124 Brunswick Road, Brunswick, VI, AU, 3056

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    »Thaina Palace

    Located somewhat incongruously on the largely Arabic and Turkish Sydney Road strip, the Thaina Palace restaurant serves a range of Asian cuisine. The decor is simple and, as with many of the other establishments in this neighborhood, the prices are very reasonable. Dishes include a grilled chicken dish with a spicy chili sauce, prawns with cucumber, lemon juice, spring onion and chili or green salad with chopped boiled egg and peanut.

    154 Sydney Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3056

    »Village Curry House

    Village Curry House is a no-frills eatery that is popular with the local Sri Lankan immigrant community due to its cheap, authentic cuisine. Sit and wait at one of the Formica tables and listen to the Tamil pop music blasting out of the kitchen, as the chefs prepare a range of delicious curries and seafood dishes. Like Southern Indian food, Sri Lankan food uses ingredients like coconut milk, rice, fresh fish and lots of spices.

    144 Sydney Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3056

    »The Cornish Arms

    The Cornish Arms is a laid-back bar that makes for an ideal evening spot with friends. You can groove to the cool tunes or be all by yourself at the lounge. Live music and DJ sessions further add to the experience.

    163A Sydney Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3056

    »La Paella

    La Paella serves the best homely food, cooked using traditional herbs, spices, nuts and fruits. The preparation of the Moroccan cuisine involves the use of aromatic orange blossoms and rose water. If you do visit here, don't leave without tasting the chef's specialty, meat cooked slowly in an earthen pot! The atmosphere at La Paella is very relaxed. You can enjoy a courtyard dinner in the Royal Moroccan tent, decorated with hanging handmade lanterns. The menu is moderately priced and the service is great.

    217 Sydney Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3056


    While this area of Brunswick is best known for Middle Eastern cuisine, Rosario's offers a traditional Italian menu. With exposed brick walls, polished wooden floors, white tablecloths and traditionally uniformed waiters, Rosario's is rather more formal than many of the restaurants along Sydney Road.Classic Italian cuisine like roast chicken with capsicum and lemon and leek sauce, calamari, carpaccio and pasta is very famous out here. Call ahead for more details.

    246 Sydney Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3056

    »Saigon City Restaurant

    If you feel like indulging in some inexpensive Vietnamese cuisine, but do not want to travel to the "Little Saigon" strip of Victoria Street, Richmond, the Saigon City Restaurant could be for you. Located in Brunswick, close to the city, it offers an eat in option or fast home delivery.

    359 Sydney Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3056

    »Woodstock Café

    Woodstock's loyal local customer base do not even know other Italian restaurants exist in Melbourne! The decor is typical of traditional pizza restaurants, with the only surprise being a couple of vintage cars parked in the dining area. You come to Woodstock for the renowned quality of its traditional Italian fare. There are a couple of interesting pastas on the menu, including a four cheese sauce and a marinated zucchini sauce. But essentially you know exactly what you are going to get right down to the gelati. Lively, responsive staff add to the atmosphere. 

    612 Nicholson Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3068

    »The Rathdowne Street Food Store

    Set amongst rows of Victorian terrace houses, this vine-covered establishment is popular with locals for its fine food and takeaways. The tables are small and have a view into the kitchen, creating an atmosphere at once reminiscent of a cafeteria and the home kitchen of a professional chef. The menu changes seasonally but will always include many tempting dishes, such as lamb curry, risottos and creative salads (AUD10-AUD16.90). If you are passing by, drop in for a coffee and muffin (AUD2.75) or freshly made sandwich (AUD5.50). The weekend brunch menu is very popular with locals.

    617 Rathdowne Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3054

    »Moroccan Soup Bar

    Tables are crammed, decor is demure and exotic, and service is friendly but Moroccan Soup Bar recreates a Middle Eastern feel in the inner-city suburb. This popular eatery is really one of a kind in the city. It relies on a traditional verbal menu and is unlicensed. All dishes are vegetarian with a heavy leaning towards lentils, chickpeas and beans of all different types. After your welcome cup of mint tea, choose from either soups or main courses. A good starter dish is the platter for two, giving you a sample of tastes. They keep changing their menu, so you will never get bored of the place no matter how much you frequent it. Call ahead for more details.

    183 St Georges Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3068

    »Red Olive

    Italian cuisine is here to stay and leading the way for restaurants in this category is the charming Red Olive. The eatery oozes style and elegance. The ambiance, replete with bright hand painted mosaics only accentuates the experience. Savor the pizzas with generous toppings made in the traditional wood fire oven. Or try the Assaggi, a combination platter of all their appetizers. You can't go wrong with the salads and pastas as well. Red Olive stocks a good collection of vintage wines and they also have a private dining room, ideal for large groups and functions.

    213 Saint Georges Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3068

    »Chin Chin's at Koto Moon

    Fast, frenetic and tasty to the max, Chin Chin's has been the noodle bar of Lygon Street for years. The owners recently expanded up Rathdowne Street to the equally delicious Chin Chin's at Koto Moon. This is the place to go if you are craving for some nice Chinese food.

    647 Rathdowne Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3053


    You will not be disappointed by any aspect of an evening at Matteo's. It is first class dining fit for kings and queens. Contemporary meets traditional is the restaurant ambiance. Tables are draped in white cloths and waiters are elegantly attired in black and white. Massive floral displays abound throughout the dining area. Fully licensed to complement the dishes, Matteo's menu is broad and impressive. Dishes include the popular twice cooked Barossa Muscovy duck breast, along with entrees featuring creative spins with lamb and venison. Plus, there is an extravagant menu for vegetarians.

    533 Brunswick Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3068
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