Crawl 'n' Bite supported by Victoria Harbour

This year we’re all about communities and bringing them together with food.

We’ve collaborated with Victoria Harbour to cultivate a little community spirit. They created the stunning new property at 883 Collins, we helped them add a native botanicals to their community garden space six floors up overlooking the city skyline. With a little help – and a lot of expertise – from Anther Spirits, a gin was created, using the aromatics and subtle flavours from 883 Collins' own resident garden, a ‘community spirit’ in the true sense of the word.



The Native Botanicals & the Art of Ginstronomy is a Crawl ‘n’ Bite experience in this rooftop garden, the culmination of a lot of work and TLC in the garden.

The Victoria Harbour Gin Crawl might be sold out, but it’s not the only fresh thing that’s been added to the Crawl ‘n’ Bite series this year.

This year we’ve added something new – and the good news, you can still grab a ticket to these fab nights out! Three venues, a dish at each all in one night. You can get to know some of Melbourne’s best culinary neighbourhoods when you visit our favourite haunts.

With some help from Victoria Harbour, here’s our guide to the new progressive dinners at Crawl ‘n’ Bite this year. But get in quick, tickets won’t last long!

Private Dining

You’ll usually only see Melbourne’s private dining rooms if you score an invite to a really good wedding or flash event. But at Crawl ‘n’ Bite, you get a peek inside three! Bar Lourinha’s new upstairs room has all the kitsch Spanish-Iberian flare of its usually packed dining room, but away from the crowd. A gorgeous arched window floods the intimate space with light, while dark floors give it a suave, classy feel. And the food, of course, is just as good as ever. At Sezar, sample Armenian cuisine by candle light in their dark and brooding private space – perfect for all that spice and warmth on your plate. And not to be outdone, Phillippe Mouchel serves up contemporary French elegance, with a room to match.

Across the Globe

We’re pretty spoilt here in Melbourne. Every night of the week you can eat in a different country without leaving the city. This crawl has you globe-trotting (and tasting) three of the world’s favourite food regions all in one night. And no jetlag! Gather around the grill at Palermo for a piece of Argentina, made local. Journey through the Middle Eastern influences of chef Shane Delia at Maha, a Melbourne dining staple. And taste Italy’s Emilia-Romangna region at Trattoria Emilia.  

Employees Only

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of some of Melbourne’s buzzing, high-energy restaurants during service? Now you can find out. Head down an alley and take the service entrance and peek behind the ‘employees only’ door. Mamasita – the restaurant that put Mexican on the map in Melbourne – will treat you like one of the family with authentic south American snacks. On to neighbour Uncle for fresh and fierce Vietnamese. And upstairs in the service lift to Fancy Hank’s where BBQ is an artform.