With an explosion of bars and eateries opening in the area, Windsor is going through a renaissance. Now a hotbed of casual fine dining, entertainment and fashion, Windsor is firmly securing its spot as one of Melbourne’s hottest postcodes.
Established in 1927, The Railway Hotel is a Windsor institution. The sophisticated menu by multi-award-winning chef Pierre Khodja will have you salivating as you soak up some sun on the deck. Also on offer is a generous daily drink specials, an infamous Sunday Session and a 24-hour bottle shop downstairs.
For all your brunch needs Mr Mister has you covered. Serving an all-day breakfast and lunch from 12pm, crowd favourites include the baked egg shakshuka, potato rosti or their Instagram-worthy porridge and acai bowls. With a stylish and contemporary interior, delicious coffee and outdoor dining available, this is one café definitely not to be missed.
If it’s Japanese you’re craving, head into Tokyo Tina. Set within an eclectic décor of exposed timber battens and venetian blinds, Tokyo Tina delivers delicious street food with a twist. Be sure to try their butterflied chicken and crispy pork hock ssam, or plan a visit on a Saturday afternoon for Bingo Academy.
Combining the beauty of acrobatics with the restorative power of yoga Body Flow Yoga’s aerial flow class will leave you feeling re-aligned and rejuvenated. Performed using suspended silks, aerial flow is a low-compression style of yoga that allows for greater flexibility and movement. Body Flow also offers aerial restore and floor yoga classes, all set within their light-filled gorgeous studio.
Showcasing the works of David Bromley, one of Australia’s most renowned artists, as well as other leading national and international artists, is Bromley & Co. With an ever-changing collection curated by David and Yuge Bromley, fill your culture cup with a trip to in store.
Just around the corner is Mars Gallery, brainchild of owner Andy Dinan. With a focus on nurturing up-and-coming talent, Mars exhibits local artists in its crisp and contemporary space. For a fully immersive experience, book a night’s stay in one of the adjoining MARS Apartments.
When it’s time to socialise, do it in style at Morris Jones. With dramatic floral feature walls as your backdrop, dinner service makes way for the dance floor as the night progresses and the venue comes alive. Swing by Saturday or Sunday for their renowned Sip and Sushi bottomless brunch or catch their Rosé Thursdays.
For pizza with a purpose, ethically-driven Small Print Pizza serves up sustainability by the slice. Generating a minimal eco-footprint while maximising flavour, be sure to head in during the summer months for their Pizza in the Park promo in Victoria Gardens, replete with picnic rugs, games and hand delivered pizza.
The Windsor flagship store for Melbourne-based label Elka Collective is a style destination not be missed. Contemporary yet timeless tailored pieces, woven from natural fibres, will quickly become your fashion favourites.
Boasting gorgeous Victorian terrace houses side-by-side with stylish new apartments, all within 10 kilometres of the city, Windsor is the bustling suburb the South East has been waiting for.