Foodie’s guide to Victoria

by Elisa Parry

Spring has well and truly sprung, which means it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a night out to enjoy some fine dining. There are so many great places to indulge your inner foodie in the city, but if you’re looking for something extra special, like a hatted restaurant for example, you could always take a mini break to the Yarra Valley or Southern Grampians. Here are 7 tantalising experiences to indulge your taste buds.

Foodie’s guide to Victoria

Rice Paper Sister

Occasion: Birthday dinner.
Vibe: Located in Melbourne’s iconic Hardware Lane, be prepared for a South East Asian inspired feast served share-style. This is a Chef’s menu experience, so your meal is a selection of executive chef Ross Megnaye’s favourite dishes.

Foodie’s guide to Victoria

Rice Paper Scissors

Occasion: Day date.
Vibe: Similar name and vibe to the Rice Paper Sister, only this option is perfect for those who like to choose their own adventure rather than a set menu. Pick five dishes, and wash it down with a cocktail each.

Foodie’s guide to Victoria

Araliya St Kilda

Occasion: Special celebration.
Vibe: This experience is perfect for a special birthday or anniversary dinner. Prepare for a Chef’s selection of eight courses (share plate style) of modern Sri Lankan dishes. You certainly won’t leave hungry. And don’t forget to leave room for dessert!

Foodie’s guide to Victoria

Green Olive

Occasion: Lunch with the folks.
Vibe: Relaxed, casual and delicious dining. Head down to the Mornington Peninsula to enjoy a range of farm grown tapas accompanied with a glass of Kelpie Bridge wine. Be sure to plan enough time to take a tour of the grounds after dessert!

Foodie’s guide to Victoria

Zonzo Estate

Occasion: Weekend adventure.
Vibe: Feast on delicious Italian food while enjoying a stunning view of the Yarra Valley including 45 acres of vines. You can expect share-style cuisine including antipasto, arancini, wood-fired pizza, roast lamb and salad. Our tip? Don’t wear your tight jeans…

Foodie’s guide to Victoria


Occasion: Proposal.
Vibe: Planning on popping the question or looking for a truly unique experience to celebrate a milestone moment? Just want to feel like a VIP? Make a grand gesture with a helicopter flight to the Yarra Valley followed by a three-course grazing lunch at Ezard.

Foodie’s guide to Victoria


Occasion: Anniversary.
Vibe: Whisk your loved one away for a night in the Grampians National Park. Check in to your luxurious Deluxe Mountain View room before experiencing a world-class dining experience at Wickens including a five-course degustation dinner. This is the ultimate luxury night away.

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