Melbourne's city cafés, restaurants and bars are serving up and dishing out delicious two-for-the-price-of-one summer entrées during the 2009 Australian Open and beyond from 12 January to 28 February.
As proud sponsors of the Australian Open and a city distinguished for its dining experiences, the City ofMelbourne and 28 dining venues have come together to offer this fantastic deal and celebrate anotherseason of tennis in the sports capital of Australia.
Locals and visitors alike will delight in savouring some of the best fare city establishments have to offer, from the luxurious surrounds of Long Room in Melbourne's iconic Collins Street, to the contemporary artinspired Loop Bar tucked away in Meyers Place to the water-side restaurants in Docklands such as Melbourne Yacht Club Hotel and Bopha Devi in nearby NewQuay.
Whether it's modern or traditional cuisine from anywhere in the world, Melbourne's city offers a worldclass dining experience in vibrant surrounds.
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Summer Serve Participating VenuesNihonshu Shochu & Sake Bar - NEW!
163 Lonsdale Street
A dedicated sake bar, Nihonshu has opened its doors, inspired by the many similar venues found on the streets of Tokyo. Order the Namban Zuke, lightly fried seasonal white fish and vegetables marinated in sweet soy with a hint of chilli. Two serves for $7.50.
43 Little Bourke Street
For over 10 years, Punch Lane has been regarded as one of Melbourne's leading wine bars set in the heart of the city's bustling theatre district. Peruse the 'Taste of Summer' menu, and receive a second serve free of charge. Two serves for $14.
2-8 Bourke Street
The Imperial Hotel is situated a stone's throw from historic Parliament House at the east end of Melbourne's central city. Try the crispy Thai squid entrée with baby spinach, sweet corn and diced tomato, drizzled with sweet chilli mayonnaise. Two serves for $12.90.
Loop Project Space & Bar
23 Meyers Place
Discreetly tucked away within one of Melbourne's oldest laneways, Loop is an intimate project space/bar exuding style, sophistication and ambience. Head there with friends and share two plates of cheese, pate and olives for $18.
Butcher's Grill - NEW!
141 Bourke Street,City & Pavilion 1, 439 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City
New arrival Butchers Grill Meat & Wine boasts a Mediterranean-style menu full of quality Victorian meat in two great locations, all cooked over an open fire grill. During summer, order the entrée-size handmade pork sausage that's been smoked for eight hours and cured. Two serves for $14.
11 Rainbow Alley
Tucked away behind Melbourne's fashionable Little Collins Street is a secluded retreat of French-style chic. During summer, select a small dish from the bar menu such as duck rice paper rolls, and receive a second serve free. Prices from $13.
162-168 Collins Street
Enter the Long Room. A stylish basement of antlers, chandeliers and ornate furniture, the eclectic décor must be seen to be believed. Order the Japanese Maki entrée and receive a second serve free. Two serves $15.80.
European Bier Café
120 Exhibition Street
With 14 international biers on tap, the European Bier Café allows you to sample a taste of Europe without leaving the city. When feeling hungry, try the salt and pepper squid on peppered pineapple with house made sweet chilli dressing. Two serves $15.
135 Flinders Lane
Breadwell is a unique café where the ambience allows you to escape the daily grind. Start your day with a delicious two-for-one breakfast deal before 11am, up to the value of $40.
87 Flinders Lane
The elegance and style of Terra Rossa presents a captivating space to dine, and includes a magnificent bar and its very own cheese room. Try the caprese salad with vine ripped tomatoes, bocconcini and basil, on homemade Italian bread drizzled with virgin olive oil. Two serves $9.50.
River Walk, Federation Square
Feddish proudly boasts one of the city's most spectacular views, overlooking the Yarra River from Federation Square. During summer, order any entrée from the main menu and receive a second entrée free. Offer valid with main meal purchases only. Prices from $13.
Tomodachi is famous for sushi and home to Melbourne's best sushi train. Tucked within the hustle and bustle of Melbourne Central, order any entrée here and receive a second serve free. Prices from $3.50.
Melbourne Yacht Club Hotel
Waterfront City, Docklands
Located in Docklands thriving Waterfront City precinct, Melbourne Yacht Club Hotel offers two delicious summer serves. Choose from baked herb crusted springbay scallop in the half shell with kingfish ceviche& celeriac remoulade, or a steamed springbay mussel with tomato & olive ragout, garlic bread & red capsicum mayonnaise. Two serves $18.
