Top Restaurants in Melbourne – City Guide

Melbourne – the city that has both culture and the coast, bustling with art galleries, museums and restaurants galore. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the choices available, where to begin?! So we have rounded up the best restaurants in Melbourne for you, as chosen by local students – enjoy! 

Juicy Bao

Expect this place to be busy, as there’s a good reason for it – Juicy Bao is the perfect go to for Chinese/Asian food. Whether you want to nip in to grab some lunch to go, or want to catch-up with friends over a meal, there’s so much choice on the menu there’s something for everyone. 

11 Inch Pizza

Located in the Little Collins neighbourhood, 11 Inch Pizza isn’t for the faint hearted when it comes to pizza. Rated as one of the top places for italian food in Melbourne, you can pick up a generously sized pizza for under $20. 


Okay, it’s time to get down and dirty on the delicious details of this place. 8Bit is a mecca for anyone who appreciates a good burger or loves American food. But of course, expect it with an Australian twist, and a lot cooler than you might think a fast food place could be. If you like it spicy, try the Golden Axe burger, or maybe the Wonder Boy hotdog. One thing for sure is that you won’t be leaving this place hungry. 

Delhi Streets 

Dishing up all the Indian Street Food, Delhi Streets is – excuse the pun – streets ahead of the rest when it comes to flavour and style. Think Indian street food, with classic dishes, presented in a bright venue decorated with film posters. It’s an experience for all the senses, so be prepared! 


Nobu Melbourne hosts one of the un-official foodie crowns of the best Japense food in the city. One for a special occasion, it’s 100% worth the wait though. Think premium, modern takes on Japanese food in a sleek, contemporary restaurant with river views, just across the river from the Sea Life Centre actually. Expect slick, trendy and an evening you won’t forget. 

There it is. So when you aren’t busy exploring everything Melbourne has to offer activity wise, you can take some time to enjoy the local places to eat – an experience for the taste buds, that’s a guarantee. If you are heading to the city to study and are looking for student accommodation in Melbourne, don’t forget to check out awesome places we have listed here.