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Dine Smart 2018

When you eat out or go for drinks this festive season – drink and dine for a worthy cause. Here you’ll find this year’s participating Dine Smart restaurants country-wide.

For those of you who have been following DC for a little while or have purchased our Melbourne for Conscious Foodies food guide, you’ll already be familiar with the Dine Smart initiative. It’s a very unique partnership with leading restaurants, and has been around since 2003 – chances are you’ve already donated before or seen the yellow Dine Smart cards while dining.

Throughout the Dine Smart period (November to December each year), by simply adding a small donation to your bill at one of the participating restaurants below, 85% of your donation to the restaurant bill will be distributed locally, directly to people who are homeless or at risk, as well as supporting ideas like Crepes for Change (Society Melbourne).

I can’t think of a better way to get into the Christmas spirit! Make your Christmas catch up this year at one of the restaurants below.




Asado Bar y Grill, Southbank

Palermo Restaurant, CBD

Om Nom Kitchen, CBD

Burma Lane, CBD

Osteria Ilaria, CBD

Tipo 00, CBD

Red Spice Road – QV, CBD

Red Spice Road – McKillop St, CBD

Higher Ground, CBD

Stalactites Restaurant, CBD

Pastuso, CBD

Longrain Melbourne, CBD

Supernormal, CBD

Cumulus Up, CBD

Longsong, CBD

Izakaya Den, CBD

Uncle, CBD

Little Collins Street Kitchen, CBD

Garden State Hotel (Garden Grill), CBD

Chocolate Buddha, CBD

San Telmo, CBD

Bottega, CBD

Chin Chin, CBD

Natural History, CBD

Etto Pasta Bars, CBD

Punch Lane, CBD

Merchant Osteria Veneta, CBD

Sezar, CBD

Gingerboy, CBD

Mamasita, CBD

Ezard, CBD

Agraba Lebanese Mezze, North Melbourne

Errol’s, North Melbourne

Etto Pasta Bars, South Melbourne

Park Street Pasta & Wine, South Melbourne

The Kettle Black, South Melbourne

Epocha, Carlton

The Spottiswoode Hotel, Spotswood

Luxsmith, Seddon

La Tortilleria, Kensington

The Pickle & The Patty, Ascot Vale

The Everleigh, Fitzroy

Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel, Fitzroy

Nomada, Fitzroy

Hell of the North, Fitzroy

Fitzroy Social, Fitzroy

Ladro, Fitzroy

Moroccan Soup Bar, Fitzroy North

Ryne, Fitzroy North

Broadsheet Kitchen at Saint Crispin, Collingwood

Teta Mona, Brunswick East

Three Bags Full Cafe, Abbotsford

LadyBoy Dining & Bar, Richmond

Hanoi Hannah New Quarter, Richmond

Noir Restaurant, Richmond

Top Paddock, Richmond

Anchovy, Richmond

48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar, South Yarra

SouthPress, South Yarra

Ladro TAP, Prahran

Hawker Hall, Windsor

Tokyo Tina, Windsor

Hanoi Hannah Express Lane, Windsor

Shukah, Windsor

Neptune, Windsor

Hanoi Hannah, Elsternwick

48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar, Elsternwick

Wolfe & Molone, Bentleigh

Fitzrovia, St Kilda West

Etto Pasta Bars, Malvern

The Old Raffles Place, Kew

Arthur Radley, Balwyn

Elyros, Camberwell

Thai@Toorak, Toorak

The Black Toro, Glen Waverley

Small Graces, Footscray

Shadowfax Wines, Werribee

Ambrosia Bar Restaurant Foodstore, Berwick

Edge Geelong, Geelong

PIZZA D’oh!, Blairgowrie

TarraWarra Estate, Yarra Glen

The Parkland Kyneton, Kyneton

Daylesford Cider, Musk

Lake House, Daylesford


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Cooper’s Bar and Grill, Wauchope

Bandwagon, Port Macquarie

Bill’s Fishhouse & Bar, Port Macquarie

Botanic Wine Garden, Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie City Bowling Club, Port Macquarie

The Burger Rebellion, Port Macquarie

Drury Lane Eatery, Port Macquarie

The Stunned Mullet, Port Macquarie

Clove Lane, Randwick

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe, Alexandria

Pino’s Vino e Cucina, Alexandria

The Potting Shed, Alexandria

The Grounds of the City, CBD

Restaurant Hubert, CBD

The Bishop, Surry Hills

Longrain, Surry Hills

Chin Chin, Surry Hills

Pizza Autentico, Surry Hills

Luke’s Kitchen, Waterloo

Potts Point Hotel, Potts Point

Cho Cho San, Potts Point

The Apollo, Potts Point

Bistro Rex, Potts Point

Thievery, Glebe

Bloodwood, Newtown

La Favola, Newtown

Cafe Sydney, Circular Quay

Nighthawk Diner, Chippendale

Safran, Umina Beach

Chef’s Kitchen @ Blue Wren, Mudgee

love.fish Barangaroo, Barangaroo

Sai Thai Table and Tea, Old Bar


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Lalla Rookh Bar & Eating House, Perth

Holly Raye’s, Highgate


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Urbane, Brisbane

The Euro, Brisbane

La Cache a Vin, Wilston

Ballistic Beer West End, West End

The Charming Squire, West End

The Spaghetti House Trattoria, West End

Tandoori Place Indian Restaurant, Gold Coast


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Shiki Restaurant, Adelaide

Riverside Restaurant, Adelaide

Abbots and Kinney, Adelaide

Sukhumvit Soi 38 Thai Street Food, Adelaide

Windy Point Restaurant, Belair

1802 Oyster Bar, Coffin Bay



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