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Food & Drink
A Word From Melbourne’s Hospo Community: How You Can Help During The Omicron Era

After two years of lockdowns, restrictions and QR code check-ins, Melbourne’s hospo scene is becoming accustomed to the pandemic…

Food & Drink
The Feed | The Melbourne Food And Drink News You Need To Know About

The food news has been coming in thick and fast in Melbourne, to make sure that you're on top of all the tasty things happening…

Cafes
The Best Ice Cream And Gelato Shops In Melbourne As Voted By You

The heat is beaming down, the beach is calling, and you've got a thirst that only the iciest drink is going to quench. But there's…

Food & Drink
11 Of The Best Gluten Free-Friendly Restaurants In Melbourne Right Now

For those with dietary restrictions, it truly is a golden age of dining as the prevalence of menu options and designated venues that can…

Restaurants
Melbourne’s Most Anticipated Restaurant And Bar Openings For 2022 And Beyond

After being the most-locked down city in the world, it is fair to say Melburnians have missed their fair share of dining out, and while…

Restaurants
13 Of Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Melbourne To Try Now

Gone are the days when restaurants offered a token vegetarian meal, now we have entire establishments championing veggies with plant-based…

Things To Do
10 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne

There’s plenty on this weekend, take advantage of the summer season with a stack of outdoor events from Fed Square's live music,…

Food & Drink
The Best Oyster Delivery Services And Take-Away In Melbourne

True treasures of the sea, love them or hate them oysters are wildly popular. Australia is home to some of the top-grade oysters in the…

Restaurants
Where To Find The Best Lobster Rolls In Melbourne In 2021

It’s heating up down here in Melbourne, the festive season is upon us and that means seafood is on the menu. But not just any seafood,…

Restaurants
The Best Pubs In Melbourne For 2021, As Voted By You

To celebrate our 10th birthday here at Urban List, we’re asking you to tell us your top 10 lists over on our Instagram, and…

Restaurants
Start 2022 Right, Here’s What’s Open New Year’s Day In Melbourne

Let’s be honest, when you roll out of bed on New Year’s Day you’re going to want a rather large coffee–preferably…

Restaurants
Kisumé Has Unveiled A 12-Person Private Dining Experience For New Year’s Eve

New year’s eve can be a tricky one, the entire night typically hinders on your location and your company. One sure-fire way to sort…

U:L By You
Introducing The 10 Best Doughnuts In Melbourne As Voted By You

To celebrate our 10th birthday here at Urban List, we’re asking you to tell us your top 10 lists over on our Instagram. This time…

Food & Drink
Your Guide To The Best Cafes In Melbourne For 2021

Melbourne is home to some of the best cafes in the world, the standard we set is replicated all over, and it's no surprise as the…

Restaurants
Shannon Martinez’s New Vegan Mecca Has Set A New Standard For Plant-Based Dining

Earlier in the year, we heard the rumblings that Shannon Martinez's wildly successful  Smith & Daughters + Smith…

Restaurants
Leonardo’s Is Reopening For One Day Only With A Massive Christmas Pizza Party

Earlier in the year after a gruelling series of lockdowns and restrictions, Leonardo’s got dealt another blow when a kitchen fire…

Restaurants
The Best Desserts You’ll Find In Melbourne

Dessert is one of life's greatest gifts, either accompanied by a meal or a standalone event, it's just a dish that everyone enjoys.…

Restaurants
12 Of The Best Indian Restaurants In Melbourne

Melbourne is known for having one of the most culturally diverse culinary scenes in the world, but you already know that and so do we. What…

Restaurants
Here’s What’s Open This Christmas Day In Melbourne

If you’re looking for a way to escape the chaos of Christmas cooking and cruise through the festive day stress-free, we’ve…

Restaurants
Take Your Sweet Time At 15 Of Melbourne’s Best Long Lunches

  Is there anything more fabulous than a long lunch? When you’ve got good food, great company and the whole afternoon to knock…

Bars & Pubs
Warrandyte’s Dedicated Grappa Bar Is Bringing The Classic Italian Liquor Into Today

Popular for its dense native bushland and stunning river, Warrandyte has become a hot spot for Melburnians looking to escape the city. The…

U:L By You
Your 2021 Guide To The Best Bottomless (And Boozy) Brunches In Melbourne

Some mornings are meant for sleep-ins and some are meant for bottomless mimosas. And when you’re in the mood for that kind of wake up,…

Food & Drink
Here’s Where To Find Melbourne’s Best Danishes

Melburnians are spoilt for choice when it comes to pastries. We’ve got such an abundance of local, independent bakeries that churn out…

Bars & Pubs
Sip On A Frozen Grape Nerd, Gummy Bear Or Musk Margarita At This Tex-Mex Spot

