Melbourne's Must Eats

Published on 12 April 2021

Photo: Chicken ramen at Supernormal

A new dining deal aims to add extra joy to coming back to work in the city – via the magical medium of lunch.

Chicken ramen and an Asahi at Supernormal. Two courses and an alfajor from Palermo. King prawn pappardelle and a local wine from The Moat. A “huge serve” of dumplings, a black vinegar salad and a beer at Shandong Mama. Tagliatelle Bolognese, wine and a coffee at Caffé e Torta. Good things at Gai Wong, fancy things at Fancy Hank’s, and more besides at Cumulus Inc, Asado, Farmer’s Daughters, Gradi, Greta, Daughter in Law, Mörk and Taxi Kitchen and another 30 venues. 

Our pals at Broadsheet and the City of Melbourne have teamed up to supercharge the city’s FOMO campaign with a raft of lunch deals, all $30, kicking off today and running to Friday 7 May. The Melbourne’s Must Eats program, says Lord Mayor Sally Capp, is a reward for returning city workers, and a welcome boost for hospitality. "Now is the perfect time to catch up with colleagues over that universal connector – a fantastic meal in a beautiful setting – and rebuild the team connection we’ve missed during COVID-19."

Tomas Telegramma, editor of Broadsheet in Melbourne says he’s "stoked" by the proposition, and singles out Supernormal’s ramen, Gradi’s pizza and the cheeseburger at Butcher’s Diner among his personal picks. "With some of the city’s best restaurants on board, it’s the perfect excuse to get out of the office."

Count us in.

Melbourne’s Must Eats, runs Monday 12 April to Friday 7 May; bookings and more details:


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