Melbourne is where we decided to call home, and it’s a city we absolutely love. The focus of this reveal is purely the CBD – however there are so many suburbs we could cover off as places worth visiting (maybe a thought for future reveals). Melbourne is considered Australia’s food and coffee capital – but it also boasts impressive culture, street art, and is centre stage for a lot of sporting events. Melbourne offers something for everyone.
CBD Street Art – walk down every laneway and you will find yourself surrounded by street art by local and international artists. The art changes frequently and a piece that is created one day may be gone the next.
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) – the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. And when you do pay a visit you understand why. The exhibitions range from contemporary to historical and showcases major exhibitions from world famous artists, fashion and design.
Southbank Promenade – one of Melbourne’s entertainment precincts, from here you can look out to Melbourne and across the Yarra River.
Carlton Gardens – listed as a World Heritage Site, the gardens feature picturesque fountains and lakes. It’s a popular location for wedding photo backdrops on the weekend.
Queen Victoria Market – the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Mr JT can’t pay a visit without picking up a couple of Boreks from the Borek Shop in the Deli Hall.
MoVida – Melbourne’s best Spanish restaurant. Mrs JT prefers Aqui as her fave of the 3 restaurants.
Lucy Lui – with bookings available to choose from all day, this place has never disappointed. We love the kingfish sashimi and the Korean style crispy pork hock.
The Press Club – this is truly a special dining experience. Catering for only 32 diners at one time, the attention to service makes this an intimate dining experience. Everything is perfect and executed beautifully. At the end of the night you’re welcomed to sign a leather bound guest book.
Maha – middle eastern cuisine that will leave you feeling very full and satisfied.
Tipo 00 – for Italian cuisine. Book ahead.
Cumulus Inc – delicious food in an elegant space.
Mamasita – tasty and fresh Mexican food done well.
There are so many hotels to choose from within the CBD. The rooms at Adelphi Hotel, Crown Metropol and Grand Hyatt Melbourne are quality and located centrally to explore Melbourne.