Melbourne Summer Night Market

Another summer another night market season at the Queen Victoria Markets (QVM) for your Instagram and Snapcaht posts. Now in its 20th year, the offerings seem to get more hipster every time. In addition to the obligatory Sangira stalls, kebabs and potato twists this year sees very Melbourne things such as Wonderbao, bagels, lobster and prawn rolls, Bahn Mi and a lot of grilled / bbq / smoked meat offerings.


Sweat shed



Some sophistication comes to market stalls


In addition to the food, there are the vendors selling their art and craft and clothing (artisan is the focus, don’t come expected dodgey knives and knock off Manchester United jerseys). Various live entertainment stages have been set up again with each week covering a different theme to make sure you don’t just hear crowd noises.


A “sushi doughnut”…I think ill stick to regular sushi





We went on a 30*C night which made sure for a crowded sweat-fest and you be prepared for that as Summer gets into full swing. A good mid-week activity however once is probably enough as its pretty costly (2 drinks, a sushi doughnut and a softshell crab bao set me back $50) and all the food on offer can effectively be found in and around the city as well.

The night market is on every Wednesday night until 11/04/2018


Wonderbao’s soft shell crab bao. Bao as the bun is Asian bun and not actually bread



A classic car display outside for the V8 rev heads


Ideal for:

  • Family night out
  • Group hangouts with all the food and live music
  • Dates with boyfriend/girlfriend/friend zone

Getting there:

  • Drive, onsite parking costs but surrounding street parking is free at night
  • Tram
  • Walk – It’s not that far from the city

Expect to spend $10-$15 everytime you order something to eat. Nearly no cashless support however multiple ATM’s are on site.


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