The Australian Grand Prix kicks off next week in Melbourne, a city renowned for its incredible culinary scene.

And because we know it’s not just the cars that will need refuelling, we’ve rounded up the best restaurants near the Albert Park circuit.

Don’t forget to book a table – it’s going to get busy!

Lord Cardigan Restaurant

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Feeling fancy? This smart Albert Park restaurant is renowned for its degustation dinners and Sunday lunches. Set yourself up for a day at the Grand Prix with one of their house-made corn muffins for breakfast. Or try the gourmet dinner menu, which features delicacies including pink-roasted duck breast and venison pie.

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Eis Japanese Restaurant

If you love Japanese food, a meal at Eis is not to be missed. Their lunch bento boxes are perfect for grabbing between races and feature chicken katsu, beef teriyaki, gyoza and more. If it’s dinner you’re after, pick from a menu that includes fresh sashimi, sushi and hearty mains like grilled yellow-fin tuna and roast duck breast.

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Ricardo’s Trattoria 

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There’s nothing more comforting than home-style Italian cooking – which is exactly what you get at Ricardo’s. The Melbourne weather can be unpredictable so if things take a turn for the colder, cosy up next to the fireplace here after a long day outside. From traditional bruschetta to fine Italian wines and fresh pasta – it’s all available here.

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Hot Honey

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This adorable brunch spot is named after the delicious cold extracted honey owner Emma’s father produces. His honey, from hives across Victoria, is used in several menu items, including the muesli and the nostalgic Honey Joys crispy cakes. Other popular dishes include the Cornbread, Tomato and Feta Turkish and Middle Eastern Eggs. It’s also the perfect place to try one of the amazing coffees Melbourne is famous for.

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If you’re after something a little different head to Kamel, an exotic Middle Eastern and North African-inspired oasis in Albert Park. Open seven nights a week for dinner (5pm onwards), you can nibble on traditional mezze dishes like olives, Turkish bread with dips, calamari and falafel. The early dinner banquets (diners must be finished by 7pm) are amazing value at $30 per adult and $15 per child. Menu items include chicken shish and dukkah-dusted sweet potato fries.

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Italian Artisans

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The focus at this buzzing new Italian venue is on using fewer ingredients and in turn really focusing on the quality and flavour. The outcome? Deliciously uncomplicated pizzas made with the finest ingredients: think truffle oil, smoked burrata and tiger prawns.

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The Australian Grand Prix is on at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne from 14-17 March 2019.


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