Restaurants come in many shapes, sizes and price ranges. It is not an easy task to find the best. The un- appreciated restaurant in a suburban shopping mall could be a local favourite with a chef blessed with high levels of culinary skills. Melbourne has no shortage of quality cafes and restaurants that offer a great meal. But fine dining is an altogether different issue. The atmosphere, cuisines and a perfectly matched wine takes the customer to a different level of satisfaction and only a few restaurants have perfected that art. Here we are discovering the best three fine dining restaurants in Melbourne.
“Go to Attica and you will be cosseted by devoted staff, dine deliciously well and drink great wine in a handsome pair of rooms. But open your eyes, ears and mind, and you will be taken on a more interesting journey, one that satisfies all kinds of hunger, for Ben Shewry is one of the world’s most thoughtful chefs and it shows in every dish and detail.” The Age Good Food Guide 2015 .
- Restaurant of the Year – Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2015
- Best Restaurant in Australasia – San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
- Three hats – The Age Food Guide 2015
- The Chef of the year – The Age Food Guide 2014
Address: 74 Glen Eira Road , Ripponlea, VIC 3185
Bookings: +61 3 9530 0111
Web : http://www.attica.com.au
Vue De Monde
Vue de monde, at level 55 of Melbourne’s iconic Rialto building, is testament to the belief that restaurant dining can be a wondrous, unforgettable experience and pays homage to classical fine dining in a sophisticated, modern context.
“Honouring Australian ingredients is a focus: marron, Kangaroo, local berries and herbs are rendered with respect. There is less veneration for the traditional progression of a meal from seafood to meat to sweet. Chocolate turns up in a canapé, crab is served just before dessert, but the journey is unerringly delightful”. The Age Good food Guide 2015.
- Vue de monde, Number 58 in Elite Travellers Top 100
- Three hats – The Age Good Food Guide 2014
Level 55, Rialto, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
T: +61 3 9691 3888
In 1975, Gilbert Lau opened The Flower Drum in Chinatown on Little Bourke Street. What began as a humble desire to serve good Cantonese food to the people in Australia soon grew to be a reputable restaurant that sent food critics into an excited flurry A decade later, Flower Drum moved from its initial premises in Little Bourke Street to its current location, at 17 Market Lane to accommodate a growing clientele with a more spacious dining room. In 2003, Gilbert sold his beloved restaurant to his three employees, Executive Chef Anthony Lui, William Shek and Patricia Fung.
“Expect prestige starters like mud – crab claw in a light ginger sauce, or soup dumplings plump with crab and scallops, luxuriating in fragrant broth. Silken egg tofu is combined with scallops and spring onion and steamed. Perfectly seared slices of butter- soft, ruby rare beef with black pepper sauce are pure please. In this celebrity friendly spot, the food is the real star.” The Age Good Food Guide 2015
1. Three hats – The Age Good Food Guide 2014
Address: 17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Telephone: +61 3 9662 3655
Facsimile: +61 3 9663 5199
The Age Good Food Guide 2015