Hospitality vendors sought for Queen Victoria Market food hall

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Queen Victoria Market has today announced it is actively seekingexpressions of interest for sevenfood and beverage operators for itsplanned,revitalised, state-of-the-artFood Hall.

Working closely with global food and hospitality consultants,Future Food,Queen Victoria Market is looking for confident and capable operators who can showcase alocal produce focus within unique food and beverage specialties.

Expected to openfromJuly 2022,the redevelopment of theFoodHall will provide a new social destination within the Market. More than just a place to grab a bite to eat between shopping, the newFoodHall willshowcase Melbourne’sunrivalledfoodieculture, complete with adedicated area for customers to relax andsoak upthe great Marketatmosphere.

Queen Victoria Market is calling for a diverse range of cuisine styles and beverage offerings acrosstakeaway, casual diningandrestaurants.Potential cuisine and food specialties may includeall-day cafes,modern Asiankitchens, taquerias, burgerand sandwichbars, wood-fired pizzas,ramenand noodles, sweets and treatsas well asjuices and healthy choices.

Queen Victoria Market CEO Stan Liacos says:“We are excited to be working with Future Food to continue to deliver memorable food experiences that have become so synonymous with the Market.We cannot wait toexpand ourfood and beverageofferatQueen Victoria Marketin ournew, state-of-the-art Food Hall.”

The heritage site, on the corner of Victoria and Queen Streets, is set inone of Melbourne’s most densely populated and fastest growing neighbourhoodsand will provide operators with tremendous opportunity forextended trading hours, year-round appeal and street-front dining.

TheMarket’sexpression of interestapplicationasksoperatorsto demonstrate their ability acrosssixkeycriteria areas:

  • Background and experience
  • Food and beverage concept
  • Product offering and service style
  • Company details and sustainability policy
  • Operations and logistics
  • Financial costings

Expressions of interest are now open and will close on Thursday 30 September.Shortlisted applicants will be notifiedin late Octoberandwill beinvited to present their offer in a formal presentationin December. Successful operators will be notified in January 2022.

Formoreinformationand to access theexpression of interestdocument and criteria,contactAllanForsdickat Future

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