How to make the most of winter in Elsternwick Village

How to make the most of winter in Elsternwick Village

If you think winter is all about retreating indoors and hiding under a blanket, think again!

During winter, Elsternwick Village comes alive with shopping, lifestyle and entertainment options to get you out of the house and out enjoying life.

Here are our picks of the best winter activities to enjoy in Elsternwick Village:

Explore winter menus

The culinary scene in Elsternwick Village is enough to entice anyone from the couch this winter! From the innovative menus crafted by acclaimed chefs to the amazing seasonal produce available at fresh food stores and supermarkets, there’s something to bring happiness to every palate.

Whether you’re craving a hearty winter dish at Etto Pasta Bar or Bistro GOEMON, or seeking a warm and welcoming weekend brunch at Mothers Instinct Eatery or Damm Good Cafe, there’s no shortage of options to explore.

Don’t forget about the abundance of winter produce available to create homemade favourites like nourishing soups, thick and tasty pasta sauces, and hearty stews.

For those looking to boost their health this winter, Perfect Pantry and Glo Health provide a wealth of nutrient-packed ingredients to incorporate into your meals.

Refresh your winter wardrobe

One of the best parts of any new season is refreshing your wardrobe with the latest fashion trends. In Elsternwick Village, there’s a wealth of fashion stores to explore, each offering unique styles to suit every taste.

This winter, Givoni, Perugia Ladies Clothing, Sussan, Tsalta, and Urban Soul are offering a range of styles to experiment with, including cosy knits, stylish coats, and chic accessories.

If you love adding a touch of vintage flair to your look, check out all the op shops that call Elsternwick Village home.

Blokes, winter means updating your look too, so pop into Mitchell McCabe Menswear and Hattams Menswear to check out their selection of new-season pieces to revamp your wardrobe.

Head to a cosy bar

Elsternwick Village’s eclectic collection of bars offer the perfect refuge from the cooler evenings, with each venue offering its own unique ambiance to warm both body and soul.

For wine enthusiasts, Upstairs Cellar beckons with its latest selections paired perfectly with a delectable cheeseboard.

If cocktails are more your style, Antique Bar is a must-visit. Sink into a stylish sofa and embark on a journey through their carefully crafted cocktail list. For a great Sunday night out, grab your musical instrument or warm up your vocal cords and join in Antique Bar’s trad session, where you can sing, dance or play an instrument!

Copycat Bar and Restaurant, with its stunning interiors, exquisite food and sophisticated drinks, promises an unforgettable experience for those looking for a more intimate evening.

For a cosy and laid-back evening, Goat House offers the perfect setting, or head over to Bang Bang for a funky vibe and an Indochine-inspired menu of delicious food and drinks.

Embrace indoor entertainment

Get inspired and have fun by indulging in some of Elsternwick Village’s indoor activities, guaranteed to lift your spirits and warm your soul.

If you’re looking to unleash your creative side, why not try your hand at pottery with a class at Ceramiques? Or indulge in a bit of artistic expression with a paint and sip session at UpVibes Paint & Sip Studio. With a glass of wine in hand, you can let your imagination run wild on canvas.

For those interested in learning practical skills while tapping into a much-loved tradition, Sew This Pattern offers sewing classes where you can master the art of stitching.

Keeping fit during the colder months is essential for both physical and mental wellbeing. Explore new gyms or fitness classes to shake up your routine, or turn up the heat with a hot yoga session at Yoga Tree.

If you prefer a more relaxed indoor activity, Avenue Bookstore awaits with the latest literary treasures. Pick up a new page-turner and cosy up on the couch at home with a blanket and a glass of wine for a perfect evening of reading bliss.

Enjoy a night at the cinema

Classic Cinemas truly offers a cinema experience like no other, making a winter night out in Elsternwick Village that much more special. With its rich history and luxurious decor, stepping into Classic Cinemas feels like entering another era, where every moment is steeped in elegance.

Whether you’re in the mood for a timeless black and white Hollywood classic or the latest blockbuster, Classic Cinemas ensures that every aspect of your movie-watching experience is special.

And let’s not forget about the food! While traditional cinema snacks like popcorn and choc-tops are available, Classic Cinemas takes it to the next level with offerings like cheese platters, gourmet toasties, and delectable baked goods. They even have warm drinks including mulled wine and a variety of warm ciders, in addition to classic cocktails and sangria.

In Elsternwick Village, winter truly comes alive with an abundance of food, drinks, entertainment and activities to warm both body and spirit.

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