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Classic Restaurants to Dine with Your Family

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by OpenTable Team
Updated 03 August 2023

Hungry for a dining experience that's tailor-made for you? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top restaurant picks for your next outing. Bon appétit!

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4.3
4.3 (396)
$A40 and under
Café
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
If your preferred day or time slot is unavailable please call or email restaurant. info@timeoutmelbourne.com.au

Federation Square's iconic place to catch up - Timeout Fed Square - on the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street opposite Flinders Street Station in the heart of Melbourne.

Weekend and weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in Melbourne city.

Time Out Restaurant/Cafe/Bar is the place to catch up with friends and family to enjoy a relaxing meal and drinks.

10% Weekend & 15% Public Holiday Surcharges Apply

Top review
Nimmy
Dined on 12 May 2024
Very accomodating as we have fuzzy kids who cannot eat anything on before 11:30 am menu. They were very happy for us to pick after 11:30 menu for kids. Foods are ok nothing to rave about but service is fantastic
A photo of Grounded at Mooloolaba restaurant
3.9
3.9 (5)
$A40 and under
Australian
Mooloolaba
About the restaurant
We are a beautiful cafe overlooking the water along the mooloolaba esplanade. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and can most definitely quench your thirst with our wide range of coffee, smoothies and cocktails.
Top review
Brook
Dined on 16 Dec 2023
I absolutely could not fault this restaurant, the food was incredible and staff were just beautiful, we will 100% be back, this is our new favourite place !! 😍🫶🏼
A photo of Acqua Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (320)
$A40 and under
Modern Australian
Caloundra
About the restaurant
ACQUA: a waterfront destination for good food & great times.

Are you looking for a waterfront venue for your booking with exceptional food, great service, good vibe only?

Acqua Restaurant & Bar has won Reader's Choice in 2022 from AGFG all voted by the locals.

Our menu is inspired by Italian Cuisine with a twist of Australian Cuisine. With our most popular dishes is not only our creamy, spicy, tasty pasta but also our crispy skin pork belly and barramundi. Amazing cocktail's fabulous view and great vibe.

Let us be your host for your next visit Caloundra!!!

Top review
SarahK
Dined on 11 May 2024
Delicious food, fabulous views and great staff. Love this place and will keep coming back
A photo of Mr Hizola’s restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1537)
$A40 and under
Chinese (Canton)
Burleigh Heads
About the restaurant
Portholes that take you to the other side of the world and hanging lanterns that will brighten your day. Mr Hizola's brings contemporary Cantonese cuisine to Burleigh Heads in style. With dishes from the land to the sea and everywhere in between, there is something for everyone and every taste bud, dumplings, duck & definite no dog. Treat yourself to traditional food with a modern twist, in a unique venue.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great food fair served for full meals Nice place for lunch
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4.5
4.5 (25)
$A40 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Preston
About the restaurant
Nord is everything you know & love about the Northside. Cool, understated, welcoming and above all, a lot of fun. It’s the nice stuff. The good stuff. Without the pretentiousness. Welcome to Nord. We’re a little Nordie and a little Nice.
Top review
KatherineN
Dined on 9 Feb 2024
We love having Nord as our local. Easy going vibes and great food.
A photo of Mimosa Wines restaurant
4.8
4.8 (392)
$A101 and over
Modern Australian
Bermagui
About the restaurant
A boutique family owned gastronomic restaurant on the South Coast of NSW. We operate 3 course lunch menu ($99pp) and a 6 course set menu dinner ($130pp).

Head chef Jan Semmelhack is a unique creator, focused on the superb local produce of the South Coast which results in a unique dining experience. Originally from Germany, Jan was the head pastry chef in two Michelin star restaurant in Berlin. Be sure to try his exceptional desserts to complete your Mimosa sensory adventure!

Our wine list has been curated to highlight snippets of the best of Australian & New Zealand wines. We showcase small, up and coming producers, as well as some of the more established winemakers. Due to our continued commitment to sustainability, we favour growers who embrace organic & biodynamic farming practices.

Top review
DorisK
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful environment, great food and wine. Service was impeccable and we shall def recommend your restaurant to others
A photo of Darwin Club - Admiralty House restaurant
3.9
3.9 (82)
$A41 to $A100
Seafood
Darwin City
About the restaurant
The Darwin Club is closing a chapter. From the 4th of July of 2023 will only operate as a event venue.

The Darwin Club, as part of the well established and historically recognized Admiralty House, is a unique seafood dining experience in the Northern Territory.

