Last weekend I travelled to Melbourne for a social media workshop with The Digital Picnic (highly recommend!).
Oh so much fun, and I also thought I’d spend some time with my hubby who travels to Melbourne most weekends during footy season for his AFL commentary work.
As luck would have it – he had to go to Launceston that weekend (what are the chances? Ha ha!) – so we enjoyed the flight from Perth to Melbourne together, then he continued onto Tassie, while I set out to explore a few of my favourite places ahead of the workshop.
These are our favourite Melbourne hotspots and a few places at the top of our wish list for our next visit!
Coda – This is one of our all time faves. French Vietnamese, the customer service is exceptional and the food is a party in your mouth. We go back each trip. Make a reservation as it gets booked out.
Cookie – Described as a beer hall meets Thai food meets disco, Cookie is a place that’s been recommended to us by a number of friends.
Eau De Vie – Friends of ours who live in Melbourne told us about this bar. It’s down a lane way and you wouldn’t even know it’s there except for a diamond above the door. It’s on my list for my next visit – even if I have to go on my own!
Gazi – I’ve been following Gazi on Instagram for ages now, and love the Greek street food concept by George Colambaris. I love that you can pop in for lunch, dinner or drinks – or all three!
Il Solito Posto – The most delicious, authentic Italian in the most cosy, inviting place. This is another of our MUST DO places.
The Press Club – Wow. We went to The Press Club for lunch with friends last year and just walking in was impressive. The decor is breathtaking and the service exceptional. You can choose from a 2 course lunch for $35, three courses for $45 and four courses for $65. If you are looking for the wow factor, this is it!
The Tea Salon – Located in the shopping mecca which is The Emporium, this is the ultimate afternoon destination after a hard days shopping. Relax over champagne and tea and indulge in scones, cakes and sandwiches. There’s even a children’s menu. This is a must do if you are a high tea lover.
Pastuso – This Peruvian grill comes highly recommended and the menu looks delicious.
Tonka – A modern take on Indian cuisine this is the sister restaurant to one of our favourite spots Coda.
State of Grace – This is at the ‘New York’ end of Melbourne and I have heard so many amazing things. This is on my must do list for my next visit.
I’m headed back to Melbourne for a girls trip later in the year, so hit me with your favourite spots!
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