Ultimate Food and Drinks Guide To The Australian Open

During the Australian Open, the area in and around Melbourne Olympic Park is alive with activity, people and places to eat and shop. This is a guide the very best to eat and drink before, during and after each day of Australian Open action.

 

Inside the park

AAMI Park is a world-class venue and has facilities to match. There are a wide range of merchandise and food outlets, as well as 14 bars. The food features all the usual suspects, with hot chips, jam donuts and more, as well as more gourmet options and a wide selection of drinks to keep you refreshed.

 

Nearby in Richmond

Richmond is one of Melbourne’s most well-known and popular suburbs, and features some of the city’s best places to eat and drink. It is packed with restaurants, with something so suit most tastes and budgets. Some of the most highly regarded are:

Top Paddock

Top Paddock is a Richmond institution and the perfect place to head for a pre-Open brunch, or as a midday retreat for a delicious lunch. The menu features modern twist on classic dishes, such as eggs Benedict with pickled kohlrabi, or scrambled eggs with chilli.

Pho Chu The

Melbourne is awash with Vietnamese and there are great places all over the city. One of those is Pho Chu The on Victoria Street. Their menu features Pho, Bun and Com, all with authentic, aromatic flavours and at very affordable prices.

The Beer and Burger Bar

For something simple and hearty, you can’t go past The Beer and Burger Bar on Swan Street. Its menu features exactly what you’d expect – juicy burgers and great beer. In addition to the usual array of beef and chicken burgers, you’ll find vegetarian options and a delicious variety of chips, onion rings and chicken wings. Their drinks list features more than 20 types of beer and a carefully selected wine list.

 

In the CBD

In addition to Richmond, the CBD is another option for those looking for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The CBD is just a short walk or tram ride from the Australian Open and allows visitors to see the sights of Melbourne without ever being too far from the action.

Chin Chin

Located on Flinders Lane, Chin Chin is a well-known name in Asian fusion cuisine and a must-visit for visitors to Melbourne. The menu is designed for sharing so it is perfect for groups and families. The menu features a mix of rice and noodle dishes, with fresh ingredients and plenty of chilli, while the bar is well-stocked with beer, wine and cocktails.

San Telmo

If you’re looking for steak, then San Telmo Argentinian Bar and Restaurant is the place to go. While the restaurant does a great range of salads, sides, chicken and sausages, their premium dry aged beef is what sets San Telmo apart.

 

Head to Chinatown

While a little further afield from AAMI park and the Australian Open, Chinatown offers a delicious range of food at some of the best prices in the city. The main attraction is dumplings, with a dozen or more restaurants making it their specialty. There’s more to Chinatown however, with several Japanese restaurants, cocktail bars hidden down laneways, and even a German beer haus.