Restaurants and Bars

Melbourne is renowned for its food culture and there are a number of recommended eateries in the vicinity of the conference, as well as in the CBD. 


The suburb of Balaclava is a 15 minute tram ride from the Caulfield campus and is our location for the conference dinner. 


Carlisle Wine Bar 

Features an extensive wine list, tapas, and light meals.

The Local Taphouse 

Features an open fire, an extensive list of craft beers, and pub meals. 


Uncle St Kilda 

Features modern Vietnamese fusion cuisine and local wines. Highly recommended! 

En Izakaya 

Features modern Japanese cuisine and sake. Best if you’re looking to share. 

Si Senor 

Features authentic Mexican cuisine, including some of the best tacos in Melbourne. 


Wall Two 80

Features classic Melbourne breakfasts, good coffee, and space to set up your laptop if you’re looking to do some work. 

Glick’s Bakery 

Features excellent bagels and a range of kosher small goods. 

St Kilda 

Change trams in Balaclava (from the No. 3 to the No. 16) and you’ll be 6 minutes away from the seaside suburb of St Kilda. 


Cicciolina Back Bar 

Features a warm atmosphere, an extensive wine list, and Italian fare. 

The Nelson St Kilda

Features outdoor seating (with heating!) and local wines and beers. 



Features fresh seafood and large share plates. 

I Carusi II 

Features traditional Italian cuisine and some of the best pizza in Melbourne. 


Features modern European cuisine and a very extensive wine list. 

Radio Mexico 

Features a vibrant atmosphere and modern Mexican cuisine. 


The Woodfrog 

Features delicious fresh bread and pastries. 

Kotch Lane 

Features classic Melbourne breakfasts, served all day, and the best coffee in St Kilda. A 10 minute walk from the Balaclava train station. 

Melbourne CBD

The CBD is full of great places to eat and drink, so it’s hard to go wrong. Below you’ll find a few recommendations if you’re after somewhere that’s off the beaten track. 


The Moat 

Features a heated outdoor area underneath the state library, as well as indoor seating. 

New Gold Mountain 

Features a range of cocktails and an intimate setting. 


Features local beverages and American-style cuisine.  

MoVida Next Door

Features Spanish tapas, wines, and beers. A four minute walk from the Flinders St station. 


Cellar Bar

Features traditional Italian meals. An iconic Melbourne restaurant. 

Chin Chin 

Features fusion Asian cuisine in a trendy setting. 

Neapoli Wine Bar

Features creative, bistro-style cuisine in a casual restaurant.