Around the World in One Night on Fitzroy Street

Around the World in One Night

A Global Gastronomic Adventure

Wednesday 17th July - 6pm to 9pm

Fitzroy Street precinct is proud to be home to a huge number of many and varied, but always delicious, eateries. The thing we’re most proud of though is that these businesses represent many parts of the world, from India to Italy, from West African to Thai, from French to Scottish, from Aussie to American and so much more!

Around the World in One Night is an epic restaurant crawl where you’re given the opportunity to taste 19 of these restaurants and their cuisines, but, most importantly, the journey you take and what you try is up to YOU! Go on your food adventure on Wednesday July 17th, 6pm-9pm.

How It Works

  • We have listed every restaurant involved in Around the World in One Night below
  • Under their listing information, you will see the 2 x tasters each restaurant is offering
  • Each taster has noted if they are vegetarian, vegan, gf - gluten free, df – dairy free and nf – nut free, however, PLEASE NOTE: these items are still produced in kitchens that have nuts and wheat etc – so there may be traces
  • You get to choose and book which tasters you would like to collect from which restaurants on the night (and yes, if you like the look of both the tasters at one venue, you can book both)
  • It is $5 (plus booking fee) per taster so, to try 8 x restaurants, it will cost $40 plus booking fee
  • The tasters are approx. half the size of an entrée
  • On the night, you wander about Fitzroy Street precinct, visiting the businesses, showing your ticket and collecting your tasters
  • Some of the eateries are takeaway only (as noted in the listing below), which means you’ll collect your taster and eat whilst wandering to your next venue
  • The rest are takeaway OR sit in (as noted in the listing below). If you choose to sit in, it is because you want to order a drink at the venue and eat your taster whilst having a drink. Drinks are extra and are not included in the event pricing
  • There are also bars on the street that are not involved in the event but would love for you to stop in for a drink along the way – they are Chronicles, Lady Peacock, St Luja, St Kilda Cellars, The Prince Hotel, Freddie Wimpoles and The Fifth Province
  • You do not need to book the same tasters as others in your party or even the same venues. The fun of it will be that everyone books their own food journey and you’ll just need to wait while your friends collect their tasters and vice versa
  • Bookings close Mon, July 15 at 3pm. There will be no more bookings available after this time
  • No refunds or changes available after Fri, July 12 at 5pm

There will also be some fun glowtastic entertainers on the street on the night for fun, photos and to accompany you on your global gastronomic adventure!

What's on Offer

West African Cuisine

Akwaaba Restaurant & Bar - 29 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Akwaaba means 'Welcome' in the Twi language of the Akan people in Ghana & it embodies the intrinsic warmth and hospitality of the country. Offering traditional & exceptional West African & fusion dishes, the AKWAABA experience is an authentic & memorable journey into the food, music, culture & colour of this welcoming, vibrant part of Africa. You can get all your favourite drinks at the bar, but make sure you do yourself a favour & try our speciality exotic cocktails made from African spices.

Taster 1

Cassava chips with dipping sauce (vegan) (gf) (df) (nf)

Taster 2

African spiced wings (3 pcs) (gf) (df) (nf)

Modern Indian

Babu Ji - 4-6 Grey St.

Takeaway only

Established in 2014, Babu Ji offers fresh and often unexpected Indian flavours. Traditional home-style tastes are recreated with authentic Indian food and a vast menu of street food. Classic and not so classic curries, naan and surprises from the Tandoor are available seven days a week.

The food is simple yet sophisticated, made from quality products sourced from local markets and farmers. Many of our dishes are built for sharing and most are gluten free. We also accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets.

Taster 1

Onion bhaji - red onion fritters with chickpea flour and tamarind chutney (2 pcs) (vegan) (gf) (df) (nf)

Taster 2

Prawn momos - Himalyan prawn dumplings with cherry tomato sauce and pickled ginger (3 pcs) (df) (nf)

French Traditional

Bistro Voliere - 129 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Bistro Voliere is a French bistro, located within the historic George Hotel foyer.

Taster 1

Soupe à l'oignon - traditional French onion soup, cheese crouton (nf) (gf available, let Bistro Voliere know when collecting your taster)

Taster 2

Steak tartare, parfait & terrine maison - taster plate of steak tartare, pate and terrine, served with croutons & cornichons (df) (nf) (gf available, let Bistro Voliere know when collecting your taster)

Middle Eastern

Buba St Kilda - 83 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Located in the heart of the Fitzroy St precinct, Buba Local Shuk is a Tel-Avivian inspired bar and eatery, serving contemporary Israeli Middle Eastern cuisine in a slick, fun, casual and high energy environment.

Taster 1

Lamb arais - lamb stuffed pita, served with pickles and tahini (df) (nf)

Taster 2

Hummus & pita (vegetarian) (df) (nf)

Peruvian-inspired

Chicha Cevicheria & Bar - 2/157 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Chicha Cevicheria & Bar is a vibey Peruvian-inspired venue located at the Paris end of Fitzroy Street, focused on premium Australian seafood with a South American flavour, served alongside boozy cocktails and boutique wines.

Taster 1

Cured trout served on crusty baguette with crème fraîche and green chilli (nf)

Taster 2

Roasted mushroom slider with chimichurri, aji amarillo mayo, salsa criolla (vegetarian) (nf)

Thai

Derby Thai - Shop 2/52 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Derby Thai are a traditional Thai restaurant that has been around for 25 years, specialising in authentic Thai food.

Taster 1

Pad Thai vegetables with stir fried rice noodles, tofu bean shoots, egg, chives and peanuts (vegetarian) (gf) (df)

Taster 2

Fish cakes - spicy fish patties blended with curry (3pcs) (df) (nf)

Spanish Tapas Twist

Ellora - 1 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Ellora is a vibrant rooftop cocktail bar that boasts one of the best views of the bay and breathtaking sunsets. Ellora focuses on offering fresh cocktails, modern tapas and hand-stretched pizzas.

Taster 1

Plant based meatballs served in a spicy bravas sauce with toasted sourdough (vegan) (df) (nf)

Taster 2

Puerto Rican fried chicken coated with paprika aioli (df) (nf)

Chinese

I Love Dumplings - 2/29 Fitzroy St.

Takeaway only

Dumplings are our signature dish at I Love Dumplings, it’s what we do best. Our team of skillful chefs use only the freshest ingredients and an assortment of flavourful traditional Chinese recipes to create these pockets of joy you know and love.

Taster 1

Pork dumplings - pork, chinese cabbage, chives, ginger (4pcs)

Taster 2

Vegetarian dumplings - chive, tofu, carrot and mushroom (4pcs) (vegetarian)

Dominican inspired Latino food (Caribbean, Central and South America)

La Bodega - 12 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

The creation of La Bodega was inspired by the food, dance culture and people of Dominican Republic. Bringing the carefree and enjoyable atmosphere of Caribbean to you, La Bodega is a restaurant/bar embodying a fusion of authentic Latin American food, music and dance.

Taster 1

Tostone (Dominican Republic) - twice fried plantain topped with homemade chorizo, fresh octopus, potato, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo (gf) (df) (nf)

Taster 2

Empanada (Colombia) - vegan filling in crispy corn pastry (vegan) (gf) (df) (nf)

Italian-American

Louey’s Bar & Kitchen, The Espy - 11 The Esplanade

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Louey’s is The Espy's fun and frivolous Italian-American bar & kitchen. Think big eats, big vibes and modern takes on the classics. Look out for the splashes of neon, the luxe red leather booths, and the shiny disco ball that drops from the ceiling when the DJ ups the volume.

Taster 1

Pumpkin & blue cheese arancini w/ whipped ricotta, chilli evoo, and parmesan (vegetarian) (gf) (nf)

Taster 2

Pork meatball w/ spicy nduja sugo, and parmesan (nf)

Chinese

Mahjong - 3/157 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

For nearly fifteen years, Mahjong Restaurant has been serving up authentic Cantonese flavours to the community – from our iconic tree-lined Fitzroy Street St Kilda restaurant precinct.

Taster 1

Red hand prawn wontons from Beijing in authentic Szechuan chilli oil (2 pcs) (nf)

Taster 2

Fried chicken ribs - six spice marinated fired chicken ribs serve with garlic and pepper (3 pcs) (nf)

New Orleans

Mama Rae's

137 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a non-alcoholic drink or takeaway

Mama Rae's bring the flavours of Southern comfort music & food to Fitzroy Street! With golden fried delicious chicken, Po' Boys and Mama Rae's Southern burgers - this is where savoury flavours meet with the sweet aromas of the deep South.

Taster 1

Fish po' boy - crispy cajun fish fillet, lettuce, tomato, sweet pickles and special remoulade sauce (nf)

Taster 2

Louisiana fried chicken, brined overnight, coated with our special Mama Rae's herb and spice mix and fried golden delicious (df)

Fromagerie

Milk The Cow - 1/157 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Milk the Cow Licensed Fromagerie is a European-style wine bar and cheese-inspired restaurant located at the top end of Fitzroy Street, featuring a cabinet full of artisan cheeses and hot cheese dishes, perfectly matched to boutique wines and beverages.

Taster 1

2-cheese cheeseboard with quince and bread (vegetarian) (nf)

Taster 2

Bitterballen - Dutch-style croquettes filled with Camembert, Provolone & Parmigiano Reggiano (3pcs) (vegetarian) (nf)

Indian

Mukka - 16 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Melbourne’s official curry institution, Mukka has been serving authentic Indian for years and doing it with style. Enter a big, jumping, pumping Indian party with bright colours, Bollywood tunes and of course great food.

Taster 1

Gobi 65 - a classic super-hit snack of crunchy, peppery, zesty cauliflower florets, quick-fried to radiating goldenness. Served with green coriander chutney (vegan)(gf) (nf) (df)

Taster 2

Chicken Tikka - succulent and juicy pieces of chicken thigh fillet, marinated overnight in a subtle mix of spices and yoghurt then cooked in our Tandoor oven, served with fresh kachumbar salad & mint chutney (gf) (nf)

Thai

Thai Turn - 49 Fitzroy St.

Takeaway only

Thai Turn offers a variety of traditional Thai dishes. The restaurant is particularly known for its Pad Thai and Roti with Peanut Sauce, which are favourites among customers, in addition to an array of options including chilli crispy pork, BBQ chicken, and a selection of curries such as green and red curry.

Taster 1

Crispy Thai spring rolls filled with vegetables and glass noodles, served with homemade sweet chilli sauce (3pcs) (veg) (df) (nf)

Taster 2

Crab, shrimp and rice in a net roll (similar to a spring roll but a rice paper net roll) (4pcs) (gf) (df) (nf)

Italian/Oz Fusion

The Banff - 29/145 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Banff has been part of St Kilda’s famous Fitzroy Street since 1942. Back in the day, 145 Fitzroy Street was used as an army barracks by American and Canadian soldiers in World War II, and what is now known as the Banff restaurant, was then used as a galley to cook their meals in. Selling food from the heart for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Banff is a particular favourite amongst the locals for its great value and it's warm and homely atmosphere.

Taster 1

American sized slice of spinach, feta & mushroom pizza (veg) (nf)

Taster 2

Penne beef bolognese with bocconcini and basil (nf) (df available, let The Banff know, no cheese, when collecting your taster)

Scottish

The Cross - 14 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Join us at T Cross in St Kilda for a quality meal, a beer after work or a meeting place for friends to catch up. A little bit of Scotland, a whole lot of Melbourne.

Taster 1

Bite size haggis, neeps and tatties (haggis ball in breadcrumbs, turnip and potatoes) with whisky sauce (nf)

Taster 2

Vegetarian haggis, neeps and tatties (using veggies instead of meat product) with whisky sauce (vegetarian) (nf)

Sri Lankan

Three Elephants - 97 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Opened in July 2019, in front of the grandeur of the old French Embassy, Three Elephants had a vision of sharing the diversity and unique flavours of Sri Lankan food in Melbourne. We pride ourselves on offering wholesome and tasty meals whilst adding the Chef’s own variation and style to create new themes.

Taster 1

Vegetarian Pan Roll - spiced spring vegetables rolled in a handmade pancake (vegetarian) (df)

Taster 2

Potato lamb tacos - slow cooked curried lamb topped with tempered potato and tomato salsa, drizzled with tzatziki dressing (df available, let Three Elephants know when collecting your taster)

Italian

Topolinos - 87 Fitzroy St.

Sit down and buy a drink or takeaway

Topolino’s is an authentic family-owned Italian institution proudly operating in St Kilda for over 52 years with great success. We pride ourselves on providing fresh, quality Italian cuisine to not only our loyal local community but the greater Melbourne region.

Taster 1

Chilli calamari - tender strips grilled & marinated in chilli & garlic, served with chilli mayo (gf) (df) (nf)

Taster 2

Arancini - porcini and wild mushroom risotto balls, served a truffle mayo (vegetarian) (gf) (nf)