The keto dining guide to Melbourne

If you’re on the keto train, you know how hard it can be to eat out. Here’s a list of keto-friendly spots in Melbourne to make that strict diet regime a little bit easier.

Stalactites, CBD

Greek food is an excellent keto-friendly option. Stick to low-carb meaty options at Stalactites for an easy meal that fits your guidelines. Start with some dips paired with saganaki or the feta cheese and olives. Then have your fill of protein options from the grill, just cut out the chips and opt for a Greek salad instead. Yum!

A plate of Greek meat being handed across a restaurant table

Stalactites

Betty’s Burgers, CBD

If you’ve been craving a burger, but know it’s not keto-friendly, then Betty’s has the naked burger for you. Order their famous Bare Betty for $10, and you’ll get a keto Angus beef burger with all the trimmings. How? They wrap it in uber low-carb lettuce! An excellent on-the-run choice for the keto connoisseur.

Mr Crackles

From looks alone, this late-night diner might go undetected by keto eaters. But take a second look next time you walk by this pork loaded paradise. Low-carb lovers can load up on Mr Crackles‘ fresh slaw topped high with protein-packed pork. Don’t want to make friends with salad? Skip the veggies and order ‘just the meat’ in 100 gram increments.

Crispy pork belly on a bed of salad on a wooden table

Pork slaw at Mr Crackles

Entrecote, South Yarra

This chic steak house is one of the best French bistros in Melbourne. And thankfully, it’s also very keto-friendly. Entrecote offers plenty of classic low-carb French options like escargot, steak tartare and quail. For those after something a little more substantial, try the beef fillet (hold the fries).

San Telmo, CBD

Meat-heavy and carb-light, Argentinean is another excellent choice for keto heads. The excellent San Telmo in Meyers Place delivers plenty of keto-friendly menu options. Think snapper or cobia ceviche, delicious cured meat platters, and a chargrilled cuttlefish. The real winner here is the grill, just choose your meaty poison and settle in for the night.

A rare steak sliced on an angle on a black plate

San Telmo

Agraba, North Melbourne

Lebanese food can be very keto-friendly when it comes to protein options, and Agraba is no exception. This mezze restaurant in North Melbourne delivers authentic Lebanese with a side of great tunes. BYO vinyl, and if they dig it, they’ll spin it! Choose from heaps of options like the shanklish or halloumi, then stay a little longer for the delicious skewers.

Miss Chu, CBD

Traditionally, Vietnamese is a difficult cuisine to negotiate when you’re on a keto diet. At Miss Chu you can substitute vermicelli noodles in any dish for a low carb option called Shirataki noodles. Shirataki are gelatinous noodles made from a konjak yam root. They’re known as ‘miracle noodles’ because they contain zero carbs – yes, you heard that right, ZERO!

Steakhouse Grill 66

More meat awaits at Steakhouse Grill 66. Situated on the sparkling Newquay Promenade, you can meet your keto needs with oysters, cheese and grass fed Angus beef.  It’s also the perfect spot for group dining when there’s a mix of dietary requirements. Tuck in to gluten-free options, seafood, kid’s specials and vego dishes to boot all night long.

A rare steak chopped into slices on a wooden board

Steakhouse Grill 66 is the spot for meat-eating keto fiends