How to travel the world through your tastebuds

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Posted May 18, 2023

From Italian and Modern Australian to French and South American, membership to RACV Club delivers the world’s best flavours in the palm of your hand in Melbourne.

Melbourne’s dining scene has consistently been labelled as one of the world’s best, and a big reason why the city is labelled the cultural capital of Australia, not to mention a compelling drawcard for visitors far and wide. 

With every cuisine imaginable, and famous cultural food hubs dotted throughout the city, Melburnians are spoilt for choice any given night of the week, something Jason Camillo, Executive Chef at RACV Club says is quintessentially ‘Melbourne’.  

“The rich cultural dining diversity on offer in Melbourne is a big part of what makes our city so amazing,” says Camillo. “And as an institution of our great city, RACV Club filters through the world’s best flavours and best local Victorian produce through an array of unique dining experiences.” 

When you join the RACV Club, there is opportunity to experience amazing food, incredible wines and exclusive dining experiences. So, whether you’re wanting Latin flavours or French treats (or everything in between), we’ve rounded up amazing RACV Club dining options that will have your tastebuds doing an around-the-world foodie tour – and the best part is they’re all just a hop, skip, and a jump away from each other. 

Let your tastebuds travel the world at RACV Club and Resorts | RACV

Experience the best of world flavours and cuisines 

Unfussy Italian at Bourke Street Green

501 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD

Get your Italian fix right in the heart of the CBD in the lush green surrounds of Bourke Street Green, where the emphasis is on simple, clean and traditional Italian cuisine.  Arancini, polpetti and gooey cheesy pizzas in traditional flavours are the stars of the menu.

The unfussy dining options pair perfectly with the local beers, non-alcoholic beers, wines and inventive cocktails and mocktails on offer.

Malaysian, American and Italian flavours at RACV City Club

501 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD

Bistro at RACV City Club is great for family gatherings and business lunches, or for a quick bite before heading to the footy, theatre, movies or a concert.  

With a contemporary à la carte menu, Bistro really captures the essence of casual dining showcasing multicultural influences. One standout is the Sambal Skate with Blue Rice, a spicy curry dish from Malaysia that features a stingray-like meat, pickled vegetables, and rice coloured with the Malaysian blue pea flower. "This is Malaysia on a plate," says RACV Club Executive Chef Jason Camillo.

Head over to the Members Dining Room to sample the Risotto with Scallops: a soft, delicate dish from Milan, Italy infused with aromatic saffron. In the Wine Bar, amongst a number of surprises, you'll find the RACV Club's famous Lobster Roll from Maine, USA. The roll is filled with tender lobster and garlic - and watercress-infused mayonnaise on a lightly-toasted brioche bun.


Scallops in the Members Dining Room. Image: Matt Harvey
Skate with blue rice at the Bistro. Image: Matt Harvey
Lobster roll in the Wine Bar. Image: Matt Harvey

French sweets at Le Petit Gateau

458 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD 

Nestled amongst the bustling cafes on Little Collins Street is Le Petit Gateau, one of Melbourne’s finest patisseries and the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth.  

“All cakes and tarts at Le Petit Gateau are created on-site daily by RACV Club’s award-winning chefs using original recipes, which is something we’re really proud of,” says Camillo. “It means our pastries and cakes are always super fresh and to a really high quality.” 

Classic Lemon Tarts and Matcha Green Tea cakes are just two of the crowd favourites that sell out consistently at Le Petit Gateau.


Learn what goes into preparing delectable sweet treats at Le Petit Gateau | RACV

South American fusion at Riddell’s Green

123 Healesville-Kinglake Rd, Healesville

Feel like some classic South American-inspired flavours, all while overlooking manicured greenery? That’s exactly what you’ll get at Riddell’s Green, a casual alfresco dining bar in Healesville looking on to the stunning RACV Healesville Country Club & Resort golf course, one of the best golf courses in Melbourne

Riddell's Green is a hidden gem within the Yarra Valley, plating up authentic and traditional Latin flavours that are rare to find outside the confines of inner city Melbourne. Feast on traditional BBQ ribs and steaks, as well as some lighter options.

RACV Healesville Executive Chef Himanshu Sharda recommends the Mexican-inspired Chicken Caldo at Riddell's Green. There's also the Himalayan-inspired Naugoan Lamb Noisette gently marinated in nine spices, which is available at Healesville Resort's restaurant Banyalla.


Pulled pork tacos at Riddell's Green. Image: Matt Harvey
Naugoan lamb at Banyalla. Image: Matt Harvey
Murray cod with macadamia crust at Banyalla. Image: Matt Harvey

Victorian produce at Sojourn Restaurant

501 Bourke Street, New Chancery Ln, Melbourne CBD

Catch a bird’s eye view of Little Collins Street at Sojourn, a two-level outdoor dining space that showcases the best produce Victoria has to offer. Everything you'll discover at Sojourn is bold, fun and local.

“Sojourn is all about local Victorian flavours,” says Camillo. “We regularly change the menu at Sojourn to suit what our suppliers in Victoria can offer, which means we’re always exploring new food and new ways of creating dishes.”

At Sojourn, you’ll find an inventive Brussel sprout dish from suppliers in Koo Wee Rup, polenta chips on a bed of green goodness sauce, various local meats and cheeses, as well as a Japanese yuzu tart for something sweet, all while you enjoy them on Sojourn’s rooftop terrace. The rooftop restaurant and bar is a dining experience that is intrinsically ‘Melbourne’, and one Sojourn does very well with both high tables and large comfy armchairs.


bright blue restaurant with neon sign

Get a bird's eye view of Little Collins Street at Sojourn's rooftop restaurant and bar. Image: Matt Harvey


Acclaimed wines at Members' Dining Room

501 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a wine connoisseur, then the Members' Dining Room, the signature restaurant at RACV City Club, is the perfect place to experience an extensive wine cellar which includes vintage wines from both Australian and International wineries.  

“The wine cellar at RACV Club really is a truly unique experience,” says Camillo. “It's hard to understand the vastness of the wine selection sourced from around the world, without visiting.” 

The decor at the Members' Dining Room is tailored for those that appreciate the finer things in life, with architectural wood panelling, finely crafted furniture and extraordinary artwork from the RACV Art Collection making it the venue of choice for a special occassion.


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