A history of immigration, innovative recipes, world-class chefs, special and mysterious venues and high-quality local products have made Melbourne, Austraila one of the most remarkable culinary scenes in the world. Anyone who has a passion for food needs to dine in Melbourne, once in their lifetime.
With an extensive selection of high-quality restaurants, bars and cafes, there is always somewhere new where you can be marveled by incredible flavors. Here are the top 10 food tours that capture and honor the gastronomic spirit of Melbourne and guarantee you a true culinary experience. Take a look and find the one for you!
You can start your culinary adventure in Melbourne by stepping into the heart of one of the most relevant elements of its identity: ethnic restaurants. Thanks to the long history of immigration, Australia’s second biggest city bursts with influences from different communities that are showcased in different areas in town.
With this tour, you will get to choose between three different food experiences: explore Melbourne’s Little India, visit the Brunswick area for hidden Turkish flavors, or taste African dishes in the Footscray area. A guide will walk you through the scenes in a magical and intimate way since this journey is made for small groups only.
Flavors of Melbourne Small-Group Food Walking Tours
Duration: 3 hours
Another world is hidden in the city’s heights - a cooler, more hip one! The rooftop bar scene in Melbourne is a must, and you get privileged access with this three-hour tour. An expert guide will take you through the hidden passages and stairs to reach the hottest spots and venues. While having a blast under the city’s sky, you will also get historical commentary on Melbourne’s street art and laneways.
Melbourne rooftop bars walk
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From USD 79.46
Heaven is truly a place on Earth and it is in the chocolate industry in Melbourne, which has many venues where chocolate making traditions are carried out with pride and artisan techniques. You will get to wander into the most famous lanes and finest boutiques, to learn about the process and ingredients that make this fantastic product, as well as tasting it, of course!
Melbourne Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hour
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This tour showcases the gastronomic spirit of Melbourne at its finest, by taking you to three different restaurants, for a unique experience. Here, you will get to taste and learn about the wine of the region and complement those flavors with special meals.
With the sommeliers’ suggestions and three of the best restaurants in town, you will have everything that you need to spend a magical evening.
Melbourne Food and Wine Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Pssst! Here is a secret for you! Melbourne has a special atmosphere after dark, thanks to venues that are very hard to find. If you are in for a little scavenger hunt, you can join this tour that will take you to the best-hidden bars in town. You will be able to visit up to 15 different secret spots that have the best cocktails and vibes in the city. This is the best way to explore Melbourne’s nightlife.
Hidden Bars of Melbourne
Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
This is a journey that any food lover will absolutely adore. The Mornington Peninsula offers picturesque countryside to relax in and lots of culinary activities since it is one of Victoria’s leading food and wine regions. This tour allows you to taste gourmet wonders from some of the best boutique producers in the area, like goat cheese, strawberry wine and liquor, chocolate-dipped strawberries and wine varietals, like chardonnay and pinot noir, among other delights.
Mornington Peninsula Food, Wine Minivan Tour from Melbourne
Duration: 10 hours
The city lights reflecting on the water and the night sky join to create a very special evening on the Spirit of Melbourne cruise, where you can delight in a four-course gourmet meal, that features dishes like Balsamic Glazed Smoked Lamb or Crispy Skinned Moroccan Salmon Fillet. Enjoy premium wine, bubbly, beer and spirits while you pass by attractions like Federation Square, Flinders Station and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Duration: 3 hours
Are you ready to go back in time? The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant in Melbourne provides the unique experience of dining in a 1948 tramcar, with a vintage European Pullman-style train atmosphere. You can select between a three, four or five-course meal, that features a delicious menu, catered by a maître d’, wine waiter and silver service waiters, while you pass the sights of the city, traveling from South Melbourne to St Kilda, Prahran and Malvern.
Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Tour of Melbourne
One of the best sights of Melbourne can be seen from the Yarra River. With this cruise, you will get to enjoy the magnificent scenery of this city while you treat yourself with a feast of tasty seafood, like freshly prepared sushi, oysters and shrimp - all aboard a renovated historic vessel. This journey will take you all the way to Williamstown, one of Victoria’s early colonial settlements, and back. This is a great way to taste some local flavors.
Melbourne Yarra River Champagne and Seafood Brunch Cruise
Duration: 3 hours
As Victoria’s oldest wine region, the Yarra Valley is famous for its wineries and local products and this is one of Melbourne’s most popular day trips. You have the change to explore this amazing valley in style, with this personalized tour in a classic Chevrolet convertible. You will get to select among four different journeys to discover the wonderful flavors in the area: a Winery Tour, Beer Tour, an All-Inclusive Winery Tour or a Combined Wine and Beer Tour. Whichever you fancy, it will be a personalized and unforgettable time.
Yarra Valley Beer, Wine Tour from Melbourne in Convertible
Duration: 6 hours
The culinary capital of Australia
Melbourne has many different options to explore the flavors and history of this amazing city. Open your senses to this vibrant gastronomic scene and prepare for a culinary adventure of a lifetime. Bon appetit!
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