New Year Street Feasts is back for a second year

Spend New Year’s Eve enjoying delicious offerings from your favourite Melbourne restaurants thanks to the return of the hugely popular New Year Street Feasts.

In a partnership between the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and the Victorian Government, Street Feasts will present seven outdoor dining precincts that will host thousands of New Year’s Eve revellers.

Each precinct will bring together restaurants and bars from the surrounding streets and laneways, offering diners more than 30 premium venues to enjoy on 31 December, and a new precinct at Fed Square.

Lord Mayor Sally Capp said there’s no better way to ring in the New Year than by snapping up tickets to New Year Street Feasts.

‘We have more to celebrate this year than ever before,’ the Lord Mayor said.

‘This is a chance for our traders to showcase what they do best – delivering some of the best meals and service in the world – all against the backdrop of our iconic streetscape.’

‘Victorians can bid farewell to virtual dinners and celebrate alongside friends and family once more.’

Some of Melbourne’s best-loved venues will feature in New Year Street Feasts, including Chin Chin, Hazel, Hero, Longrain, San Telmo and Supernormal.

The program has something for all tastes, whether it’s feasting on stir-fried lobster and rice noodles with XO sauce at Chin Chin, dressing to impress for a shaken-not-stirred Casino Royale revel at San Telmo, hitting hot new bar Pearl Diver for oysters and cocktails, savouring Blak glitter and Indigenous glam at Big Esso, or simply getting together for lasagne and tiramisu with the kids at Pellegrini’s.

Taking inspiration from the piazzas and squares of Europe, New Year Street Feasts will open up some of the city’s most popular food precincts to bring guests an unforgettable dining experience on New Year’s Eve.

Food + Drink Victoria CEO Anthea Loucas Bosha said Melbourne is the food capital of Australia.

‘We’re looking forward to welcoming merrymakers back to the city to book a table at their favourite restaurant,’ Loucas Bosha said.

‘We have so many wonderful venues participating in this year’s initiative and, working with the City of Melbourne, we’ve been able to increase their capacity so more diners can enjoy the New Year’s festivities.’

The seven precincts are:

  • Docklands
  • Fed Square
  • Flinders Lane East: Between Exhibition and Russell streets
  • Flinders Lane West: Between Russell and Swanston streets
  • Little Bourke Street Little Collins Street
  • Russell Place

Bookings for restaurants are now open.

Booking New Year Street Feasts in advance is essential to keep the celebrations running smoothly and safely. More details on travel to and from the city will be released in the coming weeks.

To view the full program and book your seats, visit Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and follow @melbfoodandwine on Instagram for updates.

To find out what else we are doing to support people and businesses as the city emerges from lockdown, visit Reignite Melbourne.