Which Melbourne bars and restaurants are opening from June 2020?

Remember restaurants? They're back, including Chin Chin Melbourne.
Remember restaurants? They're back, including Chin Chin Melbourne. Photo: Eddie Jim

Can't wait to bust out of lockdown and visit your favourite bar or restaurant, Melbourne? Here's where to go.


Open June 2. Tuesday-Saturday nights from 5pm. Two set menus: $55 for three courses, $75 for five courses. Paella included in both set menus. Wine matches and drink packages available. 

Sink into a banquette at Bar Lourinha.
Sink into a banquette at Bar Lourinha.  Photo: Joe Armao

197 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, anada.com.au

Australian Venue Co venues: The Imperial, The Auburn Hotel (Hawthorn), Middle Park Hotel, Prince Alfred Hotel (Richmond) and College Lawn Hotel (Prahran).

Open first week of June. AVC is launching a pub takeover package – 20 friends and family with the whole pub to themselves. Customers can take over their local for $50 per person, including exclusive use of the space for two hours, two house drinks and a classic pub main each (parmas, burgers and salads etc). 

Bar Liberty, Fitzroy.
Bar Liberty, Fitzroy. Photo: Simon Schluter


Baby Pizza

Open June 4. Friday-Sunday lunch from noon. Monday-Sunday dinner from 5pm. Lunch 90-minute seating times (bookings and walk-ins available). Dinner 90-minute seating times (bookings only, minimum $66 per person spend). ;


631-663 Church Street, Richmond, babypizza.com.au

Bar Carolina

Open June 1. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The venue will offer a curated menu of favourite dishes plus takeaway and pantry items via its website. Bookings essential.

Di Stasio Citta.
Di Stasio Citta. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui

44 Toorak Road, South Yarra, barcarolina.com.au

Bar Liberty

Open first week of June. $65 per person set menu ($50 Sundays).

Dumplings from HuTong.
Dumplings from HuTong. Photo: Bonnie Savage

234 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, barliberty.com

Bar Lourinha

Open June 3.

Yarra Valley winery and restaurant Innocent Bystander.
Yarra Valley winery and restaurant Innocent Bystander. Photo: Supplied

37 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, barlourinha.com.au

Boilermaker House

Open June 5. Fridays and Saturdays. Tables must order food platters. Bookings recommended.

209-211 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, boilermakerhouse.com.au


Open June 3. Monday-Thursday from 5pm; Friday-Sunday noon until late. Two set menus: $45 for three courses, $70 for five courses. Wine matches and drink packages available. Rooftop available for small or large bookings.

103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, bombabar.com.au

Builders Arms

Open June 1. 

211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, buildersarmshotel.com.au

Chin Chin Melbourne

Open June 1. Monday-Sunday lunch from 11am-4pm; Monday-Sunday dinner from 5pm. Lunch 60-minute seating times with minimum spend $45 per person. Dinner 90-minute seating times with minimum spend $88. Takeaway packs available Friday-Sunday. Bookings online.

125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, chinchin.melbourne

Di Stasio Citta

Open June 1. From 11.30am until late daily.

45 Spring Street, Melbourne, distasio.com.au/citta


Open June 5. Friday and Saturday nights. Try a progressive menu of Euro fare for $75 per person, payable in advance (bookings online). Sunday roast lunches are back at $50 per person for food, payable in advance.

49 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, epocha.com.au


Open June 4. Set menu for $65 with a menu from Bar Margaux chef Daniel Southern. Welcome drink and Bartender's choice cocktail.

Level 1/150-156 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, theeverleigh.com

Hutong Dumpling

Prahran store open June 1, city store open June 8.  

14-16 Market Lane, Melbourne, hutong.com.au

Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya, Fitzroy & Ichi Ni Izakaya, St Kilda

Open June 1. Dinner daily. New a la carte and set menu, including sushi and sashimi platter, soft shell crab burgers, prawns tossed in signature Japanese mayo and more.

127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, ichininana.com.au; 12 The Esplanade, St Kilda, ichini.com.au

Innocent Bystander

Open June 3. Lunch and dinner.

316-334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, innocentbystander.com.au


Open from June 5.

199 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, ishrestaurant.com.au


Open June 5. Monday-Sunday dinner from 5pm. Minimum spend of $95 per person, required at time of booking. Kisumé Omokase at the Sushi Counter available by request. Email venues@lucas.online to enquire. Takeaway available.

175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, kisume.com.au

Maha East and Maha Bar

Open July.

36 Chapel Street, Windsor, mahaeast.com.au; 86 Smith Street, Collingwood, mahabar.com.au


Open June 3. Monday to Friday from noon-3pm and 5pm-close; Saturday 5pm-close. A concise menu of popular Marameo dishes and takeaway (order online). Bookings essential.

6 Russell Place, Melbourne, marameo.com.au

Marquis of Lorne

Open June 2. Bookings required.

411 George Street, Fitzroy, marquisoflorne.com.au


Open June 4. Wednesday-Saturday from 5pm until late; Sunday from noon. Full menu available.

412A Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, nomada.com.au

Osteria Ilaria

Open June 1. Monday to Saturday from 11.30am.

367 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, osteriailaria.com

The Prince

Accommodation open from June 1. Prince Dining Room open from June 1. Monday-Sunday dinner; Friday-Sunday lunch. Prince Public Bar open from June 1. Daily breakfast lunch and dinner daily. Set dining times of 60 minutes for groups of 1-3 people and 90 minutes for 4-6. Larger groups accommodated in private dining spaces on inquiry.

2 Acland Street, St Kilda, theprince.com.au

Pt Leo/Laura

Both dining rooms open daily for lunch, and dinner Thursday to Sunday evenings. Choose between a two and three-course menu, with maximum group booking of up to six people. Bookings essential. 

3649 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks, ptleoestate.com.au

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Open June 22.

Crown Complex, Melbourne, rockpoolbarandgrill.com.au/melbourne/home/

Standard Hotel Fitzroy

Open June 1.

293 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy, thestandardhotel.com.au


Open June 6. Monday-Saturday from noon-10.30pm (kitchen closes 9pm). Dinner, set menu of $65 per person. Lunch, ramen and selected a la carte. 

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, supernormal.net.au

Tetto di Carolina

Open June 3. Varying hours. Fresh menu offerings for both drinks and food. Bookings essential.

Level 1/48 Toorak Road, South Yarra, tettodicarolina.com.au

Trattoria Emilia

Open from June 5. 

360 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, emiliamelbourne.com.au


Open June 2. Tuesday-Saturday dinner and Saturday lunch. A la carte and set menu available, including vegetarian options. Takeaway to continue.

217 Carlisle Street, Balaclava, tulumrestaurant.com.au