What's on the menu at Melbourne's Coburg restaurants?
There's a distinctly Middle Eastern theme to many of Melbourne's Coburg restaurants. Look out for Lebanese establishments like Manara on Sydney Road offering mezze, kofta and salads tangy with mint, lemon and pomegranate. Then there's Pinarbasi (also on Sydney Road), one of several local Turkish eateries. Its banquet menus will take you from starters of grilled halloumi through to mains of tender lamb off the spit and on to desserts of sticky baklava. At the same time you'll find plenty of Italian joints like Cornerstone on Harding Street dishing up pizzas, pastas and other favourites.