Supporting local businesses in South Yarra
Construction work on the eastern tunnel entrance will present both challenges and opportunities to nearby businesses.
The work in South Yarra will bring many hundreds of Metro Tunnel staff to the area over the duration of the project. We are working hard to minimise the impact the project will have on residents and traders, however we understand this may be a challenging time for some people and businesses.
Scroll down or click the links below to view the full list of different businesses we support in the South Yarra area:
Abacus Bar & Kitchen
Abacus Bar & Kitchen provides a farm-to-table experience right in the heart of Chapel Street. Run by a team that isn't afraid to experiment with new techniques, they focus on seasonality and locality in their ever-changing menu. All day dining showcases dishes including braised octopus, thick cut Ballarat bacon and a fresh take on the smashed avo featuring the addition of pumpkin.
Coffee Geek Brewers
At this cafe you can get espresso drinks, batch brew filter and cold filter, all made with specialty coffee beans. For non-coffee drinkers they also serve specialty teas, chocolate and chai.
Guzman y Gomez
Guzman y Gomez serves made-to-order Mexican food using fresh, whole produce and authentic ingredients. With speed and innovation at the core of the business, Guzman y Gomez is reinventing fast food by showing it’s possible to serve good food fast without compromising on quality or nutrition.
Situated in the heart of the Chapel Street nightlife precinct, Katuk boasts decor that many other bars will blush at. A great place to catch up with friends, you'll love their special offers which vary each day, plus free trivia every Thursday.
Kin Thai takeaway is open seven days a week, offering quick bain-marie lunches from 11:30am to 2pm on weekdays, while other dishes from the menu are made to order. For extra convenience, online ordering is also available on their website.
L.A. Burgers is an American style burger restaurant offering a large range of beef, chicken, veggie and vegan burgers plus sides, shakes and soft drinks. They're located directly across the street from South Yarra station next to Lovers Walk, and are open from 11am to 10pm every day.
La Porchetta serves fresh, simple, and delicious Italian food with warm service in a home-like Italian setting. At this easy-going restaurant where everyone is welcomed as family and friends, you'll find traditional and gourmet pizzas plus pasta dishes and Italian mains of steak, chicken, and fish.
Mr Bond is a delightful bistro and alfresco diner where the aperitifs are fabulous, the food and coffee excellent, and the atmosphere is just like an Italian piazza.
Nandos' unique blend of African bird's eye chillies and fresh ingredients is what makes their famous PERi-PERi bastings and sauces so addictive. They're conveniently located just inside the Jam Factory near the cinemas, so drop in for a bite.
Ned’s Bake Café and Restaurant
Ned creates honest European food that is distinctive for its lack of fuss or frills, yet reminds us all to savour the moment. At the heart of this is their love for bread: a simple food that great meals and moments are built on.
The Poke Me brand is renowned for redefining the traditional Hawaiian poke bowl, fusing unique Japanese flavours and fresh ingredients to create thousands of delicious combinations.
South Yarra IGA Xpress
Open 24/7, you can grab and go chilled soft drinks, hot pies, fruit, veg, and Phillipa's fresh bread here any time.
Located inside the Jam Factory, Splash Express offers hot and cold coffees, cakes, focaccias, wraps, salads, and toasties. Happy hour coffees are sold Monday to Friday from 2pm to 3pm, with great brekky and lunch specials to keep all happy. Catering is also available.
Squires Loft South Yarra
Squires Loft have been specialising in steak for over 25 years. Their proprietary sauces, basting and custom grills provide their steaks with an unparalleled taste profile.
Subway South Yarra is located at 210 Toorak Rd - just look for the yellow umbrella. They're offering every Metro Tunnel employee a free soft drink with any sub, salad or wrap purchase. They're open from 7.30am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm on Saturdays and 9am to 9pm on Sundays.
Try authentic homemade dumplings at this well-priced Chinese restaurant, where they offer a special lunch menu with everything $13 and under.
The Rice Paddy Thai
Located on Toorak Road off Punt Road, The Rice Paddy makes freshly cooked Thai food daily from 11am. Every meal is prepared to order, with all time favourites including green curry, pad see ew, pad krapow, pad satay, and pad thai.
Thirty Eight Chairs
Situated in the heart of South Yarra, Thirty Eight Chairs is a modern Italian restaurant and bar. Their focus is on sharing antipasti and daily house made pastas that follow traditional family recipes.
