See inside Melbourne’s new Food Hall set to open in November

Queen’s Food Hall will open next month, replacing the former Food Court on the corner of Victoria and Queen Streets.

Queen Victoria Market, one of Melbourne‘s most beloved and visited destinations, has announced the line-up of new and returning operators to open in the Market’s revitalised Food Hall. It will showcase the best of Victoria’s food culture under one roof. 

The space is being redeveloped as part of the City of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal program to provide visitors with an exciting new social destination within the Market. It will feature increased seating, places to dwell and a diverse array of restaurants, cafés and eateries open day and night.

Queen’s Food Hall will open next month

Melbourne’s premier foodie destination

Attracting millions of visitors every year, Queen Victoria Market’s new hospitality offer will showcase the best of the city’s food culture. 

Queen’s Food Hall will complement and enhance the Market’s established offering of fresh produce, specialty goods, and delicious food and coffee. Creating an experiential destination and vibrant hub where visitors can enjoy delicious food and drinks and soak up the authentic atmosphere of Melbourne’s favourite marketplace.

The Queen’s Food Hall will feature: 

  • Bellboy Coffee Bar: From the team behind the Brunswick East locale comes a chic, boutique city offering a selection of coffee, beer, wine and cocktails, as well as light bites such as crumpets and other sweet treats. 
  • The Happy Mexican: The Abbotsford-based bar and kitchen will bring authentic and tasty Mexican cuisine to Queen Victoria Market, serving classic tacos, burritos, nachos and quesadillas made using fresh, seasonal produce sourced directly from the Market.
  • Saltwater: A sushi and oyster bar that will connect the quality of seafood on offer in the Market’s famed Fish Hall with a fresh, theatrical menu and some Japanese flair – think a live oyster shucking station; flame torched lobster rolls and Aburi scallops; and live sushi hand rolling and sashimi cutting. All are complemented by a curated list of local wines.
  • El Rincon: The popular Spanish tapas bar will return to dish up share plates of Spanish cured meats, garlic and chilli prawns, Galician-style octopus, Spanish meatballs, and everybody’s favourite – Paella!
  • Le Consulat: A Parisian-inspired patisserie and café – think mini savoury croissants; croquettes and omelettes; cheese and charcuterie platters; filled sandwiches and bread rolls; plus, a selection of sucrés including cakes, eclairs, flans, tarte Tatin and crêpes. 
  • Rubens Grill: A relaxed American-themed café serving smoky grilled ribs, brisket burgers and porchetta.
  • Drums: The fan-favourite Sri Lankan café will return to the Market with a fresh new look and menu featuring traditional curries, hoppers, lamprais, and chips with curry sauce.
  • Canton Malay: The beloved eatery known for its mouth-watering curry laksa and lightning-wok speed Hokkien noodles will return with old favourites like char kway teow and traditional delicacies like fish head noodle soup.

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