Brunch Lovers Trail

There’s nothing nicer than having a sleep-in, then wandering out for a mid-morning brunch.

If there’s sun to be caught, then you’re sure to find it at The Boatbuilders Yard. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating, or kick back on a deck chair and take in those waterfront views.. Open from 7am weekdays and 8am weekends.

Charlie Lovett is a perennial brunch time favourite, open from 7am Monday to Saturday and from 8am on Sundays. Casual café-style eating, inside or out, in one of the Promenade’s restored warehouse sheds.

The Common Man is a buzzing place of people gathering to grab a bite over a business meeting or just friendly conversation, with sun usually streaming in its windows. Open from 7.30am daily

Open from 6.30am weekdays, and from 7.30am on weekends is Café Orr on the ground floor of the stylish Pan Pacific Hotel. It accommodates all dietary requirements, including a range of pastries, sandwiches and refreshing juices.

Step inside the sparkling new Melbourne Exhibition Centre extension and one of the stylish places you’ll find for brunch is the Goldfields Café+ Bar. Open daily from 7am

Note: if you’re an events delegate on South Wharf, just show your lanyard or event ticket at any of the above venues to get 10% discount.

Around the World Trail

Where cargo ships from around the world once tied-up at South Wharf, there’s now a host of eateries to showcase cuisine from across the globe.

Akachochin is a traditional Japanese Izakaya set in a modern Tokyo style bar, with a huge selection of quality Sake. Open daily from 12noon till late.

Step next door and you can taste Thai hawker food at BangPop. The historic cargo shed contrasts with the bright, bold colours of this cheeky venue. Open daily from 12noon till late

German-style food and hospitality is on offer at Munich Brauhaus. Dine later and enjoy the traditional oompah band to ensure a memorable dining experience. Open daily from 11.30am till late.

Meat Market pays homage to the Aussie BBQ , but vegetarians relax, because you are also catered for ! Open daily from 12noon till late.

Note: if you’re an events delegate on South Wharf, just show your lanyard or event ticket at any of the above venues to get 10% discount.

Vegan-Friendly Trail

Vegan diners rejoice because South Wharf Promenade admirably caters to your needs.

Dine comfortably inside the restored cargo shed of The Boatbuilders Yard, or choose a heated, undercover spot outside. Tasty vegan options from breakfast through to late night snacks. Open weekdays 7am till late, or 8am till late on weekends.

The General Assembly looks like a modern Aussie pub, but its food is more like what you’d expect in any respected Melbourne restaurant. It features a graffitied laneway, live music and weatherproof terrace. Open daily 11.30am till late.

Thai food is every bit as good in vegan form, and no one does it better than BangPop. It’s easy to find the place, just look for the colourful décor and the Bangkok bicycles parked outside. Open daily 12noon till late. By the way, BangPop hold yearly Vegan 7 course dinner events, complete range of dishes and optional wine matching! Keep an eye on their website or Facebook for the next one.

Bohemian Wine Bar is an elegant, cosy space that caters beautifully for vegan palates. Enjoy sharing style dishes that pair perfectly with wine, including Vegan cheese platters. You can even purchase Vegan Dairy products to takeaway. Ask about their vegan wine options. Open from 3pm till late on weekdays, and from 12 noon till late on weekends.

Note: if you’re an events delegate on South Wharf, just show your lanyard or event ticket at any of the above venues to get 10% discount.

Cocktail Trail

If you’re after beautifully crafted alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktails, then all it takes is just a few steps around South Wharf to sample a great variety of locations.

Plus 5 is the most intimate drinking spot on the Promenade, regardless of the weather. The old style décor and riverside terrace provide the perfect backdrop and the cosy speakeasy has 35 impressive cocktails on their list. Open daily from 12noon till late.

From 3pm on weekdays and from 12noon weekends, Bohemian Wine Bar provides a delightful setting for everything from a glass of wine to exotic cocktails.

Dock 37 Bar and Kitchen on the ground floor of Pan Pacific Melbourne is an impressively stylish location for food and beverage, including its signature cocktails. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.

Goldfields Café + Bar is located just inside the South Wharf entrance to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. It’s light-filled, airy space is a great place to catch-up with friends and business associates, over share plates and the best of Victorian wines. Open daily from 7am till 7pm

Note: if you’re an events delegate on South Wharf, just show your lanyard or event ticket at any of the above venues to get 10% discount.

Bar Hopping Trail

For bar-hoppers, Dukes Walk on South Wharf is more like a traditional laneway, with your next drink never more than a few steps away.

The General Assembly is a taste of Melbourne in South Wharf with a graffitied laneway, live music and street art throughout, it’s the perfect backdrop for a few cheeky drinks. Enjoy their 40 beer taps, Carlton Draught copper tanks and an impressive cocktail list. Open daily 11.30am till late.

Plus 5 is a more intimate drinking location, spiced with remnants from the building’s past days as a shipping cargo shed. Inside or outside drinking, and there’s even a private dining area for small groups. Open Daily from 12 noon till late.

Munich Brauhaus is a drinking venue with a big reputation for fun and entertainment, which becomes apparent from the moment you are greeted upon entering. You might drop in for just one drink, but don’t be surprised if you stay for hours. Open daily from 11.30am till late.

Common Man is the perfect place to meet with year round activations on their riverside lawn. You can catch the fire garden in winter or the riverside pop-up garden and cinema’s in summer. Open from 7.30am every day.

Note: if you’re an events delegate on South Wharf, just show your lanyard or event ticket at any of the above venues to get 10% discount.


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Southwharf Foodie Trail