Tucked around a bend in the Yarra, near the Polly Woodside, sits Byblos, a Lebanese restaurant and bar. Tables shaded by red umbrellas line the promenade, an ideal perch for an Aperol spritzer come sunset. Indoors, the decor is more ornate: all striped banquettes, eggplant-coloured curtains and copper lanterns. The drinks list is alluring, too, with inventive cocktails such as Mint Tea Sazerac (cognac, bourbon, mint tea syrup), a bevy of local brews and a sizeable wine list that includes cabernet sauvignons from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Snacks include garlicky chicken wings, cheese-stuffed pastries and platters to share.
- 03 9614 6400
- Prices - Cocktails $15-$18, Beers $5-$14, Wines by the glass $7.50-$14
- Features - Outdoor seating
- Opening Hours - Daily 11.30am-late