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Chinatown

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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.

Museums

Chinese Museum

A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia....

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.

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

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

Shark Fin Inn

Gather a gang to get the most yum out of yum cha at this Chinatown stalwart serving Cantonese favourites: try the char siu bao.

Restaurants

China Red

Touch-screen ordering and marine-animal-shaped dumplings – if the great food doesn't draw you into this HuTong off-shoot, the novelty value surely will.

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

Live music

Ding Dong Lounge

From Mark Lanegan to Little Red, you'll find local and international rock, indie and electro acts at this late night Melbourne rock institution.

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

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.

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.

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Bars

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Food & wine

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.

Art & culture

Museums

Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.

Food & wine

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.