The restaurant is located in a stunning position overlooking the endemic leafy ground of the Admiralty House, the Esplanade, and further out, the multiple shades of blue of the Arafura Sea.

The venue has an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, perpetuating the legacy of the oldest club in Darwin. The wooden floors, high ceilings, velvet seats and yesteryear photographs will swoop you through the ages, to the 1930 era, Darwin early days.

Put time on pause, come and dine with us. We will ravish your senses with a menu crafted to highlight the exceptional produce that we so carefully source.

Top review
TimX
Dined on 24 May 2023
I would have preferred the snapper dish but decided against it due to the chorizo.
A photo of Shorehouse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3004)
$A41 to $A100
Asian
North Ward
About the restaurant
Shorehouse is on Townsville’s most iconic location, the Strand showcasing panoramic views across Cleveland Bay to Magnetic Island.

Focusing on fresh locally sourced produce with intention to share. Sit and watch the world go by on our glorious deck in casual lounge dining, at the bar in our architecturally designed casual beach house with North Queensland resort highlights.

Bringing a modern Asian cuisine with the best of our local flavours crafted by our talented experienced chef.

Offering an extensive wine list, craft beer on tap and fresh modern cocktails with the mouth-watering flavours in our food, all at reasonable prices.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 Mar 2024
Beautiful dinner - we did the just feed me - slightly more expensive than we thought may have been more affordable to order a few dishes to share. Service was good.
A photo of Verace Pizzeria restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1317)
$A40 and under
Pizzeria
Macquarie Park
About the restaurant
Verace Pizzeria is officially open and proud to bring to you the traditional flavours of the true Neapolitan pizza. Our recently crowned World Pizza Championship winning Pizzaioli bring with them an impassioned desire to produce for you the exquisite taste of this certified artisan handmade product right here in Macquarie Park.

Verace has won the following accolades at several rounds of the World Pizza Championships...

2015 Australian Grand Champion
2015 1st Place Pizza Acrobatica
2015 1st Place Gluten Free
2015 1st Place STG Margherita

2016 Australian Grand Champion
2016 1st Place Gluten Free
2016 1st Place STG Margherita
2016 2nd Place STG Margherita

2017 Australia’s Best Pizza
2017 2nd Place Dessert Pizza

2018 1st Place Dessert Pizza

2019 1st Place Gluten free
2019 3rd Place Dessert Pizza

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The only bad part of the visit was trying to find a parking space. Otherwise a good experience.
A photo of Detour restaurant
4.5
4.5 (890)
$A40 and under
Modern Australian
Woolloongabba
About the restaurant
We serve contemporary share plates with a focus on sustainability and dietary requirements. Our menu is split between omnivore and herbivore dishes that are predominantly gluten free and with numerous plant-based options. We have a full service bar. We have a focus on small Australian natural wine producers that use bio-dynamic and organic practices.
Top review
carma
Dined on 11 May 2024
Food was spectacular, the herbivore food was enjoyed by all including meat eaters. 10/10
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4.6
4.6 (1969)
$A40 and under
Bistro
Maroochydore
About the restaurant
Market Bistro will open from 11.30am 7 days a week, offering a classic “bistro style” menu featuring house made pasta, and a great selection of dry aged meats and a bunch of export quality local seafood.

Our wine list will be interesting, constantly evolving and feature predominantly Australian and New Zealand producers.

A unique feature of the Bistro is the fact you can walk into & purchase wine from the Wine Store for retail prices then drink it in the Bistro (for a small corkage fee.)