Margaritas—they’re the superior cocktail. While nothing beats a mix that stays true to its lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau…

What's On
Melbourne Street Eatz Is Making Its Return For A Mammoth Summer Season

A flurry of food trucks on the waterfront can only mean one thing—Melbourne Street Eatz is back with its biggest event to date. …

Food & Drink
Four Pillars Has Teamed Up With Arbory Afloat For A Very Limited, Very Summery Pink Gin

Summer in this city brings with it two things many a Melburnian look forward to: Arbory Afloat reopening and Arbory Afloat x Four…

U:L By You
Introducing The Best Dumplings In Melbourne As Voted By You

To celebrate our 10th birthday here at Urban List, we’re asking you to tell us your top 10 lists over on our Instagram. This time…

Bars & Pubs
Raise A Schooner To Melbourne’s Most Impressive Beer Gardens

It’s finally happened, lockdown restrictions are gone, warmer weather is here and there’s serious end of the year vibes about.…

Markets & Food Events
Your 2021 Guide To Melbourne And Victoria’s Best Christmas Markets

The silly season brings with it many things: Kris Kringle pressies that’ll likely be regifted next year, boozed up relatives and that…

Bars & Pubs
The Finer Details On HER, The Four Storey Mega Venue From The Team Behind Arbory Afloat

HQ Group, the minds behind Arbory have finally spilt the details on HER, the five-storey hospitality labyrinth set smack-bang…

Restaurants
Ball Out On A Budget With 6 Boujee Cheap Oyster Nights Across Melbourne

When you’re driving down the road and you see a sign saying ‘Cheap Seafood’, you usually keep right on driving. Seafood is…

Bakeries & Delis
Melbourne’s 10 Best Croissants As Voted By You

To celebrate our 10th birthday here at Urban List, we’re asking you to tell us your top 10 lists over on our Instagram. This time…

U:L By You
The 22 Best Pizza Shops In Melbourne For 2021

Trying to whittle down a list of Melbourne’s best pizza joints is no small feat—it's a dirty job but someone's got to do…

What's On
The Feed | The Melbourne Food News You Need To Know About

The food news has been coming in thick and fast in Melbourne, to make sure that you're on top of all the tasty things happening…

Food & Drink
This Local Fine Booze Label Just Released A Ready-To-Serve Negroni With An Aussie Twist

In the not too distant past, the idea of a bottled cocktail would nary raise an eyebrow, though since the event of lockdowns and a few quick…

Bars & Pubs
QV’s Pop-Up Container Bar Is Bringing A Euro Summer To The Heart Of Melbourne

In the few months of the year that it’s not cold or wet, us Melburnians jump at the chance to wrap our hands around a bev in the…

Local Escapes
Sorrento’s Conti Hotel Is Reopening After A Multimillion Dollar Redevelopment

It’s been a while between drinks, but this summer will mark the anticipated return of Sorrento’s Continental. …

Restaurants
Your Guide To Melbourne’s Best Yum Cha For 2021

Yum cha, it's the special culinary experience that's made up of at least several different snacks to form a meal in its entirety.…

Restaurants
These Are The 10 Best Parmas In Melbourne As Voted By You

To celebrate our 10th birthday here at Urban List, we’re asking you to tell us your top 10 lists over on our Instagram. This time…

Food Trucks
Make The Most Of The Summer Season At Queen Vic Market’s Food Truck Festival

Wednesday night's at Queen Vic Market are back in a big way for the rest of summer. The Food Truck Stop kicks off again from Wednesday…

Bakeries & Delis
Your 2021 Guide To Melbourne And Victoria’s Best Vanilla Slice

A bakery champion, a quintessential purchase alongside a meat pie, two paper bags swinging in harmony, the vanilla slice is an Australian…

U:L By You
Your 2022 Guide To Melbourne’s Best Ramen

Ramen. So simple yet so delicious, a timeless pairing of noodles and broth. Noodles cooked to the exact level of softness requested by the…

What's On
NGV Friday Nights Are Returning With Huge Vibes In Just Under A Month’s Time

As certain as we are that the sun rises every morning, so too are we that NGV Friday Nights will return along with their newly-announced…

Markets & Food Events
Everything You Need To Know About The Nine Day Rosé Festival Coming To The Yarra Valley

The warmer months bring with them a solid excuse to drink (more) rosé (than you usually would). The stuff is perfect in the sun, with…

Restaurants
Entrecôte Makes A Bold Return With Their Prahran-Based ‘French Party Palace’

Since we spilled the tea on Entrecôte’s relocation back in April, progress has been made and the doors are finally opening at…

Bars & Pubs
21 Of Melbourne’s Best Rooftop Bars In 2021

It’s been a long year, but we’ve put in the hard work and now it’s time for us to kick back with a drink and sing from the…

