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Exterior at Hawthorn Common
Photograph: Graham DenholmHawthorn Common

Hawthorn area guide

The best restaurants, bars, shops and events in Hawthorn

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The brown and yellow ’burb (go the Hawks!) to the east of the CBD still bears evidence of the Gold Rush days of the 1860s in the grand architecture scattered about. Shoppers and diners flock to Glenferrie Road and its surrounds. There’s no excuse not to, really – Hawthorn is serviced by three railway stations (Hawthorn, Glenferrie, Auburn) and six tram routes (16, 48, 70, 72, 75, 109).

Hawthorn highlights

The best restaurants in Hawthorn

Hawthorn Common

Hawthorn Common

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

The breakfast is greener at Hawthorn Common

Piccolina Hawthorn

Piccolina Hawthorn

Look for mint and pistachio to find Piccolina Gelataria’s newest digs; not the icecream flavours, but the glistening, green-hued façade on Glenferrie Road

Bawa

Bawa

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

Bawa is a natural habitat for those who like a serve of sunlight and greenery at meal time

The Undertaker

The Undertaker

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

This Hawthorn bar serves a dead-good meal

The best bars in Hawthorn

Beer Deluxe Hawthorn

Beer Deluxe Hawthorn

  • 3 out of 5 stars

You come for the beer selection but stay for the service at Hawthorn’s delightful temple of beery delights

Hawthorn Hotel

Hawthorn Hotel

The low-key interior of the Hawthorn Hotel belies the popularity of this pub, a favoured haunt of uni students and locals. The menu is trad-pub, but the wine...

More great venues in Hawthorn

Lido Cinemas

Lido Cinemas

Previously a dead building in middle of the busy Glenferrie Road strip in Hawthorn, Lido Cinemas has been revived into a vibrant, eight-screen cineplex that...

What's on in Hawthorn

Igloo Gardens

Igloo Gardens

Spend the cooler months drinking and dining in pop-up igloos decked out with wintery décor and twinkling fairy lights

Docklands