The Best Restaurants with views in Melbourne

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There's no shortage of restaurants with a view in Melbourne. With so much of the beautiful city fronting Port Phillip Bay or the Yarra River, dining on breezy terraces while watching beach-goers or boats go by is an experience readily available across Melbourne. Furthermore, some of the best dining spots in the city boast sweeping skyline panoramas. But where do the savviest foodies eat in Melbourne when they're looking for an incredible view? We discovered the top restaurants with a view in Melbourne using data covering thousands of restaurants from OpenTable's smartest, most seasoned diners. Book a table at one of them today, and you'll soon be dining on world-class cuisine while admiring the beauty of the cultural capital of Australia.

Restaurants:The Espy Kitchen, Gradi - Crown Melbourne, Vue de monde
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, Italian
Neighborhoods:St Kilda, Southbank, Melbourne CBD

The Espy Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
393 reviews
  • Casual
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Group Bookings
The Espy Kitchen is one of more than a dozen eating and drinking spots inside Melbourne’s iconic Esplanade Hotel. The pub and music venue, which reopened in 2018 after an extensiveRead more
87% recommended
Hot Spot in Melbourne / Victoria
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Gradi - Crown Melbourne

$$$$·Italian·
Southbank
878 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Authentic Neapolitan pizza is the speciality of Gradi at Crown Melbourne. It’s the second restaurant in the city from Naples-trained chef Johnny Di Francesco, notably the winner ofRead more
82% recommended
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Vue de monde

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
907 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
Among all the restaurants with a view in Melbourne, Vue De Monde claims the most expansive panorama across the city. The restaurant occupies what was previously the observation decRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
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Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

$$$$·Australian·
St Kilda
981 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Stokehouse, one of the most popular restaurants with a view in Melbourne, is something of a phoenix. The culinary landmark previously occupied a century-old building that was sadlyRead more
84% recommended
Australian in Melbourne / Victoria
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Lake House - Daylesford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Daylesford
615 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Lake House, a hotel, spa, restaurant and cooking school on six acres beside Lake Daylesford, isn’t only the most notable dining spot in the rural Victoria town. It’s one of the topRead more
97% recommended
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Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
658 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Dining at Donovans is an experience akin to a dinner party at a friend’s beach house. The homey spot on St. Kilda beach offers a terrace with ocean views, and inside cozy sofas andRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria
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Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
479 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Captain Moonlight in Anglesea is close enough to the water for diners to hear the waves. In 2016, the restaurant took over a space inside the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club overlooRead more
98% recommended
Modern Australian in Melbourne / Victoria
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