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.

Ezard

A fine-dining icon since 1999.

187 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

Cumulus Up

Cumulus Inc.'s upstairs wine bar.

Level 1 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

Chin Chin

Worth the two-hour wait for a table.

125 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

Coda

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

Basement 141 Flinders Lane (corner Oliver Lane)
Melbourne VIC

Ôter

French, but not as you know it.

137 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

Tonka

Modern cuisine loosely inspired by India.

20 Duckboard Place
Melbourne VIC 3000

Hihou

An intimate izakaya.

First Floor 1 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

Kappo

Hihou's 25-seat counterpart.

31 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC