Best of Melbourne Food and Drink

5 must try Melbourne restaurants (2019 edition)

We've done the must try cafes, and dishes now here's our top restaurants you've got to try in 2019!

Why did it make the list: Montibello impressed us all round, from food to service to atmosphere – it was all just wow! One of the best restaurants of its kind in Melbourne.

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Try the tiramisu! And book a table, they get busy.

Our full review of Montibello..

Why did it make the list: Japanese food full stop is just top quality in Melbourne right now and we struggled to pick a fave. We liked the timeless interior and relaxed atmosphere, as well as the delicious, beautifully plated food.

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Try to save room to try plenty of dishes – but make sure you try the tatiki (and a cocktail)

Our full review of Izakaya Jiro..

Why did it make the list: Honestly, it’s been months since we’ve had time to go back and I still dream about their fish tacos. They take fish and chips to the next level here!

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: There’s a lovely dine in space at the back so it’s well worth staying in for your visit, but don’t forget you can always grab a takeaway too! Oh, and try the fish tacos!

Our full review of At the Catch..

Why did it make the list: From breakfast to dinner, Speakeasy have got you covered. Their ever changing varied menu always has something new to try too!

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Chef Jerome’s specials are usually pretty awesome so make sure you check out what’s on offer.

Our full review of Speakeasy Kitchen Bar..

Why did it make the list: There’s a reason this place has lasted so long on unpredictable Lygon Street. Expertly guided by Chef Paula, they serve next level Thai food in their beautiful environment.

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Definitely get the pineapple fried rice (in the pineapple)

Our full review of Lemongrass..

Disclaimer: We dined as guests of the above venues. We received no additional incentives to include them in this list. All of our opinions are based on our honest experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe or restaurant won’t change (including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting)

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