Much like American food or British food, it’s difficult to put a finger on one quintessential Australian food. Much of the food in Australia is the perfect playground for a carnivore as Australians do love their meat, from snags on the barbie to grabbing a feed at the pub. On pub menus, you will find all sorts of popular Australian food, from pizzas (some topped with kangaroo meat!) to steak to meat pies to fish like salmon or juicy burgers.
The Builder’s Arms Hotel in the city’s Fitzroy neighborhood is popular as both a watering hole and a place to grab a bite, and it’s especially known for its fish pie.
In the North Carlton area of Melbourne, The Great Northern Hotel is known to have a great selection of beer as well as tremendously popular fish n’ chips.
For a good steak, head to The Wayside Inn, where you will also find incredible burgers, delicious oysters, and other seafood offerings. Another great pub for steak is the Railway Club Hotel in Port Melbourne, which serves beef grilled to perfection from Tasmania’s Cape Grim.
The Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood also serves some notoriously good food with the inside-out chicken Parm as the hero of the menu.