Home to a much-loved foodie scene, Melbourne serves up an eclectic mix of cuisines from around the world. Whether you want to enjoy an aromatic Thai green curry served atop a steaming bowl of jasmine rice, a spicy tandoori paired with crisp poppadoms or a hearty italian meal, with mounds of rich tomatoey pasta, you’ll find it here.
Nestled on the banks of the Yarra River, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is not only the perfect place to check-in to for a genuine Melbournian welcome, it’s also a serious contender when it comes to haute cuisine that delivers bite after bite of flavour, flair and freshness.
Ready to Immerse yourself in some of the best Melbourne dining hotspots this 2022? Here are just a few of the most popular restaurants, street food and unique eateries to check out after you check-in.
Vue De Monde
Feast on Moonlight Kiss oysters and native citrus, lamb saddle infused with wild garlic, macadamia tofu with a side of kelp and caviar and cantaloupe topped with green ants. Savour every bite of flavour, with thoughtful menus, home-grown produce and seasonal ingredients for exquisite European cuisine served from the window of the world.
High Tea Yarra Cruise
Imagine sipping on glasses of sparkling wine and enjoying a smorgasbord of delicate bites as you make your way down the majestic Yarra River. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you take the High Tea Yarra River Cruise. Climb aboard and take a seat at your elegantly setup table before indulging your senses with classic high tea staples.
Enjoy savoury canapes, petit fours, delicate finger sandwiches, mouthwatering rolls, devilishly delicious desserts and traditional scones slathered with jam and topped with generous clouds of chantilly cream - all while soaking up unobstructed views of Melbourne, Victoria Harbour and Williamstown on this two-hour Melbourne dining experience.
Winter Night Market Street Food
Whether you want to enjoy dishes of freshly-stuffed and freshly-steamed Japanese gyoza, authentic Italian spaghetti tumbled in a 40kg Grana Padano cheese wheel, or sample gourmet Spanish paella like nowhere else, the Winter Night Market is home to next level street food. Enjoy an evening exploring gorgeous Greek fare, tantalising Turkish cuisine, exquisite Middle eastern menus and flavours from all four corners of the world.
Finish off with mouthfuls of flaky pastry, creamy custard with a helping of Pastéis de Nata - Portugal’s iconic egg custard tart. Then enjoy the live entertainment or make your way around the arts, crafts and vintage stalls, stocking up on a few souvenirs. The Winter Night Markets begin every wednesday from 5 pm on June 1st until the 31st of August 2022.
Reimagining traditional favourites while focussing on exquisite flavour combinations, menu pairings and bringing new takes on old classics, Yugo Restaurant is the perfect place for a delectable dinner. Start your evening with an entree serving of delicate Salmon Sashimi with citrus soy, or indulge in deliciously rich Crayfish and Crab Croquettes served with creamy black garlic aioli. Light and balanced steamed Barramundi with citrus ginger dressing, or Braised Short Ribs with pomme dauphine potato both make an excellent choice for main.
Enjoy ambient lighting, hardwood floors and floor to ceiling windows that reflect the elegance of the menu perfectly. Pair your meal with a glass or two of sake, wine, craft beer or your favourite cocktail. Better still, there’s no driving required as Yugo is located within Crowne Plaza Melbourne. Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 5 PM till late, it’s the ideal choice for an elegant meal in Melbourne.
Last but not least is a truly unique dining experience that takes Yugo Restaurant to a whole new dimension. Situated within Yugo is the Cube, a private dining experience for up to eleven guests that features an extraordinary set menu and a curated drinks list that is set to impress. When you enter the Cube and you want a little more privacy, a quick tap of a button instantly turns the crystal clear glass, frosted.
As a private diner in The Cube, you also get access to the exclusive ‘Black List’, a premium beverage experience that is not available outside the dining venue. Whether you are celebrating a milestone birthday, an anniversary, or simply want to enjoy the best dining experience in Melbourne, the Cube is the ultimate option.
The only place to stay in Melbourne
When it comes to spacious and modern guestrooms that come with stunning Melbourne city and Yarra River views, there’s nowhere quite like Crowne Plaza Melbourne. Choose between 432 stylish rooms and suites, featuring king beds, premium bedding, ensuite facilities and luxe amenities to enjoy during your stay.
Relax in our heated rooftop pool, enjoy our advanced TechnoGym equipment and sample some of the finest food and drink in Melbourne at Yugo Restaurant, the Cube, Pow Wow and Dive Bar. From the moment you check-in, discover the beauty of Melbourne with everything you need for a truly relaxing stay.