A Toorak institution rich in character, this family-owned Italian eatery has been feeding the local community for over 40 years. Loved for its laidback atmosphere paired with highly-rated authentic cuisine, Romeo’s of Toorak serves up classic pastas, wholesome mains and authentic sweet crepes.
Taking inspiration from its name, this energetic on-trend restaurant caters for all your daily needs. From early morning breakfasts through to dinner and evening drinks, Manhattan’s modern cuisine is centred on local produce, nourishing ingredients and sophisticated flavours.
Contemporary and sleek, Toorak Cellars isn’t your run of the mill bottle shop. It’s an ideal combination of a store and boutique wine bar, showcasing a rotating selection of their favourite drops. Alternatively, grab a bottle from the shelf to enjoy then and there with a ploughman’s board to match.
Renowned for being one of Melbourne’s best French eateries, it’s a place to experience authentic Parisian dishes within a warm and rich ambience. Elegant by nature, the service is first rate, with the beautifully curated plates being created with high-quality locally sourced produce.
Living and breathing craft beers and top-notch wines, this laidback drinking house is all about quenching your thirst. Self-proclaimed foodies, their a la carte dining is designed to cater for a drink in one hand, making sure their guests can immerse themselves in the flavours of their first-rate beverage menu.
Zia Rina’s Cucina is much loved for its honest homestyle Italian cuisine with a modern flare. A la carte dining paired with a selection of handpicked Italian wines, the kitchen likes to keep their guests on their toes with their popular 3-course set menu changing nightly.
One the oldest in the neighbourhood, the Malvern Hotel is a humble local pub with classic bistro dining and a bustling front bar. Proudly Victorian, this local haunt loves to support its community, pouring local boutique beers and wines and sourcing locally-grown, seasonal produce.
Armaru Restaurant is fine dining without the attitude, offering unique tasting menus and curated wine pairings by their in-house sommelier. Designed to challenge the concept of modern Australian fare, this intimate eatery turns ‘dining out’ into a culinary journey enjoyed by many. cuisine
Shadowboxer is a wine bar, cocktail bar and restaurant all wrapped up into one on-trend and light-filled venue. Serving up the best of Australian wines and photo-worthy cocktails, the Shadowbox Wine Bar is also passionate about their food – with their menu offering fresh share plates, wholesome feeds and charcuterie boards, all created with seasonal and local produce.
Tucked within the bustling Como Centre, the Meat and Wine Co brings modern cosmopolitan dining to the suburban streets of South Yarra. Plating up impressive a la carte cuisine, their focus is high quality meats paired with top service and unique and award-winning wines.
Elegant cuisine with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients, Woodland House is wholesome fine dining, showcasing the best of Melbourne’s produce. Serving up innovative contemporary plates with an option for a la carte or degustation dining, a must try is their lush multi-course Sunday lunch menu.
Leonards House of Love is an iconic eatery and bar loved for its bustling dog-friendly courtyard and cosy saloon-inspired interior. With their constantly evolving menu of American inspired burgers and appealing drinks specials, it’s a place to gather and enjoy a gold old chat, a crisp brew and a hearty bite.
Passionate about their heritage, Caffe e Cucina are all about bringing the best of Italy to the streets of Melbourne. Offering top quality service in their ambient Chapel Street bistro, the menu is packed with traditional a la carte fare, boasting genuine flavours and fresh ingredients.
An eclectic and youthful hangout full of contradictions, it’s a local bar and eatery with a chaotic yet appealing explosion of décor. With an impressive range of unique cocktails, local wines and craft beers, Two Wrongs has combined forces with Easeys to create the perfect blend of tantalising drinks and hearty comfort food.
Thirty Eight Chairs is an intimate eatery celebrating the art of coming together for a meal and a good conversation. Just one part of a duo of Melbourne bistros, the South Yarra branch is a renowned pasta bar, loved for its freshly made pasta with authentic family recipes and carefully sourced local ingredients.
Sagra is an authentic Italian restaurant and bar with a focus on top quality seasonal ingredients and rich complex flavours. Serving up contemporary yet honest fare within their elegant bistro and rooftop bar, it’s an experience best accompanied with a drop from their sommelier-curated wine collection.
From a fresh morning coffee to an afternoon pick-me-up, Carpe Diem is a laidback local hangout just waiting to host the Prahran community. All three of their individual lounges and open-air bar serve up crisp cocktails, local brews and wines, accompanied by regular live DJ and acoustic music sessions.
Rich in character and neighbourhood vibes, this unassuming South Yarra hangout is a local watering hole loved by many. Renowned for their artful cocktail creations, Less Than Zero is full of first-rate brews, spirits and wines and is accompanied by a handful of American-style burgers and indulgent snacks.
Plating up home-style food inspired by traditional trattorias, Franco Choo’s is an intimate Italian eatery and drinking house. Their concise and fuss-free blackboard menu offers up honest dishes prepared with seasonal market produce, paired with a hand-picked selection of boutique wines and beers.
A venue perfect for many occasions, The Emerson is a bar, eatery and nightclub notorious for its vibrant dance floor. If it’s casual vibes you’re after, the Emerson Rooftop boasts picturesque views, with a generous drinks menu and their Japanese-inspired kitchen serving up hearty mains and tasty plates to share.
A modern Italian eatery and bar renowned for their mouth-watering plates, bottomless ‘Pizza Tuesdays’ and top-notch vegan options. Authentic fare created with high-quality local and imported ingredients, the team at Ladro Tap are sustainable to the core, recycling all of their organic waste and offering a generous range of their beers, wine and fizz on tap.
A welcoming neighbourhood haunt dishing up a wholesome all-day menu of classic café fare. Passionate about seasonal produce, the nourishing plates at Hawthorn Common have been carefully paired with a selection of beers and wines to create an idyllic afternoon session on their sunny outdoor deck.
Rich in character nestled within a heritage shop front, this boutique bottle shop opens its doors to both cellar shoppers and afternoon tasters. Tapping into their exclusive range of wines, guests can relax into a glass or two while grazing on their concise menu of tasty bar bites.