If you want to live in the world’s most livable city, head for it’s most desirable suburb.
East Melbourne is located just east of the central business district. It is bordered to the north by Victoria Parade and to the east by Hoddle Street and Richmond.
East Melbourne is a glorious garden filled hamlet featuring many of Melbourne’s most sought after (and tightly held) homes. East Melbourne is also home to a comprehensive medical community featuring hospitals and specialist services including the world renowned Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
The skyline at the western end is highlighted by St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which is considered one of the architecturally finest buildings in Australia.
Wellington Parade, towards the southern end of the suburb, is home to a growing commercial precinct.
A large portion of East Melbourne is devoted to parkland and sporting grounds. Fitzroy Gardens is 26 hectare and covers many attractions such as Captain Cooks’ Cottage, the Fairies Tree, and several fountains and rotundas. The Treasury Gardens are popular with locals, tourists and city-workers alike due to their location on the edge of the CBD . The gardens are a great place to kick the football around, or relax on a sunny afternoon.
Perhaps East Melbournes most famous landmark is the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The MCG is the spiritual home of Australian Sport having hosted the 1956 Olympic Games, the Ashes, the AFL Grand Final and many other of the worlds premiere sporting events.
East Melbourne offers a large selection of restaurants from five star venues to casual luncheons. Some happening food precincts include
Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, and Victoria Parade. Options include Italian, Indian, Thai, and Cantonese.
GG is a fine European restaurant and wine store located in the heart of East Melbourne. This fine dining experience offers a view of Fitzroy Gardens and is an excellent place to enjoy all that East Melbourne has to offer.
- GG – 150 Clarendon Street
Cafes & Bars
- Cohen Cellars – Tribeca Plaza
- Cafe Lansdowne – 23 Lansdowne Street
- Grocery Bar – Tribeca Plaza
- George Street Cafe – 65 George Street
- Tribeca IGA – Tribeca Plaza, between Albert Street and Victoria Parade