Fathom Favorites : Melbourne Restaurants

1. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

The old-fashioned trams that run through Melbourne’s city streets are striking and efficient. Three of them, maroon and with the word Restaurant scrawled across them, serve surprisingly good three-course dinners for about $50 over the course of two hours nightly. There are early and late seatings; diners get a chance to rumble through various neighborhoods while clinking glasses along the way. Must reserve in advance.

Various locations
+61 3 9695 4000

2. Vue de Monde

Vue de Monde

For highbrow Australian without the cliches, go to the 55th floor of the Rialto Tower, where a carbon-neutral dining room displays locally made furniture and 360-degree views of the city. The classy Lui Bar is a hand-cut ice kind of establishment.

Level 55, South Tower,
Rialto Building 525 Collins St.