SOLARINO HOUSE

NEIGHBOURHOOD

Where do urban-chic eateries, quirky hidden gems, convenient city transport lines, and eclectic arthouse vibes collide? In Melbourne’s northern suburb of Brunswick, of course. Step just outside of the city and delve into the unassumingly cool heart of this gritty-come-classy suburb.

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What's Nearby

SOLARINO HOUSE PICKS

BUSINESS

RMIT University Brunswick

1.3km

17min walk

The University of Melbourne

4.5km

17min tram

Melbourne CBD

6.4km

23min tram

MEDICAL

Brunswick Myotherapy & Recovery Clinic

190m

3min walk

Brunswick Family Dental Surgery

350m

5min walk

John Fawkner Private Hospital (Emergency)

900m

6min tram

The Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville

5km

15min drive

The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville

4.5km

18min drive

CONVENIENCE

Anstey Street Train Station

41m

1min walk

Albion Street/Sydney Road Tram Stop 26

190m

3min walk

Brunswick Dry Cleaners

220m

3min walk

Brunswick Market

260m

4min walk

Supa IGA & Liquor

400m

6min walk

Australia Post

950m

7min tram

Woolworths

1.1km

11min tram

Barkly Square

2.6km

7min train

FOOD & BEV

Casa Chino

Solarino House

On-site

Neruda's South American

70m

1min walk

Edinburgh Castle

120m

1min walk

For Change Café

160m

2min walk

Gomi Ramen

220m

3min walk

Bar Oussou

280m

3min walk

A1 Bakery

300m

4min walk

Miss Moses

500m

6min walk

ONA Coffee

550m

7min walk

Retreat Hotel

1.4km

8min tram

Howler

1.6km

11min tram

Alchemy Brewing

1.7km

6min drive

400 Gradi

2.6km

8min drive

RECREATION

War Park Playground

290m

4min walk

Brunswick Baths

1.3km

10min tram

Jones Park

1.5km

20min walk

Northcote Public Golf Course

2.7km

7min car

Melbourne Zoo

2.9km

10min tram

Moonee Valley Racecourse

3.1km

6min car

Queen Victoria Market

5.5km

18min car

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taste adventure

Casa Chino

Ever heard of Chifa cuisine? It's a fresh fusion of Chinese Cantonese and Peruvian delicacies, and it's what our on-site eatery Casa Chino is all about. Tuck into traditional-meets-modern dishes like black beans cazuelita, Fremantle octopus papas, and spicy sichuan noodles, all in a lush light-filled setting.

Bar Oussou

Grab a drink and catch a live show at the thrumming Bar Oussou. A visit to this most iconic of Brunswick bars will have you living just like the locals, with eclectic arthouse vibes, dimly-lit and ultra-cosy bar tables, and some of the best local music and spoken word acts around.

ONA Coffee

When it comes to Brunswick cafés, ONA Coffee takes the cake. This flagship outlet serves up Australia's specialty roasts of the same name. With additional cafés in Sydney and Canberra, ONA is well-versed in the art of crafting exceptional coffee.

400 Gradi

Dine on Brunswick's finest Italian cuisine at 400 Gradi, a *chef's kiss* upscale restaurant with a dazzling streak of moody Melbourne decor. Feast on authentic wood-fired pizza, handmade pasta, moreish antipasti, and a simply exquisite wine and cocktail list.

Melbourne Zoo

Wondering what to do in Brunswick? Nestled in the heart of Parkville's lush Royal Park, the Melbourne Zoo is home to some of the world's most incredible animals, enclosures, and wildlife experiences. See koalas and elephants, monkeys and gorillas, and even kip under the stars with their after-hours overnight package.

Edinburgh Castle

On the hunt for a good pub feed in Melbourne? Make a dash to Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick's longest-standing pub and a must-visit haven for everything craft beer, gastro pub eats, and quintessentially Melbourne grungy-cool decor.

A1 Bakery

Curb your cravings at the always-fresh and divinely-scented A1 Bakery. Touted as Melbourne's original Lebanese bakery, A1 serves up the most delicious pita, bread (khobz), Lebanese pizza, and Mediterranean delicacies baked fresh every morning. Pair your findings with their housemade meze dips, falafel, and kibbie (deep-fried lamb meatballs) for some seriously good tucker.

Alchemy Brewing

After-work drinks, weekend lunches, and nighttime festivities are all on the table at Alchemy Brewing. Step into this industrial-chic converted warehouse and discover a premium craft brewery, bar, and restaurant. Spacious and overflowing with good times, Alchemy is sure to become your watering hole during your stay.

Queen Victoria Market

An establishment that needs no introduction, the Queen Victoria Market is conveniently close to Solarino House and is sure to become a much-visited hotspot during your travels. This award-winning market is steeped in history (it opened in 1878!) and boasts endless stalls from gourmet produce and specialty grocers to designer clothes and homewares.