Victoria’s reputation is finally going off the rails.
Because this history-steeped neighbourhood is slowly but surely starting to make a name for itself in dining, drinking and unexpected date spots – thanks in no small part to the arrival of the shiny new NOVA complex. Venture out of the station, and you’ll find new eateries including brunch spots Timmy Green and the Rail House Café; Jason Atherton’s pizza slinging Hai Cenato; sleek wine tasting bar Vagabond; and the shimmering Aster – a new addition to the D&D restaurant family (of Bluebird, Sartoria and Coq D’Argent fame), in which you can enjoy stunning Nordic-French cuisine and sip on reindeer Old Fashioneds.
There’s art galleries and architectural sights; snug cocktail bars that are open 24 hours; and more high-end food to go than you can shake a chopstick at.
Behold, our painstakingly researched guide to everything Victoria has to offer…