Guidebook for Melbourne

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Guidebook for Melbourne

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Great Donuts
17
locals recommend
Shortstop Coffee & Donuts
12 Sutherland St
17
locals recommend
Great Donuts
Specialty coffee, brekkie and bagels served in a light, vintage-chic cafe with eclectic decor.
43
locals recommend
Manchester Press
8 Rankins Ln
43
locals recommend
Specialty coffee, brekkie and bagels served in a light, vintage-chic cafe with eclectic decor.
Authentic Australian meat pies
Pie Face
99 Spencer St
Authentic Australian meat pies
Creative cocktails mixed in an opulent basement setting, with red velvet curtains and leather sofas.
Charlie's Bar
71 Hardware Lane
Creative cocktails mixed in an opulent basement setting, with red velvet curtains and leather sofas.
Unique Modern Australian dining experience on a restored, moving streetcar with vintage decor.
26
locals recommend
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
26
locals recommend
Unique Modern Australian dining experience on a restored, moving streetcar with vintage decor.
Korean eatery cooking up curries, soups, and hot pots, with some Japanese dishes, plus delivery
Kass Kass Restaurant
490 Flinders St
Korean eatery cooking up curries, soups, and hot pots, with some Japanese dishes, plus delivery
Classy, high-ceilinged restaurant with mezzanine, serving chargrilled steaks and matched local wine.
6
locals recommend
Rare Steakhouse Downtown
44 King St
6
locals recommend
Classy, high-ceilinged restaurant with mezzanine, serving chargrilled steaks and matched local wine.
Burgers and salads, plus brekkie and coffee, dished up in a quaint diner with old-fashioned decor.
Perkup Cafe & Burger Bar
610 Collins St
Burgers and salads, plus brekkie and coffee, dished up in a quaint diner with old-fashioned decor.
24 hour Hungry Jack's
Hungry Jack's
99 Spencer St
24 hour Hungry Jack's
Exposed-brick roaster pouring its own blends, serving modern cafe food and selling coffee equipment.
21
locals recommend
The Roasting Warehouse
19-21 Leveson St
21
locals recommend
Exposed-brick roaster pouring its own blends, serving modern cafe food and selling coffee equipment.
Cooking institute restaurant serving modern dishes from trainee chefs and hospitality students
Angliss Restaurant
550 Little Lonsdale St
Cooking institute restaurant serving modern dishes from trainee chefs and hospitality students
24 hour pies & coffee
Pie Face
24 hour pies & coffee
Refined comfort food in a rustic old-school pub over 2 levels with wood-panelled walls, and booths.
6
locals recommend
Saint & Rogue
582 Little Collins St
6
locals recommend
Refined comfort food in a rustic old-school pub over 2 levels with wood-panelled walls, and booths.
Smart, modern spot for Japanese fusion food at a long communal table under hanging lamps, plus bar.
Yuzu at Church Lane
480 Collins St
Smart, modern spot for Japanese fusion food at a long communal table under hanging lamps, plus bar.
Elegant dining room with polished floorboards and exposed-brick walls, for Modern French dining
Mr Mason Melbourne
530 Collins St
Elegant dining room with polished floorboards and exposed-brick walls, for Modern French dining
Established, smart French restaurant with vast wine list and specials, catering to business lunches.
Bergerac Restaurant
555 Lonsdale St
Established, smart French restaurant with vast wine list and specials, catering to business lunches.
Carefully-presented, upmarket breakfasts, posh burgers and pizza in spacious restaurant and terrace
7
locals recommend
Henry and The Fox
525 Little Collins St
7
locals recommend
Carefully-presented, upmarket breakfasts, posh burgers and pizza in spacious restaurant and terrace
Japanese specialties offered in a smart dining room with traditional decor and timber floors.
Taketori fusion japanese food
269 King St
Japanese specialties offered in a smart dining room with traditional decor and timber floors.
Elegant hotel restaurant with upscale dishes and stunning city views through ceiling-high windows.
8
locals recommend
No35
25 Collins St
8
locals recommend
Elegant hotel restaurant with upscale dishes and stunning city views through ceiling-high windows.
French toast and baked eggs are staples at this compact, rustic-chic breakfast cafe with warm vibe
77
locals recommend
The Hardware Société
123 Hardware St
77
locals recommend
French toast and baked eggs are staples at this compact, rustic-chic breakfast cafe with warm vibe
Hip basement venue for Japanese izakaya-style tapas and drinks, plus classic mains and group tables
29
locals recommend
Izakaya Den
114 Russell St
29
locals recommend
Hip basement venue for Japanese izakaya-style tapas and drinks, plus classic mains and group tables
Italian fusion dining in an ambient room with dark walls and high-ceilings, or on a rooftop terrace.