Maha Bar and Grill
Basement, 21 Bond Street
Melbourne's newest sub-basement Middle Eastern Bar and Grill, Maha, provides a fresh Mediterranean approach to Middle Eastern food. Enjoy a summer serve of 26 hour pork belly, apple and walnut tabouleh and honey feta foam. Two serves $18.
27 Rakaia Way, NewQuay
The Bopha Devi Cambodian restaurant and bar is a contemporary and stylish space, combining Asian sensibilities with exotic glamour. Order the mango cheeks kissed with chicken and prawn paste duringsummer. Two serves $18.
407 Flinders Lane
Experience Australia's longest bar in this trendy Melbourne city haunt - a perfect place for drinks after work. Enjoy two summer serves of yellow fin tuna carpaccio with fried baby capers, extra virgin olive oil, and a lemon, endive and fresh tomato salsa. Two serves $16.50.
Kouzina Modern Greek and Meze
3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank
'Kouzina' is Greek for 'kitchen', and this particular kitchen allows the owners of the popular Mykonos Café to expand upon their special brand of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Order the summer serve kataifi scallops - spring bay scallops encased in shredded filo pastry, ouzo-yoghurt sauce. Two serves $12.50.
14-16 Goldie Place
Discreetly located in Melbourne's Hardware Lane precinct, Word Warehouse is one of Melbourne's wonderful 'secret' laneway venues, sitting in an historic 1920s warehouse and overflowing with revamped ornate decor and period influences. Enjoy two for one entrée offer of chargrilled lamb skewers with a mini herbaceous garden salad and lemon. Two serves $9.
James Squire Brewhouse
439 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City
The James Squire Brewhouse & Restaurant is located at Waterfront City, Docklands with spectacular views that stretch from the city to the Bolte Bridge and beyond. Try the two for one Salt and Pepper Squid (entrée size), lightly fried and served on a rocket salad with citrus aioli, perfect with James Squire Pilsner. Two serves $15.
Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant
165 Lonsdale Street
Based on the local neighbourhood eating houses in Japan, Izakaya Chuji offers a large range of honest, good value Japanese dishes. Guide your tastebuds to the takoyaki - octopus pieces wrapped in a savoury batter ball topped with okonomiyaki sauce and seaweed flakes. Two serves $8.50.
Bluestone Bar and Restaurant
349 Flinders Lane
The heritage-listed offers patrons a dining experience that encapsulates the essence of our wonderful city. Try the house cured Atlantic salmon, Lebanese tomato salad, goats curd with caviar dressing (two serves $21) or fresh figs, walnut and rocket salad, date and pomegranate dressing with goats curd (two serves $18).
Fish Seafood Grill & Rotisseriev
439 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City
Fish Seafood Grill & Rotisserie is bound to impress lovers of fresh seafood in a casual venue with floor to ceiling views of the harbour. Enjoy the salt and pepper calamari with lime aioli. Two serves $17.50.
Central Pier, Docklands
Situated at the end of Central Pier's historic runway and housed in a 1914 heritage-listed cargo shed, Alumbra is an authentic warehouse conversion with an opulent penthouse feel. Try the two for one Middle Eastern Gourmet BBQ, available Friday-Sunday between 4-9pm. Two serves $15.
Vic Harbour Kitchen and Bar
70 NewQuay Promenade, Docklands
Vic Harbour Kitchen and Bar offers one of the best places to sit and take in the city waterfront scenery, with uninterrupted views across the water and a magnificent city skyline. Buy one entrée during summer and receive the second one free. Prices from $15.
The Lounge Room
28 NewQuay Promenade, Docklands
Serving modern Australian cuisine, The Lounge Room offers an informal indoor and outdoor lounge area to advantage of the spectacular waterfront views. Enjoy two-for-one tapas, available seven days per week before 3pm. Two serves $30.
World Restaurant Bar
Shop 4, 4 Riverside Quay, Southgate
World Restaurant Bar provides a combination of culture, food, music and joy, making it a great place to meet with friends this summer. Select the Traditional Italian Salad with Buffalo milk mozzarella, grilled eggplant and basil salad, drizzled with sun-dried tomato pesto oil. Two serves $15.50.
EQ Café Bar
Cnr St. Kilda Road and Southbank
Superbly located against the Yarra River and over looking the city skyline, EQ Café Bar offers several areas for relaxing this summer. Order the Clarence River shrimp, fried crispy with chilli oil & garlic aioli entrée from the broad Mediterranean menu. Two serves $15.50.