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Over the years Melbourne has built up an unfaltering reputation for extravagant restaurants, innovative dishes and chic dining concepts that attract people from around the world. From boutique laneway hangouts and pop-up street vendors to Michelin-starred establishments and celebrity chefs, Melbourne has a diverse and gifted foodie culture.

However, the best part of Melbourne’s culinary prowess is that visitors don’t even need to leave their hotel to enjoy a delicious meal in an award-winning setting. Guests can indulge in gourmet fare and a cocktail or two then retire to their luxurious room with their tastebuds tantalised and treated.

With so many hotels boasting onsite restaurants, it can be difficult finding the best one. Our 26 million-plus Australian visitors each year have shown us which Melbourne hotels are most popular with the foodie crowd. Whether it’s an exclusive restaurant, charming bar, a convenient café or all three, these 26 hotels have won over their guests with exceptional dining options.

 

 

Melbourne CBD Hotels

Pegasus Apart’Hotel

Pegasus Apart'Hotel restaurant and circus-themed family room

Open for breakfast and dinner, the onsite restaurant at Pegasus Apart’Hotel sets a stylish ambience around its artwork, gourmet food, and exceptional service. Although the breakfast buffet will leave food lovers very satisfied, it’s the a la carte dinner menu that showcases this restaurant’s culinary prowess. Lamb ribs, caramelised sticky banana pudding and wagyu burgers are par for the course when it comes to Pegasus.

The rest of the hotel is highlighted by boutique multi-room apartments and more affordable studio rooms. The Family Themed Two-Bedroom Suite adds a little unique flair with circus, racing car and jungle room motifs. The hotel enjoys a prime location close to the renowned Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Zoo.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$64 – A$833
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: 206 A’Beckett St, Melbourne

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Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

Set tables at Straits Cafe in Rendezvous Hotel

Built in 1913, Rendezvous Hotel stands proudly on Flinders Street overlooking the Yarra River. A love for Australian heritage is evident throughout, starting in the hotel’s elegant rooms and suites. These elaborate abodes effortlessly blend antique furnishings with plush, modern comforts including a pillow menu and personal robe.

The hotel’s restaurant, Straits Cafe, uses fresh, local ingredients to create a varied menu of domestic and international dishes, which can all be paired with a generous selection of Australian wines. High-back chairs and soft lighting provide a relaxed ambience perfect for any meal, even the popular high tea of baked scones, cakes, pastries and finger sandwiches.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$67 – A$676
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 328 Flinders St, Melbourne

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The Hotel Windsor

Two people dining at The Cricketers Bar in the Hotel Windsor

The Hotel Windsor’s exterior facade invokes feelings of England, a theme which extends to the hotel’s two dining establishments. The first, called One Eleven, is a cosy restaurant with seasonal breakfast and dinner menus designed by executive chef, Joel Alderson. The Cricketers Bar is a classic British pub, complete with friendly atmosphere, cricket memorabilia, a range of draught beer and weekly specials.

This charming British grace extends to the rooms and suites, which boast elegant chandeliers, remarkable floor space, and rich furnishings. Whether guests are staying in a Traditional Room or the opulent Victorian Suite with garden views, the hotel’s five-star quality is blatantly obvious.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: A$89 – A$710
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 111 Spring St, Melbourne

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Pensione Hotel Melbourne

Pensione Hotel Melbourne

The chic Pensione fits right in with Melbourne’s bohemian crowd. The pet-friendly hotel boasts a Thai massage parlour, selfie station, book swap and bicycle hire, along with a private terrace rooftop with sun-drenched garden. It’s also smack bang in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD, placing guests within walking distance of popular shops, bars and sights such as Etihad Sport Stadium and Crown Casino.

The newly refurbished Oliver’s Cafe is a game-changer for Pensione. Vintage posters on bare brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Spencer Street, and quality music create a wonderful dining atmosphere. Breakfast, dinner, and drinks are all served here, including healthy fare and tapas.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: A$48 – A$421
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 16 Spencer Street, Melbourne

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Ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria

Vic's Bar and Pool Room at Ibis Styles in Melbourne

Whether visitors are in Melbourne for work or leisure, Ibis Styles provides two ideal spots for a relaxing beverage and, later on, an exceptional meal. That drink can, of course, be found at Vic’s Bar & Pool Room, which lets guests chill out in a laid-back ambience of sporting colours, cold pints and a dedicated pool room.

