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Queen Vic Market's New Food Hall Will Open in November with an Oyster Bar and Parisian-Style Patisserie

Queen's Food Hall is set to become the city's latest food playground, serving up an eclectic blend of flavours from around the globe.
By David Allegretti
October 11, 2023
By David Allegretti
October 11, 2023

Queen Victoria Market is set to welcome a diverse spread of culinary styles and talents when its new Queen's Food Hall opens in November. Taking a stroll to the corner of Victoria and Queen Streets will soon reward Melburnians and tourists alike with a whole new world of eats, replacing the once-familiar food court.

The new food go-to, reimagined as part of the City of Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal program, aims to not only tickle your tastebuds with delectable fare but to also present an enticing place to hang out, sporting upgraded seating, plus a roster of cafes and eateries open from day to night.

Bellboy Coffee Bar will invite caffeine seekers and late-night sippers to its cool corner, promising to deliver an exciting mix of coffee, beer, wine and cocktails, as well as the heavenly allure of crumpets and sweet tidbits.

Meanwhile, The Happy Mexican plans to sprinkle some zesty vibes into the mix, drawing from fresh, seasonal produce directly from the market to make its tacos, burritos and nachos.

For seafood lovers, oyster bar and sushi joint Saltwater will hero the ocean's bounty with a live oyster-shucking station and flame-torched lobster rolls. Pair those with a sophisticated selection of local vinos and you're off to the races.

The journey doesn't stop there. El Rincon will thrust you into the heart of Spain with its tapas, while patisserie Le Consulat promises a Parisian escapade via a delicious range of sweet and savoury French fare.

The American dream of grilled ribs and brisket burgers is a reality at Rubens Grill, while Drums will serve up traditional Sri Lankan curries and hoppers. Finally, Canton Malay will re-emerge with beloved favourites and traditional dishes, maintaining its reign as a haven for noodle enthusiasts.

In a nutshell, it's all happening, and it's all in one place. Imagine a world where a stroll through the market could seamlessly transition from a casual coffee catch-up to a fun evening of sushi, oysters and a cheeky cocktail (or two). Well, that'll be reality come November. See you there.

Queen's Food Hall opens in November, replacing the food court at the corner of Victoria and Queen Street, Melbourne — head to the QVM website for further details.

Published on October 11, 2023 by David Allegretti
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