As Australia's culinary capital, Melbourne is home to some of the nation’s finest dining destinations. Enriched by its proud, diverse community, the city is a vibrant gastronomic playground that spoils the palettes of tourists and locals alike, boasting infinite flavours and international cuisines - Filipino fare included. From classic street food to family comforts and even bagels with a Filipino twist, here are seven of the best places to get your taste of the Philippines, in and around Melbourne.
Since opening in 2020, Chibog has made massive waves across the Melbourne Filipinx community. This modern, whimsical restaurant serves an delectable array of Filipino favourites including kinilaw, crispy pata, kare kare, pancit malabon, biko, and sans rival. To top it all off, they even have calamansi juice, San Miguel beers, and innovative cocktails inspired by Filipino flavours like the ube macapuno colada and Pinoy old fashioned. If you ever feel like it’s time to chibog, you know where to go.
Tatler Tip: Chibog is known to host fun, festive dinners in collaboration with other talented Filipino chefs - follow their socials so you don't miss out!