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.

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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)
Piqueos: Carlton North / Peruvian (Sharky)
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)
Comme: CBD / French (Trouble)
Cumulus Up: CBD / Modern (Fatbee)
Du Nord: CBD / Scandinavian
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
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)
Bluebonnet Barbeque: Collingwood / American Ribs (Fatbee)
Gorski & Jones: Collingwood (Ashley)
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
Breizoz French Creperies: Fitzroy / Crepes
Cafe Rosamond: Fitzroy (Dessert night Thurs)
Horn Please: Fitzroy North / Fancy Indian (by Babu Ji)
Shop Ramen: Fitzroy / Ramen (Yasmeen)
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)
Yuni’s Kitchen: Northcote / Indonesian (Fatbee)
Dalmatino: Port Melbourne / Croatian (Badusha)
Borsch, Vodka & Tears: Prahran / Polish (Fakegf)
Chez Olivier: Prahran / French (Lachy)
Burmese House: Richmond / Burmese (Fatbee)
Kong: Richmond / Modern Korean (Ashley)
Bistro Guillaume: Southbank / French (Ashley)
Tempura Hajime: South Melbourne (Fatpumpkin)
Da Noi: South Yarra / Italian
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
Foxtrot Charlie: Brunswick / Brunch (Urbanspoon)
Lux Foundry: Brunswick / Brunch (Ashley, Chai Latte good)
Mankoushe: Brunswick East / Lebanese Pizzas (Co-workers)
Le Miel et la lune: Carlton / French Cafe (Lachy)
Tuck Shop Takeaway: Caulfield / Burgers
A Little Bird Told Me: CBD / Brewbar (Lachy)
Brothl: CBD / Brunch (by Joost)
Lt. Nic: CBD / Sandwiches (by Breakfast Thieves ppl)
Ruyi: CBD / Modern Chinese
Shou Sumiyaki: CBD / Japanese (Fatmoney, oyster blade)
Little Deer Tracks: Coburg / Vegetarian Italian (Broadsheet)
Wild Timor Coffee: Coburg / Brunch (Timeout)
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)
Not Telling: Hawthorn / Brunch (Broadsheet)
Cru: Kew / Brunch (Broadsheet)
Oasis Bakery: Murrumbeena / Lebanese (Workmates)
NGV Tearoom: Southbank / High Tea (Fatbee)
Final Step: South Yarra / 2cups (Lachy, 7seeds)
St Kilda Dispensary: St Kilda / Brunch
Peninsula Wantirna: Wantirna / Yum Cha (Shing)
Two Lost Boys: Windsor / Brunch (Urbanspoon)
Butcher128: Yarraville / Brunch (Ewenbell)

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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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