Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and start chasing the vitamin D and good times. Thankfully, we’ve got the ultimate food and drink destination for those weekend afternoons or a tipple after work during the work. Brick Lane Market is one of Melbourne’s latest summer gems designed to celebrate all Melbourne has to offer. If you’re chasing a new summer go-to, so here’s what to expect from Brick Lane Market!
What is Brick Lane Market?
Brick Lane Market is the brainchild of the incredible team at Brick Lane Brewery and opened recently in late November. The team at Brick Lane Brewery was determined to create a new drinking and dining destination in the heart of one of Melbourne’s iconic locations, Queen Victoria Market.
Brick Lane Market is a bespoke destination that you won’t want to miss out on, with a 150-seat terrace overlooking the happenings of the Queen Victoria Market and a 120-seat dining room for all those chasing somewhere to indulge their appetite. In addition, the team behind Brick Lane Market and Brick Lane Brewery have designed the space with an open kitchen and a 16-seat private dining room for anyone chasing a more intimate experience.
No matter what you opt for, there is an experience to be enjoyed at Brick Lane Market and one that you won’t want to miss this summer.
What to expect from Brick Lane Market?
If sitting down above the iconic Queen Victoria Market with a drink in hand wasn’t enough, the Brick Lane Brewery team have crafted a menu alongside Ankit Padmani (formerly of Indu, Mejico and Collins Quarter fame) that celebrates the freshness of the market below.
The philosophy behind this incredible menu is market-to-plate, ensuring only the freshest, seasonal produce and ingredients from Queen Victoria Market are sourced. You can’t really ask for a fresher way to enjoy your meal when the ingredients are sourced a few steps below you as you dine. Keep a close eye on the menu as specials will evolve daily depending on what is happening at Queen Victoria Market below. You can even take a seat at the amazing Raw Bar, serving the freshest oysters and seafood sourced right across the street from Queen Victoria Market’s brand-new Food Hall.
It wouldn’t be a Brick Lane Brewery endeavour without talking about the beers! Brick Lane Market will feature 36 taps, you heard right, 36 taps within the venue. Across these taps, you can enjoy Brick Lane Brewery’s classics like the One Love Pale Ale or the H Fi Dry Zero Carb Japanese Lager. Alongside these tried and true recipes, the Brick Lane Brewery team will curate the tap list with seasonal ranges and bespoke one-off ‘Pilot Batches’, including beers inspired by and exclusive to the Queen Victoria Market venue. If you enjoy your beers, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to try some truly unique brews.
Alongside the beer selection Brick Lane Market will celebrate Melbourne and Victorian producers like Starward, Little Lion Distilling, Saint Felix, Kilderkin Distillery and White Possum, along with the wines of many local growers.
When to visit Brick Lane Market?
Brick Lane Market opened its doors to visitors, beer connoisseurs and marketgoers on November 29, so run, don’t walk, to experience this unique Melbourne experience. The market is open 7 days a week from 11:30 am – late meaning there is no excuse not to visit. Whether you’re grabbing your weekly groceries or looking for an evening food and drink destination, Brick Lane Marker has everything you’re looking for and more.
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