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.
Architecturally converted horse stables adjacent to picturesque heritage gardens, The Stables of Como is not just your typical coffee house. Home to beautiful functions, high teas and picnics, their cafe serves up top coffee and an all-day menu created from locally sourced products and seasonal produce picked from their own organic garden.
Bringing authentic Naples-inspired creations to the Melbourne foodie scene, +39 Pizzeria is committed to traditional Italian fare created with love. Showcasing longstanding family recipes, genuine ingredients and high quality local produce, a must try is their signature wood-fired pizzas.
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.
A striking art deco icon of the Armadale community, the Orrong Hotel is a local pub oozing a traditional charm. While the bistro serves up classic pub fare on a daily basis, the true action is in the front bar, which is known to be a hive of excitable sports-lovers come game day.
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.
A neighbourhood gem housed within a quaint refurbished cottage, Stepping Stone is loved for its specialty coffee and nutritious fare. The kitchen dishes up artful brunch creations and nourishing smoothies, while their front veranda is go-to spot for a morning out with four-legged friends.
Combining entertainment with fresh tasty food, Aya Teppanyaki is a playful and beloved Japanese eating house. Plating up a range of Teppanyaki menus featuring traditional recipes and contemporary combinations, it’s a place to sit back and enjoy some authentic fare and cultural theatre.
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.
A self-proclaimed ‘Asian street-food tuckshop’, Miss Chu serves up Vietnamese hawker cuisine with a focus on fresh ingredients and healthy food choices. Sibling to its notorious Sydney takeaway shop, their menu features traditional family recipes for simple yet wholesome dishes.
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.
Katuk is a quirky cocktail and whiskey bar boasting honest digs and a variety of unique settings to suit any occasion. Loved by locals for their vibrant nights of cocktails paired with a handful of tasty bar snacks, Katuk are self-proclaimed drink masters – offering a variety of specialty workshops in the art of cocktails, gin and whiskey.
An industrial and sleek café with modern feels, this unassuming yet impressive setting reflects Smak’s mantra of creating simple, tasty and nourishing food. Boasting all-day breakfast, fresh juices and top-notch coffee, this local café strives to create the perfect balance of nutrition and indulgence.
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.