Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

The Night Market at Queen Victoria Market is one of Melbourne’s wintery highlights and this year the season has been extended for 14 weeks, every Wednesday from 1 June to 31 August.

Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

I love the Winter Night Market because it’s a fun way to get out and about in Melbourne when the weather is actually calling you to stay home in your ugg boots.

Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

The smell of hot mulled wine, roasting nuts and energetic buzz of people reminds me of the Christmas markets of Europe – and there’s so much street food to explore!

Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

Pizza by 400 Gradi is a sure-fire favourite as each authentic Neapolitan style pizza only takes 60 seconds to cook ($12).

Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

I try the curious sounding ‘pancake on a chopstick’ by Ok-Nomi which is actually a Japanese okonomiyaki wrapped around wooden chopsticks for ease of eating! A delicious and filling street snack with a variety of savoury toppings.

Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

Then we dive headlong into sweets. I especially love the Butterlake pancakes (or Japanese ‘imagawayaki’) filled with chocolate, nutella, peanut butter and coconut instead of the traditional red bean…

Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

…Extravagant ice cream sundaes by The Sundae Market.

Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

The Queen Victoria Market’s Winter Night Market is a great mid-week winter ritual – come straight from the office and you’ll even look forward to hump day!

Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne


Queen Victoria Market’s Winter Night Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

Every Wednesday 5-10pm

1 June – 31 August 2016