Where Chefs Eat in Melbourne

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Restaurants:Stokehouse St Kilda Beach, Supernormal - City, City Wine Shop
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Australian, Asian, European
Neighborhoods:St Kilda, Australia, Melbourne CBD

Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

$$$$·Australian·
St Kilda
1,168 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
"This iconic restaurant on the beach has risen from the ashes of a devastating fire two years ago. Recently reopened, bigger and better than ever, its dining room is everyone's choRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria
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Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Australia
645 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
“I'm in Melbourne regularly and cannot miss Supernormal. Awesome staff, karaoke downstairs, the chicken and prawn dumpling with chile, vinegar, and plenty of quality sake! Ticks alRead more
96% recommended
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City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
669 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
“The European on Spring Street is a Melbourne icon.” – Dan Hunter
96% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne
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The Press Club

$$$$·Greek·
Melbourne CBD
180 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chef Georgianna Hiliakaki from Funky Gourmet
94% recommended
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Vue de monde

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
977 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
“Destination dining. Showy and memorable.” – Alla Wolf Tasker
96% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne
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French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
289 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Recommended by Chef Jasper Avent from The Town Mouse
94% recommended
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Grossi - Florentino

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
574 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
“Grossi Florentino is a particular favorite. Consistent and delicious.” – Alla Wolf-Tasker
100% recommended
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Chin Chin Melbourne

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Melbourne CBD
18 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
“People complain about the lines (queues) to get in! Why? The bar downstairs is a great pace to wait and the food is always generous and full of robust flavours. Great location andRead more
100% recommended
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CUMULUS INC.

$$$$·Australian·
Australia
631 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
“Full respect needs to be paid to any restaurant doing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week and nailing it the way Cumulus does. It draws a diverse crowd and is always bRead more
97% recommended
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Cumulus Up.

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Australia
157 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chef Adam D'Sylva from Coda
95% recommended
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Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Australia
818 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
“The space has a cool funky vibe set in old shop fronts. The menu is innovative but also provides classics executed brilliantly, often with an unexpected twist. Service and wine liRead more
91% recommended
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Donnini's

$$$$·Italian·
Carlton
265 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Recommended by Chef Jasper Avent from The Town Mouse
97% recommended
Italian in Melbourne

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne - Permanently Closed

$$$$·British·
Southbank
2,518 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
“Dinner By Heston Blumenthal is a wonderful restaurant with great service and precise, delicious food. It's everything you could hope for from a Heston restaurant. In addition it’sRead more
91% recommended
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