How to eat your way around Las Vegas

Rebekah Scanlan
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

While Las Vegas might be famous for its bright lights and glitzy casinos, there’s a whole new foodie culture emerging on the strip for tourists to discover.

From fine dining to famous chefs, the incredible entertainment hub is fast becoming the foodie capital of the world.

But with thousands of eateries spanning the 7km stretch, it can be tough to know where to eat.

So we’ve chowed down in some of the best restaurants to give you the tastiest guide to eating your way through ‘Sin City’.

Vegas may be known for its bright lights and casinos, but there’s a whole new foodie culture emerging. Source: Supplied

First on the agenda is the legendary Las Vegas buffet, offered by almost every hotel on the strip.

While the all-you-can-eat options are a definite fave amongst Vegas diners, there’s a new way of enjoying the feast known as bottomless brunching — and we’re obsessed!

Unlike the traditional buffet which allows you unlimited amounts of food offerings, the part-brekkie part-lunch choice also gives you access to a mimosa that never runs dry. OMG.

We checked out Buddy’s Ristorante, an Italian themed brekkie that comes with a side of bubbles, and we weren’t disappointed.

This place had an all you can eat Italian buffet paired with bottomless mimosas. Yes please. Source: Supplied

The restaurant — which is owned by Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro — offers tasty delights such as grandma’s meatballs and mac ‘n’ cheese.

They also have standard brekkie offerings us Aussies are familiar with, like eggs and frittatas.

Make sure you save room for the famous cannoli seen on his TV show and be sure to wash it all down with a few delicious mimosas. That’s our kinda brekkie.

If you’re limited on time in V-Town then you have to check out a foodie street tour, which takes you to a number of different restaurants to sample their signature goods.

Take to the streets and go on a walking food tour. Source: Supplied

We hit the road with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours for their ‘Savours Of The Strip’, which takes you to four of the fanciest restaurants in town.

We got to sample delights from Bardot, a swish French restaurant based in the Aria resort, as well the tapas delight, Julian Serrano and a famous seafood place, Milos.

If you have a massive sweet tooth like us, you’ll love the finale at Cucina, a dessert restaurant owned by American celeb chef, Wolfgang Puck.

The tasting plate of desserts offered left us very, very happy, Source: Lip Smacking Foodie Tours

If you’re not in the mood to rush your fine dining then the epic Rivea at Delano is our top pick.

Located at the quieter end of the strip and high up on the 64th floor of the luxury hotel, it serves a delicious mix of Italian French cuisine that will satisfy every taste.

As well as incredible food and top notch service, there’s also an unparalleled view of the entire strip. Definitely worth checking out.

We ate this Aussie inspired dessert, with mango, passionfruit and coconut pavlova. YUM.  Source: Supplied

Another jaw-dropping place to eat is Spago at Bellagio, where you can tuck into a delicious meal whilst watching the famous fountain show.

We went for lunch and soon found that it’s not just the water that captures attention, but the incredible food art too.

Pastry chef Romain Cornu at the Wolfgang Puck owned restaurant has created some spectacular sweet options, including the unmissable, ‘The Strawberry’.

It is truly to-die-for and you’ll feel guilty cracking into its white chocolate shell, but it is so worth it.

This is Spago’s signature sweet dish and it tastes as good as it looks. Source: Supplied

One cheeky ‘foodie’ experience we can’t recommend enough is a turn on the High Roller Observation Wheel in Las Vegas.

But this isn’t just any trip on a giant wheel with an epic view, oh no. This is 30 minutes with an uninterrupted view and, wait for it, an OPEN BAR at 550ft.

In true American spirit you get to take in the breathtaking views of the Las Vegas strip, whilst having your choice of liquid refreshment — and they definitely aren’t stingy.

Get aboard the ‘High Roller’ where you can get some epic views whilst sipping on a delicious cold drink (or two). Source: Supplied

Of course, no visit to the US would be complete without some sort of ‘Insta-worthy’ feed, but the Heart Attack Grill is so last year.

Our top tip for some epic food porn is Truffles ‘n Bacon where you can get your mitts on the dirtiest of food, that’s so wrong it’s right.

Like the ‘Hot beast burger’ that consists of beef patties, topped with pork belly infused with spicy chilli, fired tata tots and sprinkled with a handful of flaming hot Cheetos.

If that isn’t enough, they add tones of cheese and finish it with a fried egg as well as ranch and bbq sauce.

They also do this burger in a jumbo size, called ‘Belly of the beast’. Talk about #yolo.

At least we all know calories don’t count on holiday.

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