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Grazeland - A new culinary precinct in Melbourne's West and in the shadow of the West Gate Bridge will buoy our overall food scene. Now ready to play host to Melburnians, Grazeland is set to reinvigorate the city's food scene with a wide range of cuisines and fan favourites from 50 food and beverage vendors in the new permanent playground for foodies from Friday, 26 March.
While we have great markets such as the Queen Vic Night Market, Grazeland will be one that locals don't have to cross the bridge for and the rest of us can flock over the bridge to. Visitors can find Grazeland 17 minutes from Flinders St Station and easily accessible via car, boat and public transport.
It is part of the tourist precinct located next to Scienceworks in Spotswood, but many locals will appreciate having a family-friendly foodies destination, perhaps, a little closer to home.
The precinct will offer a unique casual dining experience, showcasing contemporary culinary professionals and bringing together a rich diversity of local producers, live entertainers, and visitors who are keen to experience this brave new world of delicious sights and tastes.
Spanning across 10,000sqm, Grazeland will host over 50 sweet and savoury food vendors, 3 fully licensed bars, artisan stalls selling locally designed products, roving entertainers and live performances, creating a food festival atmosphere.
Menu items include award-winning pizza from 48h, cannoli from Cannoleria by That's Amore Cheese, Bengali-style curries from The Calcutta Club, freshly shucked oysters and lobster rolls from Claw & Tail, frozen cheesecake from Stix, family-favourites from Hooked Fish & Chipper, African BBQ from Tasty Suya, and authentic gelato from Cielo Gelateria among many others.
Unlike other seasonal markets, this will be a permanent fixture and one that brings together the multicultural tastes that Melbourne is famous for.
A playground for foodies, families, work colleagues and couples, Grazeland will be a destination for everyone and every season.
It will be open every weekend of the year and it is built on a commitment to quality. Grazeland will be unrivalled for fun and entertainment, the opportunity to connect with others, as well a chance to explore and stimulate the senses.
Markets in containers are really popular. A friend visiting from the US once asked me how she could get from the airport to EatStreet Markets in Brisbane during a five hour layover. That's what a drawcard they are. Now Melbourne will have its version of near the water dining with plenty of choices.
Yes, it was set to open in 2020, but Grazeland, like many other new ventures, was forced to push pause last year. The unique outdoor dining experience is now more fitting than ever – bringing Melburnians a COVID-safe casual dining precinct that spans across 10,000sqm.
Reminiscent of a street party from earlier days, Grazeland's design was carefully curated by Push Projects. The location features individually designed stalls that bring each offering to life and was created with Melbourne's weather in mind, with ample undercover and outdoor seating available – making it a destination for everyone and every season.
The festival of food will kick off on Friday, 26 March at 5:00pm.