We cordially invite you to join us as we explore Melbourne's dining scene to dish up restaurants where the delicious decor is paired with the creative cuisine. From the buzzy and the bold, to the neon and the gold - strap yourself in for a sensory exploration of Melbourne's hot-spots - mobile cameras at the ready for those gram-worthy shots.
Level 1, 200 Bourke St
As pretty-in-pink as Molly Ringwald. This seafood restaurant and champagne bar should be at the top of your list. You can't help but soak in the pink vibes, drape yourself over the velvet booths and marvel at the sparkly lights. With two different bar areas on offer - you can decide between cocktails and craft beer or dedicate yourself to the art of the bubble - with Champagne, prosecco or local sparkling all on offer.
650 Little Bourke St
Fancy your ceilings high and your menus award-winning? Yes? Then make sure to stop by Higher Ground and marvel at the 15m high ceilings and three levels of dining. Soak in the New York all-day-dining vibe and marvel at the voluminous interiors of this converted power station. You'll definitely still feel the electricity in the air here!
30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda
Lovingly referred to as 'everyone's favourite beach house', you too will fall in love with this pretty pink seaside retreat. Founded in 1989, the original Stokehouse was destroyed in 2014 by fire and opened again in December 2016 to great fanfare. Its jaw dropping qualities come from the floor-to-ceiling windows which wrap themselves around the restaurant, offering you top shelf views from anywhere you sit. In line with its location, the restaurant specialises in seafood and you'll be sure to catch yourself something delicious.
125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Welcome into a playground of colour, fun and flavour. Chin Chin has clocked up ten years of good times in Melbourne's city centre and they have even opened a Chin Chin in Sydney (but ssshhh, we are not here to talk about that). Chin Chin's ethos is to go BIG or go home. Your taste buds will be treated to a selection of South-East Asian delights and your eyes to a display of neon lights and graphic good times. You'll be right in the heart of Melbourne's foodie culture and we just say sit back and soak it all up!
Level 55, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins St
When you are this high, anything is going to taste good. The Lui Bar is located at Shannon Bennett's Vue De Monde restaurant on the 55th floor of the Rialto Towers in the CBD. Now is the time to pretend you are in a James Bond film (if that’s your jam) because things have just got very sophisticated, very fast. After you have picked your jaw up from the floor with the views, take some time to drink in the dark and ambient interiors. There is a bar menu available but the star of this show is the cocktail menu - so sit, sip and smile.