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

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

88 Flinders Lane, Melbourne


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.

Andrew McConnell's day-through-night diner.

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Cumulus Up Wine Bar

Directly above Cumulus, with many of the same charms.

Level 1 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne


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

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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A sharp Middle Eastern restaurant by star chef Shane Delia.

21 Bond St, Melbourne

Chin Chin

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

125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne


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

Basement 141 Flinders Lane (corner Oliver Lane), Melbourne


Modern cuisine loosely inspired by India.

20 Duckboard Place, Melbourne
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The restaurant responsible for igniting Melbourne's love for modern Spanish food.

1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne


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

61 Flinders Lane, Melbourne


An intimate izakaya.

First Floor 1 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Colourful Peruvian from the team at San Telmo.

19 ACDC Lane, Melbourne


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