It may be winter in Melbourne but there's still plenty to see and do!
Winter Night Markets QVM
This winter Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market is home to the Night Markets with a huge variety of food, design and entertainment on offer. Sip on mulled wine or hot cider while you indulge on some of Melbourne’s best street food.
Where: Queen Victoria Market, North Melbourne
When: Wednesday nights from 5pm – 10pm until 30 August 2017
Hire some skates and take a spin around the ice in the heart of Federation Square. There is no better spot to ice skate with the picturesque backdrop of the Yarra River and city skyline as well as hot food and drinks available.
Where: Federation Square
When: 1 July – 23 July 2017 10am – 10pm
France in Melbourne
Bastille Day French Festival
Celebrate all things French at the Bastille Day Festival in North Melbourne. In its third year, Francophiles will be delighted to find traditional food, products, films, live performances and master classes.
Where: Meat Market - 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
When: 15 July – 16 July 2017
This South Yarra staple is the closest thing you will find to a Parisian bistro in Melbourne. Devotees have been flocking here since 1986 and traditional staples including Steak Frites and Crème brûlée are safe bets. The atmosphere is busy and bookings are essential in the evening.
Where: 11 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Relax in the modern, airy dining space and watch the world go by the Yarra River as you savour acclaimed chef Guillaume Brahimi’s exquisite bistro fare. Since its opening in 2009, Bistro Guillaume has won Best New Restaurant in the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide and Maintained one hat from The Age Good Food Guide since 2012.
Where: Crown Melbourne
It’s easy to find Agathé in the bustling South Melbourne markets, just look for trailing queue of hungry visitors waiting patiently for their flaky croissant. A wide selection of authentic French pastries, cakes and savouries are among the finest in the city.
Where: South Melbourne Market – 322-326 Coventry Street, South Melbourne