8 Melbourne restaurants you should have tried by now
Melbourne’s old faithfuls are as popular today as they were 60 years ago, proving they’re still the culinary kings of our city.
Melbourne is a city not short of places to eat. It's a large part of why we're the cultural capital of Australia; from Italian and Indian to Turkish and Thai, we have it all. And from breakfast to dinner, our beloved city has you covered.
But while it feels like a new restaurant opens daily, don’t forget the stalwarts of Melbourne's culinary scene – some of which have been kicking since the 1920s.
We’ve put together a list (in no particular order) of the best ol’ faithfuls, the restaurants that have stood the test of time and are just quintessentially ‘Melbourne’. Here are the institutions.