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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Northcote has some of the best dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best venues in one of Melbourne’s most sort after locations.


If you're looking for a cool restaurant in Northcote's food precincts, including High Street and St Georges Road or for BYO, Italian, Japanese, Indian and Chinese dining, we make it easy to discover the perfect place for your next Saturday night out, private dining experience or group Sunday lunch. Many top restaurants have been reviewed by Melbourne’s food critics and are also perfect to celebrate your next special event including birthday, engagement, cocktail, Christmas or corporate party. It’s that simple!

10 of the Best Northcote Restaurants view map

  • Merricote

    Merricote is a relaxed, modest European bistro run by Rob & Bronwyn Kabboord. Chef Rob rattles the pans while sommelier Bronwyn runs the front of house. Rob produces a modern contemporary menu both intensely comforting and richly rewarding. Paired with Bronwyn's consummate knowledge and passion for wine, it makes for a truly wonderful experience. Boasting a newly renovated private dining space upstairs seating a group up to 14 comfortably, while the copper room hosts a cosy 10 guests, complete with fireplace. The whole venue can be booked for 30. Awarded 'Best Short Winelist' in the 2012 Good Food Guide, Merricote is the perfect venue for your next function or private dining experience in Northcote.

    Northcote, Victoria
  • Cafe Bedda
    Cafe Bedda

    Cafe Bedda is a little Italian cafe in Northcote, with its checkerboard floor, artwork and simple wooden tables, has a distinct Sicilian leanings. People always ask us what the secret is. It’s easy!! Simple food made with great produce, the old fashioned way. We try to focus on how our mama and nonna would cook at home in the kitchen. In fact, you are bound to find nonna’s home made macheroni on the menu. Add the family-friendly service, a great wine list, you will be saying BEDDA all the way home.

    Northcote, Victoria
  • Denn Bar Restaurant
    Denn Bar Restaurant

    Denn offers a modern Mediterranean menu that caters for all tastes and is inexpensively priced. Italian influences shine through with the wide range of wood-fired pizzas and pastas. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available. An extensive and well-priced wine-list complements the menu, and features quality Australian and international wines.

    Northcote, Victoria
  • Sukho Thai
    Sukho Thai

    Established in 1989 Sukhothai Thai restaurant offers you a delightful and memorable dining experience. A relaxed dining atmosphere complimented with soft ambient lighting and wonderful food makes us one of the most popular Thai restaurants in Melbourne. For that special dining occasion or a casual meal with friends and family, we will ensure you have a pleasant and enjoyable time.

    Northcote, Victoria

Northcote Restaurant of the Month

Estelle Bar & Kitchen
243 High Street, Northcote, Victoria, Australia

Estelle Bar & Kitchen is the first venture between Chefs Scott Pickett and Ryan Flaherty. A modest local eatery in the heart of Northcote where guests are offered a modern dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Guests can choose to dine at their own table, take a seat at the bar or enjoy the intimate courtyard.

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