These Lygon Street restaurants run the whole culinary gamut – from classic Italian diners that Nonna would approve of to modern takes on traditional Japanese and Greek cuisines. Even a vegan pub!
For a comprehensive list of the city's best eateries, check out our essential restaurant hit list. Or, if you're keen to find out more about Melbourne's best foodie hotspots, take a look at our guides to Flinders Lane and Smith Street.
Best restaurants in Lygon Street
Replacing the Roving Marrow on the corner of Lygon and Elgin Streets is the Green Man’s Arms, an Israeli-influenced and 100 per cent vegan and vegetarian pub. Falafel is on the menu (made to a secret Jerusalem recipe rumour has it), as is fluffy, crumpet-like lahuh bread which comes served with either falafel, fried eggplant, or green beans and mushrooms. For those looking for a proper pub meal, there's the roasted veggie couscous (so good they named it twice) or grilled vegetable salad complete with beets, almonds, pita bread and silky labne. Being a pub, beer is naturally centre stage. The Green Man’s Arms owns all its taps and pours local craft brews like Hawkers Pilsner, Stomping Ground Saison and Holgate Mt Macedon Pale Ale.