(©Nicole England/Saké Restaurant & Bar)
Sprawled over two storeys in Melbourne’s famed gastronomic destination, Flinders Lane, this Saké venue is a super-luxe, high-energy addition to Melbourne’s CBD. Saké’s executive chef makes the tofu, togarashi and furikake spice mix in house, plus the miso paste. The soy sauce and salts are house-smoked and the drinks list includes house-made shochu infusions, including jalapeño and lemon, shiso and cucumber and lemongrass and ginger. Saké Flinders Lane is the perfect spot for lunch or an atmospheric dinner.