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Barista making coffee at Plenty Windsor
Photograph: Graham Denholm

Windsor area guide

The best restaurants, bars, shops and events in Windsor

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The Wild West end of Chapel Street has some great vintage stores to rummage around, edgier cafés, and the gorgeous Art Deco Astor Theatre to collapse in afterwards for a triple bill of Indiana Jones or some such goodness.

Windsor highlights

Hawker Hall

Hawker Hall

  • price 1 of 4

The mastermind behind Chin Chin, Baby and Kong unleashes the good-time vibes south of the river

Pidapip贸 Windsor

Pidapip贸 Windsor

A visit to Windsor wouldn't be complete without a stop at the southside location of Melbourne's hippest gelateria

The best restaurants in Windsor

Ganbare Kaz

Ganbare Kaz

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

All aboard! There鈥檚 a new sushi train in town 鈥 and it deserves your attention

Shukah

Shukah

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Windsor鈥檚 Middle Eastern credentials just got a serious upgrade

Tokyo Tina

Tokyo Tina

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Dust off your chopsticks, fans of hip-hop, Sega video games and Pan-Asian fusion food: Tokyo Tina karate kicks into town

The best bars in Windsor

Galah

Galah

  • 4 out of 5 stars

A ridgy-didge bar doing progressive wines, proper cocktails and creative food

Lover

Lover

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Windsor gets a moody cocktail haunt with a devoted Negroni menu

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Windsor鈥檚 tropical getaway bar is as refreshing as an onshore breeze

Jungle Boy

Jungle Boy

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Who doesn鈥檛 want to spend all their time in a secret bar?

The Railway, Windsor

The Railway, Windsor

  • 4 out of 5 stars

The hotel famous for its 24/7 bottle shop now offers top pub grub

Ba Charlie

Ba Charlie

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

It may be hard to find, but there鈥檚 nothing shy and retiring about the drinks and snacks on offer at Prahran newcomer Ba Charlie

Oak and Steel

Oak and Steel

  • 3 out of 5 stars

By night, Soldier on Espresso morphs into a wine bar 鈥 one with a solid list of drops, art on the walls and a helpful BYO snacks policy

Windsor Castle Hotel

Windsor Castle Hotel

  • 3 out of 5 stars

You get a guaranteed ghost-free pint and possibly a cheeky Sunday pash at Windsor's favourite pub

Atico

Atico

  • 3 out of 5 stars

Pencil this little tequila haven into your Chapel Street drinking dance card

More great venues in Windsor

The Windsor Workshop

The Windsor Workshop

The Windsor Workshop is a creative space not only offering workshops, but also functioning as a gallery to show off local artists' work. They also run...

P. Johnson Tailors

P. Johnson Tailors

Patrick Johnson and Tom Riley know their way around a suit. Just listening to them talk horse hair canvasses, contrast stitching, French cuffs and British...

Chapel Tattoo

Chapel Tattoo

Co-founder Andrew McLeod describes the 22-year-old shop’s overall style as “a classic street shop”. Actually, it’s so popular that...

Gorman: Chapel Street

Gorman: Chapel Street

As one of the big players in the Australian fashion scene, Gorman always delivers with its fun and vibrant designs. Walk away with a lighter wallet, but a...