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Exterior at Royal Hotel
Photograph: Roberto SebaRoyal Hotel

Clifton Hill area guide

Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Clifton Hill


From 19th century cesspit to exemplary gentrified neighbourhood. Though you’re boxed in by north-east arterial roads – Heidelberg Road, Hoddle Street and the Eastern Freeway – Clifton Hill’s neat Victorian-era shopfronts are a pleasure to poke around.

The best bars and restaurants in Clifton Hill

Other great venues in Clifton Hill



Even if you’re not a comfy-sandal wearer, the Birkenstock store is worth a visit for the impressive shop fitout by Melbourne Design Studios. High...