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Hawker Chan

A Michelin-star chicken dinner for less than a tenner is the latest queue-worthy addition to Melbourne’s dining scene. Singapore’s Hawker Chan has opened its first overseas outpost in Lonsdale Street, offering its famous chopped-to-order crispy-skin soya chicken and rice for just $6.80.

Huxtaburger Footscray

Huxtaburger has moved into Melbourne’s 3011 postcode. After conquering the CBD, Hawthorn, Collingwood, Prahran and Eastland, the cult-burger brand is ready to take on its next target, with the doors opening to the Footscray restaurant on 2 December. The fit-out, designed by Studio-Y, has taken inspiration from its edgy inner-west surroundings, with a nod to the area’s skate culture.

Yagiz

Melburnians: pack your tastebuds. We're going on culinary journey to the Middle East, courtesy of Chef Murat Ovaz and his new South Yarra restaurant, Yagiz.

Long Story Short Brunswick

Hailing all the way from Richmond, Long Story Short has opened another cafe in Brunswick, settling in for a second chapter that will be serving up the same immaculate dishes that you'll find at its sibling venues – food that is so good, you'll have to restrain yourself from eating before Instagramming.

Above Board

Come in close, we’ve got a secret to spill. Down the back of Smith Street’s Beermash, up a simple staircase, sits Above Board: a new cocktail bar headed by former Australian Bartender of the Year, Hayden Lambert. He tried to keep it a secret, but now it’s all above board – much like its name suggests.