Grossi Florentino Restaurant | Source: Grossi Florentino Facebook

Five Melbourne Restaurants Worthy of A Michelin Star

While the Michelin Guide hasn’t yet been brought to Australia, there’s no doubt that we have more than enough restaurants deserving of the highly renowned rating. Michelin stars are awarded on a scale of one to three stars, however, even having one Michelin star is an achievement that most restaurants and chefs strive for. Melbourne’s restaurant scene is one of the best in the world. Bursting with gastronomic diversity that’s sprung from the city’s abundance of multicultural communities, you will find a restaurant for all cuisines and tastes. These are the Melbourne restaurants that we think are deserving of a Michelin Star.

Grossi Florentino

Having opened in 1928, Grossi Florentino is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most renowned dining venues. Celebrating the values and hospitality of authentic Italian restaurants, the menu blends Italian and Australian cooking to showcase Melbourne’s blend of cultures and cuisines. While Melbourne’s in lockdown, the restaurant is sending their menu home. With a selection of antipasti, indulgent pasta and decadent desserts to choose from, the restaurant is offering both pickup and delivery of its delicious food.

Minamishima

Located on Richmond’s Lord Street, Minamishima is one of Melbourne’s best fine dining Japanese restaurants. Serving up the omakase of Chef Koichi Minamishima, the 40-seat restaurant makes a stunning selection of authentic Japanese dishes. For A$185 per person, you can enjoy a 15-course sushi chef’s selection of omakase or a handful of shared dishes, ten courses of sushi and a dessert. While you might not be able to visit the restaurant at the moment, there’s no need to miss out on Minamishima’s home dining menu. Try a take-home obanzai box with lobster saikyo miso soup, taiyaki and a freshly baked chestnut cheesecake with truffle honey.

Image: Minamishima chef creating a dish Source: Minamishima

Hawker Chan

Based on the original Singapore Hawker Chan restaurant that was awarded a Michelin star, the restaurant has three locations across Melbourne. Keeping to the affordable and delicious style of cooking that Chef Chan Hong Meng began in Singapore’s hawker centres, the restaurant gives you a taste of South East Asia in Melbourne. The restaurant is still open for takeaway and delivery over Melbourne’s lockdown period so that you don’t have to go without your dumpling fix.

Image: Hawker Chan restaurant in Melbourne Source: Hawker Chan Facebook

Vue de Monde

Having been running for almost 20 years now, Vue de monde is one of Melbourne’s best fine dining restaurants. Over the years, the restaurant has evolved from a traditional French style restaurant towards a more theatrical approach to dining as an experience. Located on the 55th floor of Melbourne’s Rialto building, the restaurant offers sweeping views of Melbourne’s cityscape alongside its deliciously indulgent menu. Last week, Vue de monde launched their At Home series with an indulgent six-course menu comprised of a selection of Vue de monde classics, designed to be enjoyed in the comforts of your own home.

Image: A Vue de Monde restaurant Source: Vue de Monde Facebook

Attica

World-class restaurant, Attica, is located a little outside of the Melbourne city centre and it’s well worth the journey. With a A$320 per person multi-course tasting menu made up of delicacies such as marron and oysters, beef ribs and finger lime crème brûlée tarts, the restaurant knows how to put on a gourmet spread. Pivoting to takeaway and delivery options, Attica is offering a range of take-home menus including the delicious Fried Chicken and Chill with fried chicken, rigatoni mac and four cheese and white chocolate and yoghurt panna cotta.

Image: An Attica dish Source: Zomato

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