Here’s my wishlist of Melbourne eateries that I’d hope to try someday. To be honest, we mostly cook at home or dine cheaply these days as our priorities lean towards overseas travel. But still, the occasional indulgence does happen. The restaurants in this wishlist are sorted according to alphabetical suburb, I’ll add more eateries as they come up and in (parentheses), I’ve included who recommended it and/or a short comment if there’s any.

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Dinner Wishlist

Brae: Birregurra / Forager (Dan Hunter’s new place)
Bistro Vue: CBD / Modern (Fakegf)
Cumulus Up: CBD / Modern (Fatbee)
Du Nord: CBD / Scandinavian
Flower Drum: CBD / Chinese (Suckling pig + Peking Duck)
Gazi: CBD / Greek (G. Calombaris’)
Lupino: CBD / Italian (Broadsheet / Bistro)
The Mess Hall: CBD / European (Ashley / Quiet Lunch, Dinner)
Movida Aqui: CBD / Spanish
Portello Rosso: CBD / Spanish (Jonty)
Sezar: CBD / Middle Eastern (Fatbee)
Spicy Fish: CBD / Sichuan (Kelly, Lunch Specials)
Sushi Ten: CBD / Japanese (Fatmoney)
Tonka: CBD / Fusion (Fatbee)
Bluebonnet Barbeque: Collingwood / American Ribs (Fatbee)
Northern Light: Collingwood / Modern (Instagram)
Rockwell & Sons: Collingwood / Modern (Fakegf, Buttermilk Fried Chicken)
The Noble Experiment: Collingwood / Prohibition (Fatbee)
Kazuki’s: Daylesford / French-Japanese (Fatbee)
Byblos: Docklands / Lebanese
Horn Please: Fitzroy North / Fancy Indian (by Babu Ji)
Shop Ramen: Fitzroy / Ramen (Yasmeen)
Fat Bob’s Bar & Grill: Moorabbin / Burgers (Fakegf)
Merricote: Northcote / Modern (Fakegf)
Yuni’s Kitchen: Northcote / Indonesian (Fatbee)
Chez Olivier: Prahran / French (Lachy)
Bistro Guillaume: Southbank / French (Ashley)
Da Noi: South Yarra / Italian
Babu Ji: St Kilda / Fancy Indian
I Carusi ii: St Kilda / Pizzas (Boss)
Radio Mexico: St Kilda / Mexican (Wordmonkey)
Uncle: St Kilda / Vietnamese (Instagram)


Brunch / Lunch Wishlist

Union Food & Wine: Ascot Vale / Parisian Bistro
Foxtrot Charlie: Brunswick / Brunch (Urbanspoon)
Lux Foundry: Brunswick / Brunch (Ashley, Chai Latte good)
Mankoushe: Brunswick East / Lebanese Pizzas (Co-workers)
Ruyi: CBD / Modern Chinese
Little Deer Tracks: Coburg / Vegetarian Italian (Broadsheet)
Arcadia: Fitzroy / Brunch (Fakegf)
Chotto: Fitzroy / Japanese (Instagram)
Hinoki Japanese Pantry: Fitzroy / Sushi (Instagram)
NGV Tearoom: Southbank / High Tea (Fatbee)
St Kilda Dispensary: St Kilda / Brunch
Two Lost Boys: Windsor / Brunch (Urbanspoon)
Butcher128: Yarraville / Brunch (Ewenbell)

5 Responses

  1. Serene Chiu
    Serene Chiu at · Reply

    Hi fat boo,
    Why Melbourne? Come back to sin :)

    Very impressed awesome recipes. I’m gonna try out your pineapple tarts this weekend hope it will look half good and taste edible!


  2. katherine
    katherine at · Reply

    Shyun’s really good for lunch. Not too sure about dinner, but Shyun sure does reasonable lunches

  3. Kieren
    Kieren at · Reply

    Hi Fatboo!

    I’ve been to two of those places being ‘Flower Drum’ and ‘Piqueos’. My family is actually South American (Chile) and my grandparents, who are pretty conservative when it comes to trying food, both loved Piqueos quite a bit. The Hanger Steak I had was tops!

    Flower Drum’s fantastic too! Pretty expensive, but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

    Love the blog, keep up the great work!



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