The best food and wine in the best locations
When you're in Melbourne at Games time you'll find a vibrant, delicious and varied cuisine with over 3000 restaurants showcasing a Commonwealth – and more – of cuisines.
Head to the heart of Melbourne and choose from Italian, Malaysian, Chinese, Greek, Indian, modern Australian and more. Visit Melbourne’s Chinatown in Little Bourke Street for some dumplings, Lonsdale Street for a Greek souvlaki or baklava, Federation Square for a variety of cuisines, and in the laneways and arcades you’ll find cafes, bars and casual dining.
Melbourne’s bayside suburb is home to cool bars, cafés, restaurants and pubs that range from budget to upmarket. Walk along Acland Street for coffee and cake or head to the waterfront for dinner with a bay view.
Catch the 109 tram from Collins Street or Tram 96 from Bourke Street.
Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Melbourne’s bohemian quarter is the epitome of cool. Great cafés and bars, often with live music, as well as lots of restaurants make this area a great place for a night out.
Catch Tram 112 from Collins Street.
Lygon Street, Carlton
Lygon Street, Melbourne's Italian quarter, is where you go to enjoy pasta and great coffee at institutions like Tiamo 1 and Tiamo 2. For something sweeter visit Brunetti’s, an Italian cake shop that offers delicious pastries.
Catch Tram 8 from Swanston Street.
Victoria Street, Richmond
Known as 'Little Saigon', Victoria Street is home to Vietnamese restaurants and grocers and a great option for the budget conscious. Drop in for a bowl of noodle soup or some fresh spring rolls.
Catch Tram 109 from Collins Street.
Celebrate Victoria's food and wine
The best of local food and wine will be on show during the Commonwealth Games as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Catch Commonwealth chefs competing
The plaza of the Melbourne Museum will be bustling with the rattle of pots and pans as Melbourne’s top chefs, each representing a Commonwealth nation, lead their celebrity-studded teams in a head to head challenge, the Culinary Pro Am of the Commonwealth.
Get fresh produce from local producers
The Museum plaza will be food and wine heaven, with the Victorian Producers’ Market displaying fresh produce and local producers. Create your own picnic lunch menu or bring your trolley, bag or basket and take home your goodies to enjoy another day. You’ll find inspiration for what to cook at our free Regional Champions’ stage and there will be free roaming kids entertainment from the Melbourne Museum and you won’t miss a moment of the Games action thanks to the huge TV screen beaming all the live action direct to the plaza.
For more information about the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Museum Live Site, visit the Festival Website.
Sample Victorian menus from Victoria's best
If you’re still hungry for more you can enjoy dishes from 100 of Victoria’s best restaurants as they present specially designed Victorian menus, served with a glass of Victorian wine throughout the Commonwealth Games.
For more information about the Tasting Vic menu, visit the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Website.