Things To Do
Your Guide To Lygon Street’s Best Restaurants For 2021

Like the precinct’s spruikers, the choice really is overwhelming when it comes to Lygon Street restaurants. One will tell you they…

Restaurants
Several Initiatives Are Set To See The CBD’s Streets Primed For Outdoor Dining Over Summer

In a bid to bring back Melbourne’s hospitality scene sooner rather than later, the City of Melbourne has announced a new initiative…

The Highly Anticipated Yakimono Has Officially Opened

Spread across two levels, the highly anticipated Yakimono is a Toyko-chich style diner, located at 80 Collins Street; right next door to one…

U:L By You
The Top 10 Italian Restaurants In Melbourne According To You

To celebrate our 10th birthday here at Urban List, we’re asking you to tell us your top 10 lists over on our Instagram. This time…

Bakeries & Delis
Your Guide To Victoria’s Best Country Bakeries

Country bakeries are as Victorian as bad weather and ragging on Sydney. There’s something in our DNA: we’re just suckers for a…

Restaurants
The Exuberant, Italo-Inspired Tippy-Tay Brings Europe To Melbourne This Summer

After several cultural pauses over the past 18 months, summer in Melbourne is coming in red hot with a swath of reopenings, reawakenings and…

Restaurants
The 2021 Guide To Fitzroy’s 21 Best Restaurants

It’s almost unfair that one suburb can have as many culinary options as Fitzroy does. The previously working-class inner-city…

Restaurants
The Best Private Dining Spaces In Melbourne For Your Christmas Party

The Christmas season is coming up and after a lengthy lockdown, nothing beats a good celebration. If you're after a secluded spot to…

Food & Drink
Mat’s Hot Shop Brings The Heat To Collingwood As The Country’s First Hot Sauce Tasting Room

Hot sauce enthusiasts may be familiar with Mat’s Hot Shop. Once an online-only store dedicated to the stuff is now about to open doors…

Bakeries & Delis
Hector’s Deli Has Just Launched Its Second Sanga Store In South Melbourne

There’s plenty of good news about, especially if you happen to reside in the surrounding regions of South Melbourne. Hector’s…

Restaurants
22 Of Melbourne’s Best Japanese Restaurants To Scope Out In 2022

Japanese cuisine is truly an all-rounder. Depending on the dish, it can be delicate enough for a light lunch or pack enough punch as a…

U:L By You
The 15 Best Spots For Gnocchi In Melbourne And Exactly Where To Find Them

Gnocchi. A staple pasta choice, however, curating a classic and delicious gnocchi recipe is an art form; the humble potato dumpling may…

Restaurants
The Melbourne Restaurants, Bars And Diners Taking Bookings For This Weekend And Beyond

It's been a long, cold winter full of virtual dinners, make-at-home meal boxes and Uber Eats meals that may or may not have arrived. But…

Bakeries & Delis
The Best Almond Croissants In Melbourne And Where To Find Them

Quite frankly, croissants are the best way to start the day. They’re great for lunch, as a treat; really, they’re perfect…

U:L By You
Your 2021 Guide To The Best High Tea In Melbourne

Melbourne is the food capital of Australia, with so many choices it’s not always easy to find the best. Naturally, the search for the…

Food & Drink
Port Melbourne’s Pop-Up Beach Club Is Returning With Bottomless Spritz On Sundays

All of a sudden, Melbourne is coming through with the reopenings we've been waiting for. And now, The Exchange Hotel is bringing back…

Cafes
Your 2021 Guide To The Best Breakfast In Melbourne

Melbourne is renowned for its rich coffee culture and top-tier breakfast spots. After all, our city would probably win the most variations…

Cafes
Jour Is The French-Style Cafe And Pantry That’s Charmed Its Way Into Collingwood’s Backstreets

Down on one of the quiet backstreets of Collingwood, you’ll come across the understated shopfront of Jour. The quaint little brick…

What's On
Here’s Exactly Where To Find The Best Cherries In Victoria

For Victorians, this summer is bringing with it many glorious things—like being able to drink a pint at the pub and the ability to…

Markets & Food Events
Pinot Palooza Is Returning To Melbourne Early Next Year For Two Pinot Noir-Fuelled Days

This is not a drill, everyone's fave wine fest, Pinot Palooza, is officially returning to the thirsty city of Melbourne after two…

Bars & Pubs
Just In: Arbory Afloat Is Returning This October As A Mediterranean-Inspired Beach Club

After its deep hibernation through Melbourne’s frosty period, Arbory Afloat is readying the ship to welcome crowds back on board.…

