Top things to do in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Top Choice Gardens in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Royal Botanic Gardens

From the air, these stunning, 94-acre gardens evoke a giant green lung in the middle of the city. Drawing nearly two million visitors annually, they're considered one of the finest examples of Victorian-era landscap…
Top Choice Cinema in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Moonlight Cinema

Melbourne's original outdoor cinema hits Royal Botanic Gardens from the end of November through March, screening current releases and retro classics. Bring a picnic hamper and booze, or buy some from cashless operat…
Top Choice Bar in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Leonard's House of Love

Inside what appears to be someone's '70s love-shack party house, you'll find this American bar touting 'free love and cold beer'. The menu is mostly burgers, fried chicken and loaded fries, which can be scoffed outs…
Top Choice Cheese in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Maker & Monger

What was a small cart now has a shop complete with 40 seats, neon, pretty sage-colour tiling and Savignac-inspired posters. Cheap eats favourite Maker & Monger continues to sell raclette in winter and blow-torch…
Top Choice Gallery in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Justin Art House Museum

The geometric, zinc-clad home of Melbourne art collectors Charles and Leah Justin doubles as the Justin Art House Museum. Book ahead for a tour of the couple's dynamic collection of contemporary art, consisting of m…
Monument in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Shrine of Remembrance

One of Melbourne's icons, the Shrine of Remembrance is a commanding memorial to Victorians who have served in war and peacekeeping, especially those killed in WWI. Built between 1928 and 1934, much of it with Depres…
Sichuan in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Dainty Sichuan

A favourite among spice lovers and chefs since 2009, there's nothing Dainty about the numbing chilli effects of the food here. Among more challenging dishes like offal and periwinkles (or, as it says on the menu, 'p…
Australian in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Matilda 159

Across from Botanic Gardens and beneath United Places, this classy restaurant focuses on cooking over flames, whether whole tiger flathead or Wagyu beef with smoked bone marrow. Starters steal the spotlight, especia…
Clothing in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Design a Space

You know the disappointment you feel when someone tells you they bought an incredible item of clothing overseas? Your payback is now at this colourful, quirky and unique fashion shop. Around 60 up-and-coming indepen…
Modern Australian in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Woodland House

In a glorious Victorian villa, Woodland House is home turf for young-gun chefs Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland, former sous chefs to lauded Melbourne restaurateur Jacques Reymond. The menu spotlights local produce…