Brunswick East’s restaurants are handily clustered along Lygon Street, with easy tram access. There’s plenty of variety on the dense one-kilometre stretch between Brunswick Road and Blyth Street, including elegant wine bars, Italian eateries, Melbourne’s best American barbeque joint and burgers galore. If you’re looking for somewhere on Sydney Road, head over to our guide to the Best Restaurants in Brunswick.

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Faye

This restaurant champions offal – think skewers of chicken heart and cherry – Victorian seafood, and all things charred, cured and preserved.

Shop 1 22-30 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Old Palm Liquor

The follow-up to Neighbourhood Wine is cool and comfortable. Take a seat at the bar or in front of an open fire and feel the tension melt off your shoulders.

133b Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Etta

A stunning wine bar with a vegetarian-friendly menu.

60 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Bluebonnet Barbecue Brunswick East

The DIY spirit is alive at this Southern-barbeque specialist.

124-126 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
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Rumi

Middle Eastern, but not as you know it.

116 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Bar Idda

A cosy room serving home-style Sicilian food with generosity and heart.

132 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Bar Romantica

The late-night bar that replaced a pizza institution pays respect to its legacy, and has an atmosphere of romance.

52 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Téta Mona

Twin brothers Antoine and Bechara Taouk serve up Lebanese soul food, just like their grandma did at home.

100A Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Bouvier

A wine-focused bar-restaurant by La Luna’s Adrian Richardson.

159 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Mankoushé

A small Lebanese bakery with a local home delivery service.

325 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Thaila Thai

A hyperactive restaurant that serves mammoth-sized, affordable Thai food.

82 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Kumo Izakaya & Sake Bar

A slick Japanese eatery and sake den.

152 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

I Carusi

A relaxed pizzeria turning out the very best of simple pizzas, in Brunswick.

46 Holmes Street, Brunswick East

Mama Manoush

Family favourites from a Lebanese home cook.

175-177 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

The B.East

Simple, awesome burgers and a great community atmosphere.

80 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

The Alehouse Project

Burgers and beer – one of life’s great combinations.

98-100 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

400 Gradi

A Naples inspired Italian restaurant with some of the best pizza in town.

99 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Compass Pizza

A casual Italian joint from the team behind Wesley Anne.

319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

F.A.T. (Fried and Tasty)

Fried and Tasty in Brunswick East is serving family-recipe fried chicken and killer sides and shakes,

360 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Pickle Burger

Affordable burgers and spiked shakes.

1 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East