Sarti
6 Russell Pl
Italian fusion dining in an ambient room with dark walls and high-ceilings, or on a rooftop terrace.
Traditional Korean dishes in a rustic-chic space with exposed brick and hanging spherical lamps.
7
locals recommend
Oriental Spoon
254 La Trobe St
7
locals recommend
Traditional Korean dishes in a rustic-chic space with exposed brick and hanging spherical lamps.
Korean share plates and drinks served in a hidden basement with private booths and a wood interior.
11
locals recommend
Joomak
409 Swanston St
11
locals recommend
Korean share plates and drinks served in a hidden basement with private booths and a wood interior.
Cool chain for burgers and sliders made from carefully sourced produce, plus low-carb options.
Grill'd Southern Cross
Cool chain for burgers and sliders made from carefully sourced produce, plus low-carb options.
A multi-award winner for Most Creative and Best Cuisine at the Melbourne Asian Food Festival, Tomodachi also specializes in banquets, omakase (Japanese style degustation dinners) and catering platters
Tomodachi Melbourne Central
180 La Trobe St
A multi-award winner for Most Creative and Best Cuisine at the Melbourne Asian Food Festival, Tomodachi also specializes in banquets, omakase (Japanese style degustation dinners) and catering platters
Modern Asian food in a sprawling space with bar, courtyard and tables next to a huge red lantern
22
locals recommend
Red Spice Road
27 McKillop St
22
locals recommend
Modern Asian food in a sprawling space with bar, courtyard and tables next to a huge red lantern
Elegant fine dining restaurant in the Rialto building, with tasting menus and sweeping city views.
44
locals recommend
Vue de monde
525 Collins St
44
locals recommend
Elegant fine dining restaurant in the Rialto building, with tasting menus and sweeping city views.
Italian cuisine in an intimate, sophisticated laneway locale with an open kitchen and a marble bar.
32
locals recommend
Tipo 00
361 Little Bourke St
32
locals recommend
Italian cuisine in an intimate, sophisticated laneway locale with an open kitchen and a marble bar.
Elegant restaurant with polished wood floors and chandeliers, serving a sophisticated global menu.
Syracuse Winebar & Tapas Melbourne CBD
23 Bank Pl
Elegant restaurant with polished wood floors and chandeliers, serving a sophisticated global menu.
Classic, polished pub with snacks, share plates, grills and outdoor areas, in the former Royal Mint.
The Mint
318 William St
Classic, polished pub with snacks, share plates, grills and outdoor areas, in the former Royal Mint.
Social enterprise with organic food, volunteer waitstaff, eclectic decor, and yoga in a homey cafe
21
locals recommend
Kinfolk
673 Bourke St
21
locals recommend
Social enterprise with organic food, volunteer waitstaff, eclectic decor, and yoga in a homey cafe
Specialty coffee shop serving cakes in a quirky space with wood panelling and bar stools
56
locals recommend
Brother Baba Budan
359 Little Bourke St
56
locals recommend
Specialty coffee shop serving cakes in a quirky space with wood panelling and bar stools
Risque stage show in a Gothic venue with a 3-course banquet and desserts like 'Death by Chocolate'.
7
locals recommend
Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant Melbourne
100 Victoria St
7
locals recommend
Risque stage show in a Gothic venue with a 3-course banquet and desserts like 'Death by Chocolate'.
Modern, light-filled steakhouse with casual eating areas and formal dining room with tablecloths
King's Steak & Seafood Bar
Modern, light-filled steakhouse with casual eating areas and formal dining room with tablecloths
Sushi
Genki Sushi
Sushi
Spanish tapas, mains and sharing plates in a large, European-style dining room with booth seating.
Boho South Wharf
35 Dukes Walk
Spanish tapas, mains and sharing plates in a large, European-style dining room with booth seating.
Soaring space for BBQ with a central open kitchen, a long bar and waterfront views from the terrace.
Meat Market South Wharf
53 South Wharf Promenade
Soaring space for BBQ with a central open kitchen, a long bar and waterfront views from the terrace.
Modern izakaya dining in a stylish setting with a long marble bar, water views and top-shelf sake.
9
locals recommend
Akachochin
33 S Wharf Promenade
9
locals recommend
Modern izakaya dining in a stylish setting with a long marble bar, water views and top-shelf sake.
