Windsor has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years. The Lucas Group has moved in with Hawker Hall. Pidapipo Gelato has set up shop. Pino Russo (La Svolta) has opened a second pizza joint.

But if anyone can lay claim to reviving the compact block between High Street and Dandenong Road, it's the boys behind Hanoi Hannah and Tokyo Tina. They took a punt when it was mostly still a mix of two-dollar stores and bong shops.

Here's everything great that's happened since then, plus a few old favourites.

Firebird

Restaurant

This spot from the Hanoi Hannah and Tokyo Tina crew is all about spicy birds: with a Vietnamese take on duck à l’orange and charcoal chicken with burnt chilli. Plus, there’s cocktails made with charred grapefruit and burnt plums.

223 High Street, Windsor
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Maha East

Restaurant

A handsome, cosy space you can spend hours in traversing a menu of Middle Eastern favourites borrowed from its elder sibling, Maha.

36 Chapel Street , Windsor
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Tipico

Restaurant

A polished Italian diner that’s ditched the traditional red-and-white tablecloths for contemporary art and modern plating techniques.

242 High Street, Windsor
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Rebel Blue

Restaurant

Contemporary takes on traditional Greek dishes – and dairy-free baklava.

127 Chapel Street, Windsor

Lover

Bar

A late-night dining spot with a playful but serious cocktail program.

60 Chapel Street, Windsor
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Neptune Food & Wine

Bar

Mediterranean fare from the teams behind Saigon Sally and San Telmo.

212 High Street, Windsor

Hawker Hall

Restaurant

A vibing Asian beer hall from the creators of Chin Chin.

98 Chapel Street, Windsor
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Tokyo Tina

Restaurant

Where "fusion" isn't a dirty word.

66A-B Chapel Street, Windsor
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Eat’aliano by Pino

Restaurant

Try the panzerotti fritti. That's deep-fried pizza dough topped with cheese.

122 High Street, Windsor
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The Railway Hotel

Restaurant

Three areas to eat in, including an open-air fine-diner.

29 Chapel Street, Windsor

Mr Miyagi

Restaurant

Innovative Japanese and a cheeky sense of humour.

99 Chapel Street, Windsor

Small Print Pizza

Restaurant

Pizza with an environmental conscience.

388 High Street, Windsor

Hanoi Hannah Windsor

Restaurant

Fast, cheap Vietnamese fare.

Restaurant 180 High Street, Windsor

Parlour Diner

Restaurant

For fried chicken and burgers.

64 Chapel Street, Windsor

Red Door Yum Cha

Restaurant

Best experienced at lunchtime, like they do in China.

1-3 1-3 McIlwrick Street, Windsor

Borsch, Vodka & Tears

Bar

Proof the Chinese don't have a monopoly on good dumplings.

173 Chapel Street, Windsor
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