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Imperial Lane
Imperial Lane

Imperial Lane

One of the city centre's best hidden gems
Opening hours
Currently open!
Monday: 8:00 am-Late
Tuesday: 8:00 am-Late
Wednesday: 8:00 am-Late
Thursday: 8:00 am-Late
Friday: 8:00 am-Late
Saturday: 8:00 am-Late
Sunday: Closed

Carving out a thoroughfare at ground-level between Fort Lane and Queen St, the Lane takes its lead from the great cities of New York and Melbourne as one of the city centre's best laneways.

Lit by massive four-story lightwells and with a sweeping spiral staircase leading to the theatres on the first floor, the raw bricks, cobblestone floors and large oak and concrete tables create a distinct 19th century industrial warehouse feel.

Offering everything from a morning coffee and cake to an after work drink, this all day dining and socialising destination is perfect for breakfast, drinks and anything in between. 

Park for $2 per hour at the Victoria St car park on evenings and weekends. Find out more.

Come into the city centre on public transport for as little as $2 each way. Find out more.

Last updated: 01 November 2021

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