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186 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9662 3151
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Has everything any traveller would be looking for, great places to eat, street entertainers, trams, bustling crowd, activity all around. A place to spend time !

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lots of life here - some great street theatre and bands. Great shopping and terrific restaurants in the lanes off Collins and Bourke streets. The closest you can get to a European experience without leaving Australia.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Melbourne is a wonderful city to get around. It is easily walkable and contains some fascinating lanes and alleys. Bourke St Mall with Myer and David Jones dominate the area which is enlivened with buskers and musicians. It house numerous restaurants and eating areas from China Town in Little Bourke st, and top European restaurants at the top end of... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Its a nice place ti visit, but I couldnt live there. So much to see, so many shops you can get a bit overwhelmed by it all. (I know how Croc Dundee felt in NY). Very busy & impersonal, but has everything

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Biloela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I love Melbourne CBD. The trams make it so easy to get from place to place. I am not a walker but in the Melbourne CBD it is easy to get anywhere with the tram service. There are so many great places to shop till you drop arcades and shopping areas like the Block Arcade, I always choose to stay... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Great Club and Pub scene. Beware though, Melbourne can get a little "Prissy" when busy and bouncers start getting selective. Picking on whatever you happen to wearing on the night, Printed 't's', shoes,collar, no collar etc. Lots of eye candy though! you have to love the place.

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Dunedin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

My wifes birthday dinner, candlelit dinner etc sounds great, their oven broke down, so we cruised up and down the Yarra while our food was heated onshore, virtually no wines to select from, (red or white) no commentary on places off interest, in all rather disappointing

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

There are hire-bikes set up around the CBD and along the riverfront (near Crowne Casino). You pay at machines and can pick up drop off at different facilities. Not sure about the laws on bike helmets or where they could be obtained. There are bike lanes in town.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (03) 9662 3151

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.