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Melbourne City Guide

Welcome to our Melbourne City Guide. Melbourne is our home base, and what can we say other than we love it here. The cultural, culinary, and sporting capital of Australia provides no shortage of opportunities for locals and visitors alike to have a great time, and we’re privileged to call this city home. We’re always out and about, looking for the best that this city has to offer, and we’re happy to share our knowledge with you right here.

melbourne city guide

BE A LOCAL

Wouldn’t it be nice to know a local in every city you visited? A person who knows all the best places to eat and drink in town, the city’s hidden gems, and those off the beaten path things to do? Well that’s what we’re here for. We’ve done all the hard work for you, to help you dive right into exploring the world’s best cities like a local.

EAT

Freyja, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Freyja opened in Melbourne's 1880s gothic heritage listed Olderfleet building in June this year. It joins sibling basement bar Valhalla, which opened...

MIN The Cafe, Docklands

MELBOURNE | MIN The Cafe is a cafe at the Victoria Harbour end of Docklands that I recently visited for What's On Melbourne. It's...

Mama Le, Kensington

MELBOURNE | Mama Le is a modern Vietnamese restaurant tucked away in an industrial pocket of Kensington. After over two years of pandemic-related delays,...

Seven Star Pocha, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Seven Star Pocha is a laneway Korean restaurant in Melbourne's CBD that will transport you to the streets of Seoul. I recently...

Food Factory @ UWS, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Food Factory @ UWS is a Cantonese eatery from the team behind contemporary Cantonese stalwart Crystal Jade, that I recently visited for...

DRINK

Full Moon Fever, Abbotsford

MELBOURNE | I've been a fan of Lulie Tavern ever since they first popped up down the road from their current location in 2014....

Brogan’s Way Distillery, Richmond

MELBOURNE | Brogan's Way is a Richmond distillery opened in 2018, when father and daughter duo Simon and Brogan Carr decided to try their hand...

Bird, Brunswick East

MELBOURNE | Bird is a new bar tucked away down a side street in Brunswick East, focusing on quality drinks and all things chicken. Housed...

Longsong, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Longsong, the bar above Longrain downstairs, reopened earlier this year, updated in line with the updates downstairs for the Scott Pickett era. I...

Hats & Tatts, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Hats & Tatts began life as a spinoff bar of Western Australian gin makers West Winds. A fun space to experiment with...

DO

Tony Tan’s Cooking School, Trentham

TRENTHAM | Tony Tan's Cooking School is the new project from one of Australia's most highly regarded chefs and teachers, Tony Tan. Held at...

Melbourne Skydeck, Southbank

MELBOURNE | Melbourne Skydeck has just launched, replacing what was the Eureka Skydeck. After a multi-million dollar renovation, it's reopened to the public and...

La Mama Theatre, Carlton

MELBOURNE | La Mama Theatre in Carlton is one of Australia's most iconic independent theatres. The theatre was founded by Betty Burstall in 1967,...

Free To Feed, Fitzroy North

MELBOURNE | What a joy it was to attend the launch of Free To Feed's beautiful new Clifton Hill home on Thursday. Its next...

Ocean 12, Southbank

MELBOURNE | Ocean 12 is a whiskey, tapas, cigar, and karaoke bar, and from the moment you walk out of the escalator into space...

SHOP

BAM Cornerstore, Essendon

MELBOURNE | I was recently invited to check out BAM Cornerstore, a new Essendon spot that aims to reimagine the good ol' corner store /...

The Que Club, Brunswick East

MELBOURNE | The Que Club is a Brunswick East restaurant, retail space, and cooking school dedicated to all things barbecue. It was opened in...

The Fishmonger’s Son, Carlton North

MELBOURNE | The Fishmonger's Son had big shoes to fill when it took over the site of Canals Seafood in 2017, Canals had served...

Glou, Collingwood

MELBOURNE | Being a regular at Beermash and Above Board, I noticed Glou as soon as it opened next door on Smith Street late...

Oasis, Fairfield

MELBOURNE | I enjoyed a Lebanese breakfast the other day at Oasis Fairfield. It’s a favourite that I've been meaning to get back to...

CITY GUIDES

Want to travel like a local? Our city guides are designed to give you the inside word on where to eat, drink, shop, and explore in some of the world’s most vibrant cities.

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