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Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Melbourne

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Dumplings Plus: Emporium Melbourne

It’s surprising how something so cheap can taste so damn good. At $1.30 a...

Botica Espresso Bar: Emporium Melbourne

Botica is bringing Mediterranean dishes and carefully crafted coffee to...

Earl Canteen: Emporium Melbourne

Earl Canteen is transforming the simple sandwich by taking...

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Best restaurants in Melbourne

Bluestone Restaurant

The Bluestone restaurant, open for both lunch and dinner, boasts an...

Vue De Monde

Vue De Monde. It's expensive, spectacular and the mod-Oz crowning glory of...

The Press Club

It’s high noon, and just like the days of old, the Press Club is filled...

Brooks of Melbourne

Disclaimer: Gerald Diffey ’s a good friend of Time Out ’s, and much of...

Izakaya Den

Everyone talks about how hard the Den is to find. The only reason we found...

Choo Choo's

Curtin House is a multi-venue paradise. There’s the cocktail delights of...

Gingerboy

When someone mentions Gingerboy, we’re more inclined to think ‘poor...

MoVida Aqui

MoVida Aqui is the latest addition to tapas king Frank Camorra’s empire....

Cumulus Inc

Andrew McConnell once did work experience in a hair salon. He asked us not...

Best bars in Melbourne

Transport Public Bar

With multi entertainment venues, including a cocktail bar, a formal dining...

Hihou

Push the buzzer, wait patiently, and when you’re collected from the door,...

Madame Brussels

Madame Brussels is the flirty parlour bar that sits above Collins Street’s...

Cookie

  Cookie is the little black dress of bars. It’s a place we...

Double Happiness

It's easy to miss the entrance to this propaganda-themed hidey-hole. Look...

Sister Bella

Housed in a narrow, shabby old building at the end of Sniders Lane, Sister...

Croft Institute

Just getting to the Croft Institute feels like a little adventure. It's...

Murmur

Gently lit by lamps and candles, this easily-missed little bar offers a cosy...

City Wine Shop

The City Wine Shop makes for a great long fancy lunch, however, the price...

Some other venues in Melbourne

Desigual

There seems no stopping the arrival of quality mid-range retailers opening...

Marc Cain: Emporium Melbourne

Designed and made in Germany, the intense colours and unusual textures of...

Dizingof: Flinders Lane

Entering its 15th year, this Melbourne-based women’s fashion boutique has...

Flinders Lane

Quirky little lane full of quaint cafes and independent retailers.

City Basement Books

Popular second-hand bookstore City Basement Books, formerly of Elizabeth...

Shillington College

Shillington is progressive Graphic Design College situated in the heart of...

The Drowning Olive

Formally the Bunker Lounge, this dimly lit basement bar has friendly staff,...

Federation Square

When Melburnians want to take a break from complaining about the weather,...

Melbourne Yoga

All levels are welcome at this yoga studio. Yoga classes include postures,...

Best hotels in Melbourne

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

There are some travellers that love staying in the heart of a city and...

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Proving that grand is what 5-star hotels are all about, this property has...

Hotel Windsor

Before you even enter this 1883 grand dame, you know you’ve stumbled upon...

The Victoria Hotel

In the heart of the CBD, this iconic Melbourne hotel is conveniently close...

Hotel Lindrum

Its Art Deco neon sign has lit up the city’s skyline for years, but...

Sofitel Melbourne

Since the early noughties, Sofitel Melbourne has stood tall at the top of...

Adelphi Hotel

The dessert is the star at the newly refurbished Adelphi Hotel. Head Chef...

The Blackman

Yes, it's a lux hotel, but it also houses a swanky restaurant and bar and a...

Rydges Hotel

It may not have produced a paparazzi-pulling heiress but Rydges is an...

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