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What is Melbourne's Quirkiest Eatery?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 28th 2011
With all of the great places to eat in melbourne, we're not looking for the most wonderful, but the weirdest. From places with interesting decor, or themed nights, or places that just serve very interesting food. We're looking for Melbourne's most unique eateries. We've tracked down some interesting ideas, but we want to know what weird and wonderful places you've discovered.

Found a Place with a Penchant for Taxidermy


Josie Bones is one eatery with a bit of a twist. The restaurant was developed by two former Masterchefs, Chris Badenoch and Julia Jenkins. The inspired menu uses parts of animals you might never have dreamed of, and the food sounds delicious and very fulfilling. Perhaps where this restaurant really stands apart from others is with its impressive beer list. Josie Bones claims to treat beer in the same manner many would wine. There are local and imported brews that will compliment your meal. If you're a beer lover then this is certainly one eatery that you must try.

From the Trotters to the Heart at Josie Bones


Perhaps one of the most unique dining experiences in Melbourne is Zingara. An underground dining experience, with no fixed location, menu, or time. Every month a group of strangers meet to enjoy delicious food. This can be a great way to meet new people, and make new friends, while also enjoying warm friendly meals. By visiting their website you can either book a place at the Zingara table, or offer your assistance by becoming a collaborating chef, performer, host, or volunteer.

Another interesting Melbourne food concept that is certainly quite unique, is the chain of Lentil As Anything restaurants. Not only can you get delicious vegetarian food here, but they are also a 'pay as you feel' restaurant. What you pay depends on what you thought of the food and the quality of the experience. Anonymous payments are made, and extra donations are also welcome. They are a not for profit organisation, and have a very loyal community.

A Vegetarian Breakfast at Lentil As Anything


There are definitely other interesting places. There is a Titanic themed restaurant that claims to be the only dining experience where you're guaranteed a disaster. Or Naked for Satan, a tapas bar built around old distillery equipment, where you pay based on how many toothpicks you have compiled from their pintxos.

So let us know the unique places that you've shared a meal. It could be a quaint cafe with a penchant for taxidermy, or a restaurant that only serves tomatoes. If you've had a unique dining experience then make sure you share it here.
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