South Yarra and Toorak are two beautiful suburbs of Melbourne. South Yarra is situated 4 km south-east from Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD), bordered by the River Yarra and Richmond to the north. South Yarra is not only Melbourne’s oldest suburb but also the most affluent inner-city suburb. Toorak site to the east of South Yarra.
Walk along Toorak Road or Chaepel Street and you’ll have all the choice you need for shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and trendy cafes. South Yarra has some of the best dining options. Plus they suit all budgets. Whether you’re looking for a cheap meal on the go or a romantic luxury meal for two. From Greek, Italian and French cuisine to South East Asian, Vietnamese and Middle Eastern delights. Dine al fresco in your favourite restaurant, day or night. South Yarra is all about dining with friends and loved ones in comfortable outdoor spaces, full with character and ambience.
The area has several popular attractions including Chapel Street. The Prahran Market is one of Melbourne’s most popular and historic fresh produce markets. The South Yarra section of the famous street is the most fashionable and upmarket end. A major landmark is The Jam Factory, old factories converted into an upmarket shopping centre and cinemas. The Como Centre is a large shopping centre on the corner of Toorak and Chapel Streets.
Toorak sits just to the east of South Yarra and originally takes its name from Toorak House, the residence of merchant James Jackson in 1849. Over the years the suburb has gained its reputation as being Melbourne’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. It’s one of the most expensive places to live in the city and is also listed as the highest money earning suburb too.
Toorak Road is where you’ll find the small commercial Tootak Village which has a wide choice of trendy cafes, restaurants serving international food as well as lots of shops.
There are a number of trams that run to Toorak. From Swanston Street in the city jump on Numbers 8 and 72. Alternatively to travel the length of Chapel Street hop on Numbers 78 and 79 from North Richmond to St Kilda. You can also reach Toorak by Metro Train from Flinders Street on on the Pakenham Line too.