Top 5 Melbourne Restaurants for Business Travelers

Melbourne is considered by many to be Australia's cultural capital. It may also be one of the continent's culinary capitals, thanks to its numerous standout dining options. If you're planning to travel to Melbourne for business, you'll find tons of great business meal options - each of which offers the amenities you need to make your meeting successful. Here are five of the best spots for dining during a business trip to Melbourne:

Shan Dong Ma Ma

Often, when you're on a business trip, you need a meal that's delicious, authentic, and won't break the break. To find this in Melbourne, check out Shan Dong Ma Ma. This Chinese restaurant offers a huge range of dumplings, noodle soups and more, and yelp reviewers rave about the great prices, excellent service and delicious eats. However, the restaurant doesn't have WiFi, so it's not the place to connect to your laptop. Call the restaurant at +61 3 9650 3818 to make a reservation.

Saint Crispin

Are you looking for a private dining room in which to hold your business meeting in Melbourne? If so, you'll want to consider booking one at Saint Crispin. This trendy Melbourne restaurant doesn't only offer private dining space where you can have a meeting - it also has a standout menu that includes dishes like crispy lamb sweetbreads and pumpkin salad. The food at Saint Crispin is seasonal and fresh, and patrons say that getting a glimpse of the open kitchen is inspiring. Get in touch with Saint Crispin here to reserve your table.

Allegro at the Westin

Sometimes, it's more convenient for business travelers to eat a meal in the hotel. Consider staying at the Westin Melbourne during your business trip and eating at Allegro Restaurant inside the hotel. The menu features modern Australian food, as well as a robust wine list to help you unwind after a stressful workday. Yelpers who eat at Allegro say that the food is delicious - particularly the breakfasts. Also, the WiFi here is free, so you and your colleagues can easily connect and get work done while enjoying the ambiance. Visit the restaurant's website to book a table.

Vue de Monde

Business trips are a great opportunity to wine and dine clients and colleagues. If that's what you intend to do on your business trip to Melbourne, head over to Vue de Monde, one of the nicest restaurants in the city. The dishes here are as much art as they are food - expect plate after plate to be truly stunning. And the views from the restaurant are unrivaled, so you won't forget the experience anytime soon. Yelpers describe the restaurant as a "theatre of dining" - so prepare to be entertained and impressed. Click this link to reserve a table.

Gopal's Pure Vegetarian

Business travel can be hard if you have dietary restrictions. Travelers who are vegetarian should visit Gopal's Pure Vegetarian, which has many selections for people who don't eat meat. This restaurant doesn't have WiFi, though, so don't expect to connect to the internet here. However, it does have salads, curries, mango lassi and a range of delicious ethnic dishes, ensuring that everyone finds something to tasty to nosh on. Yelpers say to try the tahini dressing on your salad. Reserve a table at Gopal's now.

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When you're traveling on business in Melbourne, where do you like to eat? Let us know in the comments below.