Looking for something a little different for your next foodie adventure? Try these temporary bars, secret hideaways and exclusive dining experiences.
Afloat Viva Mexico
Melbourne's favourite floating restaurant and bar, Arbory Afloat, is returning to the Yarra River in early September. This year, it's taking us to Mexico with a fiesta-style paradise drawing inspiration from the culture and flavours of Oaxaca, Tulum, Mexico City and the Yucatan coast. Think tacos, mezcal cocktails, margaritas, tostadas and more menu highlights to transport you out of winter and into sunny Central America.
The owner behind iconic eateries like Siglo, DeGrave's Espresso and The European has opened a pop-up Greek restaurant. Kafeneion is big on old-school hospitality and traditional ways of cooking. Try dishes like braised beef with shallots and cloves, giouvetsi – a spice-infused chicken pasta dish and orange filo cake. Fancy a drop with your meal? Choose from the carefully curated list with wines coming direct from the vineyards of Crete, Santorini and Mount Athos. Kafeneion is here until the end of the year when it moves to its permanent CBD digs.
Unmissable food and drink events
Barbie Afternoon Tea
Families can enjoy a Barbie-themed high tea, with activity packs for kids.
Nevra's Big Turkish Brunch
Sous chef Nevra Aydin shares traditional family recipes from Istanbul.
Menu specials and events
To celebrate the new menu, the first 100 customers after 12pm score a free beef brisket burger.
Enjoy daily high tea with savouries, pastries and scones. Upgrade your experience with Champagne.
Red Spice Road
Sample five Kaesler wines with five Asian inspired dishes. $175pp
Try eight different premium negronis from around the world for $24 all through September.
Classes, tastings and workshops
Foodie walking tours
Sustainable Shopping Tour
Celebrate National Recycling Week with a sustainable shopping tour at Queen Vic Market.
This chocolate walking tour visits some of the city's best chocolatiers with exclusive experiences.
Queen Vic Market Ultimate Foodie Tour
A fascinating guided walking tour of the city's iconic market.
Hidden Bars of Melbourne Walking and Drinking Tour
Discover cocktail bars, repurposed venues, shipping container bars and speakeasies.
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