A hidden gem in Melbourne tucked away on St Kilda Road, the speciality down at Dear Liza is seafood, ribs and salad, and you’ll find them all here available by the bucketload. After working in hospitality for years, Dear Liza’s owner saw a niche market for a restaurant that caters to vegetarian and vegan as well as paleo diets, so you will find a whole load of delicious options that will keep everyone coming back for more.
Taking inspiration from the old nursery rhyme Dear Liza (‘there’s a hole in my bucket’ and so on), it's all about the buckets at this St Kilda restaurant. At Dear Liza on St Kilda Road you will find buckets filled with tasty meat and seafood options, from Spring Bay mussels with chorizo, chilli, leek and tomato to peri peri prawns and their speciality chargrilled ribs – rumour has it that they are the best in Melbourne.
Catering just as well to vegetarians and vegans as they do to meat lovers, with Dear Liza’s DIY salad bar you can build your own meal. While salad is usually not the most exciting option, at Dear Liza you will find a range of grains, protein, vegetables, nuts and dressings – the healthy choice did indeed just get exciting! With mismatched furniture and quirky decor creating a laidback vibe, and a long list of wines, beers and snacks, not only is Dear Liza an ideal place for lunch or dinner in St Kilda, but by night it turns into a popular hangout – to snag a seat at this cool Melbourne cafe, bar and restaurant we recommend booking in advance!