Here’s my consistently updated wishlist of Melbourne eateries that I’d like to try. I’ve had this list for 4 years and am finally beginning to dent it (and my wallet). But there’s still scope to be more adventurous and an almost endless supply of new joints to try out. This list reflects the types of places I’m interested in currently.
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.

Dinner Wishlist

Brae: Birregurra / Forager (Dan Hunter’s new place)
Madam Kwong’s Kitchen: Box Hill / Malaysian (idreaminchocolate)
Tien Dat: Box Hill / Vietnamese (Fatmoney, hanoi spring roll + banh xeo)
Carlton Espresso: Carlton / Italian (Fakegf)
Kaprica: Carlton / Pizzas (Wincy)
Piqueos: Carlton North / Peruvian (Sharky)
Popol Nah: Carlton / South American
Poppy’s On The Lake: Caroline Springs (Thai, Lachy)
Kuala Lumpur Restaurant: Carnegie / M’sian (Wincy, Curry Fish Head)
Shyun: Carnegie / Japanese (Me)
Bistro Vue: CBD / Modern (Fakegf)
ChangGo: CBD / Korean BBQ (Porkbelly)
Comme: CBD / French (Trouble)
Cumulus Up: CBD / Modern (Fatbee)
The European: CBD (Lauren, open till 3am)
Flower Drum: CBD / Chinese (Suckling pig + Peking Duck)
Gazi: CBD / Greek (G. Calombaris’)
Gingerboy: CBD / Fusion (Fatbee)
Il Solito Posto: CBD / Italian (Fatbee)
Kenzan: CBD / Japanese (Lachlan, Not GPO)
Le Bangkok: CBD / Thai (Krapow)
Lupino: CBD / Italian (Broadsheet / Bistro)
Meatball & Wine Bar: CBD (Fatbee)
The Mess Hall: CBD / European (Ashley / Quiet Lunch, Dinner)
Movida Aqui: CBD / Spanish
Nieuw Amsterdam:  CBD / Modern (Fatbee)
Papa Goose: CBD / Modern British (Fakegf)
Portello Rosso: CBD / Spanish (Jonty)
Sezar: CBD / Middle Eastern (Fatbee)
Spicy Fish: CBD / Sichuan (Kelly, Lunch Specials)
Supernormal: CBD / Modern Japanese
Sushi Ten: CBD / Japanese (Fatmoney)
Tonka: CBD / Fusion (Fatbee)
Warung Gudeg: Clayton / Indonesian (Fatbee)
Gorski & Jones: Collingwood (Ashley)
Northern Light: Collingwood / Modern (Instagram)
Rockwell & Sons: Collingwood / Modern (Fakegf, Buttermilk Fried Chicken)
Kazuki’s: Daylesford / French-Japanese (Fatbee)
Byblos: Docklands / Lebanese
Breizoz French Creperies: Fitzroy / Crepes
Cafe Rosamond: Fitzroy (Dessert night Thurs)
Horn Please: Fitzroy North / Fancy Indian (by Babu Ji)
Hyderabad: Footscray West / Indian (Spice levels good)
Hakka Tea House: Glen Waverley / Hakka (Eileen)
Izakaya Jiro: Hawthorn / Japanese (Ashley)
Fat Bob’s Bar & Grill: Moorabbin / Burgers (Fakegf)
Merricote: Northcote / Modern (Fakegf)
Dalmatino: Port Melbourne / Croatian (Badusha)
Borsch, Vodka & Tears: Prahran / Polish (Fakegf)
Chez Olivier: Prahran / French (Lachy)
Burmese House: Richmond / Burmese (Fatbee)
Jinda Thai Restaurant: Richmond / Thai (Katspat)
Maedaya: Richmond / Japanese
Ajitoya: Seddon / Japanese (Lauren)
Bistro Guillaume: Southbank / French (Ashley)
Tempura Hajime: South Melbourne (Fatpumpkin)
Nam Phuong: Springvale / Vietnamese (Thanh)
Babu Ji: St Kilda / Fancy Indian
I Carusi ii: St Kilda / Pizzas (Boss)
Radio Mexico: St Kilda / Mexican (Wordmonkey)
Uncle: St Kilda / Vietnamese (Instagram)
My Restaurant: Windsor / Indian (Stickifingers, Mamak Rotis)


Brunch / Lunch Wishlist

First Pour: Abbotsford / Coffee Only (Lachy)
Rita’s Cafeteria: Abbotsford / Brunch (Fatbee)
Union Food & Wine: Ascot Vale / Parisian Bistro
Common Ground Coffee: Balaclava / Jewish Deli (Sharky)
Lux Foundry: Brunswick / Brunch (Ashley, Chai Latte good)
Mankoushe: Brunswick East / Lebanese Pizzas (Co-workers)
ArkWright & Co: Carlton North / Brunch (Fatbee)
Le Miel et la lune: Carlton / French Cafe (Lachye)
Pidapipo: Carlton / Gelato (Ashley)
Tuck Shop Takeaway: Caulfield / Burgers
A Little Bird Told Me: CBD / Brewbar (Lachy)
Lt. Nic: CBD / Sandwiches (by Breakfast Thieves ppl)
Operator25: CBD / Brunch (Fatbe)
Badger vs Hawk: CBD / Brewbar (Proud Mary & Small Batch)
Shou Sumiyaki: CBD / Japanese (Fatmoney, oyster blade)
Silo by Joost: CBD / Brunch
Little Deer Tracks: Coburg / Vegetarian Italian (Broadsheet)
Everyday Coffee: Collingwood / Brew Bar (Lachy)
Halyard Coffee: Docklands / Coffee (By Clement Coffee)
Arcadia: Fitzroy / Brunch (Fakegf)
El Chino: Fitzroy North / Mexican Brunch (Broadsheet)
Hinoki Japanese Pantry: Fitzroy / Sushi (Instagram)
Stagger Lee’s: Fitzroy / Brunch (Proud Mary ppl)
Not Telling: Hawthorn / Brunch (Broadsheet)
Cru: Kew / Brunch (Broadsheet)
Little Big Sugar Salt: Richmond / Brunch (Fakegf)
Nabiha: Moonee Ponds / 2cups (Lauren, 5 senses)
Oasis Bakery: Murrumbeena / Lebanese (Workmates)
Mr Price’s Food Store: North Melbourne / Australian (Tim)
Gypsey and Musquito: Richmond / Brunch (Fakegf, Native Ingredients)
Little Big Sugar Salt: Richmond / Brunch (Fakegf)
NGV Tearoom: Southbank / High Tea (Fatbee)
Final Step: South Yarra / 2cups (Lachy, 7seeds)
Little Henri: Thornbury / Brunch (Broadsheet)
Peninsula Wantirna: Wantirna / Yum Cha (Shing)


3 Responses

  1. Serene Chiu
    Serene Chiu January 23, 2013 at 12:03 am · 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 October 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm · Reply

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