Good news! Restaurants are reopening today for limited in-restaurant dining, a step towards returning to normality. Safety guidelines established by the Victorian government mean that there are restrictions to the number of people allowed in a restaurant and there is a maximum number per table, but this is to ensure the safety of diners and ensure social distancing. It will feel odd but if we can maintain good social distancing and respect for others, we can still enjoy the experience.

Many restaurants will have their own rules regarding bookings, pre-payments, timings so make sure you check in with them when you book. To get you started with planning your first of many restaurant outings, here are some of our favourites to whet your appetite!

David’s Restaurant

David’s Restaurant is coming back with a bang with more yum cha feasting than ever before. Ensuring Melburnians get their much-needed fix of Shanghainese goodness, David’s will be open for 6pm and 8pm dinner seatings Wednesday to Friday for only $45pp. Weekend service will be $50pp for lunchtime seatings at 11.30am and 1.30pm as well as dinner service at 6pm and 8pm on Saturday nights. Bookings are essential and can be made here.

 

Firebird
223 High St, Windsor VIC 3181


Open from 4 June
Thursday for dinner (2 sittings: 6 pm, and 8pm)
Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner (5 sittings: 12pm, 2pm, 5.30pm, 7.00pm, 8.30pm)
Booking available via OpenTable

 

Hanoi Hannah New Quarter
Ground Level/79 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121

Open from 1 June
Sunday–Thursday for dinner (2 sittings: 6 pm, and 8pm)
Friday and Saturday  for lunch & dinner (5 sittings: 12pm, 2pm, 5.30pm, 7.00pm, 8.30pm)
Bookings via the Hanoi Hannah New Quarter website

 

L’Hôtel Gitan
32 Commercial Road Prahran 3181
Open from 1 June
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday for lunch and Monday-Saturday for dinner
Private dining rooms available.

 

Neptune
212 High St, Windsor VIC 3181

Open from 3 June
Tuesday – Saturday 4pm – 1am
Bookings up to 6 available by calling 03 9533 2827 or emailing [email protected]
Neptune Provisions &  Liquor
 will continue running on the patio and via online ordering

 

Bistro Gitan
52 Toorak Rd West, South Yarra VIC 3141
Open from 2 June
Tuesday – Friday for lunch, and Tuesday – Saturday for dinner

 

Oriental Teahouse

Oriental Teahouse will return with its regular a la carte service at the Chapel Street venue every day from 11.30am-8.30pm and Little Collins Street Monday to Saturday from 12-3pm and 5- 8.30pm. Bookings are essential and can be made here.

Frédéric 
9-11 Cremorne St, Cremorne VIC 3121
Open from 2 June
Tuesday – Friday for lunch, and Tuesday – Saturday for dinner

 

Pinchy’s
Level 1/200 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Open from 2 June
Friday – Sunday for lunch, and Tuesday – Sunday for dinner, continuing Pinchy’s At Home takeaway and delivery options

 

Daughter In Law
37-41 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Open from 1 June
4pm – late Sunday to Thursday and 12pm – late Friday to Saturday
Bookings via the Daughter In Law website. Credit card details are required for bookings.

 

Bomba
103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


Open from 3 June
Bookings via the Bomba website or by calling 03 96505778

 

Matilda
159 Domain Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
Open from 2 June
Bookings available via The Fork. Credit card details are required for bookings.

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