A Gastronomic Street Art Tour of Windsor

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

Melbourne is renowned for its mouthwatering restaurants, and being an extremely multicultural city, an array of various cuisines can be explored in a single strip of shops. This tour explores Melbournian culture through establishing a connection between gastronomy and art form, thus literally feeding the tummy and enriching the mind at the same time. Chapel Street is iconic in Melbourne for its restaurants and bars, but this tour adds a new dimension to Windsor through examining the art that can be found alongside its popular eateries.

Each stop is at a popular restaurant on Chapel Street where a dish is recommended for you to order, as well as street art that can be located nearby for you to check out!

Locations for deTour

Our tour begins at Saigon Sally, a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant where the Pulled Pork Banh Mi ($8.50) and Spicy Mi Goreng ($16) will leave you smacking your lips in sheer delight! The Banh Xeo Taco ($8) is also sure to impress your palate.…

Walking back onto Chapel Street and crossing the road, you’ll come across Mr Miyagi. Easy to miss, Mr Miyagi is a modern Japanese restaurant, where the Nori Taco ($12) can never go astray, no matter the time of day. The Miyagi Fried Chicken…

At the end of Artists’ Lane sits a café called Tyranny of Distance. Encapsulating the artworks in the lane, the café itself has a large mural of street art taking up one of its walls, which is great to feast your eyes on as your tummy feasts on…

If you continue down Chapel Street towards Windsor Station, you’ll reach Ghin Kopi, a small Thai restaurant on the corner of McIlwrick Street. The side of Ghin Kopi features some thoughtful street art, including a commemoration mural for Pia…

Red Door Yum Cha is the last stop on this gastronomical tour, where the BBQ Pork Buns ($3), Shanghai Pork Dumplings ($9) and Pork and Prawn Sui Mai ($9) have to be washed down with a pot of Fu Man Chu Jasmine Tea ($6). A literal hole in the wall,…
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