What to eat at the Australian Open 2018

Here are some of the acclaimed pop up restaurants making an appearance at the 2018 Australian Open.

Epic sporting spectacle will meet top quality food at next year's Australian Open, with the announcement of an impressive array of fine dining options. Acclaimed Rockpool Dining Group and Nobu will be joining the food and beverage offerings, alongside names such as Huxtaburger, Estelle by Scott Pickett, Hotel Jesus and Maha. 

 

Laneway Club

Accessible via the Garden Terrace, the Laneway Club offers a range of street food that is quintessentially Melbourne. While listening to beats by live DJs and lounging in semi-private sitting areas, snack on Korean chilli pork belly from the Night Market, or mini hot dogs and sliders from Route 66. Those seeking something healthy can design their own salad at The Veggie Patch, choosing from ingredients such as grilled broccolini, roasted whole corn, heirloom baby tomatoes, avocado and freekeh; while dessert options such as build-your-own pavlova and open salted caramel macarons will be available from The Sugar Shop. Laneway Club will be open from 12-4pm for the day session and from 5-9pm for the twilight session. 

 

88 Melbourne

Named after the year when the Australian Open first moved to Melbourne Park, 1988, 88 Melbourne serves an à la carte menu of colourful, fresh Australian cuisine. Seated at a private table, guests can enjoy a three-course food and beverage package that includes dishes such as kingfish and trout ceviche; smoked lamb loin and braised lamb neck with parsnip mousse and parsley vinaigrette; and ōra king salmon with elk pesto, crispy potato skins and baby beets. Desserts include Mont Blanc tartlet with chestnut cream and lemon meringue. Bookings are required; guests are advised to arrive at the start of each dining session — 12pm for lunch and 5pm for dinner.

 

Glasshouse

Set on the banks of the Yarra River adjacent to Rod Laver Arena, Glasshouse offers a set three-course meal served either in the spacious dining room or in one of the private rooms available. An entree of Cobia crudo with black garlic and wild leaves is followed by a main of crispy skin barramundi; lemon curd is served as a takeaway dessert. A vegetarian menu is also available. Arrive at 12pm for lunch and 5pm for dinner. 

 

Nobu

The world-famous Japanese restaurant chain Nobu will be present for the first time in 2018, offering signature dishes including Black Cod Saikyo Miso, Tiradito and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño. A four course set menu is available, alongside traditional bento boxes. Reservations are required. 

 

Rockpool Bar & Grill

The ever-popular steakhouse Rockpool will be making an appearance this year, offering a three course à la carte menu courtesy of acclaimed chef Neil Perry. Walk-ins are accepted from 11am to 8pm, and a reduced bar menu is also available. Rockpool overlooks the Grand Slam Oval from the Hisense Arena balcony; access is via the main doors adjacent from the Grand Slam Oval.

 

For more information on dining and package options visit ausopen.com/hospitality

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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