If you’re visiting Melbourne this November, you won’t want to miss one of our city’s best cultural food events!

The Night Noodle Markets, held at Birrarung Marr, are part of The Age Good Food Month. However, the event proved so popular that it now has its own place on the Melbourne food calendar!

For just under three weeks in November, you’ll be able to enjoy an array of food from the Asian continent, as well as music and a fantastic location. Yes, the Night Noodle Markets bring visitors and locals together for an experience that shouldn’t be missed!

And if you’re visiting from interstate or overseas, we highly recommend adding this event to your calendar!

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Night Noodle Market dates for your calendar

If you’ll be in Melbourne between the 7th and the 24th of November, we recommend adding this event to your calendar!

While the food itself is something to marvel at, the event also has a fantastic vibe. If you’ve never been to an Asian street food market, you’re missing out - luckily, you needn’t purchase a plane ticket to enjoy that unique atmosphere!

To make sure you don’t miss out, you’ll want to make note of the opening hours:   

  • Mondays and Tuesdays 5pm - 9pm
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays 5pm - 10pm
  • Fridays 5pm - 11pm
  • Saturdays 4pm - 10pm
  • Sundays 4pm - 9pm

The event is suitable for all ages and entry is free. There’s no reason to miss out!

 

Array of Asian flavours

The line-up of hawker-style stalls for the Night Noodle Markets is something you won’t want to miss!

Over thirty stalls give visitors a huge array of Asian flavours to choose from. What’s more, the list of stallholders includes some of Melbourne’s best Asian restaurants and food providers - you might find a new favourite in the process!

Visitors to the Night Noodle Markets have the opportunity to enjoy and choose from a unique array of Melbourne’s best Asian food, all in one place.

There is so much choice on offer for those who make it along to Birrarung Marr in November so we won’t try to list everyone who’ll be there… but here are some of the standouts to keep your eye on when you get there!

 

Hoy Pinoy 

Taste some authentic Filipino BBQ and street food from Hoy Pinoy. Their chicken, pork and lamb skewers marinated in unique Filipino flavours are an especially popular choice at the Night Noodle Markets.

 

Teppanyaki Noodles

With their tasty and authentic Japanese food offerings, Teppanyaki Noodles are a mainstay of the Night Noodle Markets. Try their Japense style fried noodles or teriyaki chicken sticks - we’re drooling just thinking about them!

 

Let’s Do Yum Cha

Yum Cha at night - yep, you heard that right! You can find all your Yum Cha favourites, including dumplings, steamed buns and spring rolls, with Let’s Do Yum Cha.     

 

Kumokumo 

Never tried Kumokumo Japanese souffle pancakes? Neither have we! Their stall at the Night Noodle Markets is part of their introduction to Australia. They serve up fluffy souffle pancakes, topped with Japanese soft serve ice cream.

 

Music and buzz

Need a reason other than the food to be there? (Not that you should, given the menu.)

There’s plenty more going on - for starters, the event also has live music, DJs and an overall awesome vibe.

Summer is nearly here, you’re in one of the best cities in the world, eating delicious, flavourful food… honestly, it’s no wonder the Noodle Markets are a staple on every Melburnian’s calendar.

 

Take note: the event is totally cash-free!

To avoid long queues, the event offers free entry - what’s more, the Noodle Markets are strictly cash-free. 

This means you have to pay by card (or purchase a $50 cash card on the night) but also means less time waiting and more time enjoying the experience and eating delicious food - no more wasted minutes in queue, waiting for the person in front to fumble with their loose change. Lines will be shorter, and you’ll get your food faster!

 

Our suggestion? Bring a rug

Birarrung Marr is one of our favourite picnic spots in Melbourne. We locals love its green lawns, views of the surrounding city and refreshing breeze.

Why not make the most of it?

If you’re visiting the Night Noodle Markets, we suggest packing a picnic blanket and finding a space.

Not only is it the more comfortable way to enjoy the event, but table space is limited, and will probably be snatched up early on!

 

Our suggestion? Bring a rug

Birarrung Marr is one of our favourite picnic spots in Melbourne. We locals love its green lawns, views of the surrounding city and refreshing breeze.

Why not make the most of it?

If you’re visiting the Night Noodle Markets, we suggest packing a picnic blanket and finding a space.

Not only is it the more comfortable way to enjoy the event, but table space is limited, and will probably be snatched up early on!

 

Looking for accommodation in Melbourne to visit the Night Noodle Markets? 

Birrarung Marr - and by extension, the Night Noodle Markets - are situated next to the Yarra River and Federation Square. If you are visiting Melbourne, you can easily combine the event with other sights in the city. 

If you plan on making the trip down to Melbourne, make sure you check out Urban Central.

We offer clean and cheap accommodation in a range of different options – from communal dorms, family rooms and double rooms – so we have something to match your budget and needs!

Urban Central is located minutes away from the city's public transport hubs, so stopping by the Noodle Night Markets (as well as the city’s other sights) is a breeze.

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