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Chinatown

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Bars

Berlin Bar

Choose a side in this hard-to-find bar divided to represent East and West Berlin: spartan and functional or chintzy jazz age kitsch. You decide.

Bars

New Gold Mountain

Take a measure of 1920s Hong Kong glamour, mix with two parts opium den, shake it all up, and you get this very decadent boudoir-like laneway bar.

Restaurants

Miss Katie's Crab Shack

Let the feast begin at Miss Katie's Crab Shack, where every meal is a celebration and excess consumption of market-fresh crabs is actively encouraged.

Bars

Section 8

So much more than two shipping containers in a car park, Section 8 is where Melburnians go for unpretentious drinks and delectable audio offerings.

Restaurants

Shandong Mama

Try the mackerel and 'Melbourne' dumplings at this unpretentious family-run dumpling house specialising in cuisine from eastern China's Shandong province.

Restaurants

Longrain

With their innovative take on aromatic Thai cuisine, Longrain has become a Melbourne favourite and been hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

Restaurants

HuTong Dumpling House

Linger long enough at HuTong to give your scalding xiao long bao meat and soup dumplings time to cool, scoffing the rest of the menu while you wait.

Bars

The Croft Institute

Launched when hidden laneway bars where still hard to find, the Croft offers a clinical approach to partying, kitted out like an eerie hospital.

Bars

Double Happiness

Get double the usual happiness thanks to Chinese-themed fun, like Chairman Mao decor, bubble tea cocktails, dumplings and Kung Fu movie nights.

Shopping

MidCity Arcade

A retail and leisure hub popular with Asia’s expat youth, the arcade straddles Bourke Street and Melbourne’s bustling Chinatown precinct.

Bars

Ferdydurke

Head upstairs and perch on a bar stool for beers and beats. On the menu, meet Frank – a Polish frankenfurter cooked in a beer and sauerkraut broth.

Hotels

Punthill Apartment Hotels - Little Bourke Street

Punthill Apartment Hotels - Little Bourke Street are designed to complement its location in the heart of Melbourne's historic Chinatown. The...

From $131 - $550
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Laneway dining

Dine like a local and find some of the city's favourite eateries tucked away upstairs, downstairs and behind bustling queues in Melbourne's laneways.

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Bars

Take an unexpected turn, duck into one of Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in a bar with a distinct personality.

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Dumplings

Melbourne does dumplings by the steamer-basket load. Be the judge of the best xiao long bao and pot stickers at these local favourite dumpling houses.

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Chinese restaurants

Explore Melbourne's laneways and eat streets to find the best Chinese restaurants for special occasions, all-day yum cha and a quick dumpling fix.