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Hardware Lane

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9600 1697
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9600 1697
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Reviewed yesterday

We love Hardware Lane, so many places to try and each is better than the last. They have to be sensational to survive on this street so you really cannot go wrong .. enjoy

Thank BenGrand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don't eat there, you really should take an amble down this street. Fabulous selection of eateries to choose from and the prices seem quite reasonable. Some even offer a free glass of wine with your meal. Some of the restaurants had live...More

Thank GLS54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss Hardware Lane! Tons of places and varying prices. It is the IN place to eat and drink these days.

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this lane as it is slightly out of the city and has a variety of restaurants to cater for all tastes.

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Classy and fun and the opposite of a closeted cross-dresser. The food is sooo good and there is a great selection of beers and wines to choose from. This place could feature in your favourite novel but just make sure that if you read any...More

Thank Alison R A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Lane runs from Bourke St to Lonsdale and then becomes Hardware Street from Lonsdale to Little Lonsdale St. It’s full of cafe and restaurants offering a great range food/ coffee. Something for everyone surely and in nice weather great to sit outside under the...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had to go to a meeting in La Trobe so I thought I would go down Hardware lane. Still full of great restaurants and you can sit inside or out. Camera store has been on the corner forever - parking station right there. Great...More

1  Thank 655Denis
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Try an Asian ie Malay, Filipino, Indonesian @ Sister. Great meal and good friendly helpful waiter. He even knew it was going to rain and hustled us off so we could get back to the hotel before it did!

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A bustling street with an array of eating establishments....some better than others. Not keen on those with 'sprukers' ! Check out the menus before choosing... It has become one of the city's busiest eating streets.'

Thank MDR_11
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Vibrant lane full of great restaurants, worth strolling through and grabbing a meal. We had dinner at a charming Italian "Nostro Postro", really good food and service. Heard breakfast at The Hardware Societe was worth going to but the queues were too long and we...More

Thank idp001
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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