Zhengpin Kitchen is a classic Cantonese and fusion restaurant with chefs boasting over 30 years of roast experience. Open 7 days a week from 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm, they also provide fresh seafood by request and pre-order.
Alannah Hill is an iconic Australian fashion label with an ever-changing yet instantly recognisable style. Radiating sophistication, elegance and a touch of drama, each design is built to transcend trends and enchant your world. Alannah Hill represents a belief in the beauty of the female form, an appreciation of the finer things, and an aspiration to lead a romantic life.
A local store for kids and parents that provides innovative gifts including home décor, educational games, and organic clothes.
Specialising in cashmere knitwear, their products are designed and crafted in Melbourne using the finest inner Mongolian cashmere for modern individuality. Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm.
Decjuba creates effortless, edgy fashion that empowers women with confidence. They offer a unique shopping experience that will leave you with achievable, wearable and comfortable clothing.
FIG is a boutique that's been specialising in exclusive French womenswear for over 30 years. Quality and style are the hallmarks of this contemporary fashion destination.
Hachi - a place to create joy for you and your canine companion. With an extensive range of dog clothes, fashion accessories, homewares, gifts, and grooming services, they heartily welcome dogs and their loving owners for a fun and pampering experience.
Hairhouse Warehouse Australia is your one-stop shop for everything hair, make up, skin and more. Discover exclusive deals online or visit the store to browse their collection.
Ian Sharp Jewellery
An established jewellery store of over 40 years, they cater for tastes both classic and modern. Anything and everything jewellery related is on the cards, from diamond rings to repairs.
Discover modern designer furniture at Lounge Lovers with affordable sofas, dining furniture and much more.
Pista Bikes is a small company where every team member is committed and involved in cycling. They have reasonably priced, quality brands and take pride in inspiring people with the life-changing benefits they can enjoy once they start turning pedals. A simple commute or social ride can be the start of great things.
SARAR caters to both men and women, offering premium quality clothing, accessories, and footwear in step with the latest fashion trends.
With their new South Yarra store now open on Toorak Road, Optus is committed to providing local residents and businesses an amazing experience using their local knowledge and technical expertise. Visit their new store to see how they can help you choose the right mobile and internet solution.
AudioHearing Melbourne is a privately owned and fully independent hearing clinic that has created an environment to help you feel comfortable and secure.
Aussie Home Loans
Located on the station side of Toorak Road, Aussie's home loan brokers look forward to helping you achieve your goals while you’re in the area. They also offer discounts for Industry Super Fund and union members.
Clear Skincare Clinic
Clear Skincare delivers cosmetic skin and laser hair removal treatments with natural looking results that last. Dr Philippa McCaffrey's clinics offer the most advanced, clinically-proven treatments across anti-ageing, acne and more, with over 20 years experience and highly trained doctors, nurses, and therapists on board.
Core Candy Chapel Street
Core Candy is a boutique fitness studio inspired by the vibrant gym scene in New York. They deliver fun body-changing workouts in a motivating, small class environment. There's something for everyone, with classes including barre, HIIT, boxing and pilates. No prior experience or fitness level is required for general classes and all are welcome.
Mikal Dunn Salon
This South Yarra hairdresser provides personalised cutting, colour and styling services to meet the individual needs of their clients. With over 20 years of industry experience, Mikal and the team provide you with the latest style cuts, colour fashions and style trends, while also stocking Kevin Murphy, L’Oreal, Oway & Olaplex hair care.
New Lover Salon
A 100% vegan salon in the heart of South Yarra, New Lover specialises in both men and women's cuts and colours, using products including Original & Mineral and R+Co.
OPSM South Yarra
OPSM offers quality eye care bulk billed to Medicare, stocking high quality glasses and sunglasses at an affordable price. They have an optometrist on site and are qualified to provide contact lenses and therapeutics (medical eye care).
Day or night, summer or winter, Sunspray’s 24/7 auto-tan booths give you the perfect tan anytime. Convenient, private, and secure, they offer both clear and bronze solutions.
Victims of Ink
Victims of Ink was established in 2009 in Port Melbourne before opening a second branch on Chapel Street in 2011. They're now home to 10 artists from around the world covering various styles and artistic visions, and are always happy to turn your idea into a quality tattoo.
Please feel free to contact us if you are experiencing significant disruption or if you have any concerns about the construction works.
Additional information about how we support businesses is also available.