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Here is a list of favourite places we found not only excellent food but good service making a the start of a great night out. Carlton just north of Melbourne’s CBD (Central Business District) has acquired a great repution for restaurants and other places to eat and drink.
Lygon street is probably the main attraction here for dining, here you can find a whole host of restaurants with al fresco dining, great for a balmy night. Not far, in the surrounding streets you can find many more, many that can and will surprise and delight!
You can experience great Japanese food here, contemporary cooking, made from fresh ingredients. Specialising in barbeque (Yakiniku) they also have fresh sashimi and of course select side dishes to go with them. Still, the BBQ is the feature here, from fresh seafood (don’t overcook) mouth watering wagyu beef and tender chicken and pork.
282 Lygon Street
Phone: +061 (03) 9347 3528
Taking inspiration from their name ’Epocha’ their dishes are meant to nourish the soul. Sharing dishes made from wholesome ingredients, made with care and love.
Situated in a classic Victorian Terrace, they have service that matches the delicious food, they have set menus as well as a la carte, to be shared:
49 Rathdowne Street
Phone: +061 (03) 9036 4949
Sharing good food, wine and discourse is what the The Town Mouse is about. Using in season foods, their smallish specialised menu reflects the seasons. Oysters, served on mignotette ice or Duck Liver Parfait are two of their entrées, mains consist of dishes like Swordfish, Pork Scotch and Black Angus Intercostals.
312 Drummond Street
Phone: +061 (03) 9347 3312
Classic Italian, including not only Pastas and Risottos, but mains of dishes like Chicken con Gamberi, Bistecca alla Gambero and grilled seafood platters. They also have fish and scaloppine to try, another are the Moreton Bay Bugs, grilled and served with calamari.
166 Lygon Street
Phone: +061 (03) 9663 2246
Situated in this historic Carlton Hotel, the restaurant has a range of original dishes that are normally featured in the ingredients of food served in fine dining establishments. Other dishes are what you would regard as pub fare, yet is delicious in their own right, stalwarts from a bygone age. The ambience is befitting, beautiful wood floors and the walls done in an art deco style.
Interestingly, on monday nights Korean food is featured, made by Peter éKimchi Peteé Jo. If you haven’t tried Korean food before, your in for a treat. The pub part of the hotel is a treat too, with 12 taps of speciality beers, and of course, Carlton Draught.
91 Cardigan Street
Phone: +061 (03) 9347 4666
Carlton Melbourne is the location of a number of popular attractions, including the Royal Exhibition Building (a World Heritage Site) Carlton Gardens and Little Italy’s Lygon Street.
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