The first western-style PHO24 restaurant, breaking all the rules with a fast, fresh & healthy twist on classic Vietnamese pho meals
PHO24
The first western-style PHO24 restaurant, breaking all the rules with a fast, fresh & healthy twist on classic Vietnamese pho meals
Great place for breakfast or lunch right over the road from the apartment in the Spencer Outlet Centre
Le Cirque
201 Spencer St
Great place for breakfast or lunch right over the road from the apartment in the Spencer Outlet Centre
Sightseeing
The longest continuous Chinese settlement in the Western World and one of the oldest Chinatowns in the Southern Hemisphere
116
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Chinatown Melbourne
116
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The longest continuous Chinese settlement in the Western World and one of the oldest Chinatowns in the Southern Hemisphere
Collins Street is a major street in the central Melbourne running approximately east to west. It is notable as Melbourne's traditional main street and best known street
10
locals recommend
Collins St
10
locals recommend
Collins Street is a major street in the central Melbourne running approximately east to west. It is notable as Melbourne's traditional main street and best known street
Art museum in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum.
486
locals recommend
National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd
486
locals recommend
Art museum in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum.
RMIT University is a high volume Australian public university of technology, design, and enterprise based in Melbourne, Victoria
12
locals recommend
RMIT University
124 La Trobe St
12
locals recommend
RMIT University is a high volume Australian public university of technology, design, and enterprise based in Melbourne, Victoria
Longtime market selling food, clothing & more in a historic landmark spanning 2 city blocks.
102
locals recommend
Queen Victoria Market
102
locals recommend
Longtime market selling food, clothing & more in a historic landmark spanning 2 city blocks.
Home to over 10,000 animals, including one of the world’s largest Saltwater Crocodiles in the state-of-the-art Croc Lair exhibit
114
locals recommend
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
114
locals recommend
Home to over 10,000 animals, including one of the world’s largest Saltwater Crocodiles in the state-of-the-art Croc Lair exhibit
Movie theater chain known for presenting 3D films on a giant screen, including blockbusters.
50
locals recommend
IMAX Melbourne Museum
50
locals recommend
Movie theater chain known for presenting 3D films on a giant screen, including blockbusters.
Cinema chain offering blockbusters and indie films, plus kids' programs and live music screenings.
31
locals recommend
HOYTS
31
locals recommend
Cinema chain offering blockbusters and indie films, plus kids' programs and live music screenings.
he Melbourne Exhibition Centre was opened on 14 February 1996, and hosts thousands of large exhibitions, some being annual events.
61
locals recommend
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
1 Convention Centre Pl
61
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he Melbourne Exhibition Centre was opened on 14 February 1996, and hosts thousands of large exhibitions, some being annual events.
Built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I and is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war.
84
locals recommend
Shrine of Remembrance
84
locals recommend
Built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I and is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war.
Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism, exceptional array of restaurants, bars, specialty stores and has become the city's meeting place.
312
locals recommend
Federation Square
312
locals recommend
Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism, exceptional array of restaurants, bars, specialty stores and has become the city's meeting place.
Drinks & Nightlife
Restaurant and cellar bar with kitsch decor including a mounted giraffe, for Modern European food.
27
locals recommend
State of Grace
27 King St
27
locals recommend
Restaurant and cellar bar with kitsch decor including a mounted giraffe, for Modern European food.
Plush art deco penthouse bar with a city-facing balcony, specialising in cocktails and cigars.
6
locals recommend
Blue Diamond
123 Queen St
6
locals recommend
Plush art deco penthouse bar with a city-facing balcony, specialising in cocktails and cigars.
Laneway steakhouse fixing char-grilled meats in a modern space with funky artwork and wine racks.
Squires Loft City Grill Room
535 Little Lonsdale St
Laneway steakhouse fixing char-grilled meats in a modern space with funky artwork and wine racks.
Pink-and-white rooftop cocktail bar with garden furniture and grassy areas, offering small plates.
64
locals recommend
Madame Brussels
59 Bourke St
64
locals recommend
Pink-and-white rooftop cocktail bar with garden furniture and grassy areas, offering small plates.
Funky Spanish joint dishing up classics from pork belly to paella, plus a wide choice of vermouths.
27
locals recommend
Bomba Tapas Bar and Rooftop
103 Lonsdale St
27
locals recommend
Funky Spanish joint dishing up classics from pork belly to paella, plus a wide choice of vermouths.
Beer, cocktails and eclectic bites in a sleek, vibrant space with Asian decor and balcony tables
16
locals recommend
Asian Beer Cafe
211 La Trobe St
16
locals recommend
Beer, cocktails and eclectic bites in a sleek, vibrant space with Asian decor and balcony tables
Trendy bar offering cocktails in a playful science lab-themed space, plus DJs playing upstairs.
