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Atlas Dining

An ambitious dining concept from 23-year old chef Charlie Carrington, Atlas Dining serves up cuisine from the country that Carrington has just visited. Evolving every four months, the daily changing tasting menus have so far tackled Vietnamese, Israeli, Korean, Mexican and Peruvian fare. Not claiming to serve the ultimate authentic dishes, the concept reflects multicultural Australia, using locally sourced ingredients with a strong dose of Carrington flare. For a more casual option, try Colours by Atlas, a spin-off that focuses on giving permanence to his greatest hits, along with a selection of street food-inspired dishes designed for speedy meals.

  • +61 398 262 621
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  • 33 Commercial Road
    South Yarra
    VIC 3141

Bar Carolina

With luxe design details like leather, brass, terrazzo and corrugated charcoal panelling, at first glance, it could very much be a case of style over substance for this South Yarrra neighbourhood restaurant. But pedigree comes in the form of restaurateur Joe Mammone, who ensures the same quality of dining at Bar Carolina as at his much-loved CBD restaurants, Il Bacaro and Sarti. Here, chef Paolo Masciopinto sends out perfectly executed Italian bistro dishes from the Josper oven. Don’t miss out on the tender braised baby goat served with broad beans and topped with salted ricotta, which can be washed down with a glass of wine from the 100-strong list featuring bottles consisting of all Italian grape varieties.

Longsong

Set within a former horse stable, soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls and original flooring sets the tone for Longsong, the much anticipated opening from chef David Moyle. And while the restaurant does pay homage to its perennially packed Thai sibling downstairs, the menu here is simple: meats and seafood on skewers as well as smoky main courses served from the only piece of cooking equipment: a wood-fire grill. The menu changes often, but if you’re lucky, the perfectly crisp pork belly served with Asian greens and roti is a treat. Enjoy with a glass from one of the kegs filled with moonshine wine.

  • +61 396 531 611
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  • Upstairs 44 Little Bourke Street
    VIC 3000

Attica

Considering it continues to grace best restaurant lists globally, its almost a given that Attica should be on your hit list when visiting Melbourne. Chef and owner, New Zealand-born Ben Shewry works his technical hand to produce exquisite dishes that use ingredients almost exclusively from the gardens at the nearby Rippon Lea Estate. And so, the menu is a journey through indigenous Australia with dishes such as the whipped emu egg served with quandong (a local fruit) along with some tongue in cheek references to local culture including a Vegemite and tomato dish. With a substantial waiting list, be sure to book in advance.

Atlas Dining

Bar Carolina

Longsong

Attica

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