Melburnians aren't like most. We don't look at abandoned parking lots or empty blocks of land with despair — instead, we approach them with great anticipation. An empty space is always a potential place to eat. And the latest transformation to join the likes of Welcome to Thornbury and Preston Food Truck Park is no exception.
The Ascot Lot is Melbourne's newest food truck park. Previously a deserted car yard, the Mt Alexander Road space has been transformed into a colourful venue for delicious food and ice-cold refreshments.
Opening on Friday, October 26 and running for a month, The Ascot Lot will play host to some of Melbourne's most adored food trucks, including Poke Time, Two Fat Indians and Nuoc Mama's. The lineup will change weekly, with dinner and drinks served Friday through Sunday and coffee and jaffles available at the on-site coffee shop every day.
In true Melbourne fashion, the bar offerings are epic, with espresso martinis on tap for just $10 a pop and a select range of wines and craft beers available too. If you're there on a Friday night, you'll be serenaded by bands from the comfort of a pastel picnic table. Basically everything at the space has been recycled, from the timber stools to the bricks that form the indoor bar and the cosy booth seating.
The Ascot Lot will be open on Fridays from 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am.