With the holiday season around the corner, we asked a panel of cafes, restaurants and bars for their top recommendations for the best places to dine.
Here are our picks.1.
The Big Room, St George’s Square – Melbourne’s most exclusive dining roomThe Big Room is arguably the most exclusive venue in Melbourne.
It’s the place to go for intimate dining.
It is also where the likes of Kevin Federline, Tony Visconti and Andrew Lloyd Webber have dined.
It also has a reputation for a great cocktail bar.
And its location on the Square is perfect.2.
The Blue Room, the new King Edward Hotel – Melbourne Hotel’s new dining roomWhile it’s not quite as exclusive as The Big Time Room, it’s a great place to sit down and enjoy a great meal in the comfort of your own home.
You can also take advantage of the free wifi on the first floor.3.
The St Vincent, Melbourne’s oldest barThe St Vincent is the most popular bar in Melbourne, and it is home to one of the city’s most famous DJs, DJ Khaled.
With a long list of events and events events for children, it is a great way to relax on a Saturday evening.4.
The Haunt, North Bondi – The Haunts in Bondi, where the club’s DJ and his crew are renownedFor those who like to party, this is a must-try venue.
You’ll be treated to a variety of entertainment including live music and DJs.
It has an upstairs patio with a deck and a bar downstairs.5.
The Soho, North Sydney – A very classy spot to sit on the patioThe Soho is an upmarket spot for all occasions.
It offers a variety at a price point that will not disappoint.
Its rooftop terrace has an incredible view of the harbour and is an excellent place to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail.6.
The Spruce Grove, Carlton – A must-see for everyoneThere is something for everyone at The Sprokes Grove in Carlton.
You don’t have to be a diehard Carltonite to enjoy their unique cocktails, or for those who just love to sit back and relax.7.
The Biscuit Room, East Brunswick – The best brunch spot in BrunswickThe Biscuits, located at the corner of Erskine Street and Brunswick Street in East Brunswick, is the best brunch place in the city.
The menu is diverse, and the service is top notch.
The food is superb, too.8.
The Ritz Carlton, Brunswick – A great place for socialising on a weekendEnjoy a night out at the Ritz on Brunswick Street.
It serves up delicious food and drinks and a fantastic selection of live entertainment.9.
The Bar & Bar, Carlton CBD – The most beautiful spot in MelbourneWith the opening of the Roxy Music venue in 2018, the Carlton CBD is the place for music and dancing.
There are two stages to play on, as well as a rooftop terracing for a spectacular view of Sydney Harbour.10.
The Caves, Melbourne CBD – Best cocktail bar in the CBDEnjoy a glass with your favourite cocktail or take your favourite place out for some fun.
The drinks at the Caves are truly worth the trip.11.
The Olde Hotel, Fitzroy – The perfect place to celebrate the birth of your childA beautiful and intimate venue for celebrating a baby’s birth, the Olde is an ideal venue for the special occasions.
You could easily spend a whole day at this place.12.
The Great Hall, North Melbourne – A lovely space to unwindAfter years of remodelling, The Great Chamber at North Melbourne is one of our favourite places to unwinder in the Capital.
You might even get to spend time with the cats.13.
The Black Dog, Darlinghurst – A romantic spot to go out inThe Black Dog is a place where everyone can be at one time, even if they’re not a party animal.
There’s also a bar, so you can enjoy drinks and cocktails while relaxing with a book.14.
The Red Room, Northbank – The absolute must-go in MelbourneThis spot is located in Northbank and is the perfect place for any type of occasion, from weddings to weddings with friends, or just for a weekend getaway.15.
The King Edward, Melbourne – The hottest place to hang out in MelbourneAs the biggest hotel in Melbourne it’s also the place where you’ll find the hottest bars and clubs.
It doesn’t hurt that the venue is in a beautiful location, so guests will be welcomed by the host and surrounded by locals.16.
The Grog Shop, Brunswick City – The only pub you need in Brunswick CityIf you’re looking for something to sip on a warm Sunday evening, head to The Grafton.
There you’ll get to drink a pint of Guinness and watch the sunset.17.
The Lighthouse, BrunswickCity