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Want the inside scoop on the trendiest restaurants in town? INSIDER by TheFork has you covered.

From the top hatted restaurants to local gems, we’ve carefully curated a selection of top tier venues that we know you will love. All you have to do is decide where to book first!

Check out some of the latest restaurants to join our INSIDER selection and take the guesswork out of picking your next restaurant. 

Adela Vanberg, South Melbourne

Asian | Good for: A photo moment

Adela Vanberg is Melbourne’s newest luxury bar located in the heart of South Melbourne. The captivating two story venue has an array of spaces, from large floral feature walls, to relaxed intimate environments. The mouth-watering Asian fusion menu features tapas and share plates using freshest ingredients prepared using the finest techniques, sure to delight your taste buds. BOOK NOW >

Via Alta, North Willoughby

Italian | Good for: Authentic Italian dining

The creation of Chef Alessandro Pavoni (of the two hatted Ormeggio at the Spit) and Bill Drakopoulous (of Sydney's Restaurant Group and Aqua Restaurant Group), Via Alta brings a much needed Italian injection to the north shore dining scene. This neighbourhood Italian trattoria offers a menu of classic, well executed and simple flavours, with dishes designed to share. You won’t want to miss this special experience. BOOK NOW > 

Bacash, South Yarra

Seafood | Good for: Seafood lovers

If you aren't a huge seafood fan, Bacash is the place that just might convert you. From whole flounder to spaghetti marinara overflowing with prawns, mussels, calamari and juicy seasonal fish, the choices aren't easy. But if you'd rather your dinner comes from the land than the sea, there are delightful options—just as thoughtfully prepared. Set across from Melbourne’s botanical gardens, you’ll enjoy the view just as much as your food! BOOK NOW >

Moku Sydney, Darlighurst 

Japanese | Good for: Whiskey lovers

Moku is a boutique fusion Japanese restaurant and bar inspired by Australian natives. Enjoy a collection of the best Japanese whiskies and highball cocktails as well as an array of Japanese fusion share style dishes. Situated in the heart of Darlinghurst with beautiful stone feature walls, this intimate venue is warm and inviting for any occasion. BOOK NOW >

Bacchus, South Brisbane

Australian | Good for: An iconic High Tea experience

The award winning Bacchus restaurant is widely regarded as one of the top restaurants in Brisbane. Chef Isaia Dal Fiume has taken the lead in creating the opening menu which features a full a la carte offering, two degustation experiences (main and vegan options), for which it is famed, and the return of High Teas. As the home of Dom Pérignon, Bacchus is the perfect setting in which to celebrate, indulge or impress. BOOK NOW >

Bombay on Bay, Port Melbourne

Indian | Good for: Indian fine dining

Combining three generations of hospitality experience, Bombay on Bay brings the authentic taste of India to Port Melbourne with dazzling results. Expect Indian cuisine with a contemporary/fine dining twist, with dishes that look as tantalising as they taste. BOOK NOW >

Mr Chester Wine Bar, Fortitude Valley

European | Good for: Wine lovers

From the iconic to wildly obscure, Mr Chester Wine Bar celebrates the producers from Australia, NZ and beyond, who are marching to the beat of their own drum. Run by a small team, dedicated to warm and unpretentious hospitality, Mr Chester serves pared-back European food, designed to pair perfectly with wines and good times. BOOK NOW >

Jazushi, Surry Hills

Japanese | Good for: Dinner and a show

Fresh local produce, traditional and modern Japanese cuisine with live Jazz music in a sultry and trendy setting – that’s the Jazushi way! This unique Surry Hills Japanese restaurant serves up delectable Japanese favourites, as well as some unique offerings such as the JFC (Jazushi Fried Chicken). A pro tip: book on Wednesday or Sunday for live jazz. BOOK NOW >

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