For those coming to Melbourne for the ACEM clinical exams this weekend, good luck!
The exams are being held in an outer suburban area of Melbourne, so the options for fine dining are a bit limited. If you’re getting in to town a day or two early (as we strongly recommend) it’d be worth your while to catch a cab in to Chapel Street, WIndsor, and have a stroll around, there’s loads of good restaurants there, or pick your favourite venue in the city and catch a train in.
You could also cab it in to StKilda, and I’d highly recommend going to Cicciolina on Acland Street. You can’t book a table, but if you arrive early (before 6pm) you’ll likely get a seat. Alternatively if you want to go a bit more upmarket, you can’t go past Donovan’s down on the waterfront. Great atmosphere, great food & wine.
If you’d rather stay local, and like asian food, I’d recommend going to The River Kwai, in Clayton (it’s just down the road from Monash Medical Centre). It’s a great Thai & Burmese restaurant, but is very busy, so make sure you book.
If you need any tips on Melbourne this week/weekend feel free to drop me a line, and I’ll be helping out at the short & long cases on Saturday (at Moorabbin), so may see you there!