Whether its a short walk from the office or a train away, Richmond is a hub for amazing eateries and fantastic foodie vibes. We're not going to get into every single restaurant that exists in Richmond, we're looking at the best of the best.
So, here is a wrap of the best restaurants in Richmond.
Jamu’s modern Australian-Asian influences have created a mouth-watering menu just tucked away from the bustle of Bridge Road.
The crispy chicken wings with salted egg mayo and fried curry leaves are a must, along with the cheeseburger spring rolls and some of the best char siu pork we’ve ever eaten.
To say the least, the food at this place will keep you wanting more and wishing you’d never become full.
Richmond staple, Kong serves up a delicious array of Korean specialities that we all love.
Soft shell crab bun, the tonkatsu burger and the juicy pit-roasted chicken are delicious must-haves on the menu. Given that the majority of Melbourne is way too-health conscious, you'll be pleased to know that there are plenty of vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian dishes on the menu. Kong is a home-run for after work dinner and drinks for all.
From the people behind Melbourne food haven, Chin Chin, Baby provides artisan Italian smack-bang in the heart of Richmond.
Baby boasts a wonderfully crafted Italian menu featuring 20 pizzas and an array of pasta to fulfil any flavour cravings. With an aesthetic interior, contemporary decor of white booths and wooden tables, its another perfect after-work staple in Richmond.
The Meatball & Wine Bar
If meatballs, sliders and ice-cream sandwiches are more your thing, the Richmond outpost of The Meatball & Wine Bar is the one for you.
Dining here is super easy. Just choose your ball (beef, pork, chicken, fish or veg), your sauce (red, white or green), and something for it to sit on (might we suggest the MB smash) and soak up all those meatball juices. The sliders are some of Melbourne's best, too. Whatever you do, leave room for the famous Whoopie Mac ice-cream sandwich (the gingerbread cookie is our fave).
A beautifully aesthetic bar-restaurant on the iconic Swan Street is one to not shy away from. Predominantly a wine bar, Saint.Urban serves mouth-watering food including Cape York barramundi, lamb rump, dry aged sirloin and a host of other delights.
To match, the European and Australian wine list brings together the tastiest flavours from around the world, meaning there will always be a good drop in your glass. A great spot for the full three courses with friends.
Feast Of Merit
If the vibrant exterior of this amazing place on Swan Street doesn’t entice you, then the sustainable and locally sourced Middle Eastern cuisine served up definitely will.
The Feast of Merit ethos is based on a north-eastern Indian ritual where the community's rich throw a feast for the poorest citizens, so you can expect lots of budget-friendly options on the menu.
Onda Bar & Eatery
Fiesta is definitely the mood when we swing by to Onda Bar & Eatery on Bridge Road.
This place has a buzz about it. Partly down to the on-point décor, monstera murals and the chairs you see on Pinterest boards, but the food transports you to another dimension. Plantain fingers with lime aioli and kingfish ceviche merely scratch the surface we could go on for days. Best to grab some friends and go try for yourself.
Hanoi Hannah New Quarter
With two other sister restaurants in Windsor and Elsternwick, you're never too far away from Hanoi Hannah.
With a vibrantly Vietnamese-influenced menu coinciding with a uniquely curated drinks menu and with more beers than you could poke a stick at, there's something for everyone. If the food doesn’t entice you (we’re sure it will) the wonderful array of drinks will keep you coming back for more.
Serving up a delicious yum cha on Sunday’s from 12 pm with bottomless booze, its definitely the best way to end the weekend on a high note.
A heritage listed hotel on Swan Street with an ultra-sleek interior the Union House is the perfect venue for the modernist pub cuisine.
Down at the bar, you’ll be kicking back with plate-sized schnitzels and gentleman's relish, rockling burgers and chicken pot pies, while upstairs there’ll be robust flavours with a delicate touch. Beef Carpaccio with fried artichokes whole fried flounders swimming in caper butter, and an opera cake for dessert—a nice little throwback.
Architecturally intriguing and culinarily unique, Future Future brings to life sublime Japanese dining to Swan Street.
The flavours might be pure, but the execution feels experimental. Think free-range pork belly topped with an Onsen egg, potato crisps and yuzu salt. Or maybe raw Wagyu strip loin, shaved super thin, served alongside puffed wild rice and wasabi crème Fraiche. Last tip? Make sure you save room for the matcha and sake tiramisu—you can’t leave without a taste.
A day hub for amazing express lunches. Botherambo on Swan Street transforms into a lively restaurant and drinks hub, serving an amazing menu that includes some of the best red veggie curry, mar hor betel leaf and fried chicken wings we’ve eaten.
Mouth-watering cocktails made from house sous-vide flavoured spirits. Looking for a bar in Richmond that really knows how to mix a drink? Botherambo definitely ticks our boxes.
Want to explore more of Richmond? Here's where you can find the best restaurants on Bridge Road.