Hello, we will be travelling to Australia for 3 weeks in February. We would like to explore a variety of dining options in both Sydney and Melbourne and I have been reading all of the boards extensively. We would like to do one very nice dinner in each city with moderate meals filling out the rest. We also have a birthday dinner when we will be in Melbourne.
So far I have made a reservation at Fix St James for Sydney on our final night. I have been exploring options for Melbourne and am presently looking at Rockpool. My question is; we won't have any very formal clothing as we are traveling light. Would it be acceptable to wear more casual attire if we were to go to the bar as opposed to the main dining room?
The other places I am looking at going are:
-Pope Joan for lunch
-Mamak, possibly for lunch or dinner
-Spice I am
-Half Moon- would this be a good option for the birthday dinner instead of Rockpool?
Any advice or further suggestions following the above would be appreciated.
We are a well travelled food loving couple from Vancouver, Canada, but also have a somewhat restricted budget.