Seven foodie gems to discover on Domain Road

Searching for some local charm not far from the big smoke? Domain Road Village, a scenic spot next to Royal Botanic Gardens, has plenty of options to keep you fed from morning to night. Get there by a short tram or bike ride down St Kilda Road or 605 bus via Queen St and Birdwood Avenue.

A strip of cafes overlooking a park

A scenic spot next to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Domain Road Village has plenty of options to keep you fed from morning to night.

Parisian chic

Housed in a grand old Edwardian terrace, Entrecote brings a touch of France to this leafy neighbourhood. Drop in for breakfast, lunch or a candlelit dinner.

A bicycle leaning against the outside wall of a restaurant

Entrecote

Seafood feasting

If seafood is your weakness, then Bacash is the answer to your marinara dreams. Try the chargrilled calamari or the Lebanese-style snapper for a zing of Mediterranean flavours.

Japanese casual dining

The sun’s finally shining and it’s too good to bunker down inside? Grab a bento box or sushi from Ichi Ichi Ku and head over the road to the gardens for a picnic izakaya-style.

A big plate of sushi

Ichi Ichi Ku

The artisan bakery

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a custard-filled bomboloni and other delicious pastries from Baker D Chirico. Don’t leave without picking up a loaf of their fresh crusty sourdough for later.

A hand holding a croissant with a pair of tongs

Baker D. Chirico

Casual drop in

Enjoy brekky and a latte at Domain Brasserie while inhaling views of the gardens.

All day drinking and dining

For a more casual affair, Gilson is your local osteria offering everything from cocktails and tasting plates to pizza and pasta. Weekend brunch runs until 4pm.

A cocktail being made

Gilson

The friendly local 

Fondly termed ‘The Bot’, this buzzing local favourite offers a dining room, bistro, bar and, wine store. With a generous wine and cocktail list, it’s a great go-to for a post-work aperitif and bite to eat.