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Savour Melbourne: A Foodie’s Guide to Festivals, Markets, and More

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14th April 2024

Melbourne is a paradise for the palate, a city where every street corner promises a new culinary delight! If you’re a food enthusiast seeking boutique accommodation in Melbourne, View Hotel is your ideal base. Nestled in the heart of the city’s foodie landscape, this St Kilda hotel accommodation is your launchpad to some of the best eateries, food festivals and markets in Melbourne. Best of all, you can start your culinary escape with View Melbourne’s Woods Restaurant and Hop Garden, setting the tone for an unforgettable trip.

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival transforms the city’s streets and laneways into a vibrant hub of gourmet events. Consider it a food lover’s dream, featuring a mix of wine tastings, food stalls, and interactive masterclasses led by top chefs and sommeliers. As you wander the lively festival, you’ll experience the regional flavours of fine local wines and innovative meals that showcase Victoria’s rich produce. Whether a seasoned foodie or a curious traveller, Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival is the perfect place to sample the region’s flavours.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

The Good Food and Wine Show

The Good Food & Wine Show, just a short tram ride from View Hotel Melbourne, presents a smorgasbord for the senses. Showcasing everything from local foods to global cuisines, this foodie festival is perfect for guests staying nearby. Visitors can enjoy tasting a wide range of meals and drinks, watch cooking shows hosted by celebrity chefs, and take part in cooking classes. It’s a great way to dive into Melbourne’s food scene and learn something new, all while enjoying the flavours and atmosphere of this vibrant city event.

MOULD Cheese Festival

For cheese lovers, the Mould Cheese Festival is a giant cheese board in festival form, offering a chance to indulge in Australian artisanal cheeses. As you wander the stalls, experience the aromas and flavours of different cheeses, from sharp and smoky to creamy and funky. It’s a perfect opportunity to savour unique cheese varieties and learn about cheese-making from the experts, making it a must-do festival for anyone staying in nearby St Kilda hotel accommodation.

MOULD Cheese Festival

St Kilda’s Local Markets

The St Kilda Farmers’ Market is a must-visit for anyone interested in fresh, local produce. You’ll find everything from artisan bread to organic fruit and vegetables. Running for over 20 years, it is an accredited VFMA farmers’ market held on the first Saturday of each month.

Prahran Markets

Known as the food lover’s market, Prahran is the oldest market in Melbourne, bustling with a lively atmosphere that captivates both locals and visitors. It’s a place where you can fill your basket with fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet cheeses, and international treats. Look out for the passionate vendors offering everything from organic fruits and vegetables to specialty meats and seafood. Prahran Market is a Melbourne institution where every experience brims with cooking demonstrations, live music and seasonal events.

Prahran Markets

Queen Victoria Markets

Affectionately known as ‘Queen Vic,’ this historical landmark is the heart and soul of Melbourne’s foodie scene. As the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, you can expect to find an eclectic range of fresh produce, artisanal goods, and diverse cuisines. A bustling hub of activity, Queen Vic is where locals and tourists gather to shop, eat, and soak in the lively atmosphere with a Market Lane coffee in hand. It’s a shopping destination and a cultural experience, highlighting the best of Melbourne’s community.

Queen Vic Market

Must-Visit Melbourne Eateries

In the vicinity of your View Melbourne (previously Parkview) stay, the culinary scene is diverse. Start your day at The Kettle Black, a local favourite known for its innovative brunch dishes and expertly brewed coffee. For an authentic taste of France, France-Soir awaits with its classic French bistro ambience and extensive selection of wines. If you’re in the mood for modern pub vibes, Prahran Hotel serves up tasty pub grub with a modern twist. For a more refined dining experience, Matilda offers Australian cuisine prepared with organic and sustainably sourced ingredients, while Yugen blends Eastern and Western flavours. Each of these eateries, conveniently located near your St Kilda hotel accommodation, reflects the flavours of international cuisines that Melbourne proudly offers.


Melbourne’s food scene is as diverse as it is exciting, whether you crave local eateries, high-end restaurants or the buzz of food festivals and markets, this city has got you covered. So, why wait?

Book a stay now at View Hotel Melbourne and embark on a gastronomic journey to remember.