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Big windows, a red vaulted ceiling and white floorboards give French Saloon a timeless quality.
Good Food hat15.5/20

A hearty welcome back to one of our all-time Melbourne favourites, French Saloon

Operating as an events space since 2021, this distinctly Melbourne restaurant is back, and it’s as good as ever.

  • Besha Rodell
Go-to dish: Half chicken with pickles, condiments and Lebanese bread.

The cult charcoal chook is only part of the story at Chapel Street’s shiny Sydney import Henrietta

The best advice for anyone heading to this glam modern Middle Eastern restaurant is to take your mates: the bigger the army, the better.

  • Larissa Dubecki
Commis is Collingwood’s new walk-in wine bar.

Collingwood’s new walk-in wine bar Commis is like a warm hug

Geralds Bar alumni bring generosity and hospitality to this warm and wonderful wine salon on Johnston Street.

  • Dani Valent
Go-to dish: Spring rolls.

An old Victoria Street Vietnamese favourite springs back

Thy Thy Counter and Canteen is the latest iteration of a much-loved Viet-Naarm institution.

  • Dani Valent
Xiao long bao are made in-store.

It’s a shop, a restaurant, a phenomenon: You could easily spend half a day at Asian megastore Foodle

Highpoint’s new supermarket-sized Asian grocer includes live seafood tanks, a premium butcher, sushi counter and oyster bar, Chinese barbecue restaurant, bakery, dumpling factory and canteen-style dining hall.

  • Dani Valent
Dark walls and light fixtures made from fencing wire create a masculine aesthetic at La Luna.

Icon review: Melburnians are obsessed with new restaurants, but 25-year-old La Luna shows we should value consistency, too

In a city enamoured with newness, this Carlton North stayer has a timeless quality that commands respect.

  • Besha Rodell
Karen Martini at her all-day eatery Hero at ACMI.

Good Food reader lunch with Karen Martini at Hero

Enjoy a Sunday feast and a Q&A with the celebrated chef at her hatted Melbourne restaurant.

  • Good Food
The Great Australian Bake Off judge Rachel Khoo.

Rachel Khoo reveals her favourite places to eat in Paris, Stockholm and Melbourne

The Great Australian Bake Off judge on why butter makes everything - including her go-to Swedish buns - better.

  • Jane Rocca
Composite image of comedy trio Sooshi Mango and the interior of their Carlton restaurant Johnny Vince & Sam’s.

We join the queue for Sooshi Mango’s ‘baffling’ Italian restaurant, Johnny, Vince & Sam’s

The comedy group’s nostalgic restaurant conjures the immigrant Italian/Greek suburban home with affectionate accuracy.

  • Besha Rodell
Smoky pineapple pizza.

Is it OK to put pineapple on pizza? If it’s Roccella’s smoky spin, yes

The version at this East Melbourne Italian restaurant is a sweet-salty-sour-smoky argument-stopper.

  • Dani Valent