WITH THE WARMER WEATHER now here, Toorak Road, South Yarra is again set to rock. While popular all year round with locals and visitors alike, it’s during the spring and summer that Toorak Road, South Yarra and the adjoining leafy side streets take star billing.
Lovers of fine food can be found enjoying the many great restaurants that call the area home. Fashion aficionados hit the shops in search of the perfect outfit for warmer weather.
One of the greatest joys for foodies is the choice of eateries. Along its kilometre-long strip there are over 70 establishments offering everything from fine dining to casual, traditional to contemporary, indoor or outdoor, bars, cafés, takeaways, patisseries, bakeries and juice bars.
Many of Melbourne’s top restaurateurs can be found here. Particularly popular with lovers of French cuisine are Tu Restaurant and Bar and A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro. Both establishments are renowned for their food, ambience and service.
Shopping in Toorak Road, South Yarra is equally as legendary. Fashion boutiques showcase the hottest new looks and how to wear them. There are also plenty of shops selling accessories to go with that special outfit. Then there are the hairdressers, beauty salons and day spas to ensure to you feel as good as you look!
Given Toorak Road, South Yarra’s popularity with well-known international stars you’ll often find yourself rubbing shoulders with the world’s top actors and sportspeople. However, quintessentially Melbourne, it is also where Melburnians live and shop. Needless to say people watching is a popular pastime.
However, as you’ll find, with its great ambience, fantastic restaurants and cosmopolitan shopping there’s much more to do in Toorak Road, South Yarra than just sit and watch other people!
How to get there
Public Transport. The #8 tram travels along Swanston Street and St Kilda Road to South Yarra. Tram stop #28 marks the start of Toorak Road, South Yarra and is a good place to start your exploration.
The South Yarra train station is also on Toorak Road. Catch the Cranbourne-Frankston-pakenham or Sandringham bound trains from Flinders Street station. For further information visit ptv.vic.gov.au Taxis. Taxis are as common in Toorak Road, South Yarra as lattés and from the city cost approximately $10–$20, depending on the time of day. Self Drive. There are a number of parking stations, off street parking, undercover parking and metered parking areas. Most parking stations have an hourly charge and the smaller off-street parking areas have metered ticket machines.