Dis­cover the Laneways

Melbourne Official Visitor Guide - - Inside -

Duck into Mel­bourne’s tini­est streets to ex­plore a world of colour­ful street art, cosy bars and unique stores.

Duck­board Place

There’s plenty to be found in this laneway. For mod­ern Chi­nese fare, make a book­ing at Lee Ho Fook — there’s also a down­stairs bar for cock­tails and snacks. It’s all about up­mar­ket In­dian cui­sine in a beau­ti­ful din­ing room at Tonka. Don’t miss the pani puri — crispy, one-bite parcels filled with spiced potato and aro­matic wa­ter. lee­ho­fook.com.au tonkarestau­rant.com.au

Cross­ley Street

Tucked off Bourke Street, this laneway is a fash­ion­ista and foodie dream. At Suit Shop, stylish men can have qual­ity, made-to-mea­sure gar­ments cre­ated by ex­pert tai­lors. Beau­ti­ful fash­ion from around the world, both vin­tage and new, and pieces lov­ingly cre­ated by own­ers JC and Dean He­witt can be found at Madam Virtue & Co. All that shop­ping can work up an ap­petite, so try hip Ginger­boy, where you can feast on dumplings, South-east Asian street food and shared dishes. suit­shop.com.au madamvirtue.com.au ginger­boy.com.au

Water­tank Way

One of the city’s new­est laneway precincts, in the Up­per West Side devel­op­ment off Spencer Street, now har­bours spec­tac­u­lar large-scale mu­rals by some of Aus­tralia’s most fa­mous street artists, in­clud­ing Rone, Ad­nate and Dvate.


Duck­board Place Robert Black­burn

Lee Ho Fook Word on the Street Catherine (35) from Rich­mond “There’s so much en­ergy on Hosier Lane, where peo­ple from all over the world gather to take self­ies of them­selves in front of the ever-chang­ing street art. But it’s also home to my...

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