Eat & Drink

The Best Melbourne Restaurants, Cafes And Bars That Are Open Now

As the number of re-open Melbourne restaurants continues to grow, it’s about time we treated ourselves to a sit-down meal and a schooner.

On June 1, coronavirus restrictions in Victoria eased. Under the new restrictions, up to 20 people can dine-in as long as they maintain proper social distancing. And while you still can’t go to the pub for a drink, you can order alcohol with your meal.

In celebration of this, and because we all miss spending a cosy evening in our favourite restaurants, we’ve rounded up some of the best Melbourne restaurants that are back for a good meal and a drink.

You can find more information about the current COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria here.

Here are 10 of the best Melbourne restaurants open now:

#1. Cumulus Inc.

 

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Stop by for a morning coffee and pastry, organise a lunch date with your mates or plan a date night at one of Melbourne’s finest restaurants, open every Monday to Saturday.

Book online here.


#2. Supernormal

 

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The modern Asian-fusion, neon-heavy restaurant will re-open on June 5 every Monday to Saturday. The lunch menu will feature the signature ramen alongside a collection of favourites, while dinner will be a $65 set banquet menu.

Book online here.


#3. Chin Chin

 

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From June 1–22, Chin Chin is open daily for lunch and dinner. Downstairs, GoGo Bar is also open from 11am seven days a week. Plenty of time to grab a cocktail, a wine and some truly excellent Thai food.

Book online for Chin Chin here and GoGo Bar here.


#4. Smith & Daughters

 

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Melbourne’s excellent vegan bar and restaurant will re-open on June 16 but you can already make a booking to snag a table ASAP. The lunch a la carte menu will still be served, but dinner will be an $80 set menu.

Book online here.


#5. Matilda

 

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Even if you’re an actual masterchef, chances are your home cooking isn’t quite as fine as the fare at Matilda. One of the best  restaurants in Melbourne is back serving its oysters, hand-rolled gnocchi and apple tarte tatin for dessert.

Book online here.


#6. Easey’s

 

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Some of the best burgers in Melbourne can be found in the renovated train-carriages of Easey’s. The team here have also opened up the dining areas in the rooftop yards and the main restaurant and bar, meaning a total of 64 people can dine-in at once.

Book online here.


#7. Future Future

 

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Two set menus are available for lunch and dinner bookings, in addition to the regular ramen lunch menu. The restaurant is also accepting limited walk-ins, but these will be limited to the Chef’s menu and a select a la carte menu.

Book online here.


#8. Bomba

 

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The Bomba restaurant and rooftop has been re-opened and is once again serving Spanish tapas for dinner every day and lunch on Friday and the weekend.

Book online here.


#9. Moon Dog World

 

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Moon Dog World is like a theme park for adults. The brewery and restaurant is open daily, offering different menus throughout the week with a bottomless drinks deal on Friday through Sunday.

Book online here.


#10. Hello José

 

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A special post-lockdown menu’s serving up $7 tacos (or a DIY taco feast), Chipotle chicken wings, chargrilled corn on the cob, and churros with dipping sauce alongside weekly drink specials.

Book online here.

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