South Melbourne Restaurants

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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? South Melbourne has some of the best dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best venues in one of Melbourne’s most sort after locations.


If you're looking for a cool restaurant in South Melbourne's food precincts, including Clarendon Srteet, Park Street, Queensberry Street, City Road, Ferrars Street and Montague Street or for Italian, Japanese, Indian and Thai dining, we make it easy to discover the perfect place for your next Saturday night out, private dining experience or group Sunday lunch. Many top restaurants have been reviewed by Melbourne’s food critics and are also perfect to celebrate your next special event including birthday, engagement, cocktail, Christmas or corporate party. It’s that simple!


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  • Map Booking The Blue Room Restaurant The Blue Room Restaurant
    The Blue Room Restaurant

    Licensed cafe open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. Serving an extensive menu of Modern Australian cuisine large beverage list and exceptional coffee all located in the Heart of Clarendon St.The Blue Room specialises in wood fired pizzas and is Winner of best Pizza at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show.

    South Melbourne, Victoria
  • Map Booking Bedis Restaurant Bedis Restaurant
    Bedis Restaurant

    Bedi's dishes are powerpacked with proteins for the meat lovers too. An interesting fact about Indian food is that the most authentic Indian dishes such as those provided by Bedi's are full of the essential nutrients your body needs. Majestically compliment your favorite meats with the intoxicating aromas of ginger garlic and coriander to name but a few.

    South Melbourne, Victoria
  • Map Booking The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
    The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant

    The Olive Tree is a family owned and operated restaurant in South Mebourne which has successfully traded since 1971. Our restaurant offers diners the opportunity to enjoy quality meals from an extensive menu in the ambience of a relaxed and rustic setting.

    South Melbourne, Victoria
  • Map Booking Emerald Hotel Emerald Hotel
    Emerald Hotel

    The Emerald a traditional but unique hotel. A country pub in town with ambience. An impressive hotel with a loyal eclectic following. Convivial and relaxing.The food is excellent the wine list extensive and the staff are friendly efficient.Great venue for corporate functions business meetings family celebrations gettogethers reunions farewells great parties and even weddings. We can personally tailor your occasion to suit your budget.Tram goes past the door close to the city yet a stones throw to the Grand Prix track and the Aquatic Centre.Run by the Lewis Family for over 16 years has won many prestigious awards. The Lewis take great pride in the hotel extending warm hospitality and courteous attention to all their guests.

    South Melbourne, Victoria

Restaurant of the Month

O'Connells Hotel
193 Montague Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Since opening its doors in 1990, O’Connell’s has been at the forefront of pub gastronomy in Melbourne, blending a unique design and informality with award-winning food and service.

Today, after a month long refurbishment, O’Connell’s has been transformed into a sophisticated yet relaxed pub that combines an impressive Techne-designed dining room and bar with friendly and efficient service, and a seasonally driven menu presenting the best local ingredients available.

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