Melbourne's hottest and hippest new restaurants
When you've moved away to a different city, it's going to take some time to feel fully settled in. There are so many little things to get re-acquainted with, from where the nearest post shop is to finding the best place to get your hair cut.
As it happens, food is one of the best ways to orientate yourself in a new city. It might take a while to weed out the great restaurants from the average ones, but once you've found your favourite spots you'll be well on your way to feeling more like a local.
There's nothing stopping you from exploring your city's best and brightest dining establishments, so grab a few friends and challenge yourselves to visiting a new restaurant every weekend!
With Live@Mantra, it's easy to make your way around the city. There are plenty of long term accommodation options in convenient central-city locations such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
If you're wondering what to do in Melbourne for lunch or dinner, here are a few places sure to tempt your appetite.
"Food is one of the best ways to orientate yourself in a new city. It might take a while to weed out the great restaurants from the average ones, but once you've found your favourite spots you'll be well on your way to feeling more like a local."
Winner of the 'Best New Restaurant' title at the Time Out Food Awards this year, Brooks is quickly becoming a Melbourne hotspot.
Here you can find seasonal dishes such as duck with cumquats, carrot, caramelised milk skin and dried blueberry or tender wagyu beef with potatoes, artichoke puree and chicory - all washed down with an extensive wine list.
Named as one of the 10 hottest new Melbourne restaurants by The Age Good Food Guide, Saint Crispin features inspiring flavours and delicious dishes, created with care by chefs Scott Pickett and Joe Grbac.
Enjoy John Dory with octopus, celeriac and chickpeas or Greenvale pork with heirloom carrot, curried raisin and saffron. For dessert, try the blood orange parfait with white lemon yoghurt and mandarin.
Featuring Indian food like you've never experienced before, Tonka is another restaurant endorsed by The Age Good Food Guide and steered by Executive Chef Adam D'Sylva and Head Chef Michael Smith.
The chefs pride themselves on producing modern Indian food and this vision comes through in their menu. Dishes such as soft-shell crab pakora with pickled cucumber, lemon, chilli and mint and Rajasthani duck with cucumber, mint and buffalo milk curd are sure to delight the taste-buds.