Richmond Guide

Homewares, furniture stores, cafes, bars, direct factory outlets and a Vietnamese quarter – what an eclectic place Richmond is! Broken up into three distinct and unique areas: Bridge Road, Victoria Street and Swan Street. Bridge Road is a shopper’s paradise with various direct factory outlet and boutique shops along this popular strip. Running parallel to Bridge Road is Victoria Street – famous for its distinctly Vietnamese culture. Swan Street is home to fantastic pubs and bars that are very popular with sporting crowds due to its proximity to the MCG. Linking all three together is Church Street.

Victoria Street | Tram 109 From Collins St | Approx 20 mins

Amidst a plethora of Vietnamese restaurants and shops you’ll find lots of wonderful little secrets!

Minh Minh Restaurant | 94 Victoria St | 9427 7891 Awesome & great value Thai, Vietnamese & Laotian food packed full of flavor. It’s also BYO – one of our favourites!

The Aviary | 271 Victoria St | 9428 7727 This popular bar is found in the heart of little Saigon – great vibe, great music & great modern share food!

Three Bags Full | 60 Nicholson St | 9421 2732 A huge focus on specialty coffee – frequently wins brewing & barista awards, considered by many to be the best coffee in Melbourne.

Jinda Thai |1-7 Ferguson St | 9419 5899 Undoubtedly the best casual Thai restuarant in Melbourne. Be sure to book!

Seoul Soul | 323 Victoria St Tiny in size, this modern Korean reataurant packs the flavours in their take on traditional dishes.

Swan Street | Tram 70 From Flinders St | Approx 15-20 mins

A popular haunt for sports fans but look underneath the pub culture and you’ll find some hidden treasures.

Fonda | 248 Swan St | 9429 0085 Fantastic street Mexican fare & arguably one of the best in Melbourne – be sure to try the fish tacos.

Union Dining | 270-272 Swan St | 9428 2988 Focusing on fresh & local produce this eatery offers a provincial dining experience – checkout the terrace.

Demitri’s Feast | 141 Swans St | 9428 8659 A wonderful café serving up modern Greek breakfasts & lunches.

Dr Follicles | 143 Swan St | 9421 1844 A unique barber amidst a multitude of bars & pubs – sit down for a shave whilst enjoying a cold Coopers Pale Ale (included in price).

Friends of Mine | 506 Swan St | 9428 7516 A casual café made up of friends working together – super friendly service will make you feel right at home.

Feast of Merit |117 Swan St |9428 8480 This social enterprise cafe serving dishes with a middle eastern flavour is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Bridge Road | Tram 48 From Collins St or Tram 75 From Flinders St | Approx 15–20 mins

Direct factory outlets and excellent cafes – perfect for the avid shopper.

Alannah Hill Outlet | 90a Bridge Rd | 9421 4774 An Australian fashion icon, with many of today’s celebrities vying to wear one of her garments.

Anthea Crawford | 205 Bridge Rd | 9428 1670 Stylish, designer styles produced for the modern Australian woman.

Vlados | 61 Bridge Rd |9428 5833 An institution in Melbouren for steak!

Fifty Acres | 65 Bridge Rd | 9421 0296 A hip cafe at the start of Bridge Road, a perfect stop for fuelling up before a day of shopping.

Richmond Hill Café & Larder | 48–50 Bridge Rd | 9421 2808 A great café, but the highlight is their cheese room – wine & cheese matching courses are also available.

The Bridge Hotel | 642 Bridge Rd | 9428 3852 A very cool, recently renovated pub where the interior makes you feel like you are sitting in a European laneway.

Mountain Goat Brewery | 80 North St | 9428 1180 A brewery by day & an excellent bar open to the public on a Wednesday & Friday by night. Tours & private functions are also available. One of our faves in all of Melbourne!

Touchwood |480 Bridge Rd |9429 9347 Hearty breakfasts with a healthy twist.

Church Street | Tram 48 & 109 From Collins St or Tram 70 & 75 From Flinders St | Approx 20 mins

Fantastic restaurants, one of the best bars in the world and slick furniture and homewares stores… what more could you want!

Space Furniture | 629 Church St | 9426 3000 A very unique & modern furniture store – one of our favourites in Richmond.

Top Paddock Cafe | 685 Church St | 9429 4332 Excellent specialist coffee with slick, contemporary café fare in an inviting open space.

Royal Saxon | 545 Church St | 9429 5277 An upmarket pub that serves delicious Mediterranean fare.

Church St Enoteca | 527 Church St | 9428 7898 A modern Italian restaurant in a warm & inviting art deco interior that is a consistent entry in The Age Good Food Guide.

Pillar of Salt | 541 Church St | 9421 1550 A Richmond cafe loved by the locals – quality coffee and delicious lunches to take away or eat in.

Kong BBQ |599 Church St | 9427 1307 Casual Asian barbeque from the same owners of super popular inner city eatery Chin Chin.

Pana Chocolate | 491 Church St | 1300 717 488 Leave the diets at home. You won’t be able to resist these delicious bite sized desserts made from raw, organic, Australian chocolates.

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