The affluent beach suburb of Brighton is possibly one of Melbournes best kept secrets. If you ask anyone about Melbourne, they almost always talk about the city for better or worse. However, Brighton which is only a short drive from the CBD offers patrons some of the best coastal dining in the region.
Before dusk, start your evening with a beach walk along the sandy stretch of coastline to the iconic Brighton Beach Boxes. This group of 82 brightly coloured huts were built in the early 1900s, and adorn the pages of numerous calendars around the world plus they make for an epic backdrop for those essential pre-dinner selfies!
Drinks at The Baths
As the sun sets on another epic day in Melbournes favourite beach suburb, head on down to the coast and enjoy some epic sundowners with one of the best coastal views on offer in metropolitan Melbourne. Embracing the epic view with floor-to-ceiling windows, The Baths is a casual venue offering great cocktails: perfect for seeing a side of Melbourne not often experienced by city-slicking tourists.
251 Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186 | www.middlebrightonbaths.com.au | (03) 9539 7000
Dinner at Botticelli of Brighton
This classic and cosy Italian restaurant serves up the best of the Mediterranean, with classic seafood, pasta and risotto dishes to satisfy any killer hunger! Serving all your Italian culinary favourites, Botticelli is a rustic venue, locally renowned for saving eager travellers a fortune on airfares, by bringing the best European cuisine to Brighton! Tortellini anyone?!
40A Church St, Brighton VIC 3186 | (03) 9592 8683 || www.botticelli.com.au
Open until late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Curly Whiskers in Brightons premier French Restaurant. Head on over to Curly Whiskers after dinner and indulge yourself in the epic sweet offerings of France. With a succulent assortment of crepes, dont leave Curly Whiskers until youve tried their signature Tarte Tatin dish: a slice of classic baked pastry with caramelised fruit which will tickle your taste buds!
124 Martin St, Brighton VIC 3186 | (03) 9596 3324 | www.curlywhiskers.com.au