Looking for something delicious to eat in Caroline Springs? Visit Central to sample a range of cuisines from around the world and enjoy them all in the new outdoor dining precinct. From moreish American-style burgers to cheesy Italian pizzas, delicious Asian classics and more – put these top dishes on your list to try next time you’re in the area.
If you are feeling fancy, swing by Madame West for a cocktail and cheeky Italian feast. On the menu are delectable 36-hour proofed, oven-baked pizzas – one of their most popular dishes is their Pulled Brisket pizza, featuring melted cheese, tomato sauce, 12-hour slow cooked Gippsland beef and topped with chopped parsley. They even have gluten free bases available and veggie options.
If you’re craving a hearty meal, swing by Blue Marlin for their Special Burger ($15) – enjoy a double beef patty, double cheese, bacon, pickles, special sauce, ketchup and mustard – all on a brioche bun! You can even add Southern Fried Chicken if you need an extra kick. Don’t forget to add on a side of chips for $4! Bargain.
Step into Italy at La Porchetta! They have an outside alfresco dining area for those balmy nights, or a great inside area for the whole family. Dig into Italian delights such as Bolognese, Lasagne and their creamy Gnocchi Carbonara – made with cream, bacon, egg and Parmesan cheese. The best part? Pick your favourite pasta to accompany the sauce: spaghetti, fettuccine, gnocchi, penne or tortellini. It’ll only set you back $18.90 for the entree size, or $22.90 for a main.
In the mood for brunch? Head to Red Beetle where you can indulge in crispy bruschetta with crumbled feta and poached eggs, a classic Melbourne smashed avo with goat’s cheese or Eggs Benedict with pulled beef brisket (and hollandaise, of course!). Which will you enjoy first?
Head to Pizza Addiction to try their Margherita Bocconcini Pizza from Pizza Addiction! With a thick, fluffy crust, a tomato base, basil, cheese and melted bocconcini – this is one slice you don’t want to miss out on!
If you need something on-the-go, grab a sub from Subway. Two of their most popular options are their Chicken Classic: a roll layered with your favourite toppings, and a flavour-packed chicken patty, or go the more indulgent route with their Meatball Sub – a cheesy mozzarella garlic bread bun loaded with tomato sauce, meatballs and your choice of salad.
Bite into a burger this summer at Burgertory – their best-selling Pride Burger ($15) is one to beat. With a soft potato bun, premium beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, cheese and mustard & relish – you’ll be the envy of all your friends. Plus, all their burgers are named after the 7 Sins – how fun! Add fries and a drink for an extra $8.
Enjoy a Mediterranean inspired brunch at Mr Normane – pick up a coffee and enjoy their signature Sigara Borek – Turkish pastry stuffed with feta, ricotta, dill creme fraiche and tomato salsa. If you want to go the more traditional route, opt for Baked Eggs with chorizo, tomato sugo, manchego, peppers and sourdough bread.
Have a Japanese feast at Izumi – inspired by the cuisine in Tokyo. From warming udon noodles, sushi rolls and delicious shared dishes – it’s great for big groups and families. Their Izumi Banquet is only $46 per person and comes with miso soup, edamame, sushi & sashimi, raw beef salad, takoyaki, gyoza, teriyaki beef, kaizen teppanyaki, steamed rice and ice-cream!
If you love Thai food, you have to swing past Caroline Thai. Pick up one of their spicy green curries packed with veggies and your choice of protein for under $20! Make sure you add in a side of rice and their papaya salad.
If you are on a budget, pick up a traditional side pizza, drink and garlic bread for just $27. Try their ‘Fire Breather’ packed with pepperoni, smokey leg ham, ground beef, jalapenos, tomatoes, sliced red onion and chilli flakes – all on a cheesy base.
Another great one for families, try out their flame-grilled Peri Peri Chicken Classic Burger – a simple bun with tomato, lettuce, aioli and your choice of spicy (BBQ, lemon and herb, medium, hot and extra hot) chicken patty. There are also vegan and veggie options available.