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Discussion in 'Food' started by MTR, 18th Nov, 2015.

  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    We are off to Melb, food capital:)

    Checked out old my posts from SS and cut it down to 3, however I would also like some recent recommendations on great restaurants, we love all cuisines.

    This is what I have come up with so far -

    La Luna (Carlton), great reviews and menu looks good.

    Chin Chin - been here before, problem is you have to queue up?

    Gazi - nice, but been here three times now.

    Heard there is a famous dumping place (China Town), anyone know about this??

    What's your favourite restaurant?

    We will be in the city but will have a car.

    Also, looking for a cool bar afterwards, some nice cocktails, taking my daughters with me:) should be fun

    Thanks
    MTR:)
     
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  2. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    I think the dumpling place you are talking about is Shanghai Village. Great food, and cheap !! Yummy dumplings and the green been dish is also super yum.

    If you decide to venture out of the city then Avanti Restaurant at the Witchmount Estate Winery in Plumpton is outstanding. It's about 30mins out of Melbourne. As it's on the western side, it's a great spot to couple with trips to Ballarat, Grampians etc.
     
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  3. melbournian

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    Chin Chin can be pretty buzy sometimes maybe and hour or two depending if you go on weekdays or weekends.

    the dumpling place you are referring i think is shanghai village dumpling
    I think you should try like "supper inn" for congee at night (it is pretty popular) and also if you like "yum cha" shark fin inn (i've been to many yum cha places ard the world and i still think this is one of the best). Melbourne is famous for in my opinion "malaysian food" as it has i believe the most malaysian restaurants outside malaysia itself. There are many of them around. i like the dish "dry bak kut teh" and there is one restaurant SugarBun & Nanyang Bak Kut Teh on russell that offers this, laksa king in flemington is also a fan favourite with long queues all the time. There is also "sushi hon" in melbourne emporium which serves pretty good sushi train sushi.
     
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    The best Xiao Long Bao I've had in Melbourne was at Shangdong Mama. Close second would have to be Hutongs.
     
  5. MTR

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    Will start checking these out, great. Thanks, keep posting more:)

    It will have to be sushi for lunch, try to keep it light and who cares at night:)
     
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    Doc - Carlton (flash Italian deli) cool to just go people watch
    Cumulus - One of the lanes in the cbd - fancy new age dinning
     
  7. S.T

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    Mr Miyagi in Windsor, another place you can't book for. Nice cocktail bar across the road - perfect spot to wait for your place.
     
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    Lui Bar on 55th floor of Rialto is a special place to have a cocktail or 3.
     
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  11. LibGS

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    Nam Loong in Russell St, for delicious buns.
    FT Tuckshop in South Melbourne for lunch. They do a roll with beef, brie, caramelised orion and rocket, it's amazing. $5 jaffles are a bargain.
    Flora in Flinders St for great cheap Indian.
    La Petanque, Main Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula. Magnificent French cuisine and an amazing wine list.
     
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    Anyone been to Shira Nui in Glen Waverley?
     
  13. MTR

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    yum
    Nam loong buns

    thanks
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I love some of the restaurants along southbank - can't remember the names but there are some awesome seafood restaurants and my favorite - Japanese and sushi restaurants.
    Crown casino is also fantastic - not the gambling, the food :)
     
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    I'm a sucker for the miso marinated black cod at Nobu.
     
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    Koko at crown do a delicious miso marinated lamb cutlet dish. Wonderful fusion of Japanese and Australian.
     
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  17. MTR

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    Anyone been to

    Coda Fliners Lane
    Cumulus Flinders Lane
    Movida
     
  18. melbournian

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    Cumulus lane & movida yes it's ok coffee place and movida serves good food. This was the restaurant where the chef lost to Marion(Masterchef contestant) years back.

    If u into breakfast coffee places best is off Clarendon street like chez dre, st Ali's and deadman espresso
     
  19. sanj

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    Movida is still a decent experience but its heyday passed a while ago imo

    Cumulus is almost always a good experience. Despite being whay must surely be not too far off 10 years old it still remains relevant in a somewhat fickle city foodwise

    Coda's food is good, ive heard good things from both laymen and one of australias best indian chefs. Some struggle with the idea of paying well above what theyre used to for particular dishes though.

    Re your cocktail bar question eau de vie would prob fit the bill. An excellent bar, if a touch not rowdy enough for me, but the table service, ability to hear eaxh other talk, typically melbourny hidden entrance etc will prob suit the whole experience.

    Of the new ones boilermaker house is outstanding too but personally my favourite bar in melbourne is the attic above black pearl. Perfect blend of nice space, super high quality drinks and staff with no pomp pr pretension
     
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    I prefer Movida Next Door to Movida. Seems a bit fresher and less complicated.

    If you like gin (and if you don't there is something wrong with you) then Gin Palace is amazing - on Russel Place and only a G P on the door. The barrel aged Negroni is just outstanding.

    Madame Brussels on Bourke St is pretty cool for a nice jug of fancy garden party style cocktails. Always a cool, chilled out vibe.