Where Chefs Eat in Melbourne

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Restaurants:Stokehouse St Kilda Beach, Supernormal - City, City Wine Shop
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Australian, Asian, European
Neighborhoods:St Kilda, Melbourne CBD

Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

$$$$·Australian·
St Kilda
981 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
"This iconic restaurant on the beach has risen from the ashes of a devastating fire two years ago. Recently reopened, bigger and better than ever, its dining room is everyone's choRead more
81% recommended
Special Occasions in Melbourne / Victoria
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Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
644 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
“I'm in Melbourne regularly and cannot miss Supernormal. Awesome staff, karaoke downstairs, the chicken and prawn dumpling with chile, vinegar, and plenty of quality sake! Ticks alRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Inner City
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City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
606 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
“The European on Spring Street is a Melbourne icon.” – Dan Hunter
97% recommended
Hot Spot in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Press Club

$$$$·Greek·
Melbourne CBD
180 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chef Georgianna Hiliakaki from Funky Gourmet
94% recommended
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Vue de monde

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
909 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
“Destination dining. Showy and memorable.” – Alla Wolf Tasker
95% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria
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French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
289 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Recommended by Chef Jasper Avent from The Town Mouse
89% recommended
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Grossi - Florentino

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
562 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
“Grossi Florentino is a particular favorite. Consistent and delicious.” – Alla Wolf-Tasker
90% recommended
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Chin Chin Melbourne

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Melbourne CBD
17 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Group Bookings
“People complain about the lines (queues) to get in! Why? The bar downstairs is a great pace to wait and the food is always generous and full of robust flavours. Great location andRead more
100% recommended
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CUMULUS INC.

$$$$·Australian·
Melbourne CBD
631 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
“Full respect needs to be paid to any restaurant doing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week and nailing it the way Cumulus does. It draws a diverse crowd and is always bRead more
93% recommended
Australian in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cumulus Up.

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Melbourne CBD
157 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Recommended by Chef Adam D'Sylva from Coda
99% recommended
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Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Fitzroy
817 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
“The space has a cool funky vibe set in old shop fronts. The menu is innovative but also provides classics executed brilliantly, often with an unexpected twist. Service and wine liRead more
93% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria
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Donnini's

$$$$·Italian·
Carlton
219 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Recommended by Chef Jasper Avent from The Town Mouse
95% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne - Permanently Closed

$$$$·British·
Southbank
2,518 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
“Dinner By Heston Blumenthal is a wonderful restaurant with great service and precise, delicious food. It's everything you could hope for from a Heston restaurant. In addition it’sRead more
91% recommended
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