Melbourne’s Top 5 Best Escape Rooms

Get lost.

Never been to an escape room? Now’s the time. Dotted all over Melbourne are some of the world’s best escape rooms, that not only challenge you physically and mentally, but also allow next-level escapeism into totally different worlds.

Here are 5 of Melbourne’s best escape rooms.

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Ukiyo is the Japanese for “floating, fleeting or transient world”, which is exactly what you get from this escape room located on Moreland Road in Brunswick. With a mystical Japanese style garden setting, your journey through Ukiyo will feel like the inside of a Studio Ghibli film. It’s immersive and interactive, but most importantly it has a story. Ukiyo isn’t just a bunch of meaningless puzzles and riddles that eventually lead to the way out. Combine a story-driven experience, with the set design, state of the art tech and it’s one of the best escape rooms in Melbourne.
How to book: Call Ukiyo on +61 481 045 310

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Rush Escape Game

Rush Escape Game is all about time-based challenges. With six different themes that differ completely, there is something for every type of player. You can be a knight of the round table in The Last Knight Rises, take a trip down the rabbit hole in The Matrix, or confront a grieving father’s dreams in Nightmare. Experiencing these escape rooms, kinda feels like being inside a video game – in the best possible way.
How to book: You can book your escape challenge online here

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Escape Room Melbourne

South Melbourne
Escape Room Melbourne was Melbourne’s first ever escape room, and you’ve got to experience it. You get 70 minutes in the room of your choice to unravel the mystery and escape, with a group of 2 – 6 people. Some challenges include: getting mine workers to safety in time in Mine Escape, prove your magic skills as a magician’s assistant in Kellar’s Magic Emporium or enter the mind of a World War 2 Veteran to awake him from a coma in Fractured: Remember Me. No one does it better than Escape Room Melbourne. Being a part of these escape room challenges will be something you’ll never forget. 
How to book: Browse the rooms and book through their website.

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The Mystery Rooms

The Mystery Rooms was voted Best Escape Room in Melbourne and made it into the Top 100 Best Escape Rooms in the World, so you can’t really go wrong with this one. The storylines are rich, believable and sometimes just plain scary. These challenges are the definition of immersion. Some of our favourite stories are: unearthing the book of the dead in ancient Egypt with The Lost Tomb and getting lost in the enchanted forests and frozen kingdom of The Grimm Finale.
How to book: Book via their website

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TRAPT Bar and Escape Rooms

Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD
Multi-sensory puzzles and challenges that are not all as they seem, TRAPT houses four different escape rooms as well as an underground speakeasy bar. Choose your room: The Wizard of Oz, Cave In, S.P.A.C.E or Under the Big Pop and face the challenges head on, only to reward yourself with a flaming cocktail on the way out. It’s the full experience.
How to book: Book and browse options online

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The Best Sandwiches To Chow Down On In Melbourne

More than just ham and cheese.

Some say sandwiches are really having their moment, but did they ever go out of style? 

A sandwich is one of the world’s most simple culinary pleasures. Whoever first decided that putting stuff between bread means a yum time is a gosh darn genius. Although sandwiches can seem simple to make, there are people out there that have been studying the art of the sandwich and it shows.

The difference between a good sandwich and a shit sandwich is huge. We don’t want you to suffer, so we’ve put a list together of our favourite sandwiches in Melbourne.

Here are the best sandwiches in Melbourne right now.

Hanoi Hannah’s Drip Drop Banh Mi 


The Drip Drop Banh Mi is Hanoi Hannah’s new lunch sandwich that is messy in all the right ways. Think white bread roll with a crispy crust and soft centre, laced with pâtĂ© and lemongrass satay sauce and a nice juicy hunk of lemongrass chargrilled chicken.

Most importantly, a warm pho-inspired gravy is served on the side to dip, drizzle or drown the sandwich. This mouth-watering sandwich is available from today, July 8, at Hanoi Hannah’s Windsor and Elsternwick locations. It’s crunchy, it’s messy, it’s fragrant and an all round multisensory, hands-on journey. Roll your sleeves up and get to it.

Dine in or take it home.


Nico’s Sandwich Deli’s Cubano


Get your hands around this combo: smoked pork belly, grandma ham, original salad creme, picks, American mustard and cheese. Recommended to be eaten with pickled chilli and hot sauce, this Cubano is downright juicy in the best way. Nico’s Sandwich Deli has a rotating menu that heroes classic flavour combinations with a little twist. You can’t really go wrong, especially if you pair your sandwich of choice with one of their Malted Caramel Shakes. It’s a whole lotta yes.

You can dine in or take away.

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Specials at Stan’s Deli


Every weekend, Stan’s Sandwich Deli put up incredible sandwich specials and honestly, we can’t pick a favourite. One week you might be dazzled by a veal schnitzel bun with tomato and fennel slaw, and the next you’ll get a Jerusalem artichoke toastie with aged parmesan, horseradish mayo and Guindilla peppers. Located in the lush streets of Malvern, Stan’s has a real diner-on-an-American-highway feel to it, but slightly more aesthetically refined, refill filter coffee and all. 

Dine in or take away.

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King William’s Brigadier

Flinders Lane

This sando pulls rank on the Colonel. From a hole-in-the-wall sandwich deli in Melbourne CBD’s Flinders Lane, comes a soft white roll filled with roast free-range chicken, crispy chicken skin, traybake stuffing, zucchini slaw and their infamous secret gravy. It’s the chicken rolls of all chicken rolls. You’ve never had a chicken sandwich until you’ve had King William’s Brigadier. It’s the perfect combination of juicy chicken breast and crispy chicken skin. Should I keep going? I can.

Only available for pick-up.

Photo: @saulssandwiches

Saul’s Muffuletta


The Italian stallion of sandwiches. Saul’s Sandwiches do some bangin’ bites – pretty much every sandwich they do, they do right. But the Muffuletta is a fan favourite and it’s off the charts. Think stacks of mortadella, artichokes, provolone cheese, salami, pesto, spinach and chilli. It’s an antipasto board in a sandwich and it’s goddamn good. 

You can dine in or takeaway.

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Palette’s Candied Bacon & Cheese

North Melbourne

Palette in North Melbourne is inspired by Korean aesthetics and lifestyle, and they aim to bring different cultures together. Everything about this place is beautiful and delicious (especially the coffee), but we can’t get past their Candied Bacon & Cheese sando. Imagine: scrambled eggs with corn, candied bacon, sliced cheese and chilli jam in toasted brioche. Uhhh. Name a better breakfast sandwich, we’ll wait.

Available to dine in or takeaway.

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