If you want to get a taste of what indigenous Australians have been eating for thousands of years, stop in at Aboriginal elder Carolyn Briggs' Tjanabi (it means "to celebrate") restaurant at Federation Square. Native produce, including plants, fruits, and berries (such as native pepper, lemon myrtle, roasted wattleseed, and saltbush leaves), matched with quality Australian game (kangaroo, wild boar, barramundi) and fresh steaks from regional Victoria are on the menu. You can choose from A$10 and A$20 (US$9 and US$18/£4.50 and £9) lunch specials, or go to the other extreme with the A$75 (US$68/£34) six-course degustation menu (A$120/US$108/£54 with matching wines). There's a casual bistro outside and a bar serving Victorian wines and boutique beers. The walls are adorned with contemporary Aboriginal artworks.
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