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Top Picks for Cosy Winter Dining

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by OpenTable
Updated June 02, 2023

Warm up with a full belly and a glass of wine at these cosy winter dining spots. Even better, there’s a complimentary bottle of Ziegler Barossa red wine for bookings of 4 or more!

Exclusive offer available to OpenTable bookings made for dining between now and 31 July 2023 at these participating restaurants.

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4.5
4.5 (523)
$41 to $100
Asian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
With a menu steeped in the richness of Modern Southeast Asian cuisine, Salted Egg promises a dining escapade like no other. Immerse yourself in a realm where culinary boundaries blur, where ideas take flight amid the swirl of fine wines or artisanal cocktails.
Top review
GregS
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Went for lunch. Had a banquet which was great value and suited the time we had available. Staff were excellent and attentive to our needs.
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4.2
4.2 (55)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Paying tribute to its lively past, Alexander Bar is named after the original owner of the hotel first built on the site in the 1880s. This was reincarnated in 1926 as The Hotel Alexander. Alexander Bar is now the elegant ground floor attraction at The Savoy Hotel Little Collins, infused with a rich history. Famous guests could once be found here during the jazz era and beyond, sipping on cocktails while listening to the easy sounds of crooners sharing the scene.

The space has recently been refurbished in a contemporary Art Deco design, honouring its origins. The bar, encased in marble, showcases bold geometric patterned carpets, linear angled pillars, full-length mirrors, and classic tray ceilings, complemented by soft lighting.
Top review
Patsy
Dined on Apr 19, 2024
Lovely food, great service not overcrowded. We are coming again.
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4.5
4.5 (37)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
One Queen Restaurant is your new favourite hangout. Serving coffee in the morning, beers and cocktails in the evening, and good food, great tunes and a neighbourhood feel around the clock. There are a bunch of daily specials to help get you through the week, from ‘brew on the crew’ free coffee Mondays to happy hour every Friday. Make the most of our comfy chairs and free WiFi and make yourself at home.
Top review
PETE
Dined on May 31, 2024
Food was excellent. Service was efficient and pleasant. The only negative is that the decor is not warm or friendly, too utilitarian. Some palms in pots and even some Art Works would remedy this. Thoroughly recommended.
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4.0
4 (28)
$41 to $100
European
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Mr Tompkins is a classic European-style restaurant with a modern twist using Native Australian Bushfoods. Our head chef Eric Kwek, previously from CODA, has carefully curated the menu with quality local produce.

Our paperbark Roasted Murray cod is our signature dish.
Paperbark is traditionally used by indigenous cultures as bedding and to wrap proteins in before tossing them into the fire and we have adopted this method to cook our Murray Cod. To impart the very unique smoky flavor we light the bark on fire to release the aromatic smell in the smoke.

Mr Tompkins is located at 318 Flinders Street Melbourne, opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station in the Melbourne CBD and a short stroll to famous landmarks like Federation Square, MCG, and the Rod Laver Arena.

Our intimate and moody underground space enables our guests to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but still watch the comings and goings on Flinders Street above through our NYC-style windows.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 4, 2024
Everything was lovely and fantastic value, would most definitely dine again!
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4.4
4.4 (242)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Coburg
About the restaurant
Our chefs draw inspiration from their diverse backgrounds to create unique and flavorful dishes that are sure to surprise and delight. With a menu that changes with the seasons, patrons can expect new and exciting selections alongside classical favourites year-round. Our emphasis on quality and flavour provides a dining experience that is both refined and approachable.

With an exceptionally varied and deep wine selection, we are sure to help you find just the right beverage to celebrate any occasion (or day of the week) take a journey through our Book of Wine or be guided into our walk-in cellar and take your pick.

Set in such a unique space North&COMMON lends itself to a refined yet approachable atmosphere, perfect for those looking for a sophisticated yet casual dining experience without sacrificing quality or flavour. Available Wednesday-Saturday, right here in the heart of Coburg.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The chefs 4 course share menu was an excellent way to try multiple options that I wouldn’t normally order, but glad i did.
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