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Melbourne's 5 Wackiest Restaurants UPDATED

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by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
Author/lecturer/spiritual tour leader/Natural Therapist. eBay store: Website:
Published March 5th 2015
Dine with the sharks, the living dead or worse?
They are wacky, fun and outrageous and now - an updated list!

One of my much loved articles was the original Melbourne's Top 5 Wackiest restaurants.

Here's a few more to add to your list:

1. Instead of eating the sharks, how about dining with them.
The Australian Shark and Ray Centre in Dandenong South, sets off wacky beginning with just its dress code in the first place: think waterproof dungarees over your day clothes so you look like a dedicated fisherman.

If that's not wacky enough, your setting is large tanks filled with sharks and stingrays. They may even be swimming over you whilst you dine

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Maybe just a bit too wacky? *Image form ozsharkandray website

2. La Petite Creperie
Whilst not really a restaurant, my children and I can't seem to pass up a visit here whenever we are in Melbourne CBD.

It is located within an old news stand: La Petite Creperie produces authentic French inspired take-away crêpes. You can choose from both sweet and savoury selections with everything being freshly made before your eyes (half the fun is in the making). It is located on Little Collins St, Melbourne.

3. Get creative at Little Mule
Little Mule is a bit of a newcomer, but deserves the inclusion in wackiest eating as it is Melbourne's only cafe where they will build you a custom single speed or fixed gear bicycle whilst you enjoy lunch or a coffee.

The entire set up is a bit of a wacky workshop. They even offer nightly Laneway Learning classes every week on varied wacky topics from hair braiding to neuroscience.

4. Dine Lara style at the Croft Institute
Felling a little under the weather? Now you can party like you are in a wacky hospital. Drinks are delivered in science equipment style, complete with syringes. The Croft Institute takes wacky to a whole new level where you will find hospital beds in the bathrooms and you can simultaneously get fit upstairs, with a bar decked out in a style reminiscent of a workout gym.

5. If grannies knickers are not what you'd expect at a restaurant, look the other way at - Jam and Cream
From the laundry hanging in the front window to the wacky caravan out the back (think private dining room) everything about Jam and Cream is homely, old fashioned and a bit wacky.

The menu is fairly limited but does serve a large variety of savoury and sweet scones - served warm with a pot of tea. I also tried the fun and wacky pinwheel sandwiches.

Old fashioned treats await at jam and Cream *Image Jam and Cream Facebook page

You can click on the top Melbourne's Top 5 Wackiest restaurants in this article for my original recommendations, as it has had such a wide readership, I thought it may be time to update it and add in some more suggestions.

Have you got any wacky restaurant ideas for Melbourne?
We would love to hear your suggestions - please add them in the comments section of this article to share with us.

Together let's make a funny and wacky list of where to dine in Melbourne.
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Why? Why dine average, when you can go Wacky?
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You should design a restaurant where food, menus, and drinks are served on trains!!
by doglo (score: 0|5) 60 days ago
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by Lesley Mitchell on 13/11/2011
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