Comfort Inn Essendon
93 Bulla Road
Melbourne, VI 3041
Phone: (61) 3 93742433
Fax: (61) 3 93741516
Australian culture has embraced "the pizza" as though its own. So, for a pizza restaurant to stand out amongst the crowd, such as Il Caminetto, is a feat that should be appreciated. Owner and head pizza maker, Mark Stella, honed his craft in the purported birthplace of pizza, Naples, making his style one of authentic taste without too much gourmet razzle-dazzle. Il Caminetto is getting bigger by the day, proof that their pizza pizazz is worth driving across town to taste.
Built within a charming, double storied period house that has seen many different residents over the years, Chez Lucien turns the place into a delightful dining experience. The menu began as French but has since diversified into what could be loosely termed as "modern international". Some of the dishes featured on the menu betray the more upmarket aspect of Chez Lucien. This is a lovely place to visit for Mother's Day dinner or any other special occasion.
Images of the Far East spring to mind when relaxing under Jack Satay Bar's spinning fans and sitting back in the rattan chairs. The menu with spinach and seafood laksa also helps contribute to the distinctive eastern feel. Since 1989, Jack's has been serving the Moonee Ponds area, and doing a good job of it. Jack's delivery car can be seen speeding down the streets taking taste sensations direct to people's doors. However, with unique dishes to sample, Jack's is well worth treating yourself to an in-house visit. Fully licensed.
When seeking an evening of music and sheer relaxation, choosing the Cubbyhouse Lounge Bar as your destination would be a smart decision. The evenings are made spirited and zestful with live music and DJ nights making the place a fun night hang out with cronies. For the local night prowlers or just the young collegian wishing for a zingy night, the place organizes theme nights and special entertainment programs. The bar is also equipped to cater to private parties and business functions with special catering menus. For further information, log on to their website. The place is open all days except Wednesdays.
Think Mexican and Diablo's Mexican Hacienda serves up everything you could expect from an authentic Mexican restaurant. The decor is colorful and uplifting in a typical cantina sense and the menu is full of familiar Mexican names from empanadas, burritos, frijole, fajita to guacamole and many more. The servings, the flavors or the friendly service from the staff will not disappoint you.
Good golly, Miss Molly! The 1960s are alive and well at this little old licensed diner. To keep the party rolling, each table has a jukebox that selects music for the entire diner. Local Australian food will keep tummies happy while the music will make you reminiscence happier days.
Allow the aroma of freshly baked bread in wood fire ovens to lure you in beyond the designated take away section. Large paintings feature harems and the small town of Zara. Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant is filled with patrons enjoying belly dancing and live music.
Established almost 25 years ago in the heart of Melbourne's thriving Turkish restaurant quarter, the Golden Terrace remains one of the best value for money venues around, having received rave reviews in various restaurant guides. Long wooden tables cater for family and group gatherings. Do not miss the belly dancing most Friday and Saturday nights.
For the past couple of decades, Golden Terrace has been treating its customers to high quality Turkish food, along with some belly dancing! The warm hospitable staff attentively caters to the need of all customers. The menu is priced low, and the grills are delectable. A selected list of vegetarian dishes are also available. The grills are delicious and after a hearty meal, try the Baklava and the Turkish delight!
A bakery and a middle eastern grocery store rolled into one, A1 Bakery is your go-to place for sampling Turkish Pies, cheese and spinach Bureks and sausage pizzas on a budget. Their beautiful sweet and savory Lebanese delicacies will delight your taste buds with their strong and rich flavors. Pizzas and pies made of wholemeal are available here too.
All the Mexican favorites are here--from tacos and tortillas, to fajitas and chili con carne. Close to Flemington Racecourse, this restaurant is situated in an old blacksmith's building, with high ceilings, exposed beams and brickwork. Vegetarians will love this place as well.
Pepper is a café that's trendy without taking itself too seriously. Stainless steel and modern art mix with furniture that could well have come from a salvage yard. Locals congregate at tables under the veranda to tuck into dishes such as Smoked Salmon on Homemade Potato Latkes and Sweetcorn Hotcakes. On three evenings a week, the standard menu gives way to a feast of gourmet thin-crust pizzas. Alcohol is available and, judging by the popularity of its take-away coffee, the café also makes an impressive cuppa.