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Time there half/full day
Time to visit 10am onwards/add to your event at the Sports Precinct
Getting around walk or tram
Getting there Train: Richmond, Nth Richmond or East Richmond Station / Trams: 48, 75, 78 or 79

Richmond has three major thoroughfares that run east to west (Victoria Street, Bridge Road and Swan Street) and Church Street runs north to south to join them together. Victoria Street a.k.a. Little Saigon is rich with Vietnamese culture, while Bridge Road and Swan Street really caters for the sporty crowd that flocks to the area because of is proximity to Melbourne’s Sports Precinct, which contains the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) , AAMI Park, and the home of the Australian Open (tennis tournament) Melbourne Park. This guide will help you get away from all that and find the hidden gems of the area.

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THE CORNER HOTEL

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The Corner Hotel has been a live music venue since the 1940s jazz era. Now, The Corner plays host to international and local acts. It would be well worth checking out the gig guide but if you are just looking for a place for a quite drink the rooftop beer garden is a nice place to sit and watch the trains go past. www.cornerhotel.com | 57 Swan Street, Richmond

 

The Royston

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The Royston is a laid back pub with a horse shoe shaped bar, pouring craft beers and local wines. Classic pub food on the menu and it’s back street location keeps the place feeling relaxed. Note, the smoking area out the front get perfect afternoon sun, so you could pair this pub with an afternoon walk around the River as it’s very close to the banks of The Yarra. www.roystonhotel.com.au | 12 River St, Richmond

 

VIC BAR

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The Vic Bar will always put you first, even if it’s not happy hour the drinks are cheap. You could easier spend few hours here any night of the week drinking cocktails, beers, wine or sprints, and you can order food from neighbouring restaurants at the bar. The music is always a hit and their is normally some art on display, hell we have even had an exhibition out the back. www.thevicbar.com.au | 281 Victoria St, Abbotsford | 03 9421 3922

 

THANH HA 2

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Who knows where Thanh Ha 1 is? All we know is Thanh Ha 2 is da bomb! Owner Ha Nguyen specialising in Banh Xeo a Vietnamese savoury yellow crepe made with a crispy egg base, filled with pork, herbs, other fresh ingredients and ten wrapped in lettuce. It doesn’t stop there the menu is long and full of amazing soups, entrees, seafood and duck dishes. If you visit Victoria Street is alway better if you visit Thanh Ha 2. 120 Victoria St, Richmond

 

PHUOC THANH

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The line can be long at Phuoc Thanh, but the Banh Mi is worth the wait because if there was a title for the best Banh Mi on Victoria Street we think this place is in front. Our recommendation is the Crispy Pork with chilli. 206 Victoria St, Richmond

 

I LOVE PHO

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A good pho isn’t hard to find along Vic. St. but I Love Pho is always good. With 14 different types of the broth noodle soup you will be sure to get it just how you like it, or you could try some different with beef, chicken, tribe, beef balls, ox tail, chicken giblets, heart & liver and tofu & vegetable on the menu. These guys are open everyday from 9:30am to 10:30pm. So, pho for breakfast, lunch and dinner isn’t out of the question and their Vietnamese ice coffee is also a crowd pleaser. www.pholove.com.au | 264 Victoria St, Richmond | 03 9427 7749

 

8 MURRAY STREET

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As the name suggests 8 Murray Street is not on Victoria Street, but it’s not far from it and it’s well worth the walk because it’s always a good time out on the deck on Murray Street. Their a friendly staff serving cafe grub and super tasty drinks including $10 cocktails. Local DJs spin tunes through the window every Saturday from 12 until 6pm. 8 Murray St, Abbotsford

 

Hector’s Deli

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At Hector’s Deli they concentrate on improving the classic sandwiches we all know and love. All the ingredients are of the highest quality and everything is ethically sourced. Opened every day from 7:30am until 3pm. www.hectorsdeli.com.au | 1/94 Buckingham St, Richmond

 

Skipping Girl Vinegar

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The Skipping Girl Vinegar sign is also known as Little Audrey. The sign was first erected in 1936 to advertise the Skipping Girl Vinegar brand and it is Australia’s the first animated neon sign. The Skipping Girl has became iconic to locals and it is apart of Melbourne’s visual identity. We recommend getting down there as the sun is setting because the sign does look best at night, would be worth doing a walk around the Yarra River while you are there. 651 Victoria St, Abbotsford