It’s no secret that Melbourne’s vibrant dining scene is one of the best in the country. Every corner is dotted with restaurants and cafes that offer amazing dishes inspired by cultures from all over the world. Whether you’re after Italian, Asian fusion, Mexican or modern Australian cuisine, you are sure to find something to satisfy your cravings. Luckily, Batman’s Hill on Collins is perfectly situated close to some of Melbourne’s best dining destinations.
Read on and prepare for your taste buds to be tantalised by scrumptious bites from the top restaurants in and around Collins Street.
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With an exciting menu and interior fit-out paying tribute to your traditional Mexico City restaurants, Mamasita is Melbourne’s first proper Taqueria. Indulge in their gourmet cocktails and tacos whilst looking out the grand old windows onto one of Melbourne’s highly desired locations, Collins Street.
Where: Level 1 / 11 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Open: Monday-Thursday & Saturday 5pm -till late, Friday 12pm – till late, Sunday 6pm – till late
Phone: (03) 9650 3821
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Situated at the quiet end of Collins Street Laneway, Makan truly embodies the traditional Indonesian dining experience with many share plates made to be eaten with your hands. The concrete, glass and neon lighting make for an inviting and romantic setting, perfect for your next date night!
Where: 360 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Open: for Lunch Monday to Saturday from 11am – 3pm, and Dinner from 5.30pm – 10pm Wednesday to Saturday
Phone: (03) 9642 3109
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Be transported to the tropics at Uncle, featuring treetop views, cane furniture and vibrant lighting. Serving a long list of local wine and beer and a menu that boasts a modern take on Vietnamese cuisine, Uncle is a local favourite for a good reason! Their pho is fresh, vibrant, and modern without taking away from the classic flavours we all know and love. A definite must-try.
Where: Level 1 / 15 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Open: Monday-Friday 12pm-11pm, closed on weekends
Phone: (03) 9654 0829
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The buzzing underground bistro of Il Solito Posto serves as one of Melbourne’s most renowned Italian restaurants that understand the true power of simplicity. The warm and humble furnishings make for an inviting atmosphere. Made with lots of love and only the freshest produce, their dishes will take you on a journey to the Italian countryside. Try their Tagliatelle al Natano, fresh roast capsicum with olives, basil, and ricotta, and Caciucco, a Tuscan style seafood stew with saffron and cannellini beans.
Where: Basement / 113 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 (entry via George Parade)
Open: Monday – Friday 7:30am-11pm, Saturday 9am – late, closed Sunday
Phone: (03) 9654 4466
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This underground basement venue is well-known as the local favourite in Collins Street. Harley House specialises in Latin American style food and boasts an extensive list of cocktails that are the epitome of thoughtful creation. Their industrial fit-out and unique collection of contemporary art installations add to their vibrant and buzzing atmosphere.
Where: Basement / 71 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 (entry via Strachan Lane)
Open: Tuesday 4pm-12am, Wednesday – Friday 12pm-12am, Saturday 3pm- 12am, closed Sunday & Monday
Phone: (03) 9663 8333
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Located near Collins Street, this funky three-level venue serves up an adventurous and bold breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that is bursting with flavour, typical of Thai cuisine. Enjoy Magic Mountain Saloon’s great selection of on-tap beers or try their refreshing spritzers, perfect for beating the summer heat.
Where: 62 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Open: Monday-Friday 12pm – till late, Saturday-Sunday 10am- till late
Phone: (03) 9078 0078
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Tucked away at the top end of Little Collins Street – located near the iconic Collins Street – Bar Lourinhã has a long-standing reign as one of Melbourne’s best kept secret restaurants. Their wall art flaunts a bric-a-brac feel with many small paintings and unique collectable items that are reminiscent of European travels across Italy, Spain and Greece. Their frequently changing menu offers everything from share plates to larger rationed meals that are served with true Iberian-flair.
Where: 37 Little Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Open: Monday-Thursday 12pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-1pm, closed Sunday
Phone: (03) 9078 0078
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Craving a big juicy steak? Meatmaiden has a spot just for you! The butcher-themed artwork, mood lighting, dry-age hanging meat cabinet and large butcher scales as a centerpiece all combine to create the perfect venue to sample some of Australia’s finest meats. Pair your meal with their selection of quality beers on tap, wine or spirits. Whatever your tipple is, Meatmaiden has got you covered.
Where: Basement / 195 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Open: Monday-Saturday 12pm-3pm (lunch) & 5pm-till late (dinner), closed Sunday
Phone: (03) 9078 7747
Whether you’re a certified foodie or simply looking to spend some time with friends over dinner, Batman’s Hill On Collins is the perfect spot to experience some of Melbourne’s most coveted culinary destinations. Start your gastronomic journey of Melbourne and book your stay with us today!