The Australian Open is well and truly back, running from Sunday, 14 January, right through until the Australian Open final on Sunday, 28 January. As always, Melbourne is up and about as International tennis stars hit the city, and fans can enjoy an uninterrupted tournament this year.
While plenty happens on the court, there’s plenty that happens off the court around Melbourne Park as well. Some of Australia’s best restaurants and bars will be setting up shop at the Australian Open in 2024, with the likes of Serai and iconic restaurateur Alejandro Saravia’s VICTORIA by Farmer’s Daughter.
Venues can be found at Garden Square, Grand Slam Oval, John Cain Arena, the Western Courts, Rod Laver Arena Terraced, and The Glasshouse.
Here are the best food options at the 2024 Australian Open.
- Serai | Ross Magnaye brings his beloved grilled barramundi with smoked buro butter and calamansi citrus to the Easter Lounge at John Cain Arena.
- Little Havana | This new addition to the Prahran food scene, from Charlie Carrington, promises a Cuban sandwich reminiscent of Miami’s Cuban neighbourhood.
- AO Courtside Bar | Hailing from Sydney, Joel Bennet is bringing his Bondi Beach Fish Shop courtside at the AO. Tuck into his take on a tiger prawn roll.
- Salamatea | One word: Persian falafel wraps.
- Light Year | Byron Bay’s Light Year is slinging barramundi bao’s with yuzu tartare.
- Uncle Charlie’s | Think salted popcorn with a native Australian twist.
- Bar Atrium | Venture to the Bar Atrium for a sample of Tom Sarafin’s Lebanese-inspired delights.
- Rockpool Bar & Grill | Find classic Rockpool Bar & Grill dishes at Centrepiece on Level 1. There’s a three-course menu up for grabs and a two-hour beverage package.
- VICTORIA by Farmer’s Daughter | Chef Alejandro Saravia has designed a three-course share-style menu for dinners at Federation Square during finals weekend.
- Stokehouse | Summery St Kilda icon has bookings from $320, and we guarantee you won’t leave hungry
Check out everything else happening at the Australian Open here.