July has been juicy with all of Melbourne’s best new restaurants popping up around town. If you’re a regular search and consumer in the city streets, here’s a few targets to lock and load on.
Bedford Street – 11-13 Johnston Street, Collingwood
From the guns behind Wide Open Road and Heartattack and Vine comes new cafe-cum-restaurant in Collingwood. The light interior with red booths is an all day-dining concept, wrapping up the best of Melbourne’s cafe and restaurant dining culture. Expect all the bells and whistles of both, with anything from Wide Open Road coffee beans for your flat white and fried chicken waffles, to Martinis and fried blueberry apple pie with cola ice cream.
Philippe – 115 Collins Street, Melbourne
When the words French and Michelin come into play, you know you’re in for a treat with newly opened Philippe by Philippe Mouchel. Previously operated as the Brooks venue, Philippe will be serving up some fresh starters such as oysters and charcuterie, followed by his famous rotisserie, where you can choose from chicken breast or succulent lamb shoulder. With a focus on meat, fish and vegetables, Philippe is a lighter version of your fancy French bistro.
Assembly Collingwood – 6 Robert Street, Collingwood
Expanding from it’s successful Carlton inception, Assembly has now also set up shop in Collingwood. Caffeine addicts can get their fair share of brilliant brew—in the form of either tea or coffee. Matt Forbes and Bakewell are providing the pastries, because what is an afternoon (or morning, mid morning, late morning…) cuppa without a sweet treat?
Meat & Wine Co – Como Centre, Corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, South Yarra
Set to open it’s doors on the 28th of July, the latest Meat & Wine Co will be calling the Como Centre in South Yarra, home. The paddock to plate ethos is one Meat & Wine Co proudly totes, and they’ve already proven their popularity with some of Melbourne’s best steaks. Now you can try their sizzling serves south side.
While primarily a by-subscription fitness studio, this newly opened classy work out space also offers divine dishes for those craving a post-workout snack. Focusing on blending fitness with a holistic health approach, try the tofu with passionfruit, or the winter warming and truly nourishing lentil soup. Warning – the workouts are fabulous.