The well-priced Alice’s Thai Restaurant can then leave bellies and tastebuds satisfied with its diverse menu of Thai and Australian cuisines. The rooms themselves are reasonably priced with modern amenities and beds comfortable enough to make guests sleep a little longer than usual. The hotel’s Little Collins Street locale is close to Princess Theatre, The National Gallery of Victoria and Federation Square.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: A$35 – A$343
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

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Rydges Melbourne

A table full of delicious food at The Locanda Restaurant & Bar in Rydges Melbourne

Nestled among five of Melbourne’s premier theatres, Rydges Melbourne offers valuable convenience, affordability, and surprising luxury. Along with a rooftop heated pool, business centre, complimentary Wi-Fi and cardio equipment, Rydges tucks guests away in snug lodgings. From the Deluxe Queen Room with city views to the Premier 2 Bedroom Spa Suite with double shower, this hotel has everyone covered.

The same could be said for dining. The Locanda Restaurant & Bar is one of Melbourne’s finest establishments serving up slow roasted pork, feta and parsley ravioli, honey-infused panna cotta and award-winning wine. The space is accentuated by floor-to-ceiling glass wine cellars, two private dining areas and a funky bar with six beers on tap and house cocktails.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$85 – A$642
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

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Jasper Hotel

Jasper Hotel Melbourne

Whether visitors are craving a hearty meal or a light snack, Jasper Hotel’s onsite eatery, Jasper Kitchen, is a legitimate foodie contender. Although it only serves breakfast and lunch, and dinner as room service on some nights, the meal choices are varied and fresh. Organic and seasonal ingredients are sourced straight from Queen Victoria Market, which is right next door.

Jasper Hotel shows off its creative flair with unique floor decorations, rooms with access to a sunny courtyard, and suites with light wooden finishes. Nearby attractions include Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne City Baths. Visitors will also find superb shopping and dining right outside their door along Elizabeth Street.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$56 – A$512
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

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Stamford Plaza Melbourne

A burger and craft beer at Stamford Plaza

An air of sophistication abounds inside and out of Stamford Plaza. This five-star hotel has earned a reputation for delivering dedicated service, lavish suites and a locale that makes life easy. The loft-style Presidential Suite is the epitome of luxury with high ceilings, panoramic city views, a spa bath and actual silk walls.

Stamford’s locally-recognised Harry’s Restaurant and Bar is the ideal spot for a casual drink or romantic dinner. The modest restaurant focuses more on quality food than flashy attire with a relaxed lunch and dinner menu of share plates. The bar area is slightly more chic with rich leather furnishings and some unforgettable cocktails. Harry’s Bar also serves the “Magnificent Seven”, which includes seven burgers inspired by various countries around the world.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: A$72 – A$622
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

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Mantra on Russell

A warm restaurant with hanging lights at Mantra on Russell

A market-to-plate approach to food at Mantra on Russell’s restaurant, Home Kitchen & Bar, creates a refreshing array of healthy and seasonal meal choices. The brightly-lit space is given a homey vibe with plush booth chairs, communal tables, and more intimate curtained-off seating. Pork belly, crème brulee, Angus beef and more Aussie favourites populate the menu.

Home Kitchen & Bar was just one of the hotel’s elements improved during a multimillion-dollar refurb in 2015. The studio rooms and apartments were also given a makeover, leaving supremely comfortable and spacious dwellings, some of which feature full kitchens and balconies. Wake up to a swim in the heated pool and spa, or a quick workout in the gym.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$99 – A$739
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 222 Russell Street, Melbourne

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Oaks on Collins

Oaks on Collins' stylish restaurant overlooking the city

Oaks on Collins is jam-packed with facilities and uber-modern apartments. The outdoor plunge pool soaks up plenty of sunlight and good times, while the sauna and state-of-the-art gym offer a balance of relaxation and exercise. However, it’s the First Floor Restaurant and Bar, overlooking historic Victorian buildings, that is the ultimate treat in Melbourne hospitality and elegance.

Dishing up a cosmopolitan breakfast and beloved dinner mains such as chicken parmigiana and eye fillet, this cosy restaurant is ideal for a casual pre-theatre meal or an evening drink. The hotel’s rooftop apartments are some of Melbourne’s best, as each one boasts a balcony overlooking the city skyline, a full kitchen and king-sized bed.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$59 – A$601
Guest Rating: 7.6
Address: 480 Collins Street, Melbourne

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Mercure Welcome Melbourne

A chef preparing a meal and intimate bar seating at Mercure Welcome

Although Mercure Welcome is positioned in among Melbourne’s best dining districts, including Flinders Lane, China Town and Hardware Lane, the hotel still manages to tempt visitors with its onsite offerings. The Louden Kitchen and Grill provides casual dining with a range of family-friendly Chef’s specials and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Little Bourke Street.

