With the rise of shows like 'Masterchef' and 'Ready Steady Cook' we're also seeing the rise of the celebrity chef. Not celebrities who have tried their hand and cooking, but chefs who have become so well known that they are now considered celebrities in their own right. We see them week after week on Masterchef, as judges or in challengers, and on Ready Steady Cook they fight it out to have their meal crowned the best idea. The question remains, are their celebrity restaraunts actually any good? We want to know, out of all of these celebrities, which one runs the best restaurant.
George Calombaris, of Masterchef fame, has many restaurants across Melbourne, but the Press Club is probably his most famous. The Press Club has modern Greek Cuisine and the menu changes so that it is seasonally appropriate. If you like the Press Club you might also like the Little Press & Cellar, Maha, or Hellenic Republic.
Guy Grossi has been on Food Safari, Masterchef, Postcards, Getaway, among other Australian shows. His restaurant Grossi brings Italian culture and flavours to the menu. You can choose from the Restaurant, Grill, or the Cellar Bar. Enjoy Anti Pasto, Pasta, or Rotisserie among so many other options. You can even enjoy breakfast at the Cellar Bar.
Luke Mangan uses fresh local ingredients to create meals that are inspired by his French training, and influenced by Asian flavours. At the Palace by Luke Mangan you can choose from the regular menu, or try the degustation menu that is paired with local and New Zealand wines. There is also a casual courtyard area where you can enjoy food from the Palace Bar Menu along with a drink.
You could also chose to head to Tobie Puttock's the Kitchen Cat, or Nobu Matsuhisa's Japanese restaurant Nobu. These people are not known because they've made their way onto cooking television shows, but they were discovered in the first place because of their cooking talents. At any of these restaurants you should be able to get an amazing meal, but out of all of Melbourne's celebrity restaurants, which one is the best?