Top Melbourne Restaurants

Crossley Street is at the pinnacle of Melbourne dining and Lancemore Crossley St. is surrounded by some of Melbourne’s best restaurants and bars. To help you navigate the famed laneways and most-loved local favourites, we’ve curated a list of the best restaurants and bars in Melbourne. Whether you are after a pre-theatre bite, or looking to sample the famous Melbourne brunch, celebrating a special occasion with lunch or dinner, need an after-work drink or Saturday-night hotspot, our list will have you covered.


Our Local Faves - all within 10 minute walk of Lancemore Crossley St.

Lancemore Crossley St. Rice Paper Scissors Restaurant Close By Melbourne Luxury Accommodation

Rice Paper Scissors

A well-loved laneway dining spot that serves Asian street food inspired by the streets of Bangkok, Saigon and Singapore and delicious cocktails.
Lancemore Crossley St. Gingerboy Close Restaurant


Sitting right across the lane from Lancemore Crossley St., Gingerboy has been serving south-east Asian street food since 2006. Chef Teage Ezard keeps it fresh with adventurous food and the restaurant vibe is akin to raucous hawker-lined laneways.
Lancemore Crossley St. Pepe's Close Restaurant

Pepe's Italian & Liquor

American-Italian influence reign supreme in this New York-Italian diner. Dine on pizza and pasta and New York favourites, or sample one of their martinis in the leafy, open courtyard


Lancemore Crossley St. Punch Lane Close Restaurant


Melbourne’s original laneway bar since 1995, Punchlane is wine bar favourited by thirsty theatre-goers pre and post show.
Lancemore Crossley St. Romeo Lane Close Restaurant

Romeo Lane

Serving classic cocktails and delicious small plates from midday every day, Romeo Lane is a nod to old world Melbourne.
Lancemore Crossley St. Close Restaurant Gareth Sobey Photography

Bar Margaux

A late night bar and brasserie and the newest player on this list, Bar Margaux short history has been marked with awards. Visit for delicious cocktails and New York nostalgia.

Melbourne Café’s

  A veritable Melbourne institution, Pelligrini’s serves honest Italian fare and great coffee and is a favourite amongst the suited workers, pre-theatre goers and those after an authentic and hearty meal.

Lancemore Crosslet St. Melbourne CBD Cafe's Pelligrini's