Construction work on the eastern tunnel entrance will present both challenges and opportunities to nearby businesses.

The work in South Yarra will bring hundreds of Metro Tunnel staff to the area over the duration of the project. We are working hard to minimise the impact the project will have on residents and traders; however, we understand this may be a challenging time for some people and businesses. The project aims to support affected businesses to the best of our ability.

Scroll down or click the links below to view the list of different businesses we support in the South Yarra area:

Business hours are subject to change.


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Abacus Bar & Kitchen

Abacus Bar & Kitchen provides a farm-to-table experience right in the heart of Chapel Street. Run by a team that isn't afraid to experiment with new techniques, they focus on seasonality and locality in their ever-changing menu. All day dining showcases dishes including braised octopus, thick cut Ballarat bacon and a fresh take on the smashed avo featuring the addition of pumpkin.

383 Chapel St, South Yarra

Coffee Geek Brewers

At this cafe you can get espresso drinks, batch brew filter and cold filter, all made with speciality coffee beans. For non-coffee drinkers they also serve speciality teas, chocolate and chai.

81 Davis Ave, South Yarra

Guzman y Gomez

Guzman y Gomez serves made-to-order Mexican food using fresh, whole produce and authentic ingredients. With speed and innovation at the core of the business, Guzman y Gomez is reinventing fast food by showing it’s possible to serve good food fast without compromising on quality or nutrition.

190 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Kin Thai

Kin Thai takeaway is open seven days a week, offering quick bain-marie lunches from 11:30am to 2pm on weekdays, while other dishes from the menu are made to order. For extra convenience, online ordering is also available on their website.

206 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

L.A. Burgers

L.A. Burgers is an American style burger restaurant offering a large range of beef, chicken, veggie and vegan burgers plus sides, shakes and soft drinks. They're located directly across the street from South Yarra station next to Lovers Walk, and are open from 11am to 10pm every day.

2/166 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

La Porchetta

La Porchetta serves fresh, simple, and delicious Italian food with warm service in a home-like Italian setting. At this easy-going restaurant where everyone is welcomed as family and friends, you'll find traditional and gourmet pizzas plus pasta dishes and Italian mains of steak, chicken, and fish.

93 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Mr. Bond

Mr Bond is a delightful bistro and alfresco diner where the aperitifs are fabulous, the food and coffee excellent, and the atmosphere is just like an Italian piazza.

2 Bond St, South Yarra


Nandos' unique blend of African bird's eye chillies and fresh ingredients is what makes their famous PERi-PERi bastings and sauces so addictive. They're conveniently located just inside the Jam Factory near the cinemas, so drop in for a bite.

500 Chapel St, South Yarra

Ned’s Bake Café and Restaurant

Ned creates honest European food that is distinctive for its lack of fuss or frills, yet reminds us all to savour the moment. At the heart of this is their love for bread: a simple food that great meals and moments are built on.

134 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

South Yarra IGA Xpress

Open 24/7, you can grab and go chilled soft drinks, hot pies, fruit, veg, and Phillipa's fresh bread here any time.

113/115 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Splash Express

Located inside the Jam Factory, Splash Express offers hot and cold coffees, cakes, focaccias, wraps, salads, and toasties. Happy hour coffees are sold Monday to Friday from 2pm to 3pm, with great brekky and lunch specials to keep all happy. Catering is also available.

500 Chapel St, South Yarra

Squires Loft South Yarra

Squires Loft have been specialising in steak for over 25 years. Their proprietary sauces, basting and custom grills provide their steaks with an unparalleled taste profile.

166 Toorak Rd, South Yarra


Subway South Yarra is located at 210 Toorak Rd - just look for the yellow umbrella. They're offering every Metro Tunnel employee a free soft drink with any sub, salad or wrap purchase. They're open from 7.30am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm on Saturdays and 9am to 9pm on Sundays

Shop 4/210 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

The Rice Paddy Thai

Located on Toorak Road off Punt Road, The Rice Paddy makes freshly cooked Thai food daily from 11am. Every meal is prepared to order, with all time favourites including green curry, pad see ew, pad krapow, pad satay, and pad thai.

34 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Thirty Eight Chairs

Situated in the heart of South Yarra, Thirty Eight Chairs is a modern Italian restaurant and bar. Their focus is on sharing antipasti and daily house made pastas that follow traditional family recipes.

