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

2022 March 25 – April 9, 2022

“Melbourne, you are delicious.”

Truer words may never have been spoken, and what a thrill to hear them from our delightful MFWF 2022 headliner, Nigella Lawson.

In 2022, the March Festival was restored to its pre-pandemic glory, kicking off with the return of Festival favourite, the Herald Sun World’s Longest Lunch, led by Attica’s Ben Shewry in the tree-lined Treasury Gardens. The Dan Murphy’s World’s Longest Brunch also returned, its 2022 Middle Eastern theme made magical by Shane Delia of Maha, Joseph Abboud of Rumi and Babajan’s Kirsty Chiaplias.

The 2022 program also included a family-friendly pasta fair (The Big Spaghetti, presented by That’s Amore Cheese) and a rock ’n’ roll celebration of plant-based eating and drinking (Welcome to the Jungle, presented by Wanderlust) as well as a hot edit of the city’s best snacks and bites all under one roof (Snacktown, presented by Grampians & Pyrenees Wines), all hosted at Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s 2022 home – Queen Victoria Market.

The 2022 program featured some of the most compelling culinary talent from around the globe getting into the kitchen all over Melbourne restaurants as part of the Signature Chef Series, presented by Lexus. The line-up included Isaac McHale from The Clove Club at Cutler & Co, comedian and winemaker Eric Wareheim at Hope St Radio, Sichuan food expert Fuchsia Dunlop at Spice Temple, Skye Gyngell at Hazel, Burnt Ends’ Dave Pynt at Embla, Ho Lee Fook’s Jowett Yu at Nomad, and Firedoor’s Lennox Hastie at Anchovy, plus Momofuku’s Paul Carmichael and Sundays’ Morgan McGlone at Two Islands, One Dream, just to name a few.

“We are thrilled to be back in 2022 and to welcome UK superstar Nigella Lawson to Melbourne as part of the Festival’s 30th anniversary celebrations. I’m super proud of this program which highlights the extraordinary food and drink experiences that make Melbourne so special, from the elegant World’s Longest Lunch with Attica’s Ben Shewry in the Treasury Gardens, to big, fun pasta and hot chip parties at our festival home, Queen Victoria Market and a return of our celebrated international chef program. Mark 25 March in your diaries,” said Anthea Loucas Bosha, CEO of Food + Drink Victoria, the not-for-profit parent company behind MFWF.

“Outside, inside, big or small, meat-based or plant-centric, top-dollar or free, wild, family-friendly or both, this Festival has a food and drink adventure for you,” said Creative Director Pat Nourse. “With Melbourne as the setting, and powered by this city’s passion for hospitality and good times, the sky’s the limit. Come on down.