Blissful Mornings

Illuminated by the glorious light of the morning, Kew is at its most idyllic in the a.m. Seize the day by embarking on a brisk jog or leisurely stroll through the vast greenery of Studley Park. You might like to follow this with a hit of golf at the Studley Park Golf Course, or head out for brunch at one of many nearby coffee spots. The options are simply endless.

Start Your Day
Amongst Nature

From the expansive Studley Park and adjoining golf course, to the perfectly manicured Alexandra Gardens, a myriad of green open spaces are situated at your fingertips. Start your day right by finding time to reconnect with the world of nature.

Leisurely Living

The oldest of its kind in Victoria, Studley Park’s historic boathouse is one of Melbourne’s most impressive examples of Edwardian architecture. Housing a collection of old-fashioned rowboats along with canoes and kayaks, start your day swishing a paddle around the Yarra. Afterwards, rest and refuel at either the cafe or kiosk – both offer nourishing dishes and a decadent Devonshire tea. For resident golf lovers, the prestigious Studley Park Golf Course is also found within the park, offering a pristine undulating course and well-equipped club house.

Studley Park Boathouse –
Coffee and cake with a view
Studley Park Boathouse –
A stately Edwardian facade

Local Retreats

A sublime oasis nestled within the greater Yarra Bend precinct, Studley Park makes it easy to forget you’re in inner city Melbourne. Just 1km from your doorstep, the area is a recreational paradise equipped with everything you could ever need for a healthy outdoor lifestyle. A walking trail hugs the periphery the Yarra, with various picnic spots and leisurely amenities dotted throughout. On your walk, keep your eyes peeled for the native fauna that call the oasis home including diverse birdlife and the elusive platypus. Even closer to home, Alexandra Gardens is a pristine sanctuary shrouded by mature trees and speckled with ornate flowerbeds.

Alexandra Gardens –
Verdant foliage
Alexandra Gardens –
An elegant retreat

Bustling Brunch Spots

Serving up Coffee Bird espresso and a harmonious mix of traditional and revolutionary brunch dishes, there’s something for everyone at Hiatus. The cafe’s breathable fit out boasts artfully-placed greenery, paintings from Melbourne artisans and stylish leather seating. Head to the sunny courtyard out back (dog friendly) for a lively morning soiree. Now & Then is also at your beck and call – a bright, airy eatery with a health-focused menu perfect for nourishing breakfasts.

Now & Then –
Perfect for a quick fix
Now & Then –
Nutritious yet flavoursome fare

Leisurely Afternoons

Later in the day, Kew lends itself to plentiful shopping trips for fashion or food. Spend your afternoon exploring the neighbourhood’s variety of gourmet food stores, abounding supermarkets, eclectic gift shops and high-end boutiques. If you need to rest and refuel afterwards, an impeccable selection of lunch spots are at your beck and call – some casual, others a little fancy. Alternatively, efficient public transport enables a seamless journey into the city where a host of world-class cultural offerings are yours to enjoy for the afternoon.

Retail Delights
in the Afternoon

Kew and its neighbouring suburbs offer an abundance of places to shop til’ you drop. Whether you’re curating your wardrobe, furnishing your abode or stocking up the pantry, both the Kew Junction and nearby Hawthorn await you.

Colourful wares & elegant garments

Sourcing from the most coveted Australian and international labels, Oscar & Wild's shelves exhibit pieces from Ivy Lee, Status Anxiety, M. Missoni, Penny Black and more. While clothing is the focus, you’ll also find beautiful fragrances, sophisticated shoes and chic accessories. For interior style, The Woodsfolk is a trove of beautiful objects. More than just your average homewares store, you’ll find pieces here for the whole family, each one designed to elicit a smile.

Oscar & Wild –
The perfect pair of jeans
Woodsfolk –
Stylish kitchenwares

An oasis of gourmet goods

Located within walking distance of numerous grocery stores, procuring the perfect ingredient is always an easy feat at No.1 Studley Park. In the afternoon, stroll over to the Kew Junction to explore some of the finest quality Melbourne has to offer. Leo’s is Melbourne’s quintessential grocery destination, stocking fresh produce, deli items, pantry essentials and more. For all things baked, head to Woodfrog Bakery where artisanal bread and sweet treats abound. Toscano’s can also found here – Melbourne’s leading purveyor to fresh fruit and veg.

Leo’s Fine Food –
A well stocked larder
Woodfrog Bakery –
Golden-crusted pastries

A Connected

Gifted with enviable connectivity, No.1 Studley Park enjoys access to several public transport options. The Kew Junction/High Street tram stop is less than a minute from your doorstep where the 109 and 48 trams will carry you into the CBD in just 20 minutes. Ideal for afternoons spent exploring the city’s many cultural gems.

The city at your fingertips

Following a 20 minute tram ride, spend your afternoon exploring the city’s plethora of world-famous cultural destinations. Meander your way through the National Gallery of Victoria, which plays host to the largest art collection in Australia and a roster of exclusive exhibitions. Within the AAMI Park precinct, catch a game of football at the MCG, or a tennis match at the Australian Open in summer. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at the award-winning Chin Chin, Melbourne’s premier Asian restaurant. Whatever you decide, rest assured it can be done with ease.

Chin Chin –
A Melbourne institution
No.48 Tram –
A swift tram ride to the city

Sophisticated Evenings

By night, Kew transforms into a bustling foodie scene buzzing with diners immersed in culinary excellence. Regardless of occasion – be it an intimate date night or vibrant soiree – the suburb’s exclusive selection of restaurants and wine bars has you covered. If you’re in the mood for some cinematic entertainment, make a night of it with a movie at the nearby Lido Cinemas, which is conveniently surrounded by the host of eateries on Glenferrie Road.

A Culinary Hub

When the sun dips, Kew’s famed hospitality scene is at its peak. Some of Melbourne’s most renowned dining institutions are found within the Kew junction, along with a host of vibrant newcomers. Rest assured you’ll be spoilt for choice no matter what you’re craving.

Epicurean hot spots

In a suburb abounding with Italian restaurants, Mister Bianco is the most beloved. The charming Sicilian eatery is both homely and sophisticated, boasting intimate interiors and a menu of authentic, flavourful share plates. For something a little more upbeat, Dawson is a bar and restaurant with an edgy, industrial-style fit out. Peruse a menu of mouth-watering pizzas and tacos along with tasty share plates and an exciting range of seasonal cocktails.

Mister Bianco –
An impeccable wine selection
Dawson –
A sophisticated setting

The Premier

So much more than your average cinema complex, Lido on Glenferrie Road is a sleek ‘artiplex’ screening blockbusters, independent films and everything in between. Their roster of events is the true highlight including Lido on the Roof during summer and Friday night Jazz in the hidden Lido Jazz Room.

Stylish Wine Bars

When it comes to imbibing, Kew and its surrounding suburbs play host to some of Melbourne’s most sophisticated wine bars. Boasting a 120 bottle wine list, Luton Lane in Hawthorn is home to some of the finest wine in Australia. Choose from a menu of Mediterranean dishes and wine-friendly nibbles, and soak up the lively atmosphere. Lulo on Glenferrie Road is a vibrant tapas bar and the ultimate destination for a pre-movie bite to eat. A stone’s throw away from No.1 Studley Park, CRU is another local gem, a cosy space doing tasty European food with the fine wine to match.

Lulo –
A bite of tapas before your movie
An enviable setting