Winter Warmers

May 17th, 2022

We promise we’re not trying to jinx it, but after being forced couch-side for the past two winters (thanks Ms Rona), we think you should live up the best that this city has to offer!

Doll up in your cosiest coat and venture out for a day or night filled with great food, epic cocktails and awesome company (food and drink included, BYO company). The perfect all-weather dining experiences are popping up across Melbourne, stay tuned to find your perfect match.

The Station Hotel

With the best steaks in the west, this Footscray institution is epic all year round but when you add their winter igloos, this pub’s beer garden climbs at least ten spots on the ‘great-o-metre’ (a very legit scoring system of greatness).

With your own private igloo, bring a date or group of up to six (like we said, BYO mates), and indulge in a 3-course meal with entrée, main & dessert.

The best part? Kids are more than welcome so it can act as the perfect night out and distraction all in one.

The Wharf Hotel

This prime CBD location has everything you need and more, the perfect backdrop, food menu and cocktail list. Dine with the Yarra in the background whilst treating your group to a delicious grazing platter and mulled wine.

The perfect pitstop before you head out or make it your main destination and sip through the tasty cocktail list. The Wharf is the city’s best location for those wanting to feel the hustle and bustle whilst tucked away in their own private sanctuary.

Studley Park Boathouse

A day escape amongst the greenery, Studley Park Boathouse is your other go-to along the Yarra, however, this spot will have you feeling a little further from the city.

Nestled amongst the trees in Kew, these paradise pods will be the warming escape this winter. Whether you’re dialling it up with bottomless spritzes or toning it down with unlimited tea and coffee, this is the best spot to spend those colder days.

The Auburn Hotel

This old school pub is yet another goodie getting a winter warmer this year. Enjoy the best parts of The Auburn whilst dining under the stars, hidden from the chill and in maximum comfort.

A three-course meal and space for the entire family, their transformed beer garden is the perfect place for a mid-week treat or a weekend flare.

Found your match?

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