In March 2016 John and I spent a day
exploring eating in Melbourne, Australia.
Before leaving home, we did a little research with hopes of finding a few casual local-style restaurants.
Nothing fancy . . . just honest-to-goodness good eats. And we found it.
Arbory Bar & Eatery is an all-day outdoor bar and restaurant located on the world famous Yarra River.
Arbory offers a variety of sharing plates described as “approachable comfort food”.
Do you want to know what approachable comfort food means to me?
Truffle Crinkle Cut Chips topped with Pecorino:
Arbory Bar & Eatery also has Melbourne’s longest bar with 120 meters of river frontage. Check them out day or night for creative drinks and a fresh seasonal menu.
Arbory Bar & Eatery
Located on Flinders Walk between Flinders Street Station and the Yarra River.
Open 365 days a year.
Breakfast: 7:30am – 11:00am
All Day: from 11:30am until late.
Phone: +61 3 8648 7644
Mamasita claims to be Melbourne’s first proper taqueria.
If I were asked to describe it: Vibrant Taco Truck Fusion.
Whatever that means.
We ordered several sharable plates and then a few more tacos, because tacos.
Everything we ate was outstanding, but the Mexican street corn is a must.
Several. Order several.
11 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Open 7 days a week.
Mon-Wed 5pm – 11pm
Thurs 12pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat 12pm – 12am
Sun 5pm – 10pm
Phone: +61 3 9650 3821
A foodie can’t visit Melbourne without spending several hours at Queen Victoria Market.
And, from everything I read, a foodie can’t visit Queen Victoria Market without eating at The Borek Shop.
There is always a line so be ready with your order and your $3 when they look at you.
Order your savory pastry filled with lamb, potato and vegetables, or cheese and spinach.
My favorite part was smelling the warm homemade bread — you know the smell! — while biting into the fresh, rich, gooey, and savory filling.
Just trust me. You need a borek from The Borek Shop.
The Borek Shop
Queen Victoria Market
Shop 95, Deli Hall
Open Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday
With only a day, we barely scratched the surface of great Melbourne restaurants, but we’ll be back!
There is still so much more to do, see, and eat!