25
locals recommend
The Croft Institute
21 Croft Alley
25
locals recommend
Trendy bar offering cocktails in a playful science lab-themed space, plus DJs playing upstairs.
‘House of Maximón’ will feature late-night dancing, lowbrow ‘makeshift’ cocktails, cold cured meats, pinxtos and spiced popcorn
House of Maximón
16-20 Corrs Lane
‘House of Maximón’ will feature late-night dancing, lowbrow ‘makeshift’ cocktails, cold cured meats, pinxtos and spiced popcorn
Eclectic cocktails, beers and Thai dishes served in a cool, bustling bar with murals on the walls.
124
locals recommend
Cookie
252 Swanston St
124
locals recommend
Eclectic cocktails, beers and Thai dishes served in a cool, bustling bar with murals on the walls.
Buzzing dance club featuring well-known DJs and themed events in an opulently decorated space.
Sorry Grandma
590 Little Bourke St
Buzzing dance club featuring well-known DJs and themed events in an opulently decorated space.
Arts & Culture
A natural and cultural history museum designed by Denton Corker Marshall Architects and finished construction in 2001
201
locals recommend
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
201
locals recommend
A natural and cultural history museum designed by Denton Corker Marshall Architects and finished construction in 2001
A museum consists of a bluestone building and courtyard, and is located next to the old City Police Watch House and City Courts buildings.
10
locals recommend
Old Melbourne Gaol
10
locals recommend
A museum consists of a bluestone building and courtyard, and is located next to the old City Police Watch House and City Courts buildings.
State Library of Victoria
156
locals recommend
State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St
156
locals recommend
State Library of Victoria
Shopping
Chain retailer supplying on-trend clothing, swimwear, accessories & shoes.
13
locals recommend
H&M
350 Bourke St
13
locals recommend
Chain retailer supplying on-trend clothing, swimwear, accessories & shoes.
Haigh's Chocolates is an Australian confectionery industry company selling high quality chocolate and related products
Haigh's Chocolates
191 Swanston St
Haigh's Chocolates is an Australian confectionery industry company selling high quality chocolate and related products
One of the most popular Australian department stores
26
locals recommend
David Jones
310 Bourke St
26
locals recommend
One of the most popular Australian department stores
Spanish fashion chain offering on-trend house-brand clothing, shoes & accessories.
Zara
284-292 Bourke St
Spanish fashion chain offering on-trend house-brand clothing, shoes & accessories.
A collection of boutiques, specialty stores, services and food halls - many of which you won’t find anywhere else in Melbourne.
Galleria Melbourne
385 Bourke St
A collection of boutiques, specialty stores, services and food halls - many of which you won’t find anywhere else in Melbourne.
Hosts Australia’s first Uniqlo, the largest Australian designer precinct in the country and 30 unique food icons.
205
locals recommend
Emporium Melbourne
287 Lonsdale St
205
locals recommend
Hosts Australia’s first Uniqlo, the largest Australian designer precinct in the country and 30 unique food icons.
a uniquely positioned, well established shopping and entertainment precinct located in the heart of Melbourne city
23
locals recommend
QV Melbourne
23
locals recommend
a uniquely positioned, well established shopping and entertainment precinct located in the heart of Melbourne city
Australia's largest department store group
35
locals recommend
Myer Melbourne
314-336 Bourke St
35
locals recommend
Australia's largest department store group
Supermarket
19
locals recommend
Coles Melbourne Central
211 La Trobe St
19
locals recommend
Supermarket
The latest addition to Shopping centres Melbourne and Discount outlets Melbourne
30
locals recommend
Spencer Outlet Centre
201 Spencer St
30
locals recommend
The latest addition to Shopping centres Melbourne and Discount outlets Melbourne
Getting Around
Major railway station in Docklands, Melbourne.
164
locals recommend
Southern Cross Station
164
locals recommend
Major railway station in Docklands, Melbourne.
Europcar hire
6
locals recommend
Europcar Melbourne City
89 Franklin St
6
locals recommend
Europcar hire
Budget Car and Truck Rental
Budget Car & Truck Rental Southern Cross Station
99 Spencer St
Budget Car and Truck Rental
A railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Australia. It serves the entire metropolitan rail network
166
locals recommend
Flinders Street Railway Station
166
locals recommend
A railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Australia. It serves the entire metropolitan rail network
Train Station
72
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Melbourne Central Station
72
locals recommend
Train Station
Skybus terminal
43
locals recommend
Skybus
44 Spencer St
43
locals recommend
Skybus terminal
Tram stop in free tram area
Melbourne Central tram stop
Tram stop in free tram area