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CUMULUS INC.
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Australian | Melbourne CBD
Lucy Liu Restaurant
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Asian | Melbourne CBD
Gazi
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Greek | Melbourne CBD
Mamasita
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Mexican | Melbourne CBD
The European
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European | Melbourne CBD
Cecconi's Flinders Lane
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Italian | Melbourne CBD
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Garden State Hotel - Garden GrillGarden State Hotel - Garden Grill
17 reviews
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Australian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Set menu for larger groups - superb. Tasty pumpkin, potatoes and steak were incredible. Great ambiance and atmosphere and well priced. Service really let the experience down unfortunately-was the only thing to not make it 10/10. Pushed through to take plates, asked to be passed majority, couldn’t get anyone’s attention when required and had to ask for the bill 4 times and just not really that happy to be there. Will go back for food but won’t expcet much on service. More

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KisumeKisume
764 reviews
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Japanese | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Food was great, I like the ambience too. But 24dollars for a piece of sushi... is just a bit overwhelming. Paid for $188pp but didn’t feel full. kisume’s pricing was better last year. More

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Om NomOm Nom
819 reviews
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Modern Australian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

We had a wonderful experience and were delighted that Om Nom lived up to all the reviews. The cocktail were spectacular and we had the “feedme” menu which gave us a sample of everything that Om Nom offers. I can honestly say it was the best dining experience I have ever had. Loved it. More

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Bodega UndergroundBodega Underground
112 reviews
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Mexican | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Terrific food & service. A must if visiting Melbourne More

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Touche HombreTouche Hombre
154 reviews
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Mexican | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Always delicious, service is perfect and everyone is so wonderful! More

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Melbourne / VIC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Vue De Monde1. Vue De Monde
677 reviews
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Modern Australian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

An amazing experience from start to finish. Food is spectacular and the service is impeccable. If you have a restaurant bucket list, then VDM should be on it. More

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MONOU Japanese2. MONOU Japanese
6 reviews
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Japanese | South Melbourne, Inner City

The food was delicious - higlight being the eggplant. The ambiance was lovely too, we had a great time & will be back! More

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Mr & Mrs P3. Mr & Mrs P
11 reviews
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Modern Australian | Brighton, Bayside

Absolutely sensational experience! The staff were very personable, food was incredible and it was the BEST way to celebrate a birthday. Could not recommend highly enough. Thank you for making our night one to remember! More

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Tinamba Hotel4. Tinamba Hotel
254 reviews
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Modern Australian | Tinamba, Gippsland

Outstanding dining experience- great food, service and ambience. More

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Coombe The Melba Estate5. Coombe The Melba Estate
867 reviews
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Modern Australian | Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley

The staff were extremely friendly and very obliging. The food was plentiful and certainly delicious. We shared gnocchi,green beans and very crispy potatoes. There was even food leftover. A lovely place to visit and next time I'd like to visit the gardens. Thank you More

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Melbourne / VIC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Barmah Park Restaurant & Cellar DoorBarmah Park Restaurant & Cellar Door
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Contemporary European | Moorooduc, Mornington Peninsula

Barmah Park Restaurant and Cellar Door is beautifully set in a boutique vineyard and has a focus on delivering an unforgettable dining experience. We are open 7 days a week offering breakfast and lunch daily. We are also open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.
Our talented chef Leo Howard creates a mouthwatering seasonal menu. Offering a Modern Australian menu with his own twist there is something for everyone. Check out our gallery for a peek at the delicious dishes.
Friday and Saturday evenings alongside our a la carte menu we offer a 6-course Tasting Menu which showcases dishes from our main menu. At $69 per person it is a the perfect way to spend the evening with friends or a loved one. Choose to have matched wines to an additional $45. Sittings at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.
We have a child friendly environment, offering a play area and a kids menu, freeing you up to enjoy your time with us.More

Ora SmokehouseOra Smokehouse
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Australian | Kew, Inner East

Nestled in a small village in North Kew, Ora is a well established cafe/restaurant known for our coffee, unique food and great service. We are prepared to push the boundaries looking for obscure flavour combinations, taking inspiration from many regions around the world. Ora Smokehouse is our latest project. An extension to our day trade, our night restaurant focuses on slow cooked smoked meat. We have partnered with local farmers and traders to ensure only the freshest and highest of quality produce is used. Fear not, we also cater for the non carnivores. Ora Smokehouse now open Wed to Sat till 9pm. More

The Silverlake SocialThe Silverlake Social
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American | Prahran, Inner East

Brought to you by brothers nicholas and thomas welch (the white oaks saloon bar & dining & high spirits beverages) and byron barrowclough, the silverlake social offers an authentic southern californian local taphouse experience. Named after the los angeles neighbourhood of silver lake - famous for its music, bars, food trucks, multicultural blend of residents and artists - you'll experience a carefully collated spectrum of american anthems, craft beers, fresh cocktails and american-famed sports. More

White Oaks Saloon Bar & DiningWhite Oaks Saloon Bar & Dining
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American | Prahran, Inner East

Brought to you by brothers nicholas and thomas welch (the silverlake social & high spirits beverages) - welcome to the white oaks saloon, a local for the cocktail and us-inspired. Located amongst the cultural boutiques of greville street prahran. The white oaks saloon brings an array of craft beers, wines, spirits and cocktails with an emphasis on product made purely in the americas. Featuring a food menu of favourites from throughout the southern states of america and the sounds of motown and mississippi delta blues.More

Zagame's Boronia HotelZagame's Boronia Hotel
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Modern Australian | Boronia, Eastern Suburbs

Set just beneath Victoria’s stunning Dandenong Ranges, on Boronia Rd, Zagame’s Boronia is the perfect place for the whole family. Boronia’s bistro area "ZFK" has a modern menu with delicious food that will satisfy everyone’s hunger. The Sports Bar, has lot's of screens ideal to catch all your favourite sorts LIVE & LOUD! It’s the perfect place for a catch up with mates, and the generous and spectacular Kid’s World (including special Kid’s World Party Rooms)… well that’s the perfect place for every kid! Come and check out Zagame’s Boronia today!More