Multiculturalism is how we experience food.
I’ve been living in Melbourne for five years now and there are still so many restaurants I want to try. The thing I love most about Melbourne is that it embraces multiculturalism and this is especially apparent in how we experience food. You’ll find almost any cuisine at your fingertips. I’ve put together a list of my top five restaurants that are especially good for small to large groups.
What I love about Kong is that it’s not your traditional Korean BBQ spot, and offers some of the best service and even better food that’s fresh and bursting with flavor. Perfect for a group so you can share and taste a bit of everything.
Gazi serves amazing contemporary street-style Greek cuisine and is owned by celebrity Chef George Calombari. Trust me, you’ll understand why he’s a celebrity after you try the food! Be sure to order the Saganaki and the “Tiganites patates” (feta fries).
Shanghai Village (The one with the red door)
Shanghai Village is a no-frills restaurant serving a delicious menu of tasty cheap-eats that’s simply can’t miss when you’re in Melbourne! You can’t go without ordering the dumplings to share. Continue your night out in the city and head to Rooftop Bar just around the corner for spectacular views of Melbourne and some cocktails under the stars.
Lucky Coq serves amazingly delicious pizzas, and with so many options to choose from on the menu, it’s one of my favorite spots in the city. Not to mention, for only $4 it tastes even better, and they even have dessert pizzas! The restaurant is a little quirky and has a great casual atmosphere. Stay and drink or head out and explore some of Chapel Street’s nearby bars.
If you want to get your vegetable intake for the day, Vegie Bar is the place to go! The menu is jam-packed with delicious vegetarian and vegan options and the dishes are full of flavor. Be sure to save some space for dessert! Take a stroll up Brunswick St to Naked For Satan for drinks and views of the city.