There is a diverse range of eateries in Melbourne's CBD, with the Vietnamese restaurants being particular highlights. Everything from phở to fresh rice-based dishes are on offer here, and you'll really be spoiled for choice. And with many of the restaurants clustered around big thoroughfares like Victoria Street and Russell Street, it's convenient too. To avoid disappointment though, remember to book ahead on Quandoo – it only takes a few seconds.
Vietnamese restaurants in Melbourne's CBD are brimming with noodle-based dishes filled with aromatic herbs and spices and an array of fresh and tasty fillings. Vietnam's national dish, phở is one of the most popular dishes for Melburnians and consists of broth, rice noodles, herbs and meat (usually meat or chicken) and the version on offer at Hawker Boys on Hardware Lane is one of the best you'll find in the city. Also, their wonton noodle soup made with egg noodles, prawn and chicken wontons and bok choy is equally as refreshing and delicious.
If noodles are one of the staple bases of high quality Vietnamese dishes, rice is definitely the other. Vietnamese chefs use this versatile ingredient in everything from sweet desserts to savoury seafood feasts, and at Vietnamese restaurants in Melbourne's CBD you can find it all. The main course menu highlights at Hawker Boys includes the spicy chicken rice bowl (panko-crumbed fried chicken served with shallots, coleslaw and cucumber), as well as the street food-style dish of lemongrass chicken with rice.
Arguably Melbourne's latest craze is of course, the humble banh mi, the Vietnamese baguette. You can get a particularly incredible one from Melbourne CBD Vietnamese restaurant, Pho N Roll on Little Collins Street, as well as Hawker Boys who range include buns filled with crispy, fried tofu, soft shell crab, char siu pork, lemongrass chicken or spicy crumbed chicken. Filled with fresh salad and delicious spicy mayo, this is one sandwich you'll be wanting to try as soon as possible. To find out where the best Vietnamese restaurant in Melbourne's CBD is, jump on Quandoo and reserve a table as soon as you can.