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The namesake banh cuon at Xuan Banh Cuon in Sunshine.

20 under-the-radar restaurants the Good Food Guide critics can’t get enough of

From a wine bar in an industrial park to late-night spicy Korean street food, these are the spots our reviewers keep going back to.

  • Ellen Fraser, Emma Breheny and Good Food Guide reviewers
Bar Bellamy in Rathdowne Street, Carlton.

The 30 best bars in Melbourne right now

A bevy of openings in the ’burbs prove that delicious drinking lies beyond inner-city limits.

  • Tomas Telegramma
Puttanesca pizza will be on the menu, along with other variations on the theme.

11 new and revamped venues making the inner east cool (at last!)

From a new hatted wine bar in Balwyn to a sleek rooftop bar in Kew, it’s fair to say Melbourne’s eastern suburbs are having a moment.

Crab agnolotti with saffron veloute at Yuca.

Melbourne hit list October 2023: Hot, new and just-reviewed places to check out, right now

Reubens and Cubans, plenty of pizza plus new neighbourhood bistros, wine bars and hybrid all-day cafes to add to your must-visit list.

Mali Bakes’ new hole-in-the-wall in Fitzroy.

Eat cake and carry on at Melbourne’s 40 best cafes of 2023

Cavernous or cosy, hole-in-the-wall or hybrid wine bar, the best cafes are reliable, welcoming and always cheery.

  • Larissa Dubecki and Dani Valent
London Tavern

Eight great Melbourne pubs to watch the AFL grand final at (no bookings required)

The big dance has finally arrived. Catch all the action and atmosphere live on the big screen at these classic corner watering holes.

  • Andrea McGinniss
Collingwood Yards

10 cool new-ish bars, breweries and restaurants in good old Collingwood (forever)

Strong footy team, even stronger line-up of great places to eat and drink in this inner-Melbourne suburb.

The terrace at Stokehouse.
For Gemima Cody column Good Food, Oct 19, 2021.

15 of Victoria’s best places to eat and drink on the waterfront

Make the most of the warmer weather with a sunny perch overlooking some sparkling water views. From bayside to riverside, here are some of the best.

Bringing your own bottle of wine can help keep down the cost of eating out.

10 of Melbourne’s best budget-friendly BYO restaurants

Soften the financial blow that can come with dining out with these budget-friendly BYO restaurants.

  • Moira Tirtha
Head underground for Dining in the Mines at Sovereign Hill.

The expert’s guide to Victoria’s best regional food events to book right now

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s regional dining program has been announced. Here’s festival creative director Pat Nourse’s top picks to book right now.

  • Dani Valent