Flinders Lane has long been a culinary destination. Ronnie di Stasio (Cafe di Stasio) got his start here in 1985, with the fabled Rosati. Restaurants have come and gone in the interim, but the eight-block stretch remains a dining powerhouse; the Spring Street end in particular. Here are our picks on Flinders Lane itself, and very close by.

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Mrs Singh

Restaurant

An Indian(ish) wine bar on Flinders Lane, where cheesy flatbreads star.

88 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Kisumé

Restaurant

This is one of Melbourne's best Japanese restaurants. It's certainly its most ambitious. There's a New York-style sushi bar at street level, a pumping izakaya-style basement and an upstairs private dining room – Kuro – for intimate kaiseki-style meals.

175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Cumulus Inc.

Restaurant

Andrew McConnell's day-through-night diner.

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Cumulus Up Wine Bar

Bar

Directly above Cumulus, with many of the same charms.

Level 1 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Supernormal

Restaurant

Refined Japanese and pan-Asian food, courtesy of Andrew McConnell.

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Maha

Restaurant

A sharp Middle Eastern restaurant by star chef Shane Delia.

21 Bond St, Melbourne
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Chin Chin

Restaurant

Worth the two-hour wait (just go and have a drink elsewhere until your table is ready).

125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Coda

Restaurant

The European-Vietnamese-Australian menu is hard to describe, but easy to love.

Basement 141 Flinders Lane (corner Oliver Lane), Melbourne

Tonka

Restaurant

Modern cuisine loosely inspired by India.

20 Duckboard Place, Melbourne
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Movida

Restaurant

The restaurant responsible for igniting Melbourne's love for modern Spanish food.

1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Cecconi’s

Restaurant

A handsome, traditional Italian eatery that grows its own produce.

Cellar Bar 61 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Pastuso

Restaurant

Colourful Peruvian from the team at San Telmo.

19 ACDC Lane, Melbourne
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Lollo

Restaurant

At the W Melbourne's in-house restaurant, Coda chef Adam D'Sylva is drawing on his Italian-Indian heritage. The star chef has created a globe-trotting menu that includes luxed-up lasagna, pasta-less cacio e pepe (a surprising triumph), and fragrant, spicy duck curry. Plus there's an excellent and fun roster of theatrical cocktails.

408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Tres a Cinco

Restaurant

This lively cantina is all about home-style Mexican. Expect beef tacos exactly how they're served in Mexico, prawn-and-chorizo tamales and a jiggly chocolate flan. Plus: eight different Margaritas and hard-to-find agave spirits.

3-5 Hosier Lane, Melbourne
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