Looking for something a little different for your next foodie adventure? Try these temporary bars, secret hideaways and exclusive dining experiences for your next catch-up.

Best dining pop-ups

Afloat Viva Mexico

Afloat Viva Mexico

Melbourne's favourite floating bar and restaurant returns as Afloat Viva Mexico.

Street food festivals

South Asian Festival

South Asian Festival

Experience South Asian culture with street food, music, stalls, a laser light show and more.

Korea Festival

Korea Festival

Head to Fed Square to experience the best of Korean culture at this free family festival.

Sri Lankan Festival

Sri Lankan Festival

Immerse yourself in the tapestry of Sri Lankan culture with live performances and delicious food.

Thai Sunday Market

Thai Sunday Market

Experience authentic Thai cuisine, crafts and entertainment at the Thai Sunday Market.

Hawker 88 Night Market
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Hawker 88 Night Market

Every Wednesday for five weeks, tantalise your senses with the sights, sounds and flavours of Asia.

Unmissable food and drink events

Good Food and Wine Show

Good Food and Wine Show

Enjoy three delicious days of good food, good wine and good times.

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

A three-day extravaganza featuring Australia’s finest dessert vendors with live demonstrations.

Hands-on Mother's Day Lemon and Ricotta Gnocchi Masterclass

Hands-on Mother's Day Lemon and Ricotta Gnocchi Masterclass

Learn the art of making traditional Italian Ndunderi at this hands-on cooking class on Mother’s Day.

At Nonna's Table with Paola Bacchia

At Nonna's Table with Paola Bacchia

Enjoy a convivial lunch for the launch of Paola Bacchia's new cookbook, At Nonna's Table.

Home Cooking Show

Home Cooking Show

Indulge in a 3-day flavour fiesta at the Home Cooking Show.

Share the Dignity: DigniTea

Share the Dignity: DigniTea

Join in an afternoon of fun, high tea, bubbles and guest speakers to help end period poverty.

Foodie walking tours

Mystery Picnic: Melbourne Laneways
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Mystery Picnic: Melbourne Laneways

Solve clues, taste and collect pre-paid gourmet food on this unique foodie adventure.

Melbourne Hidden Bars Walking Tour
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Melbourne Hidden Bars Walking Tour

Discover Melbourne's hidden bars – down alleys, in basements and behind closed doors.

Chocoholic Tours

Chocoholic Tours

This chocolate walking tour visits some of the city's best chocolatiers with exclusive experiences.

Art, History, Food and Wine Tour
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Art, History, Food and Wine Tour

The perfect introduction to Melbourne – street art, curious tales, wine tasting and tapas.

Mystery Basement Bar Hop

Mystery Basement Bar Hop

Solve clues to unveil three hidden venues and enjoy pre-paid drinks and snacks.

Swifties in the City: Mystery Bar Hop

Swifties in the City: Mystery Bar Hop

Join a Taylor Swift-themed bar hop inclusive of three themed cocktails.

Classes, tastings and workshops

Bakery Hill Whisky Distillery Tour and Tasting
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Bakery Hill Whisky Distillery Tour and Tasting

Learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts on a tour and tasting led by a distiller.

Poetry and Prose Readings
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Poetry and Prose Readings

Join in the monthly poetry and prose readings, or just listen.

Drip Splash Melbourne
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Drip Splash Melbourne

Unleash your inner artist with a night of drinks, paint, music and friends.

Old and Rare Wine Tastings
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Old and Rare Wine Tastings

An exclusive opportunity to sample old and rare wines with sommelier, Antony Anderson.

Social Wines Meetup and Dinner
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Social Wines Meetup and Dinner

Join a guided tasting with a sommelier and make new friends over fine wines.

Vegan-Friendly: Cheese, Chocolate and Wine Matching
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Vegan-Friendly: Cheese, Chocolate and Wine Matching

Learn how to match wine with cheese and chocolate in this interactive vegan-friendly experience.

Charcuterie, Cheese and Wine Matching
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Charcuterie, Cheese and Wine Matching

A mouthwatering exploration of six artisan meats, learning how to match them to back-vintage wines.

Secrets of Gluten-free Sourdough Breadmaking Class

Secrets of Gluten-free Sourdough Breadmaking Class

Enjoy a gluten-free breadmaking class with wine, salami and cheese.

Palate Trainer
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Palate Trainer

Learn to evaluate wine like an expert and improve your palate in this informative and fun session.

Private Dinner: Marsanne or Viognier

Private Dinner: Marsanne or Viognier

Join an epic evening of old Marsanne, Viognier and blended wines matched to a four-course dinner.

Jazz and Shiraz: Wine Tasting Night

Jazz and Shiraz: Wine Tasting Night

Enjoy live jazz, wine tasting and delicious Italian food while connecting with like-minded folk.

Lunch with Katie Marx

Lunch with Katie Marx

Join florist Katie Marx, for a very special lunch and floral design class at Cumulus Inc.

Mother's Day High Tea

Mother's Day High Tea

Enjoy a special Mother’s Day High Tea in the Queen's Hall at State Library Victoria.

Menu specials, deals and events

Last updated on Tue 16 Apr 2024

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