Friday night. What to do for something different for date night? Ok. So maybe a train trip into the city. Get off at Flinders Street station and walk across the road to Birrarung marr. Take a leisurely walk along the Yarra and check out the Noodle Markets. We're early, so no crowds yet. Had a look about and then we decided we rather sit at one of the pub/restaurants on the river, enjoy an ale and some tapas. It's Melbourne right? We have multiple choices. So we wandered back from the Noodle Markets, left those to the rest of Melbourne and went to Pilgrams, found an indoor seat (the outdoor ones were already full) facing the gorgeous brick archway, made ourselves comfortable, and our waitress magically appeared with menus and took our drinks order while we were deciding what to eat. Sat back in our comfy soft chairs we managed to snaffle, sipped on our icy cold Carlton Draught and watched the city, the people, and the Yarra in front of us. Nice way to spend an evening. We shared the food, ordered some desserts, pot of tea, relaxed, chatted and watched the world go by. Our waitress was delightfully cheerful and attentive.
We left her a nice tip for her beautiful smile and "no problems" attitude. We need to encourage this type of thing after all.
Anyway, if you want a nice night out in Melbourne, especially now the weather is lovely outside, then use the train system if it's handy to you, and then you can enjoy a drink or two and some walking, which is good for you. We enjoyed our leisurely night out, wandered through Southgate after dinner, over the foot bridge again and back to Flinders Street Station and home by train.
Melbourne truly is a very livable and beautiful cosmopolitan city.
|Birrarung mar Noodle markets before the crowd.|
|Cooking before the night markets.|
|People starting to arrive.|
|Step up and order.|
|Birrarung mar walk|
|Pilgram. Inside looking out.|
|Cold Carlton Draught Beer|
|Federation Square from Birrarung mar.|
|Looking at the city from Birrarung mar|
|Dining out on the Yarra.|
|Kinky Boots at the Theatre.|
|Christmas is just around the corner.|
|Admiring the view.|