Leafy, tranquil and filled with open space, South Yarra is the natural oasis of urban Melbourne. Idyllically positioned, Rockley is surrounded by the suburb’s most beautiful parks and gardens – ensuring you’ll be met with greenery at every turn. Enjoy lazy picnics at The Royal Botanic Gardens, coffees and croissants in Rockley Gardens, games of tennis in Fawkner Park, or sunset strolls through Como Park. Here, opportunities to connect with nature are simply endless.
A walker’s paradise, Rockey’s location encourages an active outdoor lifestyle. Whether you’re jogging ‘The Tan’, rowing down the Yarra or strolling around South Yarra’s magnificent streetscape, you’ll be doing so in one of Melbourne’s most picturesque destinations.
Amongst romantic interiors, relish traditional southern Italian dishes served up by charming waiters. The trattoria’s specialty is prawn and lobster spaghetti.
Combining vibrant interior design, flavourful pizzas and aesthetically pleasing cocktails, A25 is a crowd-pleaser when it comes to dining in South Yarra.
From the brains behind Chin Chin, Baby Pizza has become synonymous with modern Italian cuisine in Melbourne. Enjoy seasonal pizzas, pastas with a twist and scrumptious antipasti.
Where opulent interiors meet spritz cocktails and gourmet Italian share plates, Bar Carolina is the place to go if you’re in the mood to feel fabulous. Don’t pass on dessert – there’s tiramisu and panna cotta.
Dishes exploding with colour, specialty coffee made with exotic beans and bright, industrial interior design. What more could you want from your local cafe?
A relaxed burger joint offering an abundance of outdoor seating, Hello Sam does purebred Angus Beef on fluffy brioche buns, paired with the likes of blue cheese and jalapenos.
If you’re familiar with this Burnley coffee house, you’ll be pleased to know it’s recently set up shop in South Yarra. Same impeccable coffee, same scrumptious baked treats.
This striking corner cafe is doing modern Australian food with a Middle-Eastern twist. Think poached eggs with Persian fetta and chicken parmigiana with halloumi and eggplant salsa.
Encompassed by hanging plants, elegant fittings and art by David Bromley, this bar and bistro delivers European share plates driven by fresh produce.
Inhabiting a historic terrace house, Shadowboxer is a Modern Australian restaurant and wine bar boasting custom-designed interiors and sunny outdoor spaces.
With premium meat, imported wine and the friendliest of service, The Meat & Wine Co have cultivated a dynamic yet heartfelt dining experience.
Leaning into the heritage charm of its location, The Stables of Como is known for its simple meals, old-fashion sweets and adorable picnic packs – to be enjoyed amongst Como Gardens.
Always on the front foot of culinary innovation, South Yarra is one of Melbourne’s quintessential brunch destinations. Within your radius, you’ll find a plethora of beautifully designed cafes serving inventive food and artisanal coffee. Some venues are spacious and striking, others intimate and cosy – ensuring there’s something here for your every need.
Spend your weekends exploring the bustling cafes of Toorak Road, the spread out selection of Chapel Street or the village vibe of Domain Road. There’s also a number of hidden gems tucked away down side streets – if you know where to look. On nice days, transport your meal down to the gardens for alfresco brunch amongst lush surrounds – it’s a South Yarra specialty.
When the sun dips, South Yarra transforms into the epicurean hub of Melbourne. Whether you’re after fine dining in an intimate setting, lively drinks amongst vibrant surrounds or something a little more low key, rest assured you’ll find what you’re looking for in abundance.
Some of our country’s most innovative chefs and restaurateurs have set up shop in South Yarra, delivering delectable food and world-class wine amongst cutting-edge interiors.
Spend your evenings immersed in a world of culinary excellence, tasting flavours from all corners of the globe.
Alternatively, you’ll find a number of relaxed pizzerias, vibrant outdoor bars, hawker-style eateries and burger joints to boot. Like everything in this suburb, South Yarra’s dining scene is balanced, diverse and abundant – catering to all tastes, all walks of life.
This beloved Australian brand designs comfortable, timeless clothing for women, men and children as well as a range of contemporary homewares.
This revolutionary beauty emporium offers a plethora of cosmetics, skincare and fragrances from the world’s most in-demand beauty brands. It also offers an in-store makeover service for your next special occasion.
David Jones’ first standalone food store opened up its doors in South Yarra just last year. The store abounds with gourmet grocery products including artisan cheeses, imported charcuterie and handmade condiments.
A visit to Dinosaur Designs is nothing short of a feast for the eyes. Explore a range of breathtaking homewares and jewellery pieces, all handcrafted from resin.
Working collaboratively with local growers and makers, Gumtree Good Food provides a one-stop shop for the best produce in Melbourne. Think bread from Noisette Bakery and meat from Peter Bouchier.
A foodie paradise, Prahran Market is an iconic fresh food haven. Unearth quality produce, premium meats, deli goods, flower bouquets and so much more – all just a hop, skip and a jump from Rockley.
Where a collection of luxury garments are underpinned by a bold yet feminine sensibility, Scanlan Theodore encapsulates South Yarra sophistication.
If there’s a drop worth knowing about, rest assured you’ll find it at South Press Wine. The establishment doubles as a wine bar if you’d like to stay and try your purchase.
Comprising stores of everyday convenience as well as boutiques, restaurants and a cinema, The Como Centre is a landmark retail space housed within a glamorous building.
Equipped with a multiplex cinema, a myriad of eateries and a Cotton On, The Jam Factory is an entertainment hub inhabiting a historic building that was once the site of Australia’s most famous jam maker.
Tivoli Road Bakery has become synonymous with authentically baked bread, including their mouth-watering sourdough. You’ll also find buttery croissants, scrumptious donuts and an array of hearty sandwiches.
With a commitment to sustainable practices and authentic design, West Elm is famous for its modernist-inspired furniture pieces and one-of-a-kind homewares.
In a city famous for fashion, South Yarra sits at the vanguard. Along Chapel Street and Toorak Road, discover an excellent selection of high-end boutiques by international and local designers.
You’ll also find a number of big name Australian retailers – the likes of Mecca, Cotton On and Country Road – along with contemporary homewares stores for the discerning abode.
In addition to style, South Yarra is a grocery shopping haven. Home to everything from expansive fresh food markets to cult bakeries, gourmet providores to boutique cellars, weekly errands will feel completely revolutionised as a resident of Rockley.
Only a stone’s throw from the CBD, South Yarra is equipped with a scope of urban amenities – all within walking distance of Rockley. For entertainment and leisure, the suburb leaves no stone unturned, boasting cinemas, art galleries, theatres and more. A Melbourne institution, Como Cinema provides a luxe environment for a night at the movies, complete with a stylish in-house bar and kitchen.
With access to efficient trams and a well-serviced train station, residents will enjoy a sense of connection to Melbourne’s major centres, making for a life of unrivalled convenience.
Some of the finest schools in the country also call South Yarra home – from Melbourne High to Geelong Grammar – ensuring the community has a world of choice at its fingertips when it comes to education.