Rediscover Victoria’s dizzying array of dining options this summer as you linger over a long brunch, lunch or dinner.
Try Carlton’s Lygon Street for alfresco Italian feasts and one of Melbourne’s great rooftop venues – Johnny’s Green Room, housed above King and Godfree.
Head to foodie hot spots in Fitzroy and Collingwood: Smith St, Brunswick St and Gertrude St for world-class dining experiences. Your animal free dining needs are covered at Shannon Martinez’s legendary vegan restaurant Smith and Daughters or try newcomer, Poodle.
In the CBD, settle in at Andrew McConnell’s Gimlet, an elegant dining experience within the ground floor of Cavendish House, a Chicago-style 1920s building. Or try local Bar Americano’s alfresco offering tucked down a CBD laneway.
For another dose of history, sit back at Nimbus Rooftop in Bendigo, two hours from Melbourne, and raise a glass to views of the goldrush town. Order a cocktail or choose a boutique wines from the Bendigo and Heathcote region, to pair with a grazing board of local produce.
Take a sensory journey to rural France, as you dine on the outskirts of Daylesford. Sault Restaurant is situated on a working lavender farm, overlooking a private lake. The menu is inspired by the seasons, with produce sourced locally from regional producers or picked fresh from the restaurant’s own kitchen gardens.
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