10 Best Modern Australian Restaurants in Melbourne, CBD

10 Best Modern Australian Restaurants in Melbourne, CBD

Central Business District, Melbourne – Just as the culture of Melbourne, the food here also has the best of the whole wide World and carries within its heart a little something for everyone. Only after combining the elements of excellent food, brilliant decor and great service, does one get a complete and deeply satisfying culinary experience.
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 serving some serious Modern Australian and fusion delight in 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!

1. Punch Lane 

Cuisine: Modern American, Mediterranean
Punch Lane prides itself as one of the original Melbourne laneway dining places. Hidden away on Punch Lane between Bourke and Little Bourke Street sits this inviting restaurant. Wine bottles on the walls and wooden tables add to the warm and welcoming feeling. From the moment you walk into the dimly lit rooms with …read more about Punch Lane Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…

2. Trunk Diner 

Cuisine: American
Trunk Diner is part of the Trunktown complex, with consists of a bar and restaurant and a beer garden, in addition to the diner. The fit-out of the diner is quite upbeat, with a very casual vibe and a very homely decor all around. Service is quite attentive, and the wait for meals is surprisingly short…read more about Trunk Diner Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…

3. The Melbourne Supper Club 

Cuisine: Modern American, Tapas
If you’re looking for a quiet spot to wind up your Friday night, head to one of Melbourne’s most loved icons – The Melbourne Supper Club. This place gets busy so be prepared to queue for large groups. It’s a beautiful space full of plush furniture and elegant touches. Our favourite spot is …read more about The Melbourne Supper Club Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…

4. Hercules Morse Kitchen + Bar 

Cuisine: Modern American, Tapas
A small, unassuming entrance with a minimally marked glass entrance sits on Clarendon St in South Melbourne, Hercules Morse is a small restaurant plus bar with a wicked snacking/sharing menu and drinks to boot. The staff is enthusiastic about what they serve and …read more about Hercules Morse Kitchen + Bar Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…

5. Corner and Bench 

Cuisine: Cafe
This is a really, really great cafe. The cafe recently changed its name to “Corner and Bench” – entirely appropriate. Situated on the corner of Bourke Street and Hardware Lane, it’s ideally located for work-time quick lunch or business catch ups. This place is a keeper. It’s one of …read more about Corner and Bench Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…

6. Coda

Cuisine: Asian, Fusion
Coda is an amazing restaurant tucked beneath the hustle and bustle of the city. In a basement off Flinders lane, this hidden gem has a sensational menu and provides a memorable eating experience. When you think of cool Modern Australian restaurants in Melbourne’s CBD the image that comes to mind first has to be a long and angry queue of people …read more about Coda Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…

7. The Lui Bar

Cuisine: Bar Food
Lui Bar by Vue de Monde is a mirror of class, luxury and elegance, owned by the famous Shannon Bennett. Located at level 55 Rialto tower with the stunning view of the city and was named after Luigi Grollo. Lui Bar decorated with dark interiors screams class, dim romantic lighting, …read more about The Lui Bar Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…

8. Seamstress

Cuisine: Modern American, Asian
Pass the hanging cheongsam in the narrow cafe’s window and head up the rustic wooden stairs of the 120-year-old former textile factory to the first floor. This level houses an established restaurant, the top floor turns bar at night. Seamstress has built …read more about Seamstress Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…

9. Captain Melville

Cuisine: Modern Australian
Captain Melville is placed on the ole Miss Libertine’s site and is a far cry from its old personality. Walking in via the back space, you’re greeted with a chic outdoor beer-garden style courtyard with wooden chairs and an area which could double as a casual birthday celebration, or a …read more about Captain Melville Restaurant Melbourne, Australia…

10. Collins Quarter

Cuisine: European, Modern Australian
Collins Quarter a hidden gem in the city. This place is almost extremely huge but you would not be able to tell at first glance. It is both a bar and a casual fine dining restaurant that caters to functions and events, and even has a private room where you can have private caterers serving your…read more about Collins Quarter 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 nustshell, this list is not fixed!

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