With an abundance of fab views around the city, we’ve sussed the spots serving up scrumptious scenery with delicious grub. Give your peepers a screen break and treat yourself to a meal with visual ‘wow’ factor.
Feel yourself relax as you wander through the Royal Botanic Gardens towards Jardin Tan, the latest instalment from Shannon Bennett and the Vue de Monde gang. Tasty lunch offerings are best for sharing (if you can bear to part with a bite) and if you’ve a hankering to feel grass beneath your feet, grab a crusty BBQ pork Banh mi from the kiosk and find a sunny possie in the gardens.
A drink and a bite from the laidback supper menu at Siglo Bar will have you singing across the Melbourne rooftops. With a prized position atop The European and the Melbourne Supper Club, Siglo’s views over Parliament are a heavenly setting for after work drinks as the sun goes down.
Tucked below Fed Square in the historic Federation Wharf vaults is another Melbourne bluestone beauty – Pilgrim Bar. Views of the Yarra make a worthy backdrop for a menu packed with South Mediterranean goodness – we recommend the pot-roasted free range chicken served with braised leeks, toasted walnuts and preserved lemon.
Berth Restaurant & Bar
There’s no shying away from the views at Dockland’s Berth Restaurant & Bar, with floor to ceiling glass windows ensuring you don’t miss an inch of the city and waterfront outlook. Food servings are as generous as the vista, and the delectable BBQ kangaroo fillet marinated in apple cider gets our vote.
Perched on the water below the Pedestrian Bridge at Southbank, Ponyfish Island is a relaxed watering hole at one of the city’s most unique locations. If you’re looking to line your tummy while enjoying a drop, grab a Steve Zissou, Esteban or Jaguar Shark sub sandwich, served all day.
Where do you go for food with a view?