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Top Picks for Cosy Winter Dining

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by OpenTable
Updated June 02, 2023

Warm up with a full belly and a glass of wine at these cosy winter dining spots. Even better, there’s a complimentary bottle of Ziegler Barossa red wine for bookings of 4 or more!

Exclusive offer available to OpenTable bookings made for dining between now and 31 July 2023 at these participating restaurants.

A photo of Salted Egg restaurant
4.5 (509)
$41 to $100
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
With a menu steeped in the richness of Modern Southeast Asian cuisine, Salted Egg promises a dining escapade like no other. Immerse yourself in a realm where culinary boundaries blur, where ideas take flight amid the swirl of fine wines or artisanal cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 23, 2024
Seamless & streamlined dining Clean, relaxed and a great ambience
A photo of The Alexander Bar restaurant
4.2 (49)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Paying tribute to its lively past, Alexander Bar is named after the original owner of the hotel first built on the site in the 1880s. This was reincarnated in 1926 as The Hotel Alexander. Alexander Bar is now the elegant ground floor attraction at The Savoy Hotel Little Collins, infused with a rich history. Famous guests could once be found here during the jazz era and beyond, sipping on cocktails while listening to the easy sounds of crooners sharing the scene.

The space has recently been refurbished in a contemporary Art Deco design, honouring its origins. The bar, encased in marble, showcases bold geometric patterned carpets, linear angled pillars, full-length mirrors, and classic tray ceilings, complemented by soft lighting.

Top review
Dined on Mar 28, 2024
Lovely meal with beautiful presentation and love the art deco style and ambience. So easy to get to as across from Southern Cross station
A photo of St Marks Road Co. Melbourne restaurant
4.6 (35)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
St Marks Road Co. is your new favourite hangout. Serving coffees in the morning, beers and cocktails in the evening, and good food, great tunes and a neighbourhood feel around the clock. There is a bunch of daily specials to help get you through the week, from ‘brew on the crew’ free coffee Mondays to happy hour every Friday. Make the most of our comfy chairs and free WiFi and make yourself at home.
Top review
Dined on Feb 10, 2024
We enjoyed the meal & ambiance. Staff are accommodating & friendly.
A photo of Mr. Tompkins restaurant
4 (27)
$41 to $100
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Mr Tompkins is a classic European-style restaurant with a modern twist using Native Australian Bushfoods. Our head chef Eric Kwek, previously from CODA, has carefully curated the menu with quality local produce.

Our paperbark Roasted Murray cod is our signature dish.
Paperbark is traditionally used by indigenous cultures as bedding and to wrap proteins in before tossing them into the fire and we have adopted this method to cook our Murray Cod. To impart the very unique smoky flavor we light the bark on fire to release the aromatic smell in the smoke.

Mr Tompkins is located at 318 Flinders Street Melbourne, opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station in the Melbourne CBD and a short stroll to famous landmarks like Federation Square, MCG, and the Rod Laver Arena.

Our intimate and moody underground space enables our guests to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but still watch the comings and goings on Flinders Street above through our NYC-style windows.

Top review
Dined on Feb 10, 2024
I am a chef (apprentice 15yr old now 50) eating out is a mine field. This experience was sublime the value was perfect. I was amazed the restaurant was empty. If your looking for casual high end for a special night or b4 a theatre date support this restaurant it needs you..
A photo of North & Common restaurant
4.5 (207)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
About the restaurant
Our chefs draw inspiration from their diverse backgrounds to create unique and flavorful dishes that are sure to surprise and delight. With a menu that changes with the seasons, patrons can expect new and exciting selections alongside classical favourites year-round. Our emphasis on quality and flavour provides a dining experience that is both refined and approachable.

With an exceptionally varied and deep wine selection, we are sure to help you find just the right beverage to celebrate any occasion (or day of the week) take a journey through our Book of Wine or be guided into our walk-in cellar and take your pick.

Set in such a unique space North&COMMON lends itself to a refined yet approachable atmosphere, perfect for those looking for a sophisticated yet casual dining experience without sacrificing quality or flavour. Available Wednesday-Saturday, right here in the heart of Coburg.

Top review
Dined on Apr 4, 2024
We had an enjoyable evening. Food was amazing and the staff were pleasant and helpful. I liked the generous size of the tables and there was reasonable space between them. I really liked the general ambiance of the venue I felt that the Chefs Special menu was well worth the price and look forward to dining there again.
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