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Top 10 mid range in and around Melbourne

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One day, one month or one year in Melbourne, here are my Top 10 places to experience the great culinary treats that we have on offer.

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10 Places

Naked for Satan

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Il Pizzaiolo

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Las Chicas

Restaurants

Chin Chin

Restaurants

Brunch

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XEOM

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Meletos

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The Vegie Bar

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Altair Restaurant

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TarraWarra Museum of Art

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UrbanDrifter's City Tips

  • Pace yourself - there's a lot to see.
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    Naked for Satan
    Restaurants (Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Australian, Wine Bar)
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    UrbanDrifter Says:

    It's unusual, the tapas is fabulous and if nothing else, go for the views on the top floor which you won't see from anywhere else.

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    • Foodie
    • LGBT
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    • Solo
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    Tips
    • Make a booking as it's very popular
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 219 restaurants in Fitzroy
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun place to visit 11/12/2017
    • Summer lovin 11/12/2017
    • Naked for Satan
    Address:
    285 Brunswick St
    Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065
    Australia
    Phone:
    94162238
    Other:
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    Il Pizzaiolo
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean)
    UrbanDrifter Says:

    Best tiramisu I've ever had and believe me I've tried a few.

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    • Solo
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    Tips
    • Bookings are a must.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 54 restaurants in Thornbury
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Italian pizza in Melbourne... 09/12/2017
    • Great Pizza and service 05/11/2017
    • Il Pizzaiolo
    Address:
    163 Darebin Rd
    Thornbury, Darebin, Victoria 3071
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9484 8558
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    17:30 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Las Chicas
    Restaurants (Cafe, Australian)
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    UrbanDrifter Says:

    Anyone with dietary needs can be well catered here. Fresh food in a funky, fun café.

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    • Solo
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    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try to be seated in a booth. If in a hurry, a stool at the bench window is fun to watch the passers-by
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 215 restaurants in St Kilda
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Long time no see 03/12/2017
    • Not what it used to be 23/11/2017
    • Las Chicas
    Address:
    203 Carlisle St
    St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3183
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9531 3699
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Chin Chin
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai)
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    UrbanDrifter Says:

    Fun and funky - a place where you can't book a table to be prepared to wait. But it's worth it. Hang out in the Go-Go Bar downstairs. Food is d - e - v - I - n - e

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    Tips
    • Go early as this places is jumping by 7pm
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 3,383 restaurants in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Noisy, great vibe and worth the wait! 14/12/2017
    • Lives up to The Hype 12/12/2017
    • Chin Chin
    Address:
    125 Flinders Lane
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 8663 2000
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 - 23:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 23:30
    Other:
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    Brunch
    Restaurants (Australian, Cafe, European, British)
    UrbanDrifter Says:

    Experience mountain friendliness with fine food. A must visit if your in 'the hills'.

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    Tips
    • Allow the maitre di to guide you with the menu
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Mount Dandenong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Third visit 25/11/2017
    • Brunch in the Dandenongs 27/10/2017
    • Brunch
    Address:
    1365 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
    Mount Dandenong, Victoria 3767
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9751 1100
    Price range:
    USD 7 - USD 11
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
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    XEOM
    Restaurants (Asian, Vietnamese, Grill)
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    UrbanDrifter Says:

    So many great places to eat in Collingwood - this is one of the best. You have to visit the bathroom to see the fittings.

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    Tips
    • Try the pancake - it takes an extra 15 minutes but worth it.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #74 of 93 restaurants in Collingwood
    • Good Vietnamese Food 24/09/2017
    • Disappointing 01/09/2017
    • XEOM
    Address:
    194 Smith St
    Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9417 6969
    Price range:
    USD 5 - USD 17
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 - 21:45
    Other:
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    Meletos
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Australian)
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    UrbanDrifter Says:

    Meletos encapsulates everything that the Yarra Valley has to offer. Be prepared to stay for a few hours and soak up all that it has to offer.

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    Tips
    • Explore the grounds around Meletos.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 20 restaurants in Coldstream
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Vegetarians rejoice, great pizzas, ales and a awesome venue 10/12/2017
    • Lunch in meletos 01/12/2017
    • Meletos
    Address:
    12 St Huberts Rd
    Coldstream, Victoria 3770
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9739 1888
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    The Vegie Bar
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    UrbanDrifter Says:

    This place rocks every day of the week. Best veggie food around and a great dessert menu too.

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    Tips
    • Be prepared to wait for a table if you arrive after 8pm
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 219 restaurants in Fitzroy
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Veg Delicious Food 08/12/2017
    • Very delicious 05/12/2017
    • The Vegie Bar
    Address:
    380 Brunswick St
    Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9417 6935
    Price range:
    USD 11 - USD 15
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 22:00
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 - 22:00
    Fri
    11:00 - 22:30
    Sat
    09:00 - 22:30
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    Altair Restaurant
    Restaurants (Australian, Contemporary)
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    UrbanDrifter Says:

    Fine cuisine on The Yarra River. Great menu, owners are knowledgeable and friendly and the wine menu is worth exploring.

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    Tips
    • Breakfast menu is new and very affordable.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 28 restaurants in Warrandyte
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Probably would not return. Had some gift cards which are accepted there otherwise I would find it too overpriced . 14/12/2017
    • Posh nosh in the heart of Warrandyte! 17/11/2017
    • Altair Restaurant
    Address:
    152 Yarra Street
    Warrandyte, Manningham, Victoria 3113
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9844 5548
    Price range:
    USD 15 - USD 76
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    18:00 - 23:30
    Wed - Fri
    12:00 - 15:00
    Sat - Sun
    08:00 - 12:00
    12:30 - 15:30
    Other:
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    TarraWarra Museum of Art
    Speciality Museums
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    UrbanDrifter Says:

    The café here is delightful. The open spaces mean young kids can explore outside - even roll down the grassy hills, play with a ball and be kids while parents enjoy Yarra Valley delights

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    Tips
    • The Museum has regular exhibitions - worth checking out. The rammed earth building is stunning.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Tarrawarra
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing Architecture 30/11/2017
    • Spectacular surroundings 11/11/2017
    • TarraWarra Museum of Art
    Address:
    311 Healesville - Yarra Glen Road
    Tarrawarra, Victoria 3777
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 5957 3100
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    11:00 - 17:00
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