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Lygon Street

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Address: Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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some great restaurants

A great place to have dinner, the restaurants are well priced and worth the money. Service was high in the restaurant I dined in and I get the impression this would be fairly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to have dinner, the restaurants are well priced and worth the money. Service was high in the restaurant I dined in and I get the impression this would be fairly standard across most of the places here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a walk up from the CBD once youve booked your restaurant as the places here are Busy! Lots of options tho, but few normal drinks establishments and we until you hit the Astor, which is great but quite a walk.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every visitor gets told to visit Lygon Street at least once so the restaurants have a continuous flow of people who'll never be back. Consequently they don't have to try too hard - and it shows.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This strip has soooo many restaurants and cafes that I found it difficult to choose. Best range of Italian food I've ever seen. There is also an amazing book shop called Readings that is worth a visit and the most amazing cheese shop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great shopping at a varety of shops, great food to be had, italian specialities, especially pizza.Also in Elgin Street is Brunetti's, the best cake shop in Melbourne where you can feast on fabulous cakes and coffee.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter your taste in food you will find something to satisfy in Lygon Street. Once the exclusive domain of Italian cuisine, traditional Italian restaurants have been joined by a wide range of Asian and other fabulous restaurants. Lygon Street is one of those Melbourne experiences you must have.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly worth visiting when in search of food in Melbourne. There is a vast selection of restaurants in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to lunch at Ti Amo. As one of the established restaurants it never fails to impress. We had a delightful lunch. Then we crossed the road to enjoy dessert at Brunettis, another gastronomic institution. Of course a visit to Lygon Street would not be complete without going to Readings and getting a book. As it was getting very... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lygon St is a great thoroughfare for strolling and being the flaneur as they say in France. It used to be a Jewish and Italian immigrant area before the Second Woprld war but although there are still echoes of the Italian past in the many cafes and restaurants in the street, most of the early Italian and Jewish residents have... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much open and what restaurants were, were trying hard. Had lovely, friendly staff. Unfortunately the food was poor and we would not head to Lygon street again. I would rather eat and walk along south bank.

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.