Elsewhere in the hotel, Cocoon Bar lives up to its name by creating a wonderfully intimate vibe through lounge seating and carpeted space between tables. Duck in for a cocktail, craft beer or a light snack. There’s also Soul Cafe, which is perfect for a quick coffee before catching the tram from the stop right outside.

Although Mercure Welcome is next door to the Emporium Melbourne shopping district, the budget-friendly rooms provide comfort and a sense of separation from the busy streets below.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: A$60 – A$372
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: 265 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

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Grand Hyatt Melbourne

High society has nothing on Grand Hyatt’s dining options, especially Collins Kitchen. Headed up by executive chef, Jason Camillo, Collins Kitchen utilises local and organic ingredients to dazzle diners with innovative and, most importantly, delicious meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s even a bespoke high tea on the weekends with traditional tiered platters of sandwiches, crispy pastries and warm scones.

Book yourself into one of the hotel’s Grand View King rooms for that unmistakable Yarra River vista through floor-to-ceiling windows. The Premier Suite ups the ante with a marble bathroom and sunken spa, uninterrupted views of Melbourne, butler’s pantry, and more untold luxury. Of course, every guest can feel like royalty while sipping on urban cocktails at the hotel’s speakeasy laneway bar, Ru-Co.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: A$109 – A$920
Guest Rating: 9.4
Address: 123 Collins Street, Melbourne

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Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

Whether catering to business travellers, solo adventurers, loved-up couples or jet-setting families, Citadines provides the perfect Melbourne base for those who appreciate luxury and convenience. From a cosy studio room to multi-room apartments, the offerings here ensure affordability, connectivity, and all the necessary mod cons.

Citadines is also bringing something different to Melbourne’s dining scene. The onsite restaurant, Heirloom Japanese Izakaya and Sake Bar, offers a dazzling menu of fresh sushi and sashimi along with kushiyaki (grilled skewers). Wash it all down with traditional sake, Japanese wine or beer, or a nip from one of Australia’s most comprehensive collections of Japanese whisky.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$75 – A$622
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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Melbourne’s Top 5 Food Trucks

Melbourne, and in fact Australia, has experienced a food truck revolution of late. What started out as a couple of innovative taco and burger vendors has turned into whole parking lots of swoon-worthy eats all served from the back of a van. Here are five Melbourne food trucks you shouldn’t miss.

1. Hammer & Tong

You might recognise the name from their other location in Fitzroy, but you’ll certainly remember the food being whipped up at this crowd favourite. Foodies can find the truck at BCKYRD in Brunswick on weekends and at various locations during the week. Be sure to follow them on social media to track down the van, and order either the soft shell crab burger, lobster roll or lavender yoghurt custard.

Mr Burger food truck in Melbourne

2. Mr Burger

Mr Burger went the opposite route to Hammer & Tong, starting out as one food truck and branching out into four shops and eventually seven trucks. Clearly, they’re doing something right. It starts with the burgers, made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to ensure juicy patties, crisp lettuce and the ever-important gooey cheese.

Make sure you add the signature sauce and shaker chips with chipotle seasoning. Throw caution to the wind and wash it all down with a slurp-worthy milkshake while you’re at it. With six food trucks roaming Melbourne, it won’t take foodies long to find their next meal here.

3. Lil Nom Noms

Vietnamese food is so hot right now. Lucky for visitors, they only need to find themselves in line for the Lil Nom Noms truck to see why. With a menu comprised of rice paper rolls, steamed bao, rice noodle salads and more, this is one lunch or dinner that won’t leave food-lovers  feeling guilty.

The fresh and light food is utterly delicious and filling in all the right ways. We’re quite partial to the braised pork steamed bao, which comes with coriander and cucumber. Follow Lil Nom Noms on Twitter to find out its next location.

Bibimbap food truck in Melbourne

4. Bibimbap

Let’s not forget those magicians from a little place called Korea who’ve brought Australia the invaluable gift of bibimbap. This mixed bowl of fresh veggies and tender meat all fried in a hot pot goes down a treat.

