Hunt for bargains and refresh your wardrobe at Bridge Road, one of Melbourne’s premier shopping strips. Running through the heart of Richmond in Melbourne’s inner east, Bridge Road is a renowned destination for fashion in the city. Find unique clothing at boutique stores or grab designer items for bargain prices at the factory outlets. Enjoy a long lunch and take in views of Melbourne’s city skyline, including the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground and Eureka Tower.
Catch up with friends, bring the family or keep all the bargains to yourself on a solo shopping trip. A good place to start is Punt Road, an intersecting street nearer to the city. Stroll down Bridge Road and check out the wide variety of shops, cafés, bars and pubs until you reach the stunning Richmond Town Hall, a landmark civic building on the eastern end of the shopping district.
Among Bridge Road’s diverse array of shops, you’ll find discount and factory outlet stores offering cutting-edge men’s, women’s and children’s clothing for reduced prices. There are also plenty of shoe stores, jewellery boutiques and intriguing concept stores showcasing the latest in local and international fashion.
Beyond Richmond Town Hall, you’ll find a shopping district with a focus on home furnishings. Browse well-known brands or check out the eclectic vintage traders that operate here.
Take a break and pick a café or restaurant to enjoy lunch and watch other shoppers go by. Bridge Road has a wide selection of dining options, from fast-food restaurants to cozy cafés serving locally roasted coffee. Richmond is well known for its fantastic Asian cuisine, so grab a hearty bowl of Vietnamese phở or try a modern dish incorporating Asian-fusion flavours. Bridge Road also has a number of bars and pubs that are ideal for unwinding after long day shopping.
The Bridge Road shopping precinct is approximately 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) long, and lies between Punt Road and the Richmond Town Hall. Reach Bridge Road via taxi, tram or train to Jolimont Station. Punt Road is a bordering street of Yarra Park and the distinctive Melbourne Cricket Ground, where you can catch Australian Football League matches and international cricket tests.
Accommodation in Bridge Road
At the moment, Bridge Road doesn't have a huge variety of accommodation options listed on our Bridge Road lodging deals page, so it's a wise idea to make reservations if you want to stay the night.