Upscale Indian cuisine, gorgeous waterfront views and one of Melbourne’s most luxurious dining spaces has put 49 Spices on the map as a frontrunner in Port Melbourne’s restaurant scene. Featuring a beachfront cocktail lounge with an impressive menu of premium liquors and gourmet ingredients, this fine dining establishment on Beach Street serves as a stunning date-night destination, even hosting sophisticated events throughout the year. Perfect for private events, 49 Spices has space for up to 50 guests no matter whether it’s a small wedding, birthday celebration or corporate function. Favourites at this Port Melbourne hotspot include the Goan fish curry, lamb vindaloo, malai kofta and our favourite, the vegetarian shabnam curry, a medley of diced mushrooms, cottage cheese, green peas cooked in a creamy cashew and onion sauce. Booking ahead is essential.