It’s another light and healthy option, with a little bit of indulgence, which has drawn people from all around Melbourne. In fact, the immense popularity of Korean helped these savvy chefs gain crowdfunding for their food truck named after the delicious meal.

5. Billy Van Creamery

It’s only right to include a dessert option on this list, and Billy Van Creamery certainly fits the bill. These experienced gelato connoisseurs are experts at crafting rich gelato by hand, accentuating each flavour with natural ingredients such as nuts and vanilla beans.

Not only is it tasty and refreshing, but it’s also a lot healthier than the usual store-bought ice cream. Watermelon, chocolate and vanilla are all perennial favourites. Patrons can find Billy Van Creamery at the Hank Marvin Markets and elsewhere in Melbourne.

 

 

Southbank Hotels

Crown Metropol

Crown Metropol Melbourne

The glass tower of Crown Metropol stands out in Melbourne’s Southbank dining and entertainment precinct. So too does its onsite restaurant, Mr. Hive Kitchen & Bar. This rustic and artistic restaurant features copper and dark tones throughout that complement the beautifully plated dishes. An adjoining bar provides live music, world-class cocktails and share platters to balance out the restaurant’s more refined atmosphere.

There aren’t any balconies, but floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms let guests soak up the Melbourne skyline while lounging in contemporary furniture. The hotel’s best vista, however, is available from 28 Skybar Lounge, a swanky bar with rooftop appeal and an effortless outlook extending through the skyscrapers to the Dandenong Ranges. Visitors can also see the hotel’s sundeck and waterfall-edge pool just below.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: A$200 – A$910
Guest Rating: 9.4
Address: 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne

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The Langham Melbourne

The Langham Melbourne

Nestled on the Southbank Promenade, The Langham places you close to boutique shops, nightly entertainment and some of Melbourne’s best attractions. This locale is also blessed with surrounding heritage buildings and the picturesque Yarra River. All of this can be seen from The Langham’s elegant guest rooms. These classically beautiful abodes invoke the ideals of yesteryear with antique furnishings, deep spa baths and ample natural light.

A vista of towering high-rises, green trees, and boats on the river flows into Melba Restaurant through sun-drenched windows. Inside is an array of immaculately set tables and open kitchens where patrons can interact with expert chefs. An array of mouth-watering cuisines awaits in the dumpling section, Tandoori oven, sushi station, char grill and more.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: A$81 – A$1444
Guest Rating: 9.5
Address: 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne

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Crown Towers

Crown Towers

An incredible 10 restaurants delight guests and locals alike at Crown Towers with exquisite food, unforgettable settings, and creative concepts. Each one has a unique twist on modern dining. Indulge in classic French fare at Bistro Guillaume, worldwide culinary stations at Conservatory, authentic Japanese at Koko and Nobu, and superb Cantonese cuisine at Silks. Celebrity chefs Herston Blumenthal and Neil Perry have also opened up signature restaurants.

Dining is certainly a high point at Crown Towers, but it’s matched by the hotel’s other facilities. Guests can burn off the food by playing tennis on two rooftop courts or with a swim in the 25-metre heated indoor pool. Alternatively, keep the overindulgence coming with a pampering treatment at the Crown Spa.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: A$163 – A$1040
Guest Rating: 9.4
Address: 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne

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Crown Promenade Melbourne

Crown Promenade Melbourne

Another in a long line of exceptional Crown hotels around Melbourne, Crown Promenade brings those warm holiday feels with expansive rooms and suites all draped in rich sunlight and heavenly furnishings. The Deck on level three is a perennial entertainment space with an infinity lap pool overlooking the city skyline. There’s also a fully-equipped gym and a qualified masseuse for eradicating any aches and pains.

Although guests will find plenty of renowned restaurants and bars around Southbank, there’s little need to look past the hotel’s signature restaurant, Mesh. The 380-seat venue offers a diverse buffet and an impressive a la carte menu. The weekend brings special themed dining, which includes live music and complimentary drinks.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$87 – A$798
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank Melbourne

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South Wharf Hotels

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

Feeding off the hotel’s South Wharf locale, Dock 37 Bar and Kitchen presents a unique dining concept referred to as “where sea meets land”. Expect a range of freshly caught seafood seamlessly mingled with quality ingredients sourced straight from the local land. The bar adds a touch of magnificence with a walk-through wine gantry housing 500-plus bottles of international and domestic vino.

