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Melbourne's best kept secret Nestled in a secluded leafy lane way, between the Rialto and the Aquarium, Highlander is one of Melbourne's best kept secrets. Open from noon until late Tuesday through to Friday, this fun and friendly venue is the ideal place for lunch, dinner, casual drinks or your next function - whatever the occasion may be. The decor has an industrial vibe which is softened by plush suede couches, bright patterned floor rugs and moody lighting. The menu is mostly finger food with an American edge - we love the tacos and the sloppy joe (braised wagyu brisket with pickled cabbage and mayo). You can’t leave without trying one of their killer cocktail jugs - the “Apple n Rhubarb Fizz” is dangerously delicious. They’ve got good food, good drinks and good fun on at the Highlander - what more could you want? Best Dish: any of the burgers.