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Head to Hawker Hall to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Feast your way into the Lunar New Year with Hawker Hall’s Chinese New Year Banquet, exclusively available on Tuesday February 5th, from 5pm. Featuring a five-course banquet menu, with plenty ofChinese-inspired dishes fit for an emperor. Devour Yee Sang, Seafood Stuffed Doughnuts, Chicken and Garlic Chive Pearly Dumplings, and White Fish and Water Spinach Golden Dumplings. Also, on the menu is Short and Long Duck Soup Cup, Soy Braised Pork Belly, Pan Seared ‘Nyonya’ Style Fish Fillet, Many Treasure Lotus Leaf Rice and Kai Lan. Finish the night on a sweet spot with Toasted Coconut, Jelly, Pandan Sago. Available for groups of any size from 5pm, the banquet costs $68 per person. Yum Cha: Back by popular demand, and every weekend in February, Hawker Hall’s popular Yum Cha is back. Dine in every Saturday and Sunday from February 2nd between 11am-4pm and enjoy six courses of HH’s style Yum Cha for $38pp. Hawker Hall’s Yum Cha menu includes a choice of, Five Spiced Chicken Ribs, BBQ Pork Bun, Poached Chicken with Green Beans, Fried Squid and Choi Sum, plus more. Hawker Hall will …

The Espy

Saint Kilda’s iconic Esplanade Hotel fondly known as The Espy, opened its doors to the public November last year. The hotel went through a massive revamp and the wait was absolutely worth it! The hotel was built in 1878 and stands as one of the most prominent 19th-century resort hotels in Victoria. The Espy also remains one of the longest running live music venue in Australia. Aside from the breath-taking ocean views and sunsets, The Espy spoils you with variety, featuring live music stages, dining options including a flavour-filled Cantonese restaurant and 12 bars across 5 levels. Options, options and more options!

Australia Day Festival

Australia Day is a significant celebration for the Greater Dandenong community with over 11,000 local residents expected to enjoy the festival with family, neighbours and friends. Australia Day presents a great opportunity for people of different backgrounds and experiences to gather together and reflect on what it means to be Australian, and to celebrate the things we have in common. The award winning Australia Day Festival will be held in Dandenong Park, corner of Pultney and Foster streets on Saturday 26 January 2019, from 3pm to 9.30pm. This all-ages event will include a Flag Raising Ceremony and the presentation of the Australia Day Awards on the main stage. This free family friendly event will feature two stages with live entertainment, roving performers, a dedicated food court, community and market stalls, exciting rides ($2-$6), free family activities, and will conclude with a grand fireworks finale at 9.25pm. For extra fun, ride your bike to the event and receive two free ride tokens and valet bike parking. Event highlights: Australia Day Award Ceremony Cultural performances on the Main Stage …

Village Market comes to Werribee Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s lawns will come to life this February and March with the Village Market. Stalls, performances, food, drink and craft activities will infuse each Sunday with all the colours and flavours of Africa in this brand-new experience. What: Village Market is a new Sunday experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo featuring stalls, musical performances, food, drink and craft activities. When: 11am – 3pm each Sunday in February and March 2019. Cost: Free with a general admission ticket (kids under 16 free on weekends). Food, drink and wares available for purchase.

Johnny’s Green Room

Australia Day ‘s tradition is always meeting in the sunshine with friends and family and enjoy a good BBQ. This year let’s celebrate this long weekend a little differently by meeting on the rooftop at Johnny’s Green Room as it is hosting its first ever “Italian BBQ” on Sunday 27thJanuary, with shrimp on the Barbie (Italian style), Johnny’s classic drinks on tap and local DJs playing from midday til late. Forget the usual suspects you would find at an Aussie BBQ, Johnny’s will be swapping out the burnt sausages and onion for arrosticini and seafood on the grill. Modern-Italian bar snacks will also be on offer, including pork & veal polpetti, arancini and caprese salad. Or, enjoy a selection of antipasto: cured meats with mozzarella, bread with pickles & cheese. Local and imported beer will be flowing on tap, as well as spritzes, highballs and a wide range of wines. Johnny’s cocktails will also be at the ready; including the crowd favourite Johnny’s Smash – a combination of gin, sparkling yuzu, ginger & mint. Woody …


The Arbory Afloat X Coopers Live Tennis Deck is back this Australian Open hosting a big screen of live matches across the tournament. Watch the world’s biggest tennis stars from Australia’s largest floating bar and restaurant whilst sipping on Coopers Popular Pale Ale, Session Ale and Coopers Dry. Mediterranean inspired dishes, thanks to Executive Chef Nick Bennett, will also be on offer including wood-fired pizzas and antipasti. The Arbory Afloat Live Tennis Deck will be open from 11am -11pm each day from now, until Sunday 27 January. No bookings required. If you’re heading to the tennis, Arbory Afloat is located next to Flinders Street Station, making it the perfect spot to drop in on the way to all the actions at Melbourne Park.  

Melbourne’s most popular outdoor Beer Festival is here

Get excited people, Melbourne BeerFest just got a whole lot better. We are thrilled to announce our much loved music, comedy and craft brew line-up is heading to Moonee Valley Racetrack this November! Now in its 10th year, BeerFest Australia is more than just a craft beer expo, it celebrates all the good things in life that are better with beer. Over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and perfectly complemented by Melbourne’s most decadent local street food. BeerFest offers Melburnians the chance to expand their knowledge from the very best in the industry. It is the ultimate one-on-one experience; offering an up close and personal look into each brewer’s individual signature style. There will be masterclasses, live demonstrations, as well as plenty of tastings. Brewers at BeerFest in Melbourne include: Southern Bay Brewing Fury and Son Brewing Company Brick Lane Brewing Co. Thunder Road Brewing Tin Shed Cider  Mr. Banks Brewing Co. Two Birds Brewing KAIJU Beer Hop Nation Bellarine Estate Burnley Brewing Entertainment BeerFest has …