5 must try Melbourne restaurants (2019 edition)
Address: 61 Were Street Montmorency Vic 3094
Wed 5:30pm to 11pm
Thu 5:30pm to 11pm
Fri 5:30pm to 11pm
Sat 5:30pm to 11pm
Sun 5:30pm to 11pm
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.
Izakaya Jiro, Hawthorn
Address: 830 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Mon 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Tue 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Wed 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Thu 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Fri 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Sat 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:30pm
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)
At the Catch, Carnegie
Address: 158 Koornang Road, Carnegie
Mon 11:00am to 9:00pm
Tue 11:00am to 9:00pm
Wed 11:00am to 9:00pm
Thu 11:00am to 9:00pm
Fri 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sat 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sun 11:00am to 9:00pm
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!
Speakeasy, South Yarra
Address: 359 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Wed 7am to 10pm
Thu 11am to 1am
Fri 9am to 1am
Sat 9am to 10pm
Sun 12pm to late
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.
Address: 174-179 Lygon Street, Carlton
Mon 5pm to late
Tue 5pm to late
Wed 5pm to late
Thu 5pm to late
Fri 12pm to late
Sat 12pm to late
Sun 12pm to late
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)
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)