Food and Dining


EAT / DRINK (FOOD SCENE)

Note: Food places – cross collaborative work – events (inc festivals), food products and store spaces.

Eating portals regularly post up new restaurants or eateries, events and chef changes.

Also:
– Bar / restaurant – secret codes, rooms or drinks / foods
– New and renovated restaurants / food places


Restaurant / Cafe / Eatery – Genres
– Cultural / ethic cuisine (formal, casual dining)
– Whole food / based eateries – (Eat, education and exercise philosophy)
– University eateries
– Museum restuarants / eateries


Overall Food / Cafe Databases

**Age (The)- Annual Melbourne Cheap eats guide and Good Cafe Guideshttp://www.theageshop.com.au/

Appetite for excellence Food awards – August – http://www.appetiteforexcellence.com/

Australian culinary federation – http://austculinary.com.au/

Australian Good food and Travel guide (Restaurant and cafe listings, Wineries and Bars) – http://www.agfg.com.au/

Australia good food awards – https://www.agfg.com.au/guide/awards/
Readers choice awards – https://www.agfg.com.au/guide/readerschoice/

Blog – https://www.agfg.com.au/blog/

Australian good food guide – Australia – Food Providores / artisans
https://www.agfg.com.au/guide/providores/
Australian good food guide – Victoria – Food Providores / artisans – https://www.agfg.com.au/guide/vic/listings/providores/

Australian good food guide – Australia – Wineries guide – https://www.agfg.com.au/guide/wine-wineries/

Australias top restaurants – http://www.australias top restaurants.com.au

Bank of Melbourne – Social feeds – peer sourced recipes –
http://www.bankofmelbourne.com.au/socialfeeds
Bean hunter (Portal of coffee and cafes) – http://www.beanhunter.com/

* Beat Eats – Melbourne – http://www.beat.com.au/archive/beat-eats/all/all/all
* Beat Eats – Melbourne – Eating Cheap in Melbourne – http://www.beat.com.au/content/eating-cheap-melbourne-every-night-week

Best restaurants – https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/
Best restaurants – Melbourne – https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/vic/melbourne/
Best venues – https://www.bestvenues.com.au/

*** Broadsheet (Street publication and online portal) – Latest food location openings, food portal and more – Melbourne food and drink – https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/food-and-drink

Broadsheet – Nightlife and bars – https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/nightlife/
Broadsheet – Melbourne food Guides – http://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/guides/
– Broadsheet – Guide to Melbourne’s west cafes – https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/guides/cafes-west

Broadsheet cookbook – https://www.broadsheetcookbook.com.au/
Concrete Playground – Melbourne – http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/category/food-drink/
– Concrete Playground – Restaurants – http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/restaurants/
– Concrete Playground – Cafes – http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/cafes/

** Council Local – Local councils publish various local area food brochures and online portals. Refer to your local council website for further details.

– Many also have databases, websites and documents listing current eateries by cultural genre, location and more.
– Council websites: http://knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au/councils and http://www.vic.gov.au/government-economy/local-councils/victorian-local-councils.html

Delicious magazine – Eating out listings and portal – http://www.delicious.com.au/eat-out
– Delicious magazine – cheap eats – http://www.delicious.com.au/eat-out/cheap-eats

– Delicious magazine – Food news – http://www.delicious.com.au/eat-out/latest-news/ and https://www.facebook.com/deliciousAUS/

– Delicious 100 awards ad listings – Best restaurants and eateries ranked in each state – http://www.delicious.com.au/eat-out/collections/del-100/7yBfqRPL

Dimmi (Restaurant bookings and reviews) – http://www.dimmi.com.au/
Eatability – http://www.eatability.com.au/melbourne/

Epicure of Southbank – http://epicureanofsouthbank.blogspot.com.au/

Feastly – Food pop ups and supper clubs – https://eatfeastly.com/
Food Social (Food Events in Melbourne) – http://www.foodsocial.com.au/

Gault Millau (Prestige food eateries rating and listings – includes national annual publication restaurant book / guide) – https://au.gaultmillau.com/
– Annual publication (Print and online) – http://arbonpublishing.com/product/gault-millau/
– Melbourne food listings – https://fr.gaultmillau.com/restaurants?disjunctiveFacets=city.en:Melbourne

Good food Guide – Melbourne (By the Fairfax media / Age newspaper – Directory of Restaurants, Cafes and Coffee places) – http://www.goodfood.com.au/ and http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/eat-out
– National good food guide (Also state food guides). Released 1st of September annually – http://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/good-food-guides and https://www.thestore.com.au/brands/good-food-guide
– Good food guide awards – October
– Annual publication and national good food guide – https://www.thestore.com.au/category/brands/good-food-guide
– Just opened restaurants – http://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/just-open/

– Food news – http://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/news
– Suburb guides – http://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/suburb-guides

Gourmet traveller – Annual restaurant awards – August –
http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/restaurants/restaurant-news-features/2017/8/the-gourmet-traveller-2018-restaurant-awards/

*** Gram magazine (Monthly Food publication and online food scene website) – http://grammagazine.com.au/
– Digital mag – http://grammagazine.com.au/digital-edition/
– Store – http://thegramstore.com.au/

Halliday – Wine companion guide book (National) – http://www.winecompanion.com.au/
– Shop – http://www.winecompanion.com.au/bookshop
– Halliday wine companion – Wine regions of Victoria guide (By Hardie grant) – http://www.winecompanion.com.au/wineries/victoria
– Free available from information centres.

