Everyone likes a night out at a nice restaurant but the question is always where to go. It’s easier if you are by yourself or with a partner or a couple of people, but the choices can get difficult when there are a group of people with different tastes and preferences. Listed below are some of the best restaurants in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne that might satisfy everyone’s culinary needs.
Sumalee – Bentleigh
This charming Thai restaurant is owned and run by a family who absolutely knows their stuff. Authentic food is what they serve and at a reasonable price too. The classic Tom Yam Soup is always available as well as classic Thai favorites including Green Chicken Curry and Pad Thai. The veggie spring rolls for an entrée are a must-have as well as the likes of green papaya salad and lemon lime fish. Sublime is the only way to describe the food. If you have never been to Thailand to experience the food, then don’t worry Sumalee has you covered.
Falafel Omisi – Caulfield
If you want some of the best of middle eastern food, then go no further than Falafel Omisi. They provide a wide range of delectable meals that cater to even the most stringent of dietary requirements. The venue is vegetarian and vegan friendly, as well as serving kosher and gluten-free foods. They are open for lunch and dinner and their menu speaks for itself. There are many places around Melbourne where you can get middle eastern cuisine but Falafel Omisi is a cut above the rest when it comes to service and value for money.
Betty’s Burgers – Caulfield
With several locations dotted around Melbourne, there is sure to be a Betty’s Burgers near you. They have some of the best burgers in town and cater to almost everyone. What better place to discuss the upcoming races and the 2022 Caulfield Stakes odds with your mates over some delicious burgers and onion rings, perhaps followed up by some lamington ice cream and downed with a cider or thick shake. The venues are also family-friendly with a kid’s menu for the little ones. This is a highly recommended restaurant by anyone who has dined there and is well worth checking out if you want some good old-fashioned American-style burgers.
The Firehouse – Ringwood
Established in 1929, when it comes to smoked food, the Firehouse is the place for you. Like most of the restaurants on this list, it has a wide variety of food that caters to everyone from hard-core carnivores to vegetarians, and people with allergies. It is primarily a place for the meat-eaters among us, however, and there is no shortage of options. They have delicious BBQ steaks, crispy pork belly, oysters, and fish on the menu, to name just a few things. It is located in a convenient location with ample parking nearby the venue and is just a 25-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
Each of these restaurants is great in its own right so there are plenty of options to choose from for a nice time out with friends and family. Melbourne is a melting pot of all different communities and the city is lucky to have a huge variety of cuisine on offer. Whether you’re out for a day at the races, or just looking for a new place to enjoy with friends and family, the eastern suburbs of Melbourne has some wonderful options.