This Port Melbourne eatery has a warm and welcoming vibe, with lots of different places to sit – up at the bar, perched at a raised table or at one of the banquettes. There are some vintage touches in the features that translate on to the menu in the form of vol au vents, Waldorf salad and steak Diane. There’s plenty younger members of the family will enjoy, too, from fish fingers and chips to mac and cheese. If you’re in the area during the day, visit adjoining Little Rose for brunch, with its range of jaffles, house-blend coffee and milkshakes in flavours like jaffa and salted caramel.
Around a 20-minute tram ride from the Melbourne CBD, Port Melbourne is a pretty seaside suburb with a variety of great places to eat and shop, especially along popular Bay Street.
Rose Diner & Bar | 309 Bay Street, Port Melbourne | +61 3 9681 8550