Be treated to a three-course dinner for two at award-winning Eleonore's Restaurant. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, before being seated in the luxurious surrounds of this fine establishment. Eleonore's is the formal restaurant at Chateau Yering Hotel. The dining room is grand, the furnishings luxurious, and there's a million dollar view of the wonderful gardens and hills.
Carlton's Lygon Street isn't short of Italian restaurants but you'll always find room for the brilliant cuisine of Il Gambero. The kitchen offers diners some of the best pizza and pasta the area has to offer and they've perfected their recipes over the course of 30 years in the business. The restaurant's downstairs area has a cool old-school vibe, with exposed brick walls and shelves packed with wine. Upstairs is a modern, classy affair that can be reserved for functions.
Combining imaginative Mediterranean cuisine with lavish hospitality, a world-class drink selection and luxurious surrounds, Byblos Bar and Restaurant offers some of Melbourne's best waterside dining experiences. A unique, modern Mediterranean-meets-Lebanese menu promises to be a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, while the stylish outdoor courtyard is a perfect spot to take in the views over the CBD with your dining companion.
Caffe e Cucina, an intimate Italian restaurant is a long-running success story on South Yarra's busy Chapel Street. The eatery has been around since 1988 and Melbournites depend on its presence when they're craving Nonna's kitchen. The interior is happily cramped, with big posters, awards and mementos plastered on the walls, a large and busy bar area and small tables tucked wherever possible.
The décor of this Carlton North favourite has been inspired by traditional Asian culture with artistic flourishes from calligraphy wall-paintings, to wooden screens and ornaments, yet the overarching feel is thoroughly contemporary. Russet coloured booth-style seating and wicker chairs line timber tables, and unique light fittings douse the space in a burnished glow. The private dining room is a sumptuous space with vivid red walls and vintage furnishings.