My friend is having her birthday soon and she is looking for a nice place to celebrate. Are there any restaurants/eateries in Melbourne (anywhere) that are inexpensive and easy to access via public transport. What I found out was – Anywhere on Lygon St (catch tram for Melbourne CBD, only 5 min tram ride). Try Papa Ginos or Cafe Nortuno. Little Bourke St in Melbourne CBD for chinese. Great restaurants and inexpensive. The atmosphere at night is excellent. Try The Shark Finn or Shark Finn INN, the Shark Finn INN is less expensive than the Shark Finn but is just as good, they are located at different locations on the same street). Hardware Lane in the Melbourne CBD is an excellent little lane-way that offers any good restaurants. On a Friday or Saturday evening the lane is buzzing with dinner customers, there are musicians playing music on the street and it is lit up with pretty lights. There are several restaurants to choose from and they are generally inexpensive. Degrave St in the Melbourne CBD is another good lane. It’s similar to something you might experience in France or Italy. It’s very cosy and you have several restaurants to choose from. Very cute at night with fairy lights and musicians playing on the street. Degraves St and Hardware Lane are very similar, Degraves St is across from Flinders St Station and Hardware Lane is on Bourke St further up from the mall.