Given that it's wedged in the backstreets of South Yarra and its terrace, though sunny, essentially overlooks the carpark, you'd be forgiven for passing up Harvey's and heading straight down the road to Manna.
But that would be a big mistake. Huge.
You see, Harvey's Restaurant is actually as famous for its crisp white table cloths and linen napkins as it is for its juicy pork and fennel breakfast sausages. The staff are attentive, the open fires crackle, and everything on your plate looks almost too beautiful to touch. Head Chef David Finlayson's lunch and dinner menu is a combination of tarted-up Italian classics like the chicken, oregano and parmesan tortellini with wild mushroom and pea casserole and fresh truffle, and Asian-inspired dishes like sesame crusted tofu with miso, chilli and ginger broth.
With a generous wine and ports list to boot, Harvey's is the perfect venue both for a hot date on a Friday night and full Sunday lunch with your grandmother.