Central Business District, Melbourne – Just as the culture of Melbourne, the food here also has the best of the whole wide World. It carries within its heart a little something for everyone. And who doesn’t like to indulge in a little bit of fine dining once in a while. I’m talking about luxury dining. A place where you’d want to go to celebrate all the big and little things.
So after a lot of deliberation, experimentation and research, the team of food-lovers here at 10keythings have created a comprehensive list of the best eateries which indulge its patrons in some quality luxury dining experience in and around the area. So we dig deep and try to make sure to cover both, the known delights as well as some little-known gems. Yep, we’re here to give you the lowdown on the places in this area that you absolutely must try! Remember – this list is in no particular order! SO FEEL FREE TO COMMENT AND SHARE YOUR MIND!
10 Best Luxury Dining Restaurants in Melbourne CBD
1. Cumulus Inc.
Cuisine: Modern European, Contemporary
Housed in an old rag trade building, Cumulus Inc is contemporary and effortlessly elegant. During the day, the eatery is light and airy, its large metal framed windows drawing in the sunshine from Flinders Lane, but when the sun goes down it’s a bit more of a mysterious affair, with a sleeker, more sophisticated feel. An open kitchen …read more about Cumulus Inc. Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…
2. Vue de monde
Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary
Vue de Monde is fancy and proud of it. They make an effort to flaunt their elevated rank, sparing no expense on the kangaroo-hide chairs, imported French cutlery, and of course the million dollar view from the 55th floor of the Rialto Towers. That said, though the vibe in the restaurant may be grandiose, but is still…read more about Vue de monde Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…
3. Longrain Melbourne
Cuisine: Thai, Asian
The moment Longrain opens its door, people just pour and pour and pour in, until the large communal tables are crammed to the brim. And if you’re in luck then you’ll be given the option of sitting at the huge banquet table, or along the marble bar. And why would anyone turn down the opportunity of watching the bartenders mix, crush and shake…read more about Longrain Melbourne Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…
4. Flower Drum
Enter off charming Market Lane in Chinatown by stairs or life into an elegant restaurant; an ambience of finery with flowers and artwork, white tablecloths, and partitions that provide subtlety for this spacious restaurant. Impeccable waiters greet you and service are ultra professional and engaging throughout. Flower Drum has basically had the same…read more about Flower Drum Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…
Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary
A two-hatted restaurant, Ezard is the first brainchild of renowned chef Teage Ezard, who has owned and operated it for over 16 years. The menu takes inspiration from Asian flavours and consists of both a la carte and an 8-course degustation. Its décor is clean and minimalistic, just…read more about Ezard Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…
6. Grossi Florentino Grill
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Grossi Florentino fine dining is a piece of Australian culinary history – origins in the late 1920’s, with the Grossi family at the helm since ’99 – and with Head Chef and Owner Guy Grossi, such a luminary figure on your food landscape. Whilst the downstairs, which hosts the cellar…read more about Grossi Florentino Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…
Cuisine: European, Italian, Modern Australian
Being a long standing icon in the Melbourne CBD, Bottega offers authentic Italian cooking, excellent service and a beautiful intimate atmosphere right in the heart of the city. The restaurant itself is quite dimly lit, but has a simple elegant decor in brown hues. The waitress is…read more about Bottega Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…
8. Hanabishi Japanese
Hanabishi is a place straight of-of a Japanese dream, and no one is complaining. You have enough traditional stuff to feel comfortable, and there’s the black cod miso, kurobuta, wagyu beef etc to feel like you’re in for a treat. With its modernist pillar with the timber floor, the black and…read more about Hanabishi Japanese Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…
9. Society Restaurant
Society is an old restaurant which started in the 1930’s. To this day it still has its old charm. The old lamp is there as well as the old bar. This restaurant is intimate and is for the business crowd. Hence, you’ll see plenty of their business lunch specials and people in suits…read more about Society Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…
10. Shanghai Dynasty
Opulent, and audacious, Shanghai Dynasty is certainly a memorable venue. If you enjoy the lustre of gold and worship the sparkle of shiny objects, then you will really like the décor. They have covered every centimetre of this place with opulence. There are chandeliers dripping with…read more about Shanghai Dynasty Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…
That’s it for now – but remember that this list is in no particular order. We’re happy to hear about your experiences at the restaurants on this list, as well as your suggestions about which of your favourite joints you need to see on it! So make sure to comment and rate these places so that we can keep updating the status of the absolute best places to eat in Melbourne CBD! We’ll make sure to keep the list regularly updated based on the valuable input of our readers. So, in a nutshell, this list is not fixed.
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