The Queen Victoria Market is planning a new food hall, and it wants you

Published on 10 September 2021

Photo: Queen Victoria Market have released new concepts for their redesigned food hub (Credit: BSPN Architecture)

Expressions of interest for the Queen Vic’s new dining precinct are now open.

The Queen Victoria Market is relaunching its food hall and is putting a call out to potential stall holders to help create a diverse collection of food and beverage offerings for hungry shoppers.

Expected to open in mid-2022, global food and hospitality consultant Future Food is working on the redevelopment of the food hall and seeking expressions of interest for seven food and beverage operators for the project.

The aim of the redevelopment is to showcase a wide range of cuisines, creating a dining destination for market-goers. Think all-day brunch spots, tacos al pastor, wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas, tonkotsu ramen and biang biang noodles, as well as patisserie and coffee offerings.

More than just a place to grab a snack while shopping, Queen Victoria Market management is hoping the new food hall will reflect Melbourne’s world-famous hospitality culture, complete with sit-down dining where shoppers can enjoy a meal from the city’s finest while experiencing the market's vibrant atmosphere.

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.”


Situated on the corner of Victoria and Queen Streets, Queen Vic Market’s heritage site is situated in one of Melbourne’s most densely populated and fastest growing neighbourhoods. And with street-side dining on the cards, you could be enjoying your next Queen Vic Market hot jam doughnut (tacos or ramen) al fresco. 

Expressions of interest are now open and will close on Thursday 30 September.

For more information on documentation and criteria, contact Allan Forsdick at Future Food:

By Claire Adey

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