Rich, creamy and carby – what’s better than perfectly crusty mac ‘n cheese? For some of Melbourne’s best, head to one of these fine cheesy diners.
A bisque fancy
You’ll need to be saved from Meatmaiden’s lobster mac ‘n cheese. Hitting the table topped with plump pieces of lobster, the mac ‘n cheese oozes with a five-cheese béchamel sauce. Order a few for the table, to prevent all out cheese wars.
The famous mac
Melbourne’s reigning mac ‘n cheese king, enjoying the mac ‘n cheese at Rockpool Bar & Grill is practically a rite of passage. Cooked with smoky speck and served sizzling, each delicately prepared piece of pasta almost seems coated in crusty topping.
Deep fried gems
Home of the deep fried and over-the-top burgers, Grand Trailer Park Taverna’s mac ‘n cheese croquettes are un-brie-able. Feeling game? Try the Francis Underwood – a burger with a mac ‘n cheese croquette wedged into the middle.
The royal treatment
Mac ‘n cheese is fit for a king at Royal Stacks. The ‘king’ burger comes with a beef patty, tomato, butter lettuce, sauces and a mac ‘n cheese croquette. If you’d rather order it on the side, the handmade goodies are available individually. Potato gems and fries can also be coated in cheese, because why not?
An everlasting couple, fried chicken at Belleville requires a side of mac ‘n cheese. The ‘fat mac’ is a combination of three cheese, bacon jam, cheezels and bacon crumbs. The truffle lobster mac ‘n cheese bombs are served with Japanese mustard and bacon jam.