Australia’s biggest and best festival of food and drink is back from 15 to 24 March – and you’re invited.

Dan’s Diner Dinners: Daniel Wilson, Yakimono

Presented by Dan Murphy's

18 March

The Diner turns Japanese as Yakimono chef Daniel Wilson takes over for the night.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)



Dan's Diner

Federation Square
Melbourne, 3000

Tickets for this event have now sold out, but you can try Daniel Wilson's other dishes at the Diner every other day of the festival.

For one night only, Daniel Wilson takes over the kitchen at Dan's Diner, bringing the Shibuya street vibes that have made Yakimono such a smash hit. He's giving the classic diner brief a Tokyo twist that you're going to love, Japanese fried-chicken waffles and all.

When you're talking about chefs called Dan, it's hard to beat Daniel Wilson for breadth of experience and diner cred. Working for Melbourne food legends Andrew Blake and Jacques Reymond got his cooking career off to a stellar start, and over the years he has dazzled Melbourne with everything from modern Australian diner food at Huxtable, on Smith Street, to the runaway success of its spin-off, Huxtaburger. Since 2021 he has headed the kitchen at Yakimono, the fire-focused Japanese eatery he opened for Lucas Restaurants at 80 Collins Street, a hotspot that enjoys a huge following for its delicious eats and non-stop party vibe.

You'll enjoy a cocktail designed by Dan Docherty from Collingwood bar of the moment Commis on arrival, and to take care of the rest of your refreshment needs for the rest of the evening, the Dan Murphy's team has curated a mouth-watering range of other drinks, all available for purchase, from local beers and spirits to cocktails and wine.


*For online purchases via, a credit card fee of up to 1.75% and booking fee of up to $4.50 per transaction may be applied. Purchases through other sites may incur different booking fees.

More information

  • Gift voucher redeemable
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Dan's Diner is wheelchair accessible at the tables of four, please contact for queries.
  • Allocated Seating: Shared Tables
  • Further event details: Please note that Dan’s Diner is a temporary activation for the festival and does not contain guest or accessible toilets. Facilities for use are located approximately 100m from the diner within Federation square.
  • Dietary requirements: not available
  • For all event enquiries, please call (03) 9823 6100 or email