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1 William Street
Melbourne, VI 3000
Phone: (61) 03 92968888
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Tucked away under a railway bridge at the western end of Flinders Street, you would probably not find Miyabi Japanese Restaurant unless you were walking past, but it is definitely worth seeking out. Inside, it is spacious with shiny black tables and a few interesting pictures on the wall. Being slightly off the beaten track, it is usually not busy. The menu offers traditional Japanese appetizers, soups and entrees, making it a treat for all food lovers.
Tucked away in a Collins Street basement and decorated like a typical English pub, the Sherlock Holmes would have appealed to the great detective and Dr Watson. Its popularity with city workers makes the merry atmosphere even more "intimate" at times.
Just off Collins Street, the Mitre Tavern is one of the city's most traditional colonial restaurants. No vehicle traffic means a passing parade of Collins Street workers stop by for a drink at the Mitre. Down to earth traditional Aussie pub decor helps cement the Mitre's reputation as a true pub in the city. A self-service bistro provides a cheap meal which is above the usual standard of pub food. The varied menu caters for lunch, dinner and snacks. The full bar serves beers on tap and a good selection of local wines.
The east-west meets here; Curry Vault looks chic but the menu is an amalgamation of traditional and modern Indian cuisine. Don't be fooled by the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, Curry Vault takes its food very seriously. This Indian eatery hand-picks its spices from the native land and cooks them to perfection. Tandoori dishes(cooked in a traditional clay oven) are as popular as anywhere in the world and so are the curries, which have put India on the global food map. Indian bread (choose between naan or roti) is the perfect accompaniment and biryani (a combination of meat and rice) is not to be missed either. You might want to end this flavorsome Indian saga with one of their several sinful desserts.
Classy decor, efficient service and delicious meal weave a pattern called Vue de Monde restaurant. The ambiance exudes luxury and warmth. Velvet curtains and the bronze mirrors give it a royal touch. Open kitchen lets you watch the chef in action dishing out French specialties. Modern flavor to the age old recipes give you the best of both the worlds. Gorge on the soft shell crab stuffed with sautéed blue swimmer crab or savor the thick tomato soup. Staff guides you in selecting the wine matching aptly to the course. Delightful food journey tempts you to visit the place all over again. Reservations are recommended. Call ahead for timings.
Want to experience Parisian Bistro? Drop in at the Bistro Vue. Gorge on the Cepe Omelette or savor the French Onion soup. Aroma of the delicious meals whet your appetite. Oysters are highly recommended. Dine in the lavish French style. Bite into the varieties of cheese. Say cheers to your success with a glass of champagne. Speedy and amiable service being the highlights of the place. Sophisticated ambiance completes the picture. Check the site for timings.
Wish to start your day on a happy note? Café Vue is the place to be. Breakfast plate is laden with sumptuous food. Fruit toast, egg jaffle or ham, will energize you for a busy schedule ahead. Lavish lunch will spice up your lazy afternoon. It also has a Café Vue Lunch Box that comprises of healthy salad, appetizers, cheese and desserts. Relax and chat up with your buddies over a cocktail. Check site for timings.
Sirocco, is located on the ground floor of the chic and up class Holiday Inn on Flinders. Gorge on the meals having Mediterranean flavor. Fresh and rare ingredients enhance the taste. Relaxed and comfortable ambiance make it perfect place to enjoy food. Fine wine is a good accompaniment. Do taste the excellent coffee served. Speedy and hassle free service add to the experience.
This up class city venue offers everything from booze to bands plus a world-class restaurant. The decor seeks to capture the mood of the mid-seventies with the story of the robbery and its aftermath retold in the surroundings. The restaurant takes its commitment to food and wines very seriously. The extensive wine list features handpicked Australian wines with many offered by the glass. The menu changes seasonally and shows Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. The ambiance and prices are geared to business dining. Check website for hours of operation.
Quirky and kooky in an ultra modern Japanese sense, Robot Sushi is very urban and groovy with a friendly atmosphere conducive to lots of fine conversation and, best of all, fun. Their sake and sushi bar is impressive. Before you know it, you will be nibbling and drinking the night away. Choose from an extensive range of Asian beers and enjoy the "eye candy": loads of robots and other interesting post-modern toys. This place is open from Monday to Thursday at 5p, Friday at 4p, and on Saturday at 8p.
Perched atop Crown Towers, Breezes puts to rest complaints that Melbourne is devoid of panoramic views. A classy palette of creams and caramels, pale wood and full-length windows create an elegant dining experience. The outdoor terrace is lovely on a sunny day.
Silks is aimed at the top end of the market, the place to celebrate your winnings at the casino. Even the chopsticks and plates have a golden touch. Glitz and glamor are the style here. Precious vases, silks and wall hangings adorn the large, airy space. In the center is a Mongolian tent that doubles as a cocktail bar.