10-14 October 2016 | MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Mix it up in Melbourne – Some recommendations from the locals



Here are some recommendations from local Melburnians on where they love to go, eat and socialise. Please enjoy our lovely city!

Jazz Club

Birds Basement

Live jazz and blues every night


Cocktail Clubs

Bar Tours Melbourne

Guided tour of Melbourne’s hidden bars 


Eating Out


Modern Australian – higher end dining with a funky feel


Another take on modern Asian – very popular


Modern Australian – higher end dining with a funky feel

Siglo (The European)

Wine and Cheese lounge/rooftop bar A Melbourne institution


Modern Mexican - very popular restaurant 


Modern Indian – higher end dining with a funky feel

Grossi Florentino

Traditional Italian - a Melbourne icon

Press Club

Degustation, high end


French - fairly new restaurant, very popular


Degustation, high end


Modern Australian interpretation of Asian hawker street food – very funky


Spanish Tapas Bar – funky yet sophisticated 

Flower Drum

Notable and multi-award winning Chinese cuisine restaurant

Il Bacaro

Classy, intimate Italian restaurant with many wines by the glass

Vue de Monde

Elegant fine dining restaurant with tasting menus and sweeping city views.


Upscale eatery offering Modern Japanese cuisine


Creative Middle Eastern fine dining


Fusion of traditional and contemporary Italian styles

Shopping around the city and the suburbs

Shopping in Melbourne always comes with added extras, with laneway discoveries and cafe culture as much a part of the experience as the loot from local designers and the best of international brands.
Ever-evolving shopping choices make it possible to create a different shopping spree every time you venture out.
The city's passion for fashion is a serious matter, a fact not overlooked by international retail giants looking to establish Australian outposts, and local designers keen on getting a strong start.



Emporium Melbourne

Be assured of the best of the best at Emporium Melbourne, the city's see-it-to-believe-it, one-stop, super stylish, cutting edge shopping mecca.


Melbourne's GPO

Step off busy Bourke Street into a calmer space at Melbourne's GPO. Sunny steps, colonnades and cafes wrap around Australia's very first H&M store.


Men's fashion

Men in Melbourne are coiffed, coutured and well turned out thanks to a growing selection of gentlemen's outfitters and all-round sartorial saviours.



Pull up a milk crate and hop from one newly-opened café to another new bar, grabbing trendy truck tucker to sate the appetite and inspire creativity.


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