Australian songwriting royalty Alex Lloyd headlines the Village Feast on Saturday 18 November.

Fancy a side of four-time ARIA Award-winning Alex Lloyd with your Melbourne Food & Wine Festival? Ahead of his headline performance at the Village Feast, the culinary carnival at the centre of MFWF Regional Edition, songwriting royalty Alex Lloyd lets us know where he eats when he’s gigging around Melbourne.

I know I’m in Melbourne when I’m checking into the QT Hotel.

My defining food moment in Melbourne was the Flower Drum – that was a real treat. Melbourne is spoilt for fantastic food; it’s got to have the best Uber Eats in Australia.

When I want to show the city off to friends from out of town, I’d take them to that little nook around the QT; in and around Chinatown and all its awesome tucked-away cafés and bars. Then to yum cha on Sunday.

My favourite spot for a pre-gig feed is… I never eat before I sing. It’s a rule.

But that’s what’s great about Melbourne: you can find plenty of places to eat that are open post-show. It’s hard to pick one place as every time I hit Melbourne there’s always some place new to try. Melbourne is one of Australia’s best dining cities; it’s hard to find a bad restaurant here. The Galleon in St Kilda is hard to beat the day after a gig.

When I want to go all out on a special meal, I… I’ve never been to Attica, but from what I’ve seen it looks like a pretty cool experience.

When I want to drink something Victorian, my first choice is VB. Or an extra-dirty vodka Martini at the QT rooftop bar.

There’s no better value in Melbourne than… I think The Prince on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda is top value for money and a great spot if I’m playing in St Kilda.

And the one thing I hope never changes in Melbourne is… I hope Melbourne continues to be a flagship for great food and passion for doing it right. It’s really special; Melbourne to me has always been such a leader in fine food and fine wine.

Alex Lloyd plays the Village Feast at 6.45pm on Saturday 18 November. Tickets are on sale now.