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Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Tattersalls Lane - East meets West
For the uninitiated, strolling down Lt. Bourke Street this could be overlooked - but, think again and venture along this iconic bastion of Melbourne cool.
From the shabby entrance you'll find some of the best (and cheapest) dining on offer. Set in the heart of Chinatown, this unassuming laneway plays host to places like Gaylord's Indian restaurant. With its bright red entrance, not to mention its name it sure is a talking point. Or, feel like Chinese? Then head across to the Shanghai Dumpling House - one of the busiest and best on offer. (I can personally attest to the quality of their dumplings). Or the Shanghai Noodle House, who always seems to play second fiddle.
Then there's Section 8 - Melbourne funky where the artwork is superb and the atmosphere rocks. Built out of a carpark with steel mesh walls, boxed containers for seating and the most superb graffiti this side of the Black Stump. As I said in an earlier post - the coolest joint in town!
Continue past Stevenson Lane - waste disposal with street art, artistic scribble and all things unwanted and you're soon in Lonsdale Street - another world away from where you started out - with flash shops, wide streets and brilliant sunlight - all the things which make Melbourne Marvelous!