New Year Street Feasts
If you enjoyed ringing in the new year among thousands of diners on the streets of Melbourne last year (or missed your chance), then good news: New Year Street Feasts are back for a second year.
The City of Melbourne, the Victorian Government and Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) held the first edition last year, inspired by festive scenes in Europe’s piazzas and squares.
This time around, more than 30 of the city’s favourite venues across seven al fresco dining hubs at Docklands, Fed Square, Little Bourke Street, Little Collins Street, Russell Place, Flinders Lane East (between Exhibition and Russell streets) and Flinders Lane West (from Russell to Swanston Street).
Hit up newcomers to Melbourne’s dining scene, such as Karen Martini’s Hero, Pearl Diver for oysters and Mabu Mabu Big Esso for a Torres Strait Islander feed by Nornie Bero. Or visit some tried and true classics, with stir-fried lobster with XO sauce at Chin Chin, a Casino Royale-themed party at San Telmo, Japanese at Andrew McConnell’s Supernormal and lasagne and tiramisu at the beloved Pellegrini’s.
The City of Melbourne is also hosting a drone show at Docklands for New Year’s Eve, plus family-friendly entertainment including comedy, circus acts, dance workshops and live music at different celebration zones around town.
Bookings for all New Year Street Feasts are available now.