Melbourne Food And Wine Festival’s New Year Street Feasts Are Back

Yep. Food and wine events are officially back in the hidden, lantern-lit laneways of Melbourne.

Just in time for the festive season!

Melbourne’s New Year Street Feasts is back for another year, once again set to draw enthusiastic crowds into the CBD and reinvigorate the city’s streets and laneways.

In a partnership between City of Melbourne, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and the Victorian Government, Street Feasts presents seven outdoor dining precincts that will host thousands of New Year’s Eve revellers at their favourite Melbourne restaurants with friends and family.

Combining Melbourne’s cultural city and incredible food offerings… how else would you want to spend your New Years?

Each precinct will bring together restaurants and bars from the surrounding streets and laneways, offering diners more than 30 premium venues to enjoy on 31 December and a new precinct at Fed Square.

Some of Melbourne’s best-loved venues will feature, including Chin Chin, Hazel, Hero, Longrain, San Telmo and Supernormal.

The program has something for all tastes, whether it’s feasting on stir-fried lobster and rice noodles with XO sauce at Chin Chin, dressing to impress for a shaken-not-stirred Casino Royale revel at San Telmo, hitting hot new bar Pearl Diver for oysters and cocktails, savouring Blak glitter and Indigenous glam at Big Esso, or simply getting together for lasagne and tiramisu with the kids at Pellegrini’s.

Taking inspiration from the piazzas and squares of Europe, New Year Street Feasts will open up some of the city’s most popular food precincts to bring guests an unforgettable dining experience on New Year’s Eve.

“Melbourne is the food capital of Australia,” says Anthea Loucas Bosha, CEO of Food + Drink Victoria, the not-for-profit organisation behind Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming merrymakers back to the city to book a table at their favourite restaurant. We have so many wonderful venues participating in this year’s initiative and working with the City of Melbourne we’ve been able to increase their capacity so more diners can enjoy the New Year’s festivities.”

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The seven precincts are:
Fed Square
Flinders Lane East: Between Exhibition and Russell St
Flinders Lane West: Between Russell and Swanston St
Little Bourke Street
Little Collins Street
Russell Place

All bookings for restaurants open at 12 noon, 25 November, with seats available via mfwf.com.au. Booking New Year Street Feasts in advance is essential to keep the celebrations running smoothly and safely. More details on travel to and from the city will be released in the coming weeks.

The full program is available at mfwf.com.au; follow MFWF on Instagram at
@melbfoodandwine for updates.