Market Bistro will be a stylish, casual restaurant that is not stuffy or pretentious... It is professional, casual & truly local.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
A wonderful dining experience , delicious food great service
A photo of Justin Lane Establishment restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1088)
$A40 and under
Italian
Burleigh Heads
About the restaurant
Eat, drink & be messy. That’s our motto here at JL. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products. From our famous sourdough pizza and handmade pasta, to our signature cocktails, boutique wines and 8 beers on tap.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 May 2024
Food was incredible I cannot wait to come back. I’d definitely recommend the carbonara it was a huge standout for me. The focaccia and buratta were amazing also
A photo of The Birdcage restaurant
4.1
4.1 (17)
$A40 and under
Café
Miranda
About the restaurant
The Birdcage Restaurant and Bar drew inspiration from its leafy surroundings, in particular the beautiful Fig Tree that dominates the Kingsway Restaurant Precinct. This glorious tree plays host to many species of colourful birds and it is this vibrancy that embodies the soul of all we do and are at The Birdcage. Life is always improved with a little fun and flamboyance. So, with this in mind we want your time dining with us to be both enjoyable but more so, memorable. An experience that will have you returning time and time again.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 May 2024
Your manager is a amazing lady very helpful nothing was too much trouble
A photo of Olive and Angelo restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1547)
$A41 to $A100
Italian
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
Brought to you by Angelo Leonforte, Olive & Angelo delivers to Brisbane an authentic signature of traditional Italian cuisine. We have a generous focus on catering to all diners. Therefore we have created a menu of gluten-free, vegan & traditional options. We proudly make all of our own pasta, including our gluten free & vegan pastas. As well as our traditional, gluten free pizza base options.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Was a good night out for my daughters 18th birthday, will be going back again
A photo of Rookie Eatery restaurant
4.7
4.7 (682)
$A41 to $A100
Australian
Wollongong
About the restaurant
Rookie Eatery offers diners contemporary Australian cuisine in a casual context. A produce-driven menu centres on modern Australian food, as the kitchen serves an eclectic mix of local ingredients with multicultural influences. At Rookie, we believe that ‘Australian cuisine’ is a multicultural phenomenon that exists nowhere else in the world and so we aim to provide a contemporary interpretation with the local ingredients on offer. The result is a diverse inspiration of eastern and western cultures brought together with fragrant and fresh flavours. An on-site herb garden provides the kitchen with a range of indigenous and introduced herb species, whilst a commitment to strong supplier relationships sees the South Coast’s best produce showcased.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Outstanding service and the food was 10 out of 10, thank you!
A photo of Zushi Barangaroo restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1483)
$A41 to $A100
Japanese
Barangaroo
About the restaurant
At the edge of the CBD, in the spectacular 22-hectare waterfront precinct where an old container terminal once stood, discerning foodies can now find some of the city’s best sushi in Barangaroo. Established in 2016, the newest addition to the Zushi restaurant empire is in Sydney’s impressive new harbour foreshore playground. Zushi Barangaroo is both stylish and comfortable, capturing the relaxed style of a typical Japanese bar or izakaya designed by the renowned architect Koichi Takada. We offer premium service complimented with a wide selection of imported beers, Japanese inspired cocktails, and Japanese sake and whisky.
Zushi prides itself on using only carefully sourced local ingredients; the freshest vegetables and sustainable seafood where possible and most of the menu is gluten-free. We are open every day for lunch and dinner, serving delectable sushi, sashimi and share plates. And the glorious harbour views are pretty tasty too.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food and cocktails were amazing! I will definitely be coming back again. So much variety, and everything we had was exquisite! The sashimi deluxe dish was probably my favourite, and the chilli coconut lychee martini had an awesome kick. Just yum!
A photo of Anason restaurant
4.6
4.6 (551)
$A41 to $A100
Turkish
Barangaroo
About the restaurant
Modern Turkish restaurant and mezebar in Barangaroo, Sydney inspired by the seaside meyhanes of Istanbul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food super selection flavours Devine, looking forward to coming again very very soon just a quick bit of feedback seemed a little short of staff, but those there very attentive ;)
A photo of Alpha Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1195)
$A41 to $A100
Greek
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
Alpha, located in Sydney, is a premier Greek restaurant that exudes freshness and sophistication. The restaurant's calm Grecian style is showcased through its whitewashed walls, oak floors, and layered grey fabrics. With Greek-inspired curves and arches, the Mediterranean design is integrated seamlessly throughout.

Along with an a la carte selection, our share feast banquet menus allows the opportunity to sit, relax and enjoy the culture and conversation amongst your friends and family. Alpha, is home away from home.

