine.
A photo of Vue de monde restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(1654)
Price: Very Expensive
• Modern australian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 23 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 The Graham Hotel restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(718)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • Port Melbourne
Booked 17 times today
The Graham Hotel, hailed for its Modern Australian cuisine, has consistently received high praise from its satisfied patrons. Noted for their amazing, professional service, the team at The Graham Hotel ensures an enjoyable dining experience. Their menu features a range of exquisite dishes from the grill, hearty mains, refreshing salads, tempting sides, and delightful desserts. Special mention goes to signature dishes like the "Flinders Island Lamb Shoulder Pie", and "Sous Vide Lamb Rump Salad". Customers have also extolled their "fabulous wine list", "delicious food", and "relaxing setting". The glowing reviews underline the restaurant's commitment to culinary excellence, hailing it as a spot for "fine dining at its best". Overall, The Graham Hotel is a testament to the vibrance and diversity of Modern Australian cuisine.
A photo of Donovans restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1489)
Price: Very Expensive
• Modern australian • St Kilda
Booked 42 times today
Donovans, a beloved restaurant in Melbourne, has built a solid reputation for its exceptional Modern Australian cuisine. The restaurant carries the hallmark of fine dining while maintaining a warm and welcoming ambience, as reflected in its glowing reviews. Its menu, which features a selection of dishes cooked over charcoal, spotlights the best of Australia's local ingredients, including fresh fish and oysters, which have consistently been praised by diners. Whether for intimate anniversaries or a casual dining experience, Donovans leaves a lasting impression with its flawless service, excellent quality food, and spectacular beach views. Multiple reviews laud Donovans for its attentive staff, showcasing attentive and professional service that often exceeds expectations. Donovans' reputation as an icon of Melbourne's dining scene is well-earned and well-deserved.
A photo of The Carlton Wine Room restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(757)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • Carlton
Booked 21 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 The Barre restaurant
4.3
Awesome(818)
Price: Moderate
• Modern australian • Southbank
Booked 24 times today
The Barre, a shining example of Modern Australian cuisine, garners high praise from its patrons. Reviews vouch for the excellent service, delicious food, and a great ambience that enhances the overall dining experience. Although the menu presents a few intriguing choices such as lamb with chocolate cubes and curry with rhubarb, it’s the adventurous spirit in these culinary combinations that speaks to the innovative character of Modern Australian cuisine. Vegetarians also find delight in a fantastic selection, including acclaimed croquettes. Whether it's hearty meals, generous platters, or unique cocktails, The Barre’s offerings are appreciated for their high standard and value for money. Most importantly, the restaurant’s staff are repeatedly commended for their welcoming and attentive service, embodying the warm, hospitable spirit of Australia.
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