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“Always worth a visit - great local atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lygon Street

Lygon Street
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$141.33*
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Melbourne Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Ranked #34 of 378 things to do in Melbourne
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“Always worth a visit - great local atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you are without transport, hop on an 8 tram that goes up Swanston Street, from outside Flinders railway station/Federation Square. Alight at the Elgin Street/Lygon Street intersection after a c 20 minute journey.

You are virtually straight in to the huge array of restaurants, mostly Italian but more diversified as you get to the far end. I reckon it is about a 10 minute walk from one end of the restaurant district to the other - mostly you are walking on the pavement between the restaurant and the pavement tables. Nice ice cream parlours as well.

A good local, lack of tourists atmosphere when I went on a sunday lunchtime. Well worth a visit even if you only have time for a cappuccino or ice cream. If you are really pushed for time, I reckon you can get out to Lygon Street by tram and back to the city centre, having had a decent look round, all within 90 minutes.

Visited January 2013
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“Food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

You can always get a good meal somewhere here. (Italian of course)
The atmosphere is excellent, and the smells wafting out from the cafes and restaurants are wonderful.

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“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

I have spent much time wandering up and down Lygon st over the last 20 or so years. It has changed quite a bit but still retains the cafe lifestyle feel. There is such a wonderful range of restaurants to choose from and they cater for all tastes and budgets. Great place to eat, sit or walk.

Visited August 2012
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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“full of cigarette butts and noisy cars/bikes”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Irrespective of where you eat on Lygon Street (I found all places to be very nice), I couldn't enjoy it because of car/bike hoons causing noise and general mayhem for anyone crossing Lygon Street after 8pm.

Plus the place is littered with cigarette butts - if the customers aren't smoking and throwing their butts on the ground around the tables then it's the waiters who are doing it. Don't bring children if you want to eat outside (why can't customers go 1 hour without smoking?).

Lygon Street - been there, done that, won't be back.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Go the movies at the Nova Cinema, explore the shops and then eat at one of the wonderful Italian eateries. Great day out.

Visited January 2013
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