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


Overall Food / Cafe Databases

Local food guides – Printed publications –
– Paid Books and seasonal publications – Specific to Melbourne food, cafe and eatery culture – found in Bookshops
– Free – found in cafes, information centres, ticketing places

**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 financial review –
– Australia’s top restaurants (awards held in late June) – http://www.afr.com/australias-top-restaurants

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

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 publication – https://issuu.com/FurstMedia/docs/
* 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 bookings (Restaurant bookings and reviews) – https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/guides/bookings

*** 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, portal and guides – 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 and listings (November) – Best restaurants and eateries ranked in each state – http://www.delicious.com.au/eat-out/collections/del-100/7yBfqRPL

Two categories – Professional and public choice

Victoria – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/delicious-100
New South Wales – https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/delicious-100
Queensland – http://www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/delicious-100

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/
Eat out – http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/eat-out
– Restaurants
– Cafes
– Bars
– Pubs
– Just Open
– Top 10s
– Suburb Guides – https://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/suburb-guides
– Good Food Guides – https://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/good-food-guides
– News – https://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/news

– 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/

Recipes – https://www.goodfood.com.au/recipes
Drinks – https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks
Good health – https://www.goodfood.com.au/good-health
Good living – https://www.goodfood.com.au/good-living
Travel – https://www.goodfood.com.au/travel
– Destination guides, food experiences, short breaks

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.

Herald sun – Food portal- http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/delicious-100

Hidden City Secrets – Melbourne Food and bars – http://www.hiddencitysecrets.com.au/
– Bars – https://www.hiddencitysecrets.com.au/bars-melbourne/
– Restaurants – https://www.hiddencitysecrets.com.au/restaurants-melbourne/

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/

Obee (Restaurant bookings and reviews) – https://obeeapp.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/

Sections:
Restaurants
Bars and Booze
Cafes
Explore and learn
Shop
Cook (Recipes)
Publishing

Smudge eats – Melbourne food and cafe guide – Printed – http://smudgeeats.com.au/product/smudge-eats-melbourne/
– Also Local books: Flavours of Melbourne, Flavours of Urban Melbourne, Flavours of Victoria

Smudge eats – Bookshop – http://smudgeeats.com.au/bookshop/
Smudge eats – videos – https://smudgeeats.com.au/watch/

Sommeliers Australia – http://www.sommeliers.com.au/

Sprout – Rent / hire spare space in professional kitchens
http://www.sproutkitchens.com/

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

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

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

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

We eat local – Local food portal of producer oriented outlets – https://weeatlocal.com.au/
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/


Victorian – Local recipes – Portals and sources

Bank of Melbourne – Social feeds – peer sourced recipes –
http://www.bankofmelbourne.com.au/socialfeeds

Queen Victoria market – Recipes – http://qvm.com.au/recipes/

Smudge eats – https://smudgeeats.com/recipes/


Fresh Produce / Food, wine and fresh produce / You pick areas in Victoria
– Food and wine trails

General Produce :
Seasonal food guide – http://seasonalfoodguide.com/melbourne-victoria-seasonal-fresh-produce-guide-fruits-vegetables-in-season-availability-australia.html
Victorias food bowl – http://www.victoriasfoodbowl.com.au/

Specific Produce:
Cheese
Cherries – Victorian Cherry trail – http://www.cherries.org.au
Fruits and vegetables
Garlic – https://garlicaustralia.asn.au/events
Honey
Wine

General Portals

Ceres – Fair food – https://www.ceresfairfood.org.au/
– Recipes – https://www.ceresfairfood.org.au/recipes/

  • Farmgate Produce Sales (Directory of farmgate sites) – http://www.farmgateproducesales.com.au/
  • Red balloon – Cooking classes – https://www.redballoon.com.au/product/gourmet-gifts/cooking-classes/

    Southwharf – Cooking classes – https://www.facebook.com/pg/SouthWharfMelbourne/events/

  • We Teach me (Misc learning Includes cooking classes) – https://weteachme.com/
  • – Melbourne baking courses – https://weteachme.com/classes/melbourne/baking-courses

    Specific:

    Artisan crust – Boulangerie and patisserie – https://www.theartisancrust.com/school/

    Bohemian – Spanish food – http://thebohemian.com.au/event/paella-cooking-class/

    Free to feed Melbourne (Cooking school by refugees) – http://freetomelbourne.org/
    Gelato messina – Gelato classes – http://www.gelatomessina.com/au/classes/
    Gewurzhaus Spice stores – Cooking school – https://gewurzhaus.com.au/cooking-school/
    Gourmet food safari – with Maeve o’meara – http://gourmetsafaris.com.au/

    Gourmet kitchen cooking school – Moonee ponds – http://gourmetkitchencookingschool.com.au/cooking-classes/

    Harvey norman gourmet institute – cooking classes – http://www.harveynorman.com.au/gourmet-institute

     

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