Insider Guide to Melbourne - InterContinental Concierge

Insider Guide to Melbourne

Discover the city’s hidden secrets and enjoy Melbourne like a local next time you visit with this insider guide from our Chief Concierge, James Ridenour.

A hidden oasis in the heart of the city, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is surrounded by some of the Melbourne’s best dining, shopping and entertainment destinations. Some of them well known and others hidden, they’re all at your fingertips thanks to our concierge. Explore our neighbourhood with these favourites, all located within just two blocks of the hotel.


Vue De Monde, Level 55 / Rialto 525 Collins St
Famously opened on the 55th floor of the Rialto by chef Shannon Bennett, Vue de Monde is renowned for its service, wine list and of course menu, but something else not all diners are aware of is the sustainable design of the restaurant. Kangaroo leather table tops, possum fur chair backs and a sustainable bathroom design are just some of the locally sourced elements that make a visit to Vue de Monde a truly Melbourne experience.

Cherry & Twigs, Shop 1B / 555 Flinders Lane
Tucked away on Flinders Lane Cherry & Twigs offers a simple menu featuring quality items, classic flavour combinations and good quality coffee and is open seven days.

The Grain Store, 517 Flinders Lane
Located just across the road from InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, The Grain Store has a distinct European ambiance while the menu is made up of simple, fresh food sourced from local suppliers.


School of Life, 669 Bourke St
Following its success in London, the School of Life opened its doors in Melbourne in March this year. Devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture, the school is housed in a Conversation Cafe serving delicious coffee, a carefully curated shop, and a purpose built classroom.


Henry Bucks, 320 Collins St
Selling the very best in men’s clothing, Henry Bucks’ Collins St store is among the world’s best with 750 square metres of shop floor across two levels. A contemporary, club lounge like interior showcases a huge range of colourful and classic menswear for the modern gentleman.

Tag Heuer, 260 Collins St
Located in Melbourne’s luxury precinct, TAG Heuer’s Melbourne flagship store was officially opened by tennis super star Maria Sharapova in January 2010. With a range of watches and chronographs, communication devices, eyewear and luxury lifestyle accessories, the store showcases the heritage and evolution of the TAG Heuer brand and its popular collections.


Etihad Stadium, 740 Bourke St
The only football stadium in the Southern Hemisphere with a fully retractable roof, Etihad Stadium is a multi-purpose facility designed to cater for major sporting and entertainment events. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Docklands, just minutes from InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, the stadium has seen 25 million people passed through the turnstiles since opening in 2000.


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