The Travelling Taster - A Foodie Guide to Melbourne, Australia
The melting pot city of Melbourne is one that foodies all over the world rave about. With no shortage of trendy restaurants to visit, this city is a culinary mecca for anyone who is passionate about food. If you’re spending a week, or even just a weekend in this glorious city, there are some destinations a foodie absolutely has to visit. In this article, we look at some restaurants food aficionados have to hit up — we are certain your tummy will thank you. Read on to find out more!
1. High Tea at The Langham
Situated within the proximity of RNR serviced apartments in Melbourne, High Tea at the Langham Hotel is renowned for its classic English inspired high tea. This 5 star experience offers you a taste of everything fancy — from Wedgwood Teas and afternoon nibbles such as sandwiches to exotic cakes and patisserie produced by world renowned pastry chefs from all over the globe. Chocoholics delight as there is also The Chocolate Bar High Tea served on the weekends, where you can indulge to the point of chocolate flowing through your veins. The Langham is a must-visit destination for any passionate foodie.
2. Queen Victoria Market
Ask anyone who has visited Melbourne, and they’ll tell you how bedazzling the Queen Victoria Market is. In the day time, the market is the ultimate destination for any budding home cook, with a huge selection of meats, cheeses, and exotic spices available to purchase. For those who are more into the eating as opposed to cooking, the Queen Victoria Night Market is the place to go. The night markets serve up a global street food extravaganza, with offerings such as Kangaroo Burgers and freshly made Crepes. Hosted on Wednesday evenings, the night market is one that you definitely do not want to miss out on!
3. Have a Feast at Chinatown
No foodie’s trip to Melbourne is complete without a trip to Chinatown. Amidst the hustle and bustle of Bubble Tea stores and Asian grocers, you’ll find an array of Asian restaurants that will tantalise anyone’s taste buds. Whether you’re looking for traditional hand made dumplings or authentic Korean fare, Chinatown has you covered. Some of the most popular restaurants to visit are the Teahouse and Chinatown, Juicy Bao and Camy Shanghai Dumpling and Noodle Restaurant. Aside from world-class restaurants, you’ll find tiny little bakeries tucked in corners, serving up authentic fresh Asian bread and buns that no one can say no to after a sumptuous meal. As they say, there’s always room for dessert, and we aren't going to argue with that!
4. A Dinner by the River in Southbank
Southbank which is located a mere few steps from the CBD is home to a plethora of world-class dining experiences. From the world renowned Nobu at Crown to restaurants such as the Left Bank, The Meat & Wine Co, Rockpool Bar & Grill and Ludlow Bar and Dining Room, there is no shortage of top quality grub along the river. If you fancy a scenic dinner by the river, Southbank and Southgate are some of our top picks for a lovely and memorable night out.
5. Fitzroy is Hipster Central
For those who are fascinated by all things hipster, Fitzroy is the place to be. Fitzroy is home to some of the most popular hipster joints in the city, and there is no shortage of brunch cafes and trendy burger joints that will keep your inner hipster happy for days. Transformer Fitzroy is one of the most popular Vegan destinations in the city, whilst options such as Cutler & Co will keep any carnivore satisfied. Head to one of the bars along any corner after your meal to enjoy some groovy cocktails and end the night with a bang!
6. Vue De Monde
Last but not least, if you’re looking for the ultimate experience in fine dining, Vue De Monde is the be all and end all of Melbourne fine dining experiences. Perched on level 55 of the iconic Rialto building, Vue De Monde offers up some kitchen wizardry to anyone who has a taste for the finer things in life. If a price tag that doesn’t send you dizzy doesn’t bother you, Vue De Monde is the perfect place for any celebration or special event.
We hope that this article has given you some insight into some of the glorious culinary experiences that await you in the wonderful city that is Melbourne.