Summer has finally arrived. The nights are longer, the sun is warmer, and the anticipation of the approaching Holiday spirit lingers in the air. Whether it be to celebrate the end of the year, to thank a colleague or to spend time with family and friends, it is the perfect time of the year to explore the flavours your city has to offer.
Here are our top 3 restaurants for you to try this weekend in Melbourne.
80 Burke street, VIC 3000
Situated right in the heart of Melbourne's city, this fine Italian establishment sits proudly on the top level, upstairs from Florentino Grill and Cellar Bar down the street. The grandiose décor speaks to the Renaissance era; the dark wood tables, leather upholstered chairs and black marble accents offer a warm introduction to the fine-dining experience on offer. The hospitality and guest experience take the utmost precedence, with precise and detailed measures in place to ensure each guest a unique and memorable experience.
Decadent dishes such as veal and mortadella gnocchi, raddichio and Jerusalem artichoke duck breast and ox tail are all made from top-quality ingredients and all designed to match perfectly with their extensive wine list.
For a refined Italian dining experience, look no further than Florentino.
17 Market Lane, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Famous for its displays of beauty and elegance, the "Flower Drum" was originally known as a traditional Chinese dance, elements of which have been perfectly replicated in this Melbourne restaurant. Refinement and delicacy are at the forefront of this Cantonise dining experience, reflected in the elegant décor, dedicated service and premium dishes.
Serving a la carte and both lunch and dinner banquet dining options, Flower Drum has a dining experience suited to any guest with must-try's including the Peking Duck and Honeyed Pork Ribs.
Level 55, Rialto Building
525 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
Situated 55 floors up on the old observation desk of the prestigious Rialto building, the restaurant prides itself on its stunning 360 degree view of Melbourne's city. The interior boasts a fit-out as impressive as its exterior, with the dark and sleek accents hinting to a modern Australian theme.
Experience a dynamic way of dining by exploring progressive flavours through a whimsical menu offering. Each dish is meticulously explained upon delivery, with the one set menu offered changing daily to ensure the use of the freshest seasonal produce only.
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