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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Melbourne

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Melbourne? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Ok Billy Souvlaki Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (358)
$40 and under
Greek
Mordialloc
About the restaurant
Traditional and authentic Greek food served at Ok Billy Souvlaki Bar in Mordialloc just by the beach! From maze & gyros to homemade specials, broad range of coffee & desserts. Vegetarian/Vegan/GF options available
Live Greek music most weekends with lots of singing and dancing!!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
I'd like to thank the staff at OK Billy. They were excellent. Couldn't do enough for us. We will definitely be back
A photo of Yuk Gam – Korean BBQ & Pocha restaurant
4.7
4.7 (107)
$40 and under
Asian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Presenting the most iconic & authentic Korean culture by our food and ambience. Located in the iconic K-town in Melbourne CBD and open late at night to show the liveliest of Korea and delicious in the most unique way.
Top review
MelbFoodievip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Fantastic KBBQ! Perhaps the best in Melbourne. Loved their fried chicken too.
A photo of Two Birds One Stone restaurant
4.6
4.6 (180)
$40 and under
Café
South Yarra
About the restaurant
Two Birds One Stone Café is a bright, bustling, sophisticated café located in South Yarra
Top review
CynD
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Great food and coffee as always! Eggs Benedict was excellent although my guest found the ham hock a little dry. A large noisy birthday group was seated on the large table making conversation difficult. A favourite venue I will return to.
A photo of Bodega Underground restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1460)
$40 and under
Mexican
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
A restaurant smuggled from Mexico to Melbourne. Find Little Bourke Street’s late night mezcal bar and taqueria hidden underground in the China Town precinct, and open 7 days a week until late, including lunch Thursday - Sunday. Try a Tequila or Mezcal cocktail, or speak to our team about sipping some exciting Agave spirits instead. The $59 Feed Me banquet offers great value and a huge mix of traditional Mexican street food, plus some dishes with a twist. We also offer a $75 Bottomless Brunch on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays, with unlimited cocktails and 5 dishes; or a Pre-Theatre deal available every night of the week. We are located on the corner of Little Bourke and Crossley Street, Melbourne, with a moody bar and dining area perfect for both a quiet drink, or a larger celebration.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Fantastic service, made sure to accomodate our time limits on the set menu. Beautiful ambience and delicious food
A photo of The Acorn Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.4
4.4 (218)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
The Basin
About the restaurant
We welcome you to join us in our beautifully renovated restaurant and bar for a great meal, a catch up with friends and family or even just a drink after work or on a beautiful and sunny afternoon on a Sunday.

We are open for Dinner Wednesday to Sunday from 5.30pm and open for lunch on Friday and Sunday from 12pm to 2pm (bookings for dinner or lunch are essential)

Large booking or special occasion?? Contact Sue on 0425 811 777 or functions@theacorn.com.au for more information

If you are unable to book online, please call us on 03 9762 8668 as we may have had a cancelation or can put you on a wait list.

There is no need to make a booking for Drinks and welcome you to come in.

**Please note a 15% surcharge will apply on all public holidays - we thank you for your understanding**

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Food was great Service fantastic Great night music as well
A photo of Grill Steak Seafood restaurant
4.4
4.4 (90)
$40 and under
Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Smart Casual dining with stylish setting, Warm ambiance for upmarket Steaks and Seafood located in Melbourne's culinary heartland.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Second time we have been and the service was attentive, food absolutely delicious we had the oysters, scallops and a dry aged tbone. Highly recommend!
A photo of Dodee Paidang Little Collins restaurant
4.4
4.4 (36)
$41 to $100
Thai
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Dodee Paidang Little Collins brings our widest range of Thai Street food to you. The site is great for groups or couples. Come in for a quick lunch or stay and enjoy the company.

Every selection of Thai food from our Tom Yum noodles, Salads, Grilled, to Desserts. Order individually or share the authentic tastes with your best mates.

Acoustic music Fridays and Saturdays.

Minimum booking is 4 people.

Top review
AdamC
Dined 6 days ago
Fantastic food - and great value for money! Four adults, we got four entrees, four mains, and drinks all around and it was about $60pp at the end! The only negative was the absolutely crap reception which made ordering through the QR codes on the table impossible for all but one of us.
A photo of Time Out Fed Square restaurant
4.3
4.3 (404)
$40 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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Great place to take the kids, they really love the Sunrise drink.
A photo of Prosciutto Bros. Craft Bar restaurant
4.2
4.2 (143)
$40 and under
Italian
Eltham
About the restaurant
Prosciutto Bros. is a warehouse factory converted into a Craft Bar, a big red brick building in the industrial area of Eltham, frequented by locals who love an icy craft beer, with 20 Craft Beer taps and a great wine list to match. Prosciutto Bros menu is designed for sharing, very home-style Italian, featuring imported smoked, salted, preserved and cooked meats and cheeses showcased on display in our deli window, served as antipasti platters, charcuterie and cheese boards. We also have a wood fired oven, where an array of pizzas are cooked, some topped with meatballs, salami's and of course Prosciutto, a range of other plates, like a trio of dips with freshly baked bread, home-made meatballs, home-made gnocchi and many other "Little Tings". Live music every Friday & Saturday night, always bringing the dance floor to life and for a more chilled Sunday afternoon, live acoustic music is played.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Had a lovely time, trivia night was fun. Food was good, cocktails average. It was just really cold inside. We asked the staff to turn the heaters on several times but nothing!
A photo of China Bar Buffet & Grill Epping restaurant
4.1
4.1 (140)
$41 to $100
Barbecue
Epping
About the restaurant
A new concept of Buffet & Korean Style BBQ Restaurant at Epping.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
My kids really enjoyed the outting, it was friendly and food was yummy. Love the new administration
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