Carmen Zammit

The latest venue from Brick Lane Brewing is slated to open at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market on 29 November.

Located in the former Mercat Cross Hotel site, Brick Lane Market is set to span across a 150-seat terrace, 120-seat dining room, and 16-seat private dining space.

“The historic site of the former Mercat Cross Hotel has been transformed into a veritable celebration of beer, highlighting its rightful role in all occasions,” says Brick Lane Brewing Founder and CEO Paul Bowker.

“From an after work beer on the terrace, to lunching on market sourced produce in the dining room, or for a quick visit to sample freshly shucked oysters and fine beers seated at the Raw Bar within the Brick Lane Market venue.”

Carmen Zammit.

Head Chef Ankit Padmani (Indu, Mejico and Collins Quarter) will lead the venue’s culinary offering which is set to change daily and champion the local produce coming out of the Queen Victoria Market.

The market-to-plate ethos will see dishes such as pan-fried QVM market fish with romesco, pickled fennel, and macadamia za’atar; Hagen’s Organic Butcher gochujang pork belