A guide to Camberwell’s best European-style restaurants
Article posted: November 19, 2020
Stroll the streets of Camberwell shopping precinct and allow the flavours and aromas of the area’s best restaurants and cafes to transport you to Europe.
Their dishes will set your tastebuds tingling and your heart yearning for a European holiday.
Here’s our guide to some of Camberwell’s best European-style restaurants:
French restaurants in Camberwell
At Franco-Belge, cross-border culinary cooperation produces delicious French food with a Belgian twist.
Try the Carbonnade de Boeuf a la Flamande, where the beef is long-simmered in a Flemish red-style barrel-aged sour beer sauce.
The Mosselen Frieten (mussels and fries), another delectable option, is served with a decadent blue cheese sauce.
Laurent, a French artisan bakery and cafe on Burke Rd, offers a mouth-watering sampler of France with mushroom tarts, mini brioche, and daily-baked Normandy butter croissants.
Looking for something more filling? Enjoy a brunch of fine smoked salmon on a brioche bun, or bacon and eggs on ciabatta.
Italian restaurants in Camberwell
Italy 1 offers a modern Italian restaurant in the heart of Burke Rd, complete with fresh and rustic cuisine in a fine dining setting.
Gnocchi and slow braised beef shoulder in red wine with cherry tomato and parsley will transport you to your favourite Italian destination.
If you’re a fan of a good charcuterie plate, you’ll love the cured meat selection of 24-month aged Prosciutto di Galloni, salami, grissini and giardiniera.
Across the road from the Rivoli Cinemas, Fiorelli prides itself on homestyle Italian staples.
Think fresh bread with olive oil and balsamic, delicious garlic prawns, and homemade gnocchi with sauteed olives, basil and Napoli sauce.
This rustic and chic eatery serves traditional and flavourful Italian food. It’s hard to go past spaghetti with Nonna’s meatballs.
Cafe Paradiso’s authentic Italian pizzas bring a heap of European flavours to your plate – anchovies, salami, olives, pancetta, Calabrese salami.
With an expansive beer garden to enjoy at the venue, why not also order a well-deserved cocktail?
Con Noi Italian Trattoria
Savour the tastes of Italy with a modern twist at Con Noi Italian Trattoria.
A breakfast favourite is oven baked eggs with capsicum, peas, fresh Napoli sauce and crusty bread, while meatloaf with a rich tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil makes for the perfect hearty lunch.
Light salads and sandwiches at Deco Cafe are perfect for your midday meal. Opt for a more indulgent slow roasted lamb or Atlantic salmon dish for dinner.
Homemade gnocchi with olives, basil and Napoli sauce is one of Deco’s best dishes. For mushroom lovers, a great alternative is the gnocchi with mushrooms, caramelised shallots, thyme, and cream sauce.
Greek restaurants in Camberwell
Go Greek at Meraki, with an extensive menu offering numerous authentic delights.
Try grilled octopus with capers and red onion, or one of their famous souvlakis – for example, lamb fillet with tzatziki, Greek salad, pita and fries, served on a plate or in a wrap.
From grilled halloumi cheese dressed with honey and toasted sesame to barbeque grilled calamari or Loukoumades (Greek doughnuts), your tastebuds will relish the taste of Greece at Gracie Greco.
For something small, give Hellenic croquettes (potato, fish, tarama aioli) a try.
Mediterranean restaurants in Camberwell
Ambrosia Mediterranean offers charcoal grilled meats and fish, with the flavours and influences of Mediterranean cuisine.
Morton Bay Bugs are marinated in garlic, rosemary and oregano, and served on a bed of rocket. The sumptuous grilled rib eye steak is marinated in aromatic herbs.
Georges Restaurant Bar Cafe
Whether you’re indulging in casual or formal dining, Georges Restaurant Bar Cafe brings a taste of the Mediterranean to every dish.
Lasagne is made the authentic Italian way, with layers of pasta, slow cooked beef ragu and a cheese sauce. Their classic Spaghetti Napolitana is cooked with fresh tomatoes and basil, then tossed with spaghetti and served with parmesan.
Young’s Wine Rooms
The kitchen staff of Young’s Wine Rooms hail from across Europe, and the seasonal menu mixes those influences with modern Australian cuisine.
Cured ocean trout with finger lime and pickled radish, and Basque cheesecake with poached mandarin and smoked almond praline, are just a couple of the delicious degustation dishes.
Discover the tastes of Europe in Camberwell
If you’re looking to find the flavours of Greece, Italy and France without having to leave Melbourne, you’ll find the sun-soaked flavours of Europe at restaurants in Camberwell shopping precinct.
The hardest part will be deciding which part of the Mediterranean to focus on!