Melbourne comes alive in spring. This month We explore some of the city's best new restaurants and school holiday activities.
School Holiday Fun
Harry Potter fans take note – to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter novel release, all eight films will be screened at The Astor theatre in one magical marathon.
Where: The Astor Theatre
When: September 23 2017, from 11 am
Royal Melbourne Show
The Royal Melbourne Show is a school holiday institution and 2017 marks the events 162nd year. From animals to arts and crafts and everything else in-between (don’t forget the show bags!), this is a must do Melbourne experience.
Where: Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale
When: 23 Sept - 3 Oct 2017
ACMI Family Sunday’s
ACMI’s family friendly free events continue on the first Sunday of every month. This month explore the world of storytelling from award winning children’s authors and interactive storytelling sessions.
Where: ACMI, Federation Square
When: Sunday 3 September 2017, 11am – 4pm
Peruvian chef Alejandro Saravia’s latest Fitzroy restaurant is an eclectic collection of South American staples including Argentinian Empanada’s, Peruvian chicken and chips (Pollo a la Brasa) and the ever popular helado - dulce de leche-flavoured soft-serve.
Where: 296 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Located on Balaclava’s trendy Carlisle Street, Tulum is anything but typical Turkish food. Chef Coskun Uysal’s modern menu is inspired by Istanbul’s innovative food scene with dishes such as cured king fish with dill yoghurt and preserved lemon delighting their loyal clientele.
Where: 217 Carlisle Street, Balaclava
Rockpool has been at the top of Melbourne’s food scene for a decade. Chef Neil Perry focuses on quality local produce such as dry aged Cape Grim beef –grilled to perfection of course as well as the freshest seafood. Don’t forget the legendary “Mac and Cheese”.
Where: Crown Complex, Southbank
Eau De Vie
In true Melbourne fashion, Eau De Vie is hidden down a discreet alley– look for the steady stream of people entering an unmarked door. Once inside, prepare yourself for some of the most innovative cocktails in the city – dry ice martini anyone?
Where: 1 Malthouse Ln Melbourne