Top review
CRyd
Dined on 2 May 2024
The food was great. Definitely recommend following the recommendation of the wait staff on portion quantities for number of diners as some dishes are quite generous & saves over ordering. Staff were attentive & not over-bearing for a business lunch.
A photo of glass brasserie (Breakfast) restaurant
4.7
4.7 (29)
$A41 to $A100
Breakfast
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
Experience Hilton's famous buffet breakfast located within chef’s hatted, Glass Brasserie.
Your guests will indulge in the finest breakfast options, whilst enjoying unparalleled views of the Queen Victoria Building. Hilton Sydney’s buffet breakfast offers quality and consistency in all aspects of food and service.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 Apr 2024
its worth for the quality of the service, staff so friendly and knowledgeable about their customers who can help you get started. Thank you and please continue
A photo of The Gallery All-Day Dining - Sheraton on the Park Sydney restaurant
3.8
3.8 (62)
$A40 and under
Australian
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
Designed as a social gathering space, The Gallery offers a relaxed restaurant setting in which to enjoy a quick morning coffee or a leisurely high tea. Find space to meet and dine while you catch up with friends in Sydney.
Top review
GaryB
Dined on 27 Dec 2023
Great food and lots of variety, lovely presentation, staff quick to fill up your empty glass of sparkling, plently of tea with 1 pot each. Been for a lot of high teas found this the best.
A photo of BORN by Tapavino - Barangaroo restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1268)
$A40 and under
Spanish
Barangaroo
About the restaurant
BóRN is the 3rd venue in the Tapavino stable and takes its cue from the tapas bars & restaurants in & around El Born, Barcelona. Located on the waterfront in Barangaroo, We take inspiration from the Spanish classics but with a modern twist.
Top review
KylieS
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food. Highly recommend tge bottomless brunch. Every dish was a standout. Service was impeccable. Can't wait to come back.
A photo of Kokumai - Barangaroo restaurant
4.5
4.5 (10)
$A41 to $A100
Sushi
Barangaroo
About the restaurant
Kokumai means “black rice” in Japanese and is a premium sushi bar operated as a new concept of Japanese restaurant operated with an omakase function.

Seating appx. 60 people and serving up premium roll, nigiri, and sashimi with a great selection of wine, sake, and beer.

*Omakase: Authentic Japanese omakase menu is implemented. Menus made with fresh seasonal ingredients are prepared by the head chef in Kokumai.
**Premium sushi bar: We are operating as a premium sushi bar by using seasonal and superior ingredients.

Top review
Ruby
Dined on 24 Feb 2024
The food was fantastic, everything we order was really delicious. It is on the expensive side but it’s really good quality stuff so it’s worth it
A photo of China Diner - Tramsheds restaurant
4.4
4.4 (269)
$A40 and under
Chinese
Forest Lodge
About the restaurant
China Diner represents a contemporary approach to Asian Dining, in a stylish venue inspired by 1930's Shanghai. China Diner specialises in dumplings, vegan, seafood & meat dishes, that pair perfectly with an extensive wine, sake & cocktail list.

China Diner Tramsheds offers both an expansive dining room and al fresco terrace with a gorgeous grassy outlook.

Top review
RoganB
Dined on 31 Dec 2023
Food was really nice! Drinks a bit disappointing warm beer followed by a very weak margarita. Bit overpriced but food had great flavours.
A photo of China Diner - Bondi restaurant
3.9
3.9 (524)
$A40 and under
Chinese
Bondi Beach
About the restaurant
China Diner represents a contemporary approach to Asian Dining, in a stylish venue inspired by 1930's Shanghai. China Diner specialises in dumplings, vegan, seafood & meat dishes, that pair perfectly with an extensive wine, sake & cocktail list. All a short stroll from Bondi Beach.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food is delicious, service was welcoming and professional. Banquet excellent value. Highly recommend.
A photo of China Diner - Double Bay restaurant
4.2
4.2 (253)
$A40 and under
Chinese
Double Bay
About the restaurant
China Diner represents a contemporary approach to Asian Dining, in a stylish venue inspired by 1930's Shanghai. China Diner specialises in dumplings, vegan, seafood & meat dishes, that pair perfectly with an extensive wine, sake & cocktail list.

Nestled between The Sheaf & Bake Bar Double Bay with outside seating & cosy booths.

