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Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
"I'll meet you under the clocks." It's a phrase you'll hear thrown around Melbourne by locals all the time, but what does it mean? Flinders Street Station is not only a Australian icon but it's Melbourne's heart. Being the Metropolitan train hub,...
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Hosier Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Aerosol-wielding artistsfrom around the world have lefttheir mark on Melbourne. HosierLane, declared a “graffiti tolerancezone” by the city council, containsthe area’s densest collectionof spray-painted masterpieces. —Chris Baty This appeared in...
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20 Presgrave Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
It was nine o'clock on a Monday night when the newcomer shuffled in. The bar was empty, but the shelves were full, the decanters filled. Hayden Lambert, head bartender, was behind the counter. No jacket required. Just a nightcap. In this...
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21 Croft Alley, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
If you're looking for an off-beat bar to add to the mix of trendy lounges and clubs to hit up, The Croft Institute definitely wont' disappoint. It looks like a functioning mad scientist's lab, shelves covered with vials of unlabeled liquids and...
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45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Cumulus, Inc. in Melbourne was, without hesitation, the best dining experience I had while on the continent of Australia. Is it fair to build up a meal so boldly for a restaurant that changes its menu frequently, if not daily? Perhaps not....
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St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Come the first hints of warm weather and locals descend on St Kilda to enjoy the beach, hip restaurants or the outdoors at one of the local gardens. The laughing face welcoming people to Luna Park is an icon of the area since opening in 1912 and...
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1/161 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Entering through a non-descript doorway and walking up a narrow flight of stairs a long room stretched before you with comfortable plush couches and smartly dressed bar staff Welcome to the Melbourne Supper Club, arguably Melbourne’s best bar....
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21 Liverpool St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Coming in off the streets of a typical windy and wet Melbourne winter's day, it was a welcome relief to be able to relax next to the fully stoked fire. My gaze flickered over the menu, from which names like "Mr Fu," "Communist Manifesto," and...
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247 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Melbourne knows no bounds for its love of coffee, so it can be hard to choose where to get your caffeine fix. Dukes is one of the best, roasting their own ethically sourced beans, and its expert baristas will brew any style coffee you'd like, from...
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Swanston St & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Serving beer since 1861, this is one of the city’s oldest pubs and a must-do stop on any Melbourne itinerary. The downstairs boozer will keep you occupied with its wide selection of Australian craft beer, but make time to head upstairs to see ...
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3, 59 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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This rooftop bar is THE place people dress up in Victorian costume for (not talking Halloween) and is just as fun as it's menu-which includes descriptions with "!!!" Seriously. Quite classy, the cocktails for "two players" or "playing doubles" are...
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31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Located down a narrow roadway, this store-meets-gallery features contemporary crafts by some of Melbourne’s most talented artisans. You’ll find earthy stoneware by Andrei Davidoff, timber decor items by Helen Walsh, chunky ceramic...
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180 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Every discerning visitor to Melbourne goes straight to Cumulus Inc, another Andrew McConnell restaurant. The chef has become one of the leaders in the Melbourne food scene, and a booking at one of his restaurants is an insurance that great food is...
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125 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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One of the best places to enjoy Thai food in Melbourne is Chin Chin, which also serves local wines (they have Old World wine options, too). Chin Chin doesn't take reservations, but there are plenty of places to wet your whistle (or change your...
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21 Bond St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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While the Age Good Food Guide gave it one-hat, and it had been recommended by countless locals, I had yet to experience Maha. Sitting in the chic laneway restaurant near Flinders Street Station, I settled into the comfortable cushions and admired...
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26 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
If you are a tea addict like myself you will love the Hotel Lindrum. With an assortment of delicious goodies served to you in this stunning hotel located in the heart of the most liveable city in the world, the high tea at Hotel Lindrum is the...
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Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Melbourne’s market culture is obviously very much alive and, in the case of Queen Victoria Market, has been since the 1870s.

Food stalls to try: Börek; Bratwurst Shop & Co.; American Doughnut Kitchen; Gozleme Turkish Café; Le...
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2 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
At this polished Greek restaurant, try wood-fire-roasted pork belly with white beans and apple skordalia, and beef brisket souvlakakia. This appeared in the May 2014 issue.