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Best Restaurants in Melbourne’s CBD

The bustling heart of Melbourne, the CBD, has so many fantastic dining options that if you closed your eyes, spun around in a circle and opened them again, you’d still stumble into one of the city’s best restaurants. With so many options at your fingertips, just how do you choose? Here at Smudge, we’re here to lead you through the laneways, finding those hidden gems that should be at the top of your list. Cut through the confusion with our handy guides, designed to inform, inspire and hopefully, have you eating sooner rather than later. Looking for something really specific? Don’t stress – we love working with details.

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Know exactly what you’re looking for, just don’t know where to find it? Our comprehensive directory has all the right buttons, meaning finding the best venue to suit your needs is just a click away.

Having sampled much of what this beautiful city has to offer, including bars, cafes, and restaurants of all taste, style and crowd, we’re well-placed to send you on your way into Melbourne’s culinary world!

Explore Melbourne’s CBD like never before to uncover its best restaurants

Famous for its diversity and multiculturalism, Melbourne offers an overwhelming number of culinary delights from around the globe. Whether Vietnamese, Italian, Mexican, Thai or Argentinian, you’re sure to find whatever you’re feeling like in the CBD. If you’re just not sure what to order, let us lead you: we’ve tasted, tested and tried everything to make sure your dining adventure is a memorable one!

Email us today at smudge@smudgepub.com.au for any questions or to let us know about a fantastic restaurant we’ve yet to feature.