Top review
Dani
Dined on 21 Feb 2024
Food was great. Wait staff were attentive. We sat outside and it was lovely in the evening.
A photo of DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar - Carlton restaurant
4.4
4.4 (537)
$A40 and under
Pizzeria
Carlton
About the restaurant
D.O.C is real Italian eating and age old simplicity refreshed with contemporary flair. A celebration of heritage. A joy in sharing. Authentic, exuberant and outrageously Italian.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food, best salami pizza! Would highly recommend
A photo of Pig & Whistle Tavern - Olinda restaurant
4.7
4.7 (849)
$A41 to $A100
British
Olinda
About the restaurant
We are a family owned, traditional English tavern nestled away in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Boasting 16 taps, great wines, an extensive spirit selection and a tried and tested no nonsense menu. There is no doubt that The Piggy will make you feel at home.
Top review
ColletteP
Dined 2 days ago
Always enjoy dinner at the Pig, great food, great environment and friendly staff
A photo of The Deck at Flinders Hotel restaurant
4.1
4.1 (992)
$A40 and under
Gastro Pub
Flinders
About the restaurant
The Deck caters for all tastes from your pub classics, a selection of steaks, through to more bistro style sharing dishes, starters and mains. Children’s options are also available.
Top review
ChrisGvip
Dined on 12 May 2024
Mother's Day combined with Aurora hunters and the service and the meals were fantastic!
A photo of Shanghai Flower restaurant
3.8
3.8 (26)
$A41 to $A100
Asian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Authentic Chinese Restaurant in Melbourne
Since 2018 Shanghai Flower has been serving incredible, authentic Chinese food for the people of Melbourne. With world-class chefs at the helm, enjoy all your favorites as well as a range of authentic Chinese dishes from across the country. Bringing flavors from the streets of Shanghai to our restaurant in Melbourne, there’s something for everyone, from Peking Duck to pork belly. We’re sure you’ll discover something you love at Shanghai Flower.

Live Seafood Prepared Fresh
We believe that food is best eaten fresh. Especially when it comes to Chinese cuisine. If you’re a fan of fresh fish you’ll love our live seafood menu, lobster, boasting fresh fish, snow crab, and shellfish sourced daily from local markets. Prices at market price, availability will depend on demand and supply available.

Private room's Requirement:
We do have private room for customers, however it has minimum spending and deposit, please call us for more information.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 Apr 2024
We often go to Shanghai Flower as their food is very genuine Shanghainese and Chinese. Also often very good service!
A photo of Stalactites Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (147)
$A40 and under
Greek
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
We accept booking for groups of 6 and above. Smaller groups can come as a walk in

Experience Stalactites, one of Melbourne's longest established & well known Greek restaurants. Owned and operated by the same Greek family since 1978, Stalactites has long become a Melbourne institution.

Open from 11am-late 7 days a week, Stalactites offers a Greek feast of home made dips, tasty giro souvlaki and chargrilled meats and authentic home made dishes from southern Greece.

Many Gluten Free Options, Vegan and Vegetarian dishes are available including souvlaki, dips and mains.










Reservations accepted for groups above 6 people

Top review
Juls
Dined on 17 Apr 2024
Perfect venue for a large group of friends to catch up and have lovely platters of meat and variety of gyro!
A photo of Horn & Hoof restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5)
$A41 to $A100
European
Docklands
About the restaurant
Horn & Hoof Restaurant Docklands is situated in the heart of the Melbourne’s food district, only a stone’s throw from the Docklands Stadium, ⁠ This waterfront venue is the perfect location to enjoy a drink with a view, and a truly exceptional European dining experience at the Horn & Hoof Restaurant Docklands.⁠

Our purpose is to provide you with an exceptional dining experience, championing traditional forage from the forests. We lovingly prepare our dishes, paying homage to our forefathers by integrating age-old cooking methods to bring to you an authentic food experience.

It is our belief that using these time-proven methods brings a more realistic taste, enhancing the innate flavours of the ingredients and making it much more authentic.

Winner Best European Restaurant 2021 & 2022

⁠Open 6pm until late, Wednesday through to Sunday. We look forward to seeing you soon Horn & Hoof Restaurant Docklands!

Top review
AnnaM
Dined on 18 Nov 2023
Interesting menu for something different … food was very rich and tasty. We didn’t realise there wasn’t an a la carte menu so it made for a bigger meal than planned. The owner/in charge was trying very hard to impress … The NewQuay area still feels a bit empty and remote - hopefully the area will flourish over time …. It could do with a street-hawkers market or something to liven things up ??? We ended up tramming up to a whiskey bar in Russell st afterwards which was popping :)
A photo of The Essence restaurant
4.1
4.1 (230)
$A41 to $A100
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
At The Essence, it’s all about the freshest, local produce in our region, hand picked by our Head Chef and complemented by native herbs & spices. It’s about that little touch of something different to the familiar that leaves you wondering and makes you want to taste more and more. Step into The Essence and sample the local hearty, warming flavours of our Chefs’ signature recipes. Join us on the journey of re-discovering The Essences of our local produce.
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RobynA
Dined on 30 Mar 2024
On Saturday 30th March, we enjoyed lunch at The Marriott prior to attending Chicago the Musical at Her Majesty's theatre. The staff were very attentive and friendly and the food was attractively presented and delicious. It was easy to enjoy the meal and then stroll down to the theatre.
A photo of Alluvial restaurant
3.8
3.8 (124)
$A41 to $A100
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Nestled between the historic Rialto and Winfield buildings, Alluvial Restaurant effortlessly melds a mix of old and new, all imbued with the culinary and cultural charms of Melbourne. Alluvial Restaurant, named after Alluvial gold deposits in honour of the gold rush, when Melbourne was the richest city in the world.

