In a city filled with some of the best menus from the most talented chefs in the world, why go through the unnecessary (and very real) pain of choosing a single dish?
Here are some of Melbourne’s best stress-free, budget-friendly ‘feed me’ options. Perfect for indecisive groups (you know the ones), there’s legit no downside to this share-style feast of dishes. Except maybe until the waiter has to roll you out the door.
Trendsetter of the coveted feed me menu, Chin Chin is known as one of Melbourne’s best modern Asian restaurants. Whether it’s your first or tenth time at this hawker-style diner, Chin Chin’s Feed Me option for $69 per person is perfect for special occasions…or just to celebrate the end of the work week. Wise waiters will tailor Chin Chin’s share-style plates to your preferences, so sit back and enjoy the splurge.
Boasting contemporary pan-Asian dishes in the heart of Richmond, Botherambo is, quite simply, one of Melbourne’s best Asian restaurants! Skip sweating over their deliciously decadent menu, place an order for their $45 per person feed me menu and sit back among the pork ribs, drunken chicken and meltingly soft 18-hour beef cheek. Pair your not-at-all-overindulgent spread with some of the best unique cocktails, including the Botherambo—a pandan and banana rum based cocktail.
When Touche Hombre offers a chef’s selection of street corn, starters, tacos and desserts for your table, there’s no need for further deliberation. Forget greasy Mexican street food, at $40 per head, tacos may include their addictive baja fish taco with chipotle mayo, pickles and dill, or their sirloin steak taco with truffled fried egg, habanero cream and pico de gallo. Located inches from some of Melbourne’s best bars, Touche Hombre’s feed me menu is a winning pre-drinks choice.
Saigon Sally’s appropriately named ‘feed me feast’ gives you the chance to try some of Melbourne’s best Vietnamese food for $59 per head. Bringing together effortless class and casual dining, if Saigon Sally is one of Windsor’s best restaurants, it would be wise to try a bit of everything right, yes? At the moment Saigon Sally is also hosting a Sunday lunch special with a share menu priced at $39 per person. We guarantee your inner foodie will be more than pleased with the banquet, and the bill.
The menu is called La Seleccion Del Chef, but all you need to know is that you’re about to be served some of Melbourne’s best high end Peruvian cuisine. Generally considered a blend of Amerindian and Spanish food, this option is ideal if you want to experience Pastuso at their very best for $59 per person. And who wouldn’t?! Deep dark timber and sedated geometric tiling makes Pastuso one of Melbourne’s best looking restaurants.
Moroccan Soup Bar
Moroccan Soup Bar is one of North Melbourne’s most popular restaurants despite their strictly vegetarian ethos. Arrive early to avoid a stretching queue or gather all the troops to book a table of six or more. Their banquet menu ($28 per person) is one of the most popular options, with a slew of dips, curries and desserts. Included in the banquet menu, Moroccan Soup Bar’s chickpea bake has gained cult-like status in Melbourne for good reason. If it’s not placed on your side of the table you may have to manoeuvrer a sneaky shuffle closer.
A cosy, cheeky Windsor restaurant, Mr Miyagi is ideal for a laidback post-work drink or celebratory meal. Pale, high quality timber, neutral coloured seats and open brick walls make this the perfect casual space for a good face stuffing. A Melbourne favourite, Mr Miyagi offers a contemporary feed me option for $55 per person. Options include some of Melbourne’s best sashimi, ramen potato gnocchi and tuna tataki pizza. You’ve never known food babies like this before.
Melbourne’s king of Greek food, the only way to eat at Gazi right is to do it “Greek style”. Underneath Gazi’s signature wave of red terracotta pots, feast on ten of Gazi’s dishes and your choice of souvlakakia for a mean $69 per person. One of Melbourne’s best Greek restaurants, the team at Gazi take their feed me menus very seriously. Come prepared with stretchy pants and an enthusiastic belly, or go home.
Image credit: Touche Hombre by Michelle Jarni for The Urban List