Gorgeous brass railings, monogrammed carpeting, and oak sourced from the old Melbourne Cricket Club line the restored building. Our pick? The Victorian black angus -- the actualized pub steak. Read more.
Fresh takes on ornate Arab décor, and an intimate timber deck courtyard that screams inner south -- your vibe won’t be wanting. Kamel takes casual Middle Eastern to dizzying heights. Read more.
Head straight for the Moroccan fried eggs, complete with in-house hummous, feta, olives and Turkish loaf. An impeccable twist on Melbourne breakfast. Read more.
Strike, ever innovative, have added gourmet pizza and foreign beer to the laser tag equation. Nice. Plus, y’know, if you’re a terrible shot, there’s always redemption on the bowling lanes. Read more.
Be sure to pay the paltry cover charge and check out some live jazz -- it’s the way cocktails ought to be consumed. Read more.
Dinner highlights include a steamed pork bun & the roast pork belly with sichaun eggplant. The sorbets and chocolate truffles are a must try -- as is a stunning list of reds, whites, cocktails & sake Read more.
The textures and the richness of the meat might just make this one of the best meals in Sydney. Read more.
Universal really does offer the whole bloody world on a plate. Despite the rollicking food, it really is the desserts that will drive pretty much every woman in Sydney crazy. Read more.
The pick of the red pizza is the Saracena -- a simple beauty born from fresh tomato, mozzarella, basil and parmesan -- while the Gorgonzola is the winner from the whites. Read more.
The knowledge and consistency of the beans is pretty astounding, even in coffee-mad Sydney. Crazy-delicious muffins, cakes and other sweet things baked in-house are also fantastic. Read more.
1806’s basement operation, the Understudy, is drenched in charm and booze and gastronomic delights. Opt for the cocktail degustation on a quieter Thursday night. Read more.
When the black cod miso, wagyu gyoza and white fish sashimi are cleared away, you still get that frisson of the palate. Y’know, to tide you over until the chocolate bento box arrives. Read more.
If breakfast and brunch is your thing: get your bruschetta on. But rest assured, as the sun sets, the food only gets more refined. Read more.
Manchester Press is a viable CBD option: opt for the chorizo bagel. (And another with just a schmear, if you must.) Read more.
Ananas (French for pineapple) is a modern cocktail and champagne bar complemented by the splendour of an art deco-inspired brasserie and late-night supper club. Read more.
Though it has fewer bells and whistles than Vibe’s more polished CBD offering, the rooftop pool and views of Rushcutters Bay might make you convert. Read more.
The absolutely bloody incendiary award though, has to go to the oxtail gravy with fried potato, crispy beef threads, cheddar and beer sauce. Read more.
The bar offers a range of reinvented Aussie classics including shandy cocktails like the Honey Sunset, made from Coopers Pale Ale, honey, basil, orange and lemonade. Read more.
Queenie’s menu of large portioned, Caribbean-style dishes are designed to be shared -- perfect for a mid-week catch up or fun date. Read more.
All the ingredients you need to enjoy tequila as it ought to be enjoyed -- including hammocks. The flavour-drenched, rotating menu of Mexican dishesare perfect company for a boozy affair. Hammocks! Read more.
The amenities aren’t game-changing, but expect A1 views and next-level staff. Purpose-built for longer stays, you’ll be around the corner from Melbourne jazz institution, Bennetts Lane. Sharp. Read more.
The Prince Alfred’s is huge -- and summer ready. Amidst some of the punchier gastropub offerings, we also had deep appreciation for the well-executed steak and greens. Read more.