Everybody eats, but we don’t all eat the same. There’s a certain charm in exploring our culinary differences. Melbourne has been defined by a confluence of cultures and flavours, with little to call our own, the city has developed a particular genius for playful and irreverent fusion. This is especially true of our food, making it a perfectly delicious way to discover Melbourne.
Be met at your hotel by your well-informed and connected local guide for a 10:00am start. Together, you will seek out the best local coffee for a quick insight into our number one cultural obsession. This is a great time to share some of your tastes and interests with your guide so they can be made a feature of your uniquely tailored experience.
Barter for seasonal produce, local wine and fresh seafood at the Queen Victoria Market. Learn about the fare from stall holder-farmers and market characters (only available market days).
Take time to experience a few of Melbourne’s 27 different ethnic community areas. Seek out Chinatown’s most delectable dumplings, Little Saigon ‘banh mi’ or the best buffalo mozzarella in Little Italy. Learn how these communities, each in their own way, have become a part of Melbourne’s vibrant patchwork culture.
If a degustation lunch isn’t quite what you’re in the mood for, let us treat you to a fabulous sit-down meal at one of our favourite neighbourhood eateries. The city’s casual cafe dining is genuinely world class and it’s a perfect chance to do as the locals do.
Peak your head inside the rabbit hole of specialty coffee at a local roastery and ‘cellar door’. Their passionate roasters are a wealth of information on everything from farming practice and green bean selection to cupping and roasting – it’s more than you will ever need to know about coffee!
Coffee not your thing? Why not visit an urban dairy, master fermenter or chocolatier. Melbourne has an incredible community of culinary artisans whose passion and knowledge is truly inspiring, so be sure to let us know what you’re most interested to learn about and devour.
Cap it off with a visit to a local bakery, because everything should finish with baked good, and these ones are an institution.
Return to your hotel by 4:00pm
Children under 5 travel free of charge, subject to seat availability.
Prices valid from 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2019
No refunds are payable to the Client for any changes to the Tour requested by the Client after departure, the Client’s failure to appear for the Tour or any component part of the Tour, the Client leaving the Tour after its commencement, the Client being excluded from the Tour or any component part of the Tour in accordance with this Agreement.
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