>Ding Dong Lounge, 18 Market Lane (close to Chinatown)
Rock ‘n’ roll meets modern Australian in this decidedly cooler-than-thou bar in central Melbourne. Shades optional.
Flower Drum, 17 Market Lane
Considered to be one of the best (and most expensive) restaurants of any cuisine in Australia, the Flower Drum is almost impossible to get a table in. But well worth the wait.
Camy Shanghai Dumpling & Noodle Restaurant, 25 Tatterstalls la
This cheap canteen serves up the most delicious dumplings and lots more. Sit at the formica tables, help yourself to tea in a plastic cup or bring your own wine or beer. Select at random and feast for pennies.