Grazeland Will Be Melbourne's New Permanent Outdoor Dining Precinct

The Spotswood venue will be home to over 50 food vendors and three licensed bars, and will be open every weekend of the year.
Libby Curran
Published on November 14, 2019

In a city like Melbourne, no number of food precincts and dining hubs seems to be too many. Which is a good thing, seeing as we're about to score another. And this one, located in the city's west, is set to be an absolute monster.

Taking over a hefty 10,000-square-metre site beside Scienceworks in Spotswood, the well-named Grazeland is on track to open early next year. It'll be home to over 50 sweet and savoury food vendors — along with market stalls slinging locally made wares, three licensed bars and an ongoing entertainment program — and operate as a sort of permanent, returning food festival that's open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the year. We're imagining something in the same vein as popular interstate food offerings like Brisbane's Eat Street, and on a smaller scale, Steam Mill Lane in Sydney's CBD.

The Grazeland site.

Designed by Push Projects along with Phil Bucknell of Milieu Projects, the precinct's set to feature a playful fitout across a series of themed spaces. You'll be able to graze your way through a diverse lineup of food stalls, settle in to enjoy some live tunes, or kick back with a beer in one of the many sunny outdoor spots. A huge shipping container will boast primo views of both the West Gate Bridge and the Melbourne city skyline, and there will be plenty of cover for rainy days.

The full lineup of food vendors that'll be calling Grazeland home hasn't been announced yet, though we do know that 48h Pizza & Gnocchi Bar, Cripps Family Fish Farm and Cannoleria by That's Amore Cheese have all been locked in.

Grazeland will be family friendly and open from 5–10pm on Fridays, and 12–10pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Grazeland is set to open at 20 Booker Street, Spotswood from early 2020. We'll keep you posted as more details drop.

Published on November 14, 2019 by Libby Curran
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