More about Melbourne’s Templestowe restaurants
Whatever their theme, many of Melbourne's Templestowe restaurants share a similar lightness of touch, placing the emphasis on prime local ingredients. Italian venues like Carlucci's on James Street serve up nutritious seasonal specials alongside popular staples such as smoked salmon salad, pan-fried veal in red wine sauce and spinach and ricotta cannelloni. Meanwhile, Base Camp (also on James Street) draws on Anglo-Indian recipes for its moreish chilli chicken stir fries, tofu masala and Bengal-style grilled fish. And there are also plenty of cafe-bistros like Salted Caramel on Macedon Road doing a roaring trade in salads, fried rice dishes and gourmet burgers.