Wine&Style and Gastrology.co, a famous Australian blog presents you a selection of major places to discover if you are staying in Melbourne.
Cochin is the realisation of co-owners Bruce Dowding and Jason Baker’s passion for French wine and French Vietnamese cuisine. With a menu that draws from the significant French colonial influence on the Southern region of Vietnam, and boasting an expertly crafted wine list, Cochin is a stylishly casual destination, just east of Melbourne’s city centre.
256 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
THE MEATBALL & WINE BAR
The Meatball & Wine Bar delivers a steadfast menu of delightfully uncomplicated Italian comfort food with, as the name suggests, a large range of handmade artisan meatballs. The exposed brick walls, long copper bar, rustic wine racks and communal seating makes this the perfect environment to enjoy several glasses of wine over hearty fare.
135 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
No. 8 BY JOHN LAWSON
No. 8 by John Lawson is a true stalwart of the Melbourne dining scene. The cuisine is bold and meticulously prepared and inspired by regional produce. Laying claim to an impressive and comprehensive wine list elegantly presented in ceiling-high temperature controlled wine cabinets, No. 8 by John Lawson is a haven for serious grape lovers.
8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
Set in Montefiore House, a stunning Victorian terrace on the edge of Melbourne’s city centre, Epocha delights with European inspired food for the soul designed for sharing – delicious, wholesome, generous and cooked with love. Epocha’s award-winning wine list is carefully curated with a focus on European wines and also features some interesting biodynamic and lesser-known boutique producers.
49 Rathdowne St, Carlton VIC 3053
Sommelier and Restaurant Manager Joseph Griffiths and Executive Chef Andy Harmer have been charged with the responsibility of bringing The Point to the forefront of fine dining in Melbourne. Set within Albert Park, The Point impresses on all fronts, featuring contemporary and creative cuisine showcasing seasonal produce, a skilfully compiled wine list and seamless service.
Aquatic Dr, Albert Park Lake VIC 3206
CLAYPOTS EVENING STAR
Located within South Melbourne Market, the now iconic Claypots Evening Star shines brightly. The unique space that Claypots Evening Star occupies is best described as a Mediterranean bar come market stall. Gloriously fresh seafood is on display in glass cabinets to tempt passers-by, but this is definitely a restaurant for those in the know.
Shop 101, South Melbourne Market Cecil and York
Federation Square is Melbourne’s “Meeting Place” and home to cultural attractions, galleries, restaurants and cafes.
Hosier Lane is a celebrated cobbled laneway featuring graffiti-covered walls and art-installations popular with locals and tourists alike.
ST KILDA BEACH
Melbourne’s most famous beach is located in St Kilda, Melbourne’s seaside playground just a short tram ride from Melbourne’s city centre.
Just 50 minutes from Melbourne’s city centre, the Yarra Valley is one of the world’s premier wine growing regions and is well worth a visit.