WE ALSO LOVE
More and more, Ben Shewry manifests proud (adopted) Australian brilliance. What other restaurant on the World’s Best list whisks diners out to the garden for billy tea and hot jam doughnuts by the fire? 74 Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea 3185. 03 9530 0111. attica.com.au.
Its dizzying number of dining options are crowned by the 12-seat omakase sushi bar. Chris Lucas’s Japanese pleasure palace is wow to the power of ten. 175 Flinders Ln, Melbourne 3000. 03 9671 4888. kisume.com.au.
What fire? The resurrected Stokehouse has picked up where it left off – and the new Pascale Gomes-mcnabb design is rather special, too. 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda 3182. 03 9525 5555. stokehouse.com.au.
VUE DE MONDE
Still kicking goals on top of the world (or the 55th floor of the Rialto, to be precise) VDM has recently added a Dom Pérignon vending machine. It’s a special occasion no matter what the choice of tipple. Lvl 55, 525 Collins St, Melbourne 3000. 03 9691 3888. vuedemonde.com.au.