Melbourne

All the Melbourne Restaurants That Are Taking Bookings Right Now

Restaurants! Are! Coming! Back!

We’re not counting down, you are.

With restaurants officially able to reopen on November 5, you’d better get in quick if you want to book a table. Restrictions will still be in place, with social distancing minimising the amount of diners that will be able to be dining-in at any given time.

These are the restaurants that you can book right now:

@newquarter_

New Quarter

Richmond
New Quarter is all about elevated Vietnamese classics. Book here.

Hanoi Hannah Vol. II

Elsternwick
Reopening Indoor 5 November

@tokyotina_

Tokyo Tina  

Windsor
Think modern Japanese, neon signs and loud tunes. Book here.

@hh.firebird

Firebird

Windsor
Modern fire-y Vietnamese. Book here.

@ishizuka_australia

Ishizuka

Bourke St, Melbourne CBD
Highly aesthetic Japanese, fine dining style. Book here.

@matilda159domain

Matilda

South Yarraa
Modern Australian. One of Melbourne’s best fine dining experiences. Book here.

@estellenorthcote

Estelle

Northcote
Scott Pickett’s fine dining restaurant and wine bar in the ‘burbs, where the epic Aussie wine and food always flows. Book here.

@longrainmelbourne

Longrain 

Little Bourke St, Melbourne CBD
Thai fusion institution smack-bang in the CBD laneway central. Book here.

@400gradi_au

400 Gradi Brunswick

Brunswick East
Some of the most authentic wood oven pizza in Melbourne. Book here.

@hotelgitan

L’HĂ´tel Gitan

Prahran
Old school French. High-class comfort food. Book here.

@frederic_cremorne

FrĂ©dĂ©ric 

Cremorne
Beautifully intricate French food. Book here.

@oldpalmliquor

Old Palm Liquor

Brunswick East
Smoked meats. Heaps of good wine. Book here.

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Melbourne

The Best Sandwiches To Chow Down On In Melbourne

More than just ham and cheese.

Some say sandwiches are really having their moment, but did they ever go out of style? 

A sandwich is one of the world’s most simple culinary pleasures. Whoever first decided that putting stuff between bread means a yum time is a gosh darn genius. Although sandwiches can seem simple to make, there are people out there that have been studying the art of the sandwich and it shows.

The difference between a good sandwich and a shit sandwich is huge. We don’t want you to suffer, so we’ve put a list together of our favourite sandwiches in Melbourne.

Here are the best sandwiches in Melbourne right now.

Hanoi Hannah’s Drip Drop Banh Mi 

Windsor

The Drip Drop Banh Mi is Hanoi Hannah’s new lunch sandwich that is messy in all the right ways. Think white bread roll with a crispy crust and soft centre, laced with pâtĂ© and lemongrass satay sauce and a nice juicy hunk of lemongrass chargrilled chicken.

Most importantly, a warm pho-inspired gravy is served on the side to dip, drizzle or drown the sandwich. This mouth-watering sandwich is available from today, July 8, at Hanoi Hannah’s Windsor and Elsternwick locations. It’s crunchy, it’s messy, it’s fragrant and an all round multisensory, hands-on journey. Roll your sleeves up and get to it.

Dine in or take it home.

Photo: @nicos.melbourne

Nico’s Sandwich Deli’s Cubano

Fitzroy

Get your hands around this combo: smoked pork belly, grandma ham, original salad creme, picks, American mustard and cheese. Recommended to be eaten with pickled chilli and hot sauce, this Cubano is downright juicy in the best way. Nico’s Sandwich Deli has a rotating menu that heroes classic flavour combinations with a little twist. You can’t really go wrong, especially if you pair your sandwich of choice with one of their Malted Caramel Shakes. It’s a whole lotta yes.

You can dine in or take away.

Photo: @stansdeli

Specials at Stan’s Deli

Malvern

Every weekend, Stan’s Sandwich Deli put up incredible sandwich specials and honestly, we can’t pick a favourite. One week you might be dazzled by a veal schnitzel bun with tomato and fennel slaw, and the next you’ll get a Jerusalem artichoke toastie with aged parmesan, horseradish mayo and Guindilla peppers. Located in the lush streets of Malvern, Stan’s has a real diner-on-an-American-highway feel to it, but slightly more aesthetically refined, refill filter coffee and all. 

Dine in or take away.

Photo: @kingwilliam_takeaway

King William’s Brigadier

Flinders Lane

This sando pulls rank on the Colonel. From a hole-in-the-wall sandwich deli in Melbourne CBD’s Flinders Lane, comes a soft white roll filled with roast free-range chicken, crispy chicken skin, traybake stuffing, zucchini slaw and their infamous secret gravy. It’s the chicken rolls of all chicken rolls. You’ve never had a chicken sandwich until you’ve had King William’s Brigadier. It’s the perfect combination of juicy chicken breast and crispy chicken skin. Should I keep going? I can.

Only available for pick-up.

Photo: @saulssandwiches

Saul’s Muffuletta

Carnegie

The Italian stallion of sandwiches. Saul’s Sandwiches do some bangin’ bites – pretty much every sandwich they do, they do right. But the Muffuletta is a fan favourite and it’s off the charts. Think stacks of mortadella, artichokes, provolone cheese, salami, pesto, spinach and chilli. It’s an antipasto board in a sandwich and it’s goddamn good. 

You can dine in or takeaway.

Photo: @palette_melbourne

Palette’s Candied Bacon & Cheese

North Melbourne

Palette in North Melbourne is inspired by Korean aesthetics and lifestyle, and they aim to bring different cultures together. Everything about this place is beautiful and delicious (especially the coffee), but we can’t get past their Candied Bacon & Cheese sando. Imagine: scrambled eggs with corn, candied bacon, sliced cheese and chilli jam in toasted brioche. Uhhh. Name a better breakfast sandwich, we’ll wait.

Available to dine in or takeaway.

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