U:L By You
Here’s Where To Get Melbourne’s Best Cinnamon Scrolls In 2021

Is Melbourne having a cinnamon scroll redux right now? If we look at the facts, it might appear that the answer to that question is yes. It…

Fashion
Cop Some Vitamin B This Summer In The Limited VB x Volley Collab

What began as an April Fools gag back in 2019 has become a reality for a second year in a row. Yep, the two national treasures, Victoria…

Food & Drink
The Best Picnic Boxes To Level Up Your Weekend

Thanks to the easing of Melbourne’s restrictions we're now able to hang together for some wholesome picnic-based fun.…

Cafes
Introducing Eggholic, The Korean-Style Egg Sandwich Store In Melbourne’s South East

If you don’t like eggs or egg sandwiches it’s probably time for you to turn away. Introducing Eggholic; as the name would…

Bakeries & Delis
A Dedicated Hummus Bar Has Opened In Bentleigh

Nestled amongst an unassuming stretch of local shops sandwiched between a news agency and a charcoal chicken shop you’ll…

Cafes
Find Carlton’s Newest Coffee Gem Housed Inside An Unassuming Laundromat

Just around the corner from Carlton’s busy Lygon street, you’ll find Two Snakes. A relatively small cafe on Elgin Street that…

Cafes
Gelato Messina Is Dropping A Basque Cheesecake-Topped Gelato Tub Next Week

Holy sheeeet, would you cop a look at Messina's latest gelato tub special? If you're not drooling over this tub of basque cheesecake…

Restaurants
Level-Up Your Grand Final Day With These At-Home Feasts From Melbourne’s Finest

Although it's looking a little different than previous years, this Grand Final is poised to be a big one for Melbourne. Nothing is…

Food & Drink
Your 2021 Guide To The Best Charcoal Chicken In Melbourne

Charcoal chicken is that succulent reliable friend you've always got in your back pocket. Too tired to cook? Headed to a picnic? The…

Restaurants
Order Up From These Melbourne Bars, Restaurants And Cafes Doing Takeaway During Lockdown

So, here we are again, staring right down the barrel of another lockdown. There are at least two weeks ahead of too much Playstation,…

Cafes
Carlton’s Always-Aesthetic Japanese Patisserie Is The City’s Latest Dessert Obsession

One of the silver linings lockdown has brought upon us is the virtual bakehouses, cake connoisseurs and treat artisans existing within the…

Food & Drink
Piccolina Is Launching A New Flagship Gelato Store In Hawthorn Just In Time For Summer

Piccolina is kicking off its summer campaign early this year. They have just announced that they're opening a brand spanking new…

Restaurants
Your 2021 Guide To The Best Dim Sims In Melbourne And Exactly Where To Find Them

This one's probably going to be controversial given we can't cover every single amazing example of dim sims around Melbourne. But,…

Food & Drink
Messina Is Dropping A Massive Red Velvet And Choc-Chip Cookie Pie

Red Velvet Cookie Pie. Shut up and take my money.  The good news flowed in this morning, the Messina dessert team have been…

Recipes
Move Over Banana Bread, Caramilk Banana Cake Exists And Here’s How To Make It

In case you missed it, everyone is apparently a baker now thanks COVID and carby treats like banana bread, sourdough and foccacia…

Cafes
Move Over Deli Sandwiches, Korean-Style Toasties Have Arrived In Town

Straight from the streets of Seoul. K-Street Toast is a new phenomenon to hit Melbourne’s CBD.  The recently-opened Seoul…

Cafes
Meet North Melbourne’s Warehouse-Turned-Milk-Bar From The Mind Behind Bali’s Potato Head Beach Club

Melbourne’s love of Japanese café culture keeps rolling with Le Bajo. Honestly, you can’t swing a shokupan loaf in this…

Restaurants
Where To Find Melbourne’s Best Vegan Restaurants In 2021

The vegan dining scene has truly exploded in Melbourne over the last few years. Long gone are the days of soggy mushroom burgers and…

Restaurants
El Camino Cantina Is Delivering Its Famous 1L Margaritas, Tacos And Fajitas

It may seem like an eternity since we were donning rainbow sombreros, knocking back grape Nerd margaritas, and digging into juicy…

What's On
5 Awesome Things To Do In Lockdown This Week

No matter how you navigate your way through lockdown, there are plenty of ways to make it all the more bearable, like stuffing your face…

Bakeries & Delis
Scope Out The Bakery In Bentleigh Run By French Michelin-Trained Pastry Chefs

The food and coffee scene in Bentleigh just keeps getting better. The southeast suburb has just landed its very own pastry and…

Restaurants
The Best At Home Feasts And Banquets To Order This Father’s Day

It’s always tough choosing what to get the old boy when Father’s Day rolls around. You don’t want to just add another…