Where Chefs Eat in Melbourne

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Restaurants:Stokehouse St Kilda Beach, Supernormal - City, The European
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Australian, Asian, European
Neighborhoods:St Kilda, Melbourne CBD
For 2 people on Tue, 1/28
Party Size
For 2
Date
Tue, 1/28
Time
7:00 PM

Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

$$$$·Australian·
St Kilda
939 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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
85% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
592 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
“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
93% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria
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The European

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
565 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
“The European on Spring Street is a Melbourne icon.” – Dan Hunter
96% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne / Victoria

The Press Club

$$$$·Greek·
Melbourne CBD
180 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chef Georgianna Hiliakaki from Funky Gourmet
96% recommended
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Vue de monde

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
848 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
“Destination dining. Showy and memorable.” – Alla Wolf Tasker
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria

French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
278 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Recommended by Chef Jasper Avent from The Town Mouse
92% recommended
Business Meals in Inner City
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Grossi - Florentino

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
555 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
“Grossi Florentino is a particular favorite. Consistent and delicious.” – Alla Wolf-Tasker
89% 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
545 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
“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
92% recommended
Australian in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cumulus Up.

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Melbourne CBD
145 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chef Adam D'Sylva from Coda
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Melbourne / Victoria

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Fitzroy
769 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
“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
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne

$$$$·British·
Southbank
2,508 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
92% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
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Donnini's

$$$$·Italian·
Carlton
194 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
Recommended by Chef Jasper Avent from The Town Mouse
93% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Suburbs