Restaurants

Your Guide To The Best Crown Restaurants In Melbourne, 2023 Edition

By Poppy Oliver

One of the crown restaurants serving up a decadent feast.

Crown Melbourne is great for many things, but spending money at their restaurants is one of the best...and most worthwhile. From world-renowned omakase experiences to the finest French-leaning offerings, there's something for every palate preference. 

Make your way through the list of the best Crown restaurants Melbourne has to offer in 2023.

Bistro Guillaume 

At Bistro Guillaume, one of the Crown restaurants, you can find the famous French chef Guillaume Brahimi in the city center. 

A blend of Victorian and Parisian styles creates a familiar yet modern atmosphere, combining fresh local food with a traditional feel.

Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the Yarra River's top outdoor dining spots. Try a seasonal dish or a traditional bistro favorite, like a twice-baked souffle. You'll (almost) feel like you're in a charming European town with cobblestone streets.  

The Conservatory 

In a city boasting such cultural diversity, it’s no wonder you might find it difficult to decide on one cuisine in 2023. 

The Conservatory is made for everyone. It has a fancy atmosphere and offers a wide variety of options. You can find what you want, even if you're not sure what that is. 

This is by no means your regular buffet, however—picture a menu of complete decadence, yet spread out in front of you.

Don't worry about making a decision. Just make sure to save space for the chocolate fountain. It is a must-have ending to your time here. 

Ging Thai 

Saengyojanr has been a head chef at two Crown restaurants in Melbourne for over 30 years. She brings her experience from cooking in family-run kitchens in Bangkok to her current role. Saengyojanr uses traditional recipes and adds her own Thai flavors to create delicious dishes. She uses traditional recipes and adds her own Thai flavors to create delicious dishes. 

Ging Thai is lively with tasty drinks, colorful decor, and easy service. Dishes such as the King Fish Ceviche or the Crying Tiger Beef Salad are crowd favourites, and for good reason.

Bookings here are essential, so get in quickly to secure a spot. 

A plate of delicate scallops at one of the best restaurants Crown has to offer.

Nobu 

Globally renowned as a benchmark for luxury Japanese fine dining since 1994, Nobu’s reputation has carried it effortlessly into 2023. 

Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa joined Crown restaurants 15 years ago. His personal touch is evident in the precise service and menu. The menu offers a wide range of sashimi and popular dishes like the Peruvian Style Black Opal Wagyu Rib Eye. A must eat.

You feel comfortable dining here, both in terms of its luxurious seating and its long-standing prestige. This institution is a must for anyone wanting to experience a true Southbank icon. 

Several pieces of sushi, at one of the best crown restaurants, Nobu.

Rockpool Bar and Grill 

Rockpool Bar & Grill has a strong focus on meat, with a menu that features locally sourced beef. The beef is dried in-house, and you can choose from different cuts. It's cooked on a modern grill for all to see. 

Enjoy the cosy feel of wood and a fireplace while looking at the Yarra River. It's traditional, but not stuffy . 

Even if you don't like steak, there are seafood and vegetarian options available to satisfy your appetite at this place. 

Koko 

Whether or not you’ve heard of Japanese ‘teppanyaki’, you’ll appreciate this immersive experience. 

This restaurant cooks high-quality meat on hotplates in front of customers. Tony Chi, an American designer, designed the interiors, taking inspiration from a Japanese water garden. 

Koko's menu has won many awards. They serve sushi, sashimi, wines, and sakes. Koko ranks as one of the top restaurants in Crown Melbourne for 2023. 

A bowl of fresh sushi at  one of the loveliest Crown restaurants, Koko. Taken in 2023.

Rosetta Ristorante

This spot is a true example of Southbank-does-Italian—and done well for that matter. 

The restaurant has stylishly quirky decorations, immersing customers in an authentic Venetian dining hall experience. The Warhol-inspired iteration of Da Vinci's Last Supper adds to the overall atmosphere. 

For a fancy time at Rosetta Ristorante, try the $159pp set menu or go for the Great Barrier Reef Coral Trout. 

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Image credit: Crown

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