4 Bond St, South Yarra


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Brainy Munchkins

A local store for kids and parents that provides innovative gifts including home décor, educational games, and organic clothes.

124A Toorak Rd, South Yarra


Specialising in cashmere knitwear, their products are designed and crafted in Melbourne using the finest inner Mongolian cashmere for modern individuality. Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm.

69 Toorak Rd, South Yarra


Decjuba creates effortless, edgy fashion that empowers women with confidence. They offer a unique shopping experience that will leave you with achievable, wearable and comfortable clothing.

8/544 Chapel St, South Yarra

Hachi Melbourne

Hachi - a place to create joy for you and your canine companion. With an extensive range of dog clothes, fashion accessories, homewares, gifts, and grooming services, they heartily welcome dogs and their loving owners for a fun and pampering experience.

3/286 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Hairhouse Warehouse

Hairhouse Warehouse Australia is your one-stop shop for everything hair, make up, skin and more. Discover exclusive deals online or visit the store to browse their collection.

479 Chapel St, South Yarra

Ian Sharp Jewellery

An established jewellery store of over 40 years, they cater for tastes both classic and modern. Anything and everything jewellery related is on the cards, from diamond rings to repairs.

65 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Lounge Lovers

Discover modern designer furniture at Lounge Lovers with affordable sofas, dining furniture and much more.

507 Chapel St, South Yarra

Pista Bikes

Pista Bikes is a small company where every team member is committed and involved in cycling. They have reasonably priced, quality brands and take pride in inspiring people with the life-changing benefits they can enjoy once they start turning pedals. A simple commute or social ride can be the start of great things.

9 Toorak Rd, South Yarra


SARAR caters to both men and women, offering premium quality clothing, accessories, and footwear in step with the latest fashion trends.

457 Chapel St, South Yarra

Yes Optus

With their new South Yarra store now open on Toorak Road, Optus is committed to providing local residents and businesses an amazing experience using their local knowledge and technical expertise. Visit their new store to see how they can help you choose the right mobile and internet solution.

155 Toorak Rd, South Yarra


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AudioHearing Melbourne

AudioHearing Melbourne is a privately owned and fully independent hearing clinic that has created an environment to help you feel comfortable and secure.

132 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Aussie Home Loans

Located on the station side of Toorak Road, Aussie's home loan brokers look forward to helping you achieve your goals while you’re in the area. They also offer discounts for Industry Super Fund and union members.

135 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Clear Skincare Clinic

Clear Skincare delivers cosmetic skin and laser hair removal treatments with natural looking results that last. Dr Philippa McCaffrey's clinics offer the most advanced, clinically-proven treatments across anti-ageing, acne and more, with over 20 years experience and highly trained doctors, nurses, and therapists on board.

2/233 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Core Candy Chapel Street

Core Candy is a boutique fitness studio inspired by the vibrant gym scene in New York. They deliver fun body-changing workouts in a motivating, small class environment. There's something for everyone, with classes including barre, HIIT, boxing and pilates. No prior experience or fitness level is required for general classes and all are welcome.

349 Chapel St, South Yarra

Mikal Dunn Salon

This South Yarra hairdresser provides personalised cutting, colour and styling services to meet the individual needs of their clients. With over 20 years of industry experience, Mikal and the team provide you with the latest style cuts, colour fashions and style trends, while also stocking Kevin Murphy, L’Oreal, Oway & Olaplex hair care.

141 Osborne St, South Yarra

New Lover Salon

A 100% vegan salon in the heart of South Yarra, New Lover specialises in both men and women's cuts and colours, using products including Original & Mineral and R+Co.

73 Davis Ave, South Yarra

OPSM South Yarra

OPSM offers quality eye care bulk billed to Medicare, stocking high quality glasses and sunglasses at an affordable price. They have an optometrist on site and are qualified to provide contact lenses and therapeutics (medical eye care).

137 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Sunspray 24/7

Day or night, summer or winter, Sunspray’s 24/7 auto-tan booths give you the perfect tan anytime. Convenient, private, and secure, they offer both clear and bronze solutions.

53-61 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Victims of Ink

Victims of Ink was established in 2009 in Port Melbourne before opening a second branch on Chapel Street in 2011. They're now home to 10 artists from around the world covering various styles and artistic visions, and are always happy to turn your idea into a quality tattoo.

380 Chapel St, South Yarra

Please feel free to contact us if you are experiencing significant disruption or if you have any concerns about the construction works.

Additional information about how we support businesses is also available.