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!


10 of the Best Restaurants view map

  • Map Booking Images 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 Images The Water Rat Hotel
    The Water Rat Hotel

    The Water Rat menu celebrates locally sourced seasonal produce utilising innovative and classic cooking techniques complemented by in our opinion Melbournes most appealing and price friendly wine list.Our large first floor deck and dedicated bar area is perfect for a relaxed afternoon session with friends overlooking the CBD. With a private dining room for up to 12 people a function area that can be configured to suit anything from a small corporate break out to a cocktail party for up to 250 people the Water Rat will help make your functions memorable.We look forward to welcoming you down at the refurbished Water Rat some time soon.

    South Melbourne, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images 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
  • Map Booking Images 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 Images O'Connells Hotel
    O'Connells Hotel

    Since opening its doors in 1990 OConnells has been at the forefront of pub gastronomy in Melbourne blending a unique design and informality with awardwinning food and service.Today after a month long refurbishment OConnells has been transformed into a sophisticated yet relaxed pub that combines an impressive Technedesigned dining room and bar with friendly and efficient service and a seasonally driven menu presenting the best local ingredients available.

    South Melbourne, Victoria

Restaurant of the Month

Bedis Restaurant
118 Park Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bedi's dishes are power-packed 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.

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