Melbourne

With a reputation for flawless coffee and a competitive foodie scene, Melbourne is Australia’s very own taste of Europe. Nicky’s very own hometown, here you will find countless eateries ranging of pan-Asian to Italian that could rival the real thing, as well as award-winning cocktails that are tucked within unbeknown alleyways and dimly lit bars.

Use our personalised Google map below to navigate your way around Melbourne City.

L’Hotel Gitane

EAT

This is a seasonal dining experience not to be missed! Serving up dishes inspired by French fare and European influences, this is the perfect place to enjoy a laid back date night. 

32 Commercial Rd, Prahran VIC 3181

Dukes

DRINK

It’s places like Dukes that give Melbourne it’s impressive coffee reputation. Brewing some of the best beans in town, this place is serious about their coffee, serving a home grown brew in an eclectic interior.

247 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000

Officine Zero

EAT

Take a seat at Officine Zero and you will immediately feel like you’ve been transported to Italy. This is the perfect place to people watch while enjoying an Italian-baked treat straight from the kitchen followed by an Italian espresso. 

534 Malvern Rd, Prahran VIC 3181

Green Cup

EAT

Take a quick detox from all that pasta and wine with a healthy refresher from Green Cup. Whipping up mouth-watering smoothies and health bowls, these guys are some of the best in the health food biz.

593 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Happy Melon

DO

Need a quick recharge? Try one of the classes at Happy Melon, designed to make you feel 100% both physically and mentally. Blending pilates, yoga and fitness classes to design unique workouts, you are guaranteed to leave feeling refreshed. 

1252 High St, Armadale VIC 3143

Tonka

EAT

If you’re after a delicious meal in a trendy setting, then Tonka is the place to visit. Serving up Indian style dishes with a contemporary twist, don’t blame us with you want to go back for seconds.

20 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hawker Hall

EAT

The perfect place to visit before a night out, this place is a unique dining scene not to be missed. Drawing influences from Asian street food, expect large plates of delicious food designed for sharing in a vibrant atmosphere. 

98 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181

Saigon Sally

EAT

Nicky’s favourite restaurant in Melbourne, this Vietnamese inspired restaurant is serving up the classics, but with a whole lot more punch. Our tip: Make sure you book! This place is no secret.

2 Duke Street Windsor 3181

David’s

EAT

A Melbourne establishment and well known purely for their delicious food, David’s plates up wholesome Chinese dishes in a laid back setting that will make you feel right at home. Make sure you try the street food and Peasants crab!

4 Cecil Pl, Prahran VIC 3181

Radio Mexico

EAT

Satisfy those Mexican cravings at this much-loved dining spot. Designed as a food truck concept with a more extensive menu, these guys know how to dish quality no-fuss Mexican.

11-13 Carlisle Street St Kilda

Cicciolinas

EAT

A well-known Melbourne institution, this place has been around since 1993, and is your go-to for quality Italian cuisine. Not to mention they boast one of the most extensive wine lists in town!

130 Acland Street St Kilda

8bit

EAT

Not only does Melbourne have an impressive coffee scene, but their burgers are also some of the best. If you’re looking for a classic carb load, head straight to 8bit. This trendy burger spot does not mess around.

8 Droop Street Footscray 3011

Rockwell and Sons

EAT

Whether you’re looking for a few drinks or an impressive meal, Rockwell and Son’s offers a vibe to do both. Offering upmarket pub style food, think mouth-watering rib and slaw baguettes and smoked spare ribs. 

288 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066

France-Soir

EAT

A tiny Parisian style bistro with an impressive 25 years history, this is a dining experience not to be missed. The menu presents classic French-style dishes, and the wine list offers some of the best Parisian drops in the city.

11 Toorak Road South Yarra 3141

Toorak Cellars

DRINK

A bottle shop and wine bar combined into one, Toorak Cellars is the perfect hangout for a late afternoon pre-dinner drop, or your one-stop destination for a quality wine to enjoy with your takeaway Italian.

18 Beatty Ave, Armadale, Vic, 3143

Cumulus

EAT

A renowned Melbourne eating house, Cumulus is your go-to for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Designed in a light and classic setting in Flinders Lane, enjoy a simple and fresh breakfast, or lunch and dinner designed to share. 

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000

The Olsen

STAY

Situated in Chapel Street, The Olsen boasts spacious suites all uniquely designed and infused with artworks from John Olsen. 

637-641 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Marion

DRINK

If you’re serious about your wine, then look no further than Marion for a good time. Set in an industrial style fit out, you can enjoy an array of handpicked bottles followed by small bites. We highly recommend the charcuterie! 

53 Gertrude Street Fitzroy 3065

Coda

EAT

Coda delivers a relaxed setting for every occasion, while consistently providing award-winning food. Whether you’re looking for a long lunch or a drink and bite to eat, Coda is always a good idea. 

Basement 141, Flinders Lane (Cnr Oliver Ln.) Melbourne, 3000

The Everleigh

DRINK

The Everleigh is everything you want in a cocktail bar and more. While taking in the marble, taxidermy and musky scent of welcoming leather chairs, this is the place to sit back and relax while enjoying a world class beverage.

1150-156 Gertrude Street Fitzroy 3065

Siglo

EAT

If you’ve finished a long day of shopping and need somewhere to retreat and refuel, Siglo is the place. Expect table service, great cocktails and delicious food to match.

Level 2 161 Spring Street Melbourne 3000

Magic Mountain

DRINK

Fusing Thai and modern Australian cuisine with a fresh and vibrant neon-lit atmosphere, Magic Mountain is the place to go for a good time. Head there for dinner or for breakfast, where you can enjoy one of their famous cocktails at every time of the day. 

62 Little Collins Street Melbourne

Black Pearl

DRINK

Whether there are locals just hanging out or large parties celebrating, they are all there for one thing – the award winning drinks. The bartenders here are seriously passionate about their in-house creations, and when you start to feel peckish, they have delicious bar snacks ready to go. 

304 Brunswick Street Fitzroy 3065

Il Bacaro

EAT

A humble setting with a bit reputation, this modern Italian eatery has developed a cult status amongst Melbourne locals, which will come as no surprise once you try their exceptional menu and wine list to match.

168-170 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Saint Crispin

EAT

With an ever changing seasonal menu and chefs specials, Saint Crispin pays homage to the buildings past as a cobblers workshop while plating up adventurous dishes that are bound to please your taste buds.

300 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Tall Timber

EAT

This minimal little cafe has set its reputation with generous serving sizes of inventive and delicious meals for breakfast or lunch. Think brioche French toast, Shakshuka or a warming quinoa porridge.

60 Commercial Rd, Prahran VIC 3181

Di Stasio

EAT

For all the Italian lovers out there, make sure you try Di Stasio. A simple setting that plates up some of Melbourne’s best traditional Italian cuisine, if you’re still in need of a little aperitif after, head to Bar Di Stasio next door. 

31 Fitzroy Street St Kilda 3182

Lupino

EAT

This place knows how to keep it real with freshly made breads and pastas, and simple Italian cuisine done well.  With around six pastas and three to four pastas to choose from, you can be rest assured you won’t leave hungry.

41 Little Collins Street Melbourne, 3000

Calexico Boutique is an international designer boutique based on James Street in Brisbane. The boutique currently houses over 85 international fashion labels, including Rag and Bone, Acne Studios, Isabel Marant and Helmut Lang, and offers a unique shopping experience with exclusive weekly arrivals and complimentary in store styling sessions.