As winter drags on and the weather continues to get colder, Melbourne’s food scene heats up to provide you some carb-loaded comfort food. So make the most of the cold weather with these dishes. Winter will be over before you know it, trust us.
Escape the winter chill at San Telmo, where cosy old-world Argentine interiors meet Melbourne’s open-plan dining style. Warm up by crunching into San Telmo’s signature empanadas, featuring creamy bechamel, silverbeet and mushroom, or beef, olive and egg.
14 Meyers Pl, Melbourne 3000 | (03) 9650 5525 | www.santelmo.com.au
Local Port Melbourne favourite The Cricketers’ parma respects the sanctity of classical toppings, serving a crumbed and marinated free range chicken breast with ham, with chips and salad on the side. Perfectly accompanied by a beer or one of The Cricketers’ famous gin and tonics, the Parma has been described by patrons of The Cricketers as “the best in the South” and is sure to satiate any winter carb cravings.
69 Cruikshank St, Port Melbourne 3207 | 0457 968 524 | www.thecricketersport.com.au
Bomba’s Rooftop has just reopened with a fresh face, and a fresh tapas menu to match. Keeping you toasty will be the ‘Bikini’, the Catalan version of the toasted sandwich with fillings including; jamon Iberico with truffle; or smoked ham hock, mahon and mozzarella.
103 Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000 | (03) 9650 5778 | www.bombabar.com.au
Local sea-side hotspot, Pontoon, is serving up tasty and warming pizzas straight from the wood-fired oven this Winter. Hand stretched bases come with four different classic toppings including tomato, basil and bocconcini; grilled pineapple, leg ham, tomato, mozzarella, oregano, roasted garlic, mozzarella, sumac and herbs and charred broccoli, green beans, hazelnut pesto and ricotta.
30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda 3182 | (03) 9525 5445 | www.pontoonstkildabeach.com.au
Warming the soul this Winter will be the Rabbit Gnocchi from Fatto Bar and Cantina. Gippsland farmed rabbits are braised with caramelised shallots, roasted chicken stock and marsala before being mixed with house made parmesan gnocchi, rocket pesto and walnuts. Heaven.
River Terrace, Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Rd | (03) 8698 8800 | www.fatto.com.au
With premium fish bars across Windsor, Elsternwick and newly launched Mordialloc, Tommy Ruff’s Lobster mac and cheese with crinkle cut chips and cornbread is the ultimate carb fix, guaranteed to combat the winter chill.
121 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181 | (03) 9521 7195 | www.tommyruff.com.au
Just off Brunswick St, Nomada Bar and Restaurant golden glow will draw you inside. Whether ordering from the whole menu or simply stopping for a nightcap delved out of the sherry cellar, sign off your evening with a serve of the deliciously sugar dusted Nomada Churros, you’ll be savouring every crumb when they are all gone.
412A Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065 | (03) 9416 4102 | www.nomada.com.au