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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Shopping Centre
“The baby of the Melbourne shopping family, this two-year old centre, that’s bounded by Lonsdale and Little Bourke streets, has bags full of sass and style, housing only the most impressive of international brands and a few local ones to round out the pack. I’m talking Manning Cartell, Calibre and Willow, to name a few.”
  • 207 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“The absolute best Thai food - If you don't want to wait get there before 5pm ;o), They are also open during the day.”
  • 191 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“If you're a fan of Chinese food, this is a must-visit attraction with restaurants open long into the night.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Academic University Building
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“French toast and baked eggs are staples at this compact, rustic-chic breakfast cafe with warm vibe.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a truly Melbourne bar experience, head to Cookie and work your way through the mammoth beer selection (CBD)”
  • 124 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very good local pub/bar with suburb view. Chill and comfy. Just relax and chat! ”
  • 235 locals recommend
Café
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“Buzzing, rustic-chic cafe with a sunny courtyard, for coffee of the day and inventive breakfasts.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Perched over a 7-Eleven, up a dodgy little stair well, in the Paris end of Melbourne city, is Mamasita. Providing a contemporary version of Mexican food with a focus on authentic recipes and ingredients, Mamsita continues to lead and innovate. Enhanced by a wide variety of artisanal agave spirits with an in house mezcalier working the floor 7 nights, Mamasita is a true reflection of the best food and beverage that Mexico has to offer. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Village cinema a 10-15 minute walk away. Complete with it's own sophisticated bar for some pre or post movie beverages. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This is an extremely expensive restaurant but the food and view is divine and worth a visit atleast once! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Café
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“Named for the printing press that originally stood here, Manchester Press is a huge lucent space softened with old timbers and quirky junkyard installations. The cafe offers a focused menu, but the coffee reigns here. Generating enviable acclaim only hours after its opening, this laneway cafe ceaselessly gathers steam among the coffee coterie.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Discover the best sake and tataki this side of Shibuya, served in a slick basement space. Pull up a stool at the 30-metre bar and get stuck into delicious Japanese-style tapas. You can watch the chefs behind the bar as they artfullly slice up tasty morsels, while Ninja-like waiters pour imported Japanese beers or cool, dry sakes.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beer, cocktails and eclectic bites in a sleek, vibrant space with Asian decor and balcony tables. Always full of young people.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Share tapas and artisanal Spanish wines at this contemporary bodega. Bomba draws inspiration from the workers' culture of Spain's Catalan region. Sample from the ever-changing menu, sip a sherry or vermouth, and stay for a cocktail at the all-weather rooftop bar overlooking leafy Lonsdale Street. With a commitment to top local and Spanish ingredients, Bomba offers plenty of bang for your buck”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“Good place for lunch if you're in the Southern Cross and downtown area. They serve a healthy spread of sandwiches and kitchen selections.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
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“12-18 Yarra Place south Melbourne 96862990 - it's busy because it's good excellent coffee and food 7-6pm”
  • 97 locals recommend