Melbourne Food Guide – Top 3 restaurant recommendations
Melbourne is known all over the world for it’s amazing food. When I go on holiday, the majority of my focus is on the food. Of course I enjoy the sights and scenery but if the cuisine isn’t good then its a deal breaker. Melbourne was amazing in every sense when it comes to the food. I stayed for 4 days and didn’t have a single bad meal. The culture in Melbourne is so diverse with so many cool restaurants and bars to choose from. Here are my top recommendations of where to eat in Melbourne.
The Hardware Societe – this place is definitely one of the most popular cafes in Melbourne, both amongst locals and tourists. The Hardware Societe is almost always fully booked and has quite a long queue to get in. I waited for around 40 minutes but it was worth the wait without a doubt. This cafe is so inviting, both in terms of the colourful interior and cheery staff. The best option to go for is their famous baked eggs because you know it will be good. I ordered the baked egg with chorizo topped with almond ($18). The food was excellent and its a great way to start the day. The price is pretty reasonable for the quality.
120 Hardware St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Rice paper scissors – this is an Asian fusion tapas restaurant. If you’re feeling indecisive on what to eat but you want a variety of food that’s not too heavy, Rice Paper Scissors is a great option. The menu offers a good selection of fresh, good quality and tasty dishes. They also serve Vietnamese drip coffee with condensed milk. It was the perfect cure for my post Formula 1 hangover. 5 dishes to share cost $59 for 2 people. I recommend to try the crying tiger, sticky pork belly and tiger prawns.
19 Liverpool Street, CBD, Melbourne.
Leonard’s house of Love – this laid back, pub style burger joint is located in South Yarra. If you follow me on social media you will reckognise this burger for sure. I’ve raved on and on about this delicious burger because it was one of the best I’ve ever had. It was simply made to perfection, so juicy but not too greasy at the same time. We went for the double cheese burger ($15) and I’ve gotta warn you, they are heavy but worth each and every calorie.
3 Wilson Street, South Yarra, Melbourne.
Gelato Messina – aside from the three restaurants, Gelato Messina is a well known and highly recommended ice cream parlour. Their ice creams are so fresh and full of flavour. You can tell lots of love go into making these ice creams so you’ll have to try them for yourself. My recommendations would be to try the Dulce De Leche and Salted Caramel flavours.
There are three locations across Melbourne:
171 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181, 164 Swan Street,
Richmond VIC 3121,
237 Smith St Fitzroy, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Comment below if I’ve missed anything out on my Melbourne Food Guide.
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