Situated under our iconic glass atrium, is the perfect setting to try our international buffet breakfast, all day dining menu or simply enjoy a coffee or wine in Bluestone Lounge Bar, for a more casual option. Sample modern Melbourne cuisine with the best local produce and flavours Melbourne has to offer. Melbourne’s electric dining scene offers a startling array of the world’s greatest cuisines, the hotel amplifies these diverse cultures that make Melbourne eating so unique.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Nice food, lovely dining experience, friendly staff!
A photo of Little Collins St Kitchen restaurant
3.5
3.5 (349)
$A41 to $A100
Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Embark on a culinary journey at Little Collins St Kitchen (LCSK), situated within Sheraton Melbourne Hotel. Our cooking philosophy celebrates simplicity, seasonality, and the science of grilled cooking. Here, sweetness surrenders to savoury, earthiness yields to the caress of natural flavours, and textures waltz playfully across your tongue.

Nestled at the Paris end of Little Collins Street, next to Parliament station, we offer warm and welcoming hospitality experience based around our kitchen table.

Top review
KirstenT
Dined on 17 Feb 2024
Fantastic service, delicious food, generous portions.
A photo of Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana restaurant
4.3
4.3 (986)
$A40 and under
Italian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana in the Melbourne CBD is serving rustic and authentic Italian food like its meant to be – flavoursome, simple and made with a healthy dose of Italian passion. The chefs behind this Manchester Lane restaurant are dedicated to following traditional recipes (just like Nonna used), using their knowledge from homeland Italy and adding just a touch of gourmet modernity. Freshly made pasta is undoubtedly the star of the show at Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana, ranging from gnocchi and tagliatelle to fettuccine and pappardelle. Yet the menu also offers rustic pizzas, traditional mains and homemade desserts that will satisfy any guest – especially when enjoyed alongside the Italian and Australian wines available. Better yet, the service and atmosphere of Maccaroni is both genuine and inviting. Located in the Melbourne CBD, this restaurant is understandably popular and making an advance booking is highly recommended.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
A beautiful little restaurant, perfect meal before a show. Staff were so polite and accommodating. Only thing I could pick on would be to have a couple more toilets available but otherwise, the food, service and mood of this restaurant was wonderful.
A photo of Father’s Office QV Little Lonsdale restaurant
4.1
4.1 (767)
$A40 and under
American
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
If you’re looking for a place in the heart of the Melbourne CBD that promises atmosphere, exceptional value and one the best and liveliest bar restaurants, look no further than Father’s Office.Father's Office transports you to 1920's America during the prohibition era. The Speakeasy theme is featured throughout the entire venue with vintage pieces adorning the walls. The drinks list is focused on period items, including signature cocktails, a wide range of whisky and rum, as well as craft beers from local micro-brewers.

Join us for happy hour Tuesday - Sunday 4pm - 8pm.

Top review
SimoneP
Dined on 17 Apr 2024
I had a reservation for 8pm for the second happy hour. I must say the service was impeccable, I didn’t know the kitchen was closing but they stayed open for us to order and eat. The host had amazing service as well I couldn’t fault it. The drinks we tasty, efficient and the highlight of the night. Thank you for making the night amazing!!
A photo of Father’s Office Downtown Flinders Lane restaurant
4.3
4.3 (108)
$A40 and under
American
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
BAR | RESTAURANT | CLUB DOWNTOWN
Father’s Office Downtown is our 2nd location from our Father’s Office
concept. Our original location on Little Lonsdale St.

Father’s Office is based on prohibition Americana in the 1920’s,
when the consumption of alcohol was disallowed. Speakeasies became
the place to be and underground bootleg liquor (and the debauchery that
follows) thrived.

Expect a sprawling 350-person late night venue serving Father’s Office
all-Americana cuisine that has been loved by so many.

Head downstairs to party the night away where you can mingle late into
the night with a cocktail in hand. With a 7am Liquor License, you can
party your weekends away!





Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Will definitely do the bottomless again, value for money! Staff were amazing.
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