Drop a pin in: The North

It’s not hard to stumble across your new favourite eatery, music venue or art gallery in Melbourne's North

Google Signature Searches: The North

By Time Out in partnership with Google

The North of Melbourne has grown in popularity for independent design, hospitality and art businesses in the recent years, and the hipsters have come with them, snapping up real estate in Fitzroy, Collingwood, Brunswick, Abbotsford, Northcote and Thornbury. In the past, the North was more associated with the working class, originally established with industrial sites and factories, and is most notably home of the MacRobertson Chocolate factories (which have now been subdivided into apartments), which brought Australia the Cherry Ripe and the Freddo Frog. The North is now known for live music, late-night bars, street art and its culinary scene, being home to some of Melbourne’s best live-music venues (the Tote, Northcote Social Club), recording studios (Studio Truth, Rolling Stock Recording Studios), galleries (CCP, Backwoods Gallery), independent radio stations (RRR, PBS) and some of the best restaurants Melbourne has to offer. 

After warming yourself on Mörk's famous Campfire Hot Chocolate, go in search of more unique tastes at Time Out's Restaurant of the Year 2018, the Carlton Wine Room; Scott Pickett's Northcote Mod Oz diner Estelle; or try the libations at two icons of the Melbourne bar scene, the Everleigh and Gerald's BarFrom hidden gems to quirky icons, these establishments and their own ‘signature searches’ represent the character and diversity that make each part of Melbourne so special. 

Tried it? Share your picture of Campfire Hot Chocolate on social media using #foundongoogle and you could win big.    


While you're here...

The Mystery Rooms
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The Mystery Rooms

Tucked away in leafy Napier Street is arguably, Melbourne's best escape room

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Northcote Social Club

Northcote Social Club

This is Northcote's premier hipster pub and premium live-music venue

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Carlton Baths
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Carlton Baths

The Carlton Baths have undergone major renovations; there's  now a heated 25-metre pool outside

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Big, sprawling, fascinating and family friendly, this is the opposite of a stuffy museum experience 

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The Everleigh
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The Everleigh

Specialising in olde-worlde charm and classic cocktails

The Carlton Wine Room
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The Carlton Wine Room

It embodies casual, informed, contemporary dining

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Gerald's Bar
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Gerald's Bar

This is everyone's favourite wine bar for good reason

Estelle
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Estelle

This bistro by name, but fine in execution

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Signature Searches

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We’ve hunted down four truly one-of-a-kind Signature Search dishes that no Melbourne food fan will want to miss 

Win vouchers to try all four unique eats for free
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Win vouchers to try all four unique eats for free

For the Time Out Food Awards 2019, we partnered with Google to discover unique dishes in our neighbourhoods. We searched far and wide to find some delicious dishes and the local heroes who made them and locked in a shortlist of one-of-a-kind dining experiences worth searching for. Now, we want to inspire you to go out and eat these Signature Searches for yourselves with a little bit of extra incentive. All you have to do is get out there, try them, and collect 'em all with brag-worthy food pics. If you share your fave dish on Instagram you'll go in the draw to win the local equivalent of a golden ticket – vouchers to all try all four dishes (worth $300) for free!  Here’s how: Step one: Read all about the delicious Signature Searches here. Step two: Try one or more dish (full suite is highly recommended)   Step three: Post your favourite on Instagram and make sure you tag #foundongoogle Step four: Sit back and wait to win the golden loot.   Competition ends Midnight 30th Sept  

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Before you leave...

Northland Shopping Centre
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Northland Shopping Centre

This single-storey mall has had 11 refurbs since 1966, bringing its total to 330 stores 

The Thornbury Theatre
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The Thornbury Theatre

This Art Deco theatre and ballroom is now host to anything from live music to wrestling

Preston Market
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Preston Market

Cheap and loud. Rough and ready. That’s Preston Market. It’s Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian and downright delicious 

Collingwood Children's Farm
Kids

Collingwood Children's Farm

Bringing the country to the city, the Children’s Farm gives urban kids a chance to give farming life a go

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