A good lunch is a beautiful, and underrated, thing. It’s a cheeky time-out in the middle of the day. A break from the grind. This Good Food Month, don’t wait for the sun to fall before tucking into some of the city’s most incredible nosh – head out during the day and spend an hour or two over a great lunch.
Here’s our round-up of the best lunches you can indulge in for Good Food Month, supported by City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government.
Don’t forget to use your Melbourne Money too – the City of Melbourne’s dining initiative in partnership with the Victorian Government where you can claim a 20% rebate on the total food and drink bill (when you spend between $50 and $500 inc. GST in Melbourne restaurants, cafes and bars).*
Rockpool Bar & Grill | David Blackmore Wagyu Burger Lunch
Hatted institution Rockpool Bar & Grill knows meat. They’re THE best in the business – not just for their technical brilliance of cooking every cut and grade you can imagine, but for the quality of produce they can get. Building on decades’ worth of relationships, Rockpool Bar & Grill have access to the top tier farmers in the country. So when they want to do a classic beef burger for lunch for Good Food Month, they get Wagyu. But not just any Wagyu, possibly one of the finest in the world, produced by ‘Mr Wagyu’ himself – David Blackmore.
Grab a table today at Rockpool Bar & Grill and enjoy a mouth-watering David Blackmore Wagyu burger AND a beer or glass of wine for just $20 per person. This is a phenomenal offer so get it while you can. The David Blackmore Wagyu Burger Lunch is available in the bar only and no bookings are required.
12:00pm – 10:00pm, daily throughout June. Located in Crown Towers Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank. $20 per person.
Yagiz | Friday Long Lunch
TGIF – but make it modern Turkish. This is your last opportunity to enjoy the Friday Long Lunch from Yagiz, held on Friday, June 25. The stunning South Yarra restaurant will be serving up a special lunch menu showcasing chef-patron Murat Ovaz’s signature modern twist on authentic Turkish cuisine.
Warm and hospitable, Yagiz is a treasure of Melbourne. Take a couple of hours out of your day to enjoy their menu which nods at tradition, and smiles at contemporary technique. This offer is priced at just $45 for entree, main, dessert and a glass of Turkish wine.
Rice Paper Scissors | Battle of the Bao: Sucking Pig V Tempura Eggplant
Bao chicka bao wow! Fancy a little something on the side? Order the lunchtime banquet for two or more from the legends at Rice Paper Scissors and you’ll receive a free suckling pig bun or tempura eggplant bun per person. Now that’s what Good Food month is all a-bao-t….
Grab your free bun Monday to Friday throughout June! 11:30am – 2:30pm. 15 Hardware Lane, Melbourne.
Bar Lourinha | Let’s Do Lunch
For fifteen years, hatted fave Bar Lourinha has been warming the cockles of Melbournians’ hearts with their vibrant and fresh Mediterranean food, loveable bric-a-brac dotted walls and their cracking international wine list. For Good Food Month, Bar Lourinha is giving us come-hither eyes with its special lunch offer; tapas, two raciones and a glass of wine for only $45 per person. Do yourself a solid and book yourself into Bar Lourinha and enjoy this delicious Portuguese and Spanish lunch created by the one and only, chef Matt McConnell.
11:00am – 2:00pm, throughout June. 37 Little Collins St, Melbourne. $45 per person.
Maha | Let’s Do Lunch
When Shane Delia’s not on his SBS cooking shows Spice Journey and Recipe For Life, or creating a culinary masterpiece on Masterchef, he’s making Melbournians happy at one of his iconic Melbourne restaurants, including the hatted Maha. Maha has led the charge for excellence in Middle Eastern-inspired cooking in the country – with the awards to prove it. For Good Food Month, Maha invites you to experience a two-course feast, served with a glass of wine (plus tea and coffee) for just $45 per person. Treat yourself to this great offer at Maha during June and discover why Delia is one of Australia’s favourite restaurateurs.
12:00pm – 3:00pm, weekdays throughout June. 21 Bond St, Melbourne VIC 3000. $45 per person.
Matilda | Let’s Do Lunch
If you haven’t been to Scott Pickett’s hatted South Yarra’s earthy and moody stunner, Matilda, this is your chance. There’s never been a better time to be wowed by Pickett’s perfection – from plate to presentation. You’re invited to join the talented team at Matilda every Friday during June for their special Let’s Do Lunch offer for Good Food Month; enjoy house dry-aged Milla Farm duck with a glass of Bannockburn pinot noir for just $45 per person. Warming and delicious, this is the perfect way to ease into Melbourne’s cooler weather.
12:00pm – 3:00pm, Fridays throughout June. 159 Domain Rd, South Yarra. $45 per person.
Feeling the need for a long lunch yet? We hope so. With so many incredible food offerings on for Good Food Month, you’re guaranteed to find a midday treat that will feed your soul as well as your stomach. A good lunch is a sacred thing so whether you’re dining solo, out with friends, conferencing with colleagues, hit up Melbourne’s most delicious diners this June.
To have a look at everything on for Good Food Month this June in Melbourne, just click here.
*The City of Melbourne’s dining initiative in partnership with the Victorian Government called Melbourne Money. The goal is to bring foodies back into the city for Melbourne’s world-famous dining – and to support our beloved hospitality sector. When you spend between $50 and $500 (inc. GST) in Melbourne restaurants, cafes and bars, you can claim a 20% rebate on the total food and drink bill. But be quick – the offer will be on a first-in-first-served basis until the government’s allocated funds are exhausted. The rebate is available across the City of Melbourne municipality including Southbank, Chinatown, Lygon Street, Docklands, North Melbourne and Kensington and at hospitality venues within sporting, arts and theatre precincts.
Find out what else is happening around the City of Melbourne here.