Guidebook Think English, eat Spanish.

Best eating in town

Think English, eat Spanish.

Melbourne has a clutch of top-notch Spanish restaurants. “Barcelona-born chef and co-owner Frank Camorra has made Mo Vida one of the most talked-about restaurants in Melbourne,” writes Frommer’s Easy Guide to Australia. “Mo Vida offers a choice of tapas (small individual dishes) or raciones (plates to share among two or more people, or a larger dish for one). And Bomba is the place to go for quintessential Spanish cuisine – charcuterie, says Delicious (“along with the prized Iberico jamon, there’s local stars Greenvale farm salami and Blackmore wagyu cecina”), montaditos (“these little tomato and garlic-rubbed bread pieces toasted crisp are precise flavour bombs”) and burrata (“crowned with anchovy is all salty creaminess”). Not to mention that its rooftop bar is “one of the best sneaky spots in the city to sip a summertime gin in the sun,” or that its downstairs bar by the kitchen is “one of the best spots in the city to sip black vermouth and knock back manchego-cheesy croquettes,” or that its laneway window is “a top spot to pick up good coffee early in the morn.”

Best eating in town
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