Market Lane

Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Free

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

This laneway has several of its own 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.