Market Lane

Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Market Lane will take you from the wide road of Bourke Street, and into the jostling, tight laneways of Chinatown.

This laneway has several restaurants, including Hutong, a widely regarded dumpling house. You can watch the cooks making their own dumplings; a good way to guarantee your dumplings don’t come from the freezer.

There is also Hofbräuhaus, a slightly out-of-place German eating house – known for its giant beers and huge sausages. Every Octoberfest, this place gets wild.

If it’s fine dining you want, then there is Flowerdrum, an award-winning Cantonese restaurant often booked out months in advance.