Hidden City Secrets – Melbourne Food and bars – http://www.hiddencitysecrets.com.au/

Hospitality directory – http://www.gohospitality.com.au/
Hospitality Magazine – http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/home

Liven – Melbourne food deals – https://www.liven.com.au/

Melbourne Cheapskate – Food portal – http://www.themelbournecheapskate.com.au/
*** Melbourne Community food guide (Free or inexpensive food options for all people in and around Melbourne CBD) – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/community/health-support-services/social-support/Pages/community-food-guide.aspx

Melbourne now – Food – http://www.melbournenow.com.au/operator/search#/type/eatanddrink

Melbourne Restaurants – http://www.melbournerestaurants.com.au

Melbourne’s bars and rooftops – https://melbournesbarsandrooftops.wordpress.com/

Only Melbourne – Food and drink – http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne-food-drink.php

Open Table (Portal and reviews of Eateries, plus booking / reservations) – http://www.opentable.com/

Orana foundation – Foundation to promote and research Australian indigenous foods – http://theoranafoundation.org/

Restaurant and catering Australia – http://rca.asn.au/rca/

Royal agricultural society of Victoria (RASV) – (Includes food awards) – http://www.rasv.com.au/

Smudge Eats (Melbourne food and dining portal / publications) – http://smudgeeats.com.au/ and http://smudgeeats.com.au/melbourne/
Smudge eats – Melbourne food and cafe guide – Printed – http://smudgeeats.com.au/product/smudge-eats-melbourne/
Smudge eats – Bookshop – http://smudgeeats.com.au/bookshop/
Sommeliers Australia – http://www.sommeliers.com.au/
Smudge eats – viedos – https://smudgeeats.com.au/watch/

South Wharf Melbourne – restaurants – http://www.southwharfrestaurants.com.au and South wharf restaurants – http://www.melbourneexperience.com.au/

Sustainable restaurant association Australia – http://www.thesra.org/

Thousands Melbourne (Eat and drink portal) – http://thethousands.com.au/melbourne/eat-drink/

Timeout Melbourne
– Includes annual food and bar awards (May). Also printed guides of bars, annual bar guide publication and restaurants.
Timeout Melbourne – Restaurants and cafes–
https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/restaurants-cafes
Timeout Melbourne – New bars and cafes – https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/restaurants/new-restaurants-cafes-bars

Timeout Melbourne – Bars and pubs – https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/bars-pubs
Timeout Melbourne – Bars Guide (Annual) – http://www.au.timeout.com/melbourne/bars/features/2179/time-out-melbourne-bar-guide

** Tripadvisor (Melbourne Food, eateries, cafes and more) –http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurants-g255100-Melbourne_Victoria.html

True Local – Eatery listings and ratings – http://www.truelocal.com.au/
*** Urban List (The) – Melbourne Restaurants and Cafes – http://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/restaurants-cafes
Urban Lists’ top Melbourne Cheap eats – http://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/a-list/100-of-melbournes-best-cheap-eats-to-try-in-2015

Urban walkabout – Melbourne Food and Drink portal – http://www.urbanwalkabout.com/Australia/Melbourne/Melbourne%20CBD/food

Visit Melbourne – Food and wine – http://www.visitmelbourne.com/Food-and-wine

** Visit Victoria – Melbourne Food and wine portal (Bars, Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes) – http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Melbourne/Things-to-do/Food-and-wine

Visit Victoria – Cafes portal – http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Melbourne/Food-and-wine/Cafes

** Visit victoria – food trails – http://www.visitvictoria.com/foodtrails

Weekend notes – Food and wine – http://www.weekendnotes.com/melbourne/food-wine/

Weekend notes – Cafes – http://www.weekendnotes.com/melbourne/cafes/
Weekend notes – Restaurants and food portal – http://www.weekendnotes.com/melbourne/restaurants/

*** Weekly Review (The) – Food/ Eat – http://www.theweeklyreview.com.au/eat
Weekly Review Melbourne Times – Food – http://www.theweeklyreviewmelbournetimes.com.au/lifestyle/food-wine

Welcome over – crowd sourcing food and dinner hosting – http://www.welcomeover.com.au/

** Whats on Melbourne (Official Tourism Melbourne)- Cafes Portal and listings –
https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/DiningandNightlife/Cafes/Pages/Cafes.aspx

** Whats on Melbourne (Official Tourism Melbourne)- Restaurants Portal and listings –
https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/DiningandNightlife/Restaurants/Pages/Restaurants.aspx

** Whats on Melbourne (Official Tourism Melbourne) – Takeaway Portal and listings –
https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/DiningandNightlife/takeaway/Pages/Takeaway.aspx

Womo – Cafe, bars and restaurants in Melbourne – http://www.womo.com.au/restaurants,-cafes-bars
Yelp – (Melbourne food and eateries directory – also ranked) – http://www.yelp.com/melbourne
Your restaurants – http://www.yourrestaurants.com.au
Zomato – Portal and reviews of Melbourne Eateries, cafes and bars – https://www.zomato.com/melbourne/


Melbourne food bloggers
Brunch boys – https://www.thebrunchboys.com/single-post/Melbourne-Australia-Brunch-Guide
Consider the sauce (Western Melbourne focus) – https://considerthesauce.net/
Eat west – Western Melbourne eateries – http://www.eatwest.com.au
World loves Melbourne – https://theworldlovesmelbourne.com/


Food delivery services

Deliveroo (delivery portal) – https://deliveroo.com.au/

Foodora – Melbourne food delivery – https://www.foodora.com.au/

Uber eats – https://ubereats.com/melbourne/


Melbourne Food and Bar Awards

Food Magazine awards
– Delicious magazine 100 (Food awards) – Mid November – http://www.delicious.com.au/eat-out and http://www.delicious.com.au/eat-out/collections/del-100/7yBfqRPL and http://www.heraldsun.com.au/delicious100
Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards (November/December) – http://www.au.timeout.com/melbourne/bars/


Cooking Schools / Classes / tours

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