As the only hotel in Melbourne that connects to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, this stylish residence is ideal for business travellers or anyone planning to attend one of the many yearly events. Expertly arranged suites and rooms swaddle you in luxe bedding and rejuvenating bathrooms while keeping the sensational Melbourne skyline in full view.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: A$90 – A$638
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 2 Convention Ctr Place, South Wharf, Melbourne

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South Yarra Hotels

Bayview On The Park

Bayview On The Park

Perfect for those who want to be close to the city, but not among the hectic streets, Bayview On The Park offers affordable accommodation with a surprising amount of extras. Along with a modern business centre, the hotel boasts a gym and a large pool with cocktail bar. The cheapest rooms are cosy with all the essentials, while a bit more money will secure a spacious suite with kimono bathrobes, king-sized bed and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Albert Lake.

The hotel’s restaurant, Sails Brasserie, is easily one of its highlights. With walls of glass overlooking gardens and a contemporary menu of blended Asian and Australian cuisine, it’s the ideal spot for a casual dinner or breakfast.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$45 – A$840
Guest Rating: 7.4
Address: 52 Queens Road, Melbourne

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Bayview Eden Melbourne

Bayview Eden Melbourne

Niche Cafe at Bayview Eden feels like a secret among friends compared to the crowded establishments around Melbourne. This intimate courtyard restaurant incorporates water features, green plants and an open roof to establish a tranquil and exclusive atmosphere. The food, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, is always sumptuous, fresh and varied depending on the time of year.

The rest of the hotel is made up of chic guest rooms fitted out with king-sized beds, LCD TVs, and modern bathrooms. Positioned on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, Bayview Eden treats guests to a more peaceful setting, while keeping them close to Albert Park Lake, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$52 – A$517
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 6 Queens Road, Melbourne

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Mantra St Kilda Road

Mantra St Kilda Road

Positioned across the road from Albert Lake Park, Mantra St Kilda Road offers the best of both worlds, including relative peace in comfortable confines and closeness to many of Melbourne’s main attractions. The National Gallery of Victoria, Crown Casino, Southbank shopping and Yarra River are all within reach. However, if guests prefer to walk, there’s always trendy Chapel Street nearby.

At least one of the meals, and possibly more, can be handled brilliantly at the onsite Italian restaurant, Bistro Bakini. The ingredients are sourced directly from Italy, ensuring each meal is an authentic culinary journey. Pair it with one of the recommended wines or enjoy an aperitif during happy hour. Whether travelling alone or with family, travellers will be comfortable and pampered in the multi-room apartments.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$57 – A$1020
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 568 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

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St Kilda Hotels

Rydges St Kilda

Rydges St Kilda

Only four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and 300 metres from St Kilda Beach, this one-of-a-kind Rydges property perfectly combines inner-city living with a laid-back coastal vibe. This is more than apparent in its two dining establishments.

The Hub café is run by friendly locals who are happy to pour you a coffee, serve you a gourmet snack and act as a tour guide. Mavis Brown’s, however, is a bit more funky fresh with live music, street art, craft beer, tapas and a very late closing time. The rooms are ever reliable, with contemporary Rydges furnishings and the option of a spa bath among other generous extras.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$69 – A$364
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Melbourne

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Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

Unwind at the waterfront Grill 3182 Restaurant and Bar, Novotel’s premium foodie offering along St Kilda’s captivating Port Philip Bay. A seasonal menu that incorporates both surf and turf, along with a considerable wine list and daily buffet breakfast, give this restaurant an all-round appeal no matter the time of year.

The hotel itself is ideally situated a short walk from Palais Theatre, Luna Park, St Kilda Pier where visitors can see penguins during twilight, and boutique shops along Acland Street. The resort-style accommodation is comprised of an outdoor pool and grassy lawn, and a range of spacious rooms including some with coastal views.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$83 – A$422
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 16 The Esplanade, Saint Kilda, Melbourne

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Sweet Spots: Melbourne’s Best Dessert Bars

Sure, dinner is always important, but few things top a night off better than rich, chocolatey dessert. You don’t have to settle for a 7-Eleven ice block in Melbourne. The city is home to numerous dessert bars, all putting their own fantastic twists on this timeless meal. Here are three Melbourne dessert bars to tick off your list.

Dessert at Om Nom in Melbourne

1. Om Nom

Located within Adelphi Hotel, this iconic dessert bar is quite literally serving you pieces of art. If only they weren’t so delicious, they might have a chance of lasting longer than a few seconds. Appeasing both eyes and tastebuds, the menu here includes such dreamy delights such as the chocolate parfait, passion fruit curd, panna cotta and biscuit brownies.

Except they aren’t just “biscuit brownies”. They’re a mouthwatering mix of biscuit brownies in mint cremeux, dark chocolate mousse, hazelnut crunch feuilletine and chocolate glaze.

2. Cobb Lane

Located out in the suburb of Yarraville, Cobb Lane is well worth the drive. The bakery is a well-timed creation of pastry magician Matt Forbes who has crafted some of the city’s best sweet-tooth treats.

Doughnuts are a house specialty, surprising many with their exotic fillings such as coconut and kaffir lime with rice pudding. Visitors will want to also try the ginger toffee balls and the chocolate and berry lamingtons, and wash it all down with a good old cup of coffee or tea.

Macarons and pastries at Brunetti in Melbourne

3. Brunetti

Visitors needn’t spend much at Brunetti to satisfy their aching sweet tooth. The renowned dessert bar has a wide assortment of treats, ranging from bite-sized slice and pastries, to sumptuous take-home cakes that make everyone want to ditch the knife and grab a handful.

There are also chocolates to rival Willy Wonka, plain and filled biscotti, and gelato of all flavours including mango, Nutella, and wild berry cheesecake, leaving many visitors wanting to try them all.

 

 

Tullamarine Hotels

Mantra Tullamarine Hotel

Mantra Tullamarine

Business or leisure travellers with a stopover in Melbourne will find all the cloudy comfort and enjoyable amenities at Mantra Tullamarine. Only four minutes from the airport, Mantra has modern suites for singles and couples, along with interconnecting rooms for families. There’s also a sauna, gym and a heated indoor pool and spa overlooking the distant city.

The Woodlands Restaurant and Bar holds its own with many of the inner-city restaurants. The menu is made up of sandwiches, the famous Woodlands burger, panna cotta and delectable share plates. Reflective black surfaces and crisp white chairs create a rather sophisticated and charming environment. Woodlands is also known to put on specials such as free kids meals.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$68 – A$584
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 2 Trade Park Drive, Tullamarine, Melbourne

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PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport

PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport

Another of Melbourne’s extravagant airport hotels, PARKROYAL comes complete with its own fine dining establishment called Airo Restaurant. Here, skilled chefs plate up an assortment of signature dishes including West Victorian pork belly and corn fed chicken. It all takes place in a brightly-lit room of potted plants, lush carpet and booth seating.

Grazers can find a light snack in the adjoining Café Airo, while those who prefer a liquid diet can indulge in beer, wine or something harder in Bar Airo. The rooms are well-furnished for both business and leisure travellers, and even boast direct runway views for those aviation enthusiasts. Unwind with a dip in the pool or spa, or catch up on work in the business centre.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$76 – A$453
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Arrival Drive Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, Melbourne

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Preston Hotels

BreakFree Bell City

BreakFree Bell City

Tucked away in Melbourne’s quiet suburbs, BreakFree Bell City is on every budget-savvy traveller’s list. The affordable Sleep & Go rooms are ideal for those who prefer to get out and about exploring the city, and a free shuttle bus during the week saves guests’ money for something more memorable than public transport.

BreakFree also features a large outdoor swimming pool, communal barbeque area, games room, onsite car hire and a sauna. Leave it up to Melbourne to adorn a budget hotel with one of the most popular burger joints north of the CBD. JD’s Diner and Burger Bar serves up American-style burgers and snacks, along with tap beer, wine, and cocktails. What more could you want?

Star Rating: 3*
Price: A$31 – A$225
Guest Rating: 6.8
Address: 205 Bell St, Preston, Melbourne

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Where is your favourite Melbourne restaurant?

Melbourne is a tantalising city come breakfast, lunch, dinner or any meal in between. With so many sweets, drool-worthy banquets and out-of-this-world foodie creations to get through, each traveller’s first step should be deciding where to start their culinary immersion.

For many, this means finding a hotel that not only provides impeccable service and amenities, but also one of the city’s top restaurants. These popular dining venues are spread all around the city, from Tullamarine Airport, through the CBD and down to St Kilda. There’s also no guarantee that a four or five-star hotel will have one, so it’s important to do some research before booking.

Have you been to Melbourne? What was your favourite hotel or restaurant?

Resources

  1. Visit Melbourne
  2. Visit Victoria
  3. Top 50 Food Trucks in Melbourne
  4. Melbourne’s Best Dessert Bars
  5. Melbourne Nightlife