The AQM Café is located within the MCEC building and provides light meals/snacks and hot/cold drinks keeping you well hydrated and fed while you explore the hundreds of new ideas and products for your business. There is also the Shed Café located in the Exhibition Centre. It is open for breakfast and lunch and provides the perfect backdrop for a light and breezy bite.  Pick up seasonal salads, sandwiches or some delicious house-made cakes and pastries whilst enjoying the Yarra River and South Wharf boardwalk views.

Dining is a short walk away from the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, and our suggestion is to walk along Southbank / the Yarra River – which is all part of the Crown complex and, for your guidance, listed below are names of but a few restaurants and their details should you wish to make an advanced booking.

Bistro Guillaume

Crown Complex Southbank
8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Ph: (03) 9292 4751

+ Bistro Guillaume


35 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
Ph: (03) 9245 9800

+ Bangpop

NUMBER 8 Restaurant & Wine Bar

Riverside at Crown, Southbank
Ph: (03) 9292 7899

+ Number 8

Left Bank Melbourne

1 Southbank Boulevarde, Southbank
Ph: (03) 9682 4500

+ Left Bank Melbourne