Grazeland and beyond
Discover the best of Melbourne’s food scene in a unique outdoor dining experience which is sure to tantalise and excite your senses.
Grazeland Melbourne features over 50 permanent food vendors housed in repurposed shipping containers showcasing their unique and varied offerings with eye-popping design. From Asian street food to African delicacies, from vegan and vegetarian to meat lovers’ delights, there is something for everyone.
The vendors join under overarching canopies and share stylish communal dining spaces. With three bars located throughout the space, two stages featuring a regular line-up of live music and entertainment, and roving performers and kid zones, the whole family is sure to have a great time.
While you are planning your trip to Grazeland, why not make a day of it?
Spotswood, a thriving suburb with loads on offer, is just 7km from the city and nestled between bustling Williamstown and Yarraville.
Things to do
Spotswood has a rich industrial history dating back to the 1840’s. If you are interested in learning more about the area the Spotswood Industrial Heritage Walk is not to be missed. Download the Museum Victoria Tours app and be guided past the factories, warehouses, homes and shops that make up the suburb.
Scienceworks and the Melbourne Planetarium are located next door to Grazeland and bursting with things to challenge curious minds of all ages. Let your kids wander through immersive exhibitions before lunch or catch a fulldome film screening after dark.
Visit Hudsons road and enjoy a spot of shopping as you work up an appetite.
Toast & Honey Studio | Hand painted planters, botanical wares, and artwork
Mable & Woods | Affordable, flattering, and fabulous fashion
Creation by Sue Lawler Interiors | Eclectic mix of homewares, giftware and artwork
Food & drink
Enjoy a local beverage in the rain or shine. These established local venues feature outdoor beer gardens and cozy indoor spaces to relax and enjoy a drink with friends.
Two Birds Brewery | Brewery tours and tasting room
Hudsons Road Wine and Beer | Fine wine, craft beer, and deli goods
Spotswood Hotel | Live sports and music, open late
Before you head home, continue your foodie journey and stop by the legendary Candied bakery to pick up some specialty bread or sweet treats for breakfast the next day. Cinnamon scrolls, tres leche cake, and pistachio crème filled croissants are just a few of their specialties. Open until 3.30pm Tuesday to Sunday.
The newly opened Maznik is not to be missed and features Balkan patisserie and delicatessen specialising in sweet and savoury pastries and specialty pantry goods.
There are plenty of other great cafe's and restaurants dotted along Hudson's Road so if you can't visit them on this trip, be sure to put them on your list for your next visit.
Duchess of Spotswood | Sophisticated modern Australian cuisine, open for breakfast and lunch
85 Espresso | Making the ordinary extraordinary, all day breakfast and lunch
Chase Kitchen | Relaxed cafe serving traditional and Asian cuisine, open Monday - Saturday until 4pm
Doyle and Sons | Modern cafe serving all-day menu and specialty coffee, open Tuesday - Sunday until 3.30pm
How to get there
Grazeland is easily accessible by train (stop at Spotswood Station) or ferry. If you are cycling or walking over from Port Melbourne cut your trip short and catch The Punt ferry across the river. For maps and timetables click here.