Whether you’re looking for a local or exploring some new turf, there’s most likely a cheap and cheerful lunch around the corner with Restaurant Express supported by OpenTable.
We’ve pulled together a few choice tables to tempt you whichever corner of Melbourne you’re in.
Under the watchful eye of hospitality legend Angie Giannakodakis, this Carlton eatery does everything right. The service is impeccable, but relaxed. The food is a perfectly executed mix of Greek, French and English influenced dishes. The wine list is refreshingly brief, but filled with natural process and lesser-known drops – you might just discover a new favourite.
Lunch with a view? This waterfront casual diner in St Kilda looks out over Port Phillip Bay and there’s plenty of oceanic inspiration to be found in the menu. Seafood is a must this close to the beach, but there’s something for everyone.
An anomaly in a strip of Asian eateries in Glen Waverly, this moody little Hispanic restaurant has made a name for itself. Narrow and romantically-lit, it’s the perfect place to hide away and sample plates of smoky barbecued meats, almost-Americana specialties like Wagyu sliders, and maybe a little peanut butter cheesecake for dessert.
Pumping out glorious spit roasted chicken in a revamped pub is George Calombaris’ gift to the west. This Williamstown Hellenic gem does big, fat Mesopotamian flavours justice. Perfectly charcoaled meats, puffy plates of pita, and amped up favourites like squeaky saganaki and George’s famous creamy white tarama dip – they’re all here and begging to be devoured. The wine list features some drops straight from the Cyclades and the service is slick but friendly.
Visit the Restaurant Express page to book a table via OpenTable