Shhh… the hidden secrets of Melbourne

Melbourne is a city of hidden secrets. Inside this world famous city is a network of unique laneways, rooftop patios, and revered restaurants that take a little digging to uncover.

To see, taste and experience the best of Melbourne, one must look closely at the world’s most liveable city. While the city centre is always buzzing with diverse memory-making experiences it’s the surrounding neighbourhoods that have their own distinct vibes.

Fitzroy; artsy
Brunswick: grungy-cool
Carlton: Italian
St. Kilda: beachy
South Yarra: sophisticated

Inside Melbourne’s CBD and within these neighborhoods, you’ll find Melbourne’s best kept secrets.  Here are a few of our favourites.

Want to find out more hidden spots in Melbourne?

The Hidden Secrets Tours will take you on a journey through the city’s streets and help you uncover the best-kept secrets of Melbourne.


To experience this, visit Singapore airlines for information on fares and availability for flights to Melbourne.

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Sushi Monger

Where: On a laneway off Bourke Street
Why: It’s worth queuing for. This sidestreet restaurant serves up delicious sushi and Japanese food that draws a long queue at lunchtime. So secret, it doesn’t even have a website.



Where: Manchester Lane, near Flinders Street Station
Why: Chilli-spiked popcorn and watermelon cocktails.  Do we need to say more?

Distal Phalanx


Where: Inside the Nicholas Building on Swanston Street
Why: You have to hit a buzzer just to be let into this hidden basement boutique that sells trendy streetwear.

Pastuso Melbourne

Where: ACDC Lane, one block from Town Hall
Why: Incredible Peruvian food like kingfish cevice and alpaca tartare

Le Bon Ton

Where: Collingwood
Why: Smokehouse cooked dishes including mesquite-smoked pork shoulder and pit-smoke beef brisket.

Prince Bandroom

Where: St Kilda
Why: Quality live music mixed with tasty cocktails, all served steps from the famous St Kilda Pier.

Rose St. Artists Market


Where: Fitzroy
Why: Shop for handmade goods created by 70 artists and designers in a walkable market that features live entertainment and world-class cafes nearby.