Winter is finally here! And although it’s too cold for a night out, we are welcoming the comfort food season with our top 5 Melbourne eateries:
- Goon Korean BBQ in Collingwood
What better way to escape Collingwood’s winter chill than dining at a Korean BBQ restaurant? Located on Smith Street, Goon Korean BBQ provides a comfy barbecue atmosphere that is known for serving not only authentic flavours but healthy and delicious Korean cuisine. If you’re out with a couple of mates, help yourselves to the Goon BBQ Set for 4 which includes marinated LA beef galbi, pork belly, beef bulgogi and an assortment of traditional side dishes like kimchi. If you’re after something a little more hearty, we recommend their army stew pot or Korean cheese egg shin ramen.
- Men-Tei Ramen in Malvern
If you’re in the mood for something casual, a hot bowl of ramen can really hit the spot Capturing the essence of Japan and, Men-Tei’s signature broth tells a story about Chef Jason Lim’s obsession with ramen. We recommend going for the Me-Tei Ramen topped with pork, egg, seafood and vegetables with ramen noodle soup. For a vegetarian option, try their Yasai ramen with an assortment of vegetables and noodles served in miso soup
- St. Luja in St Kilda
If you’re looking for a fun yet cosy night out with your friends, St Kilda’s offering of indulgence can be found at St. Luja. Known as a stylish and sensationally quirky bar and restaurant, St. Luja has a hearty a la carte menu that combines comfort food with creativity. For meat eaters, we suggest trying the 12-hour slow cooked brisket with chipotle mash. For vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free diners, the zucchini pasta with cherry tomatoes is divine. If you’re just grazing, we recommend a Share Board for 2 which includes spicy chicken wings, chilli and lime calamari, mac and cheese croquettes and charred corn and slaw.
- Hofbrauhaus in Collingwood
For those looking for a food coma, Hofbrauhaus is the answer to your comfort food needs. Located in a dark and woody tavern nestled on the streets of Market Lane, expect to transport yourself to Germany or at least back to many Oktoberfest parties. With friendly staff, all dressed up in lederhosen and live music playing, enjoy classic German dishes like golden schnitzels, crispy pork knuckles, bratwurst and sauerkraut and be sure to wash it all down with a pint of Bavarian beer.
- Bistro du Peuple in Melbourne
For a cosy romantic night out, Bistro du Peuple is a charming venue with an intimate setting. Found in Bligh Place, it’s a hidden treasure trove with kick-ass Mauritian food and drinks and cheerful vibes. Perfect for date night in winter, enjoy cheesy Mac Bombs and home-made winter dishes like their signature Halim soup, Masala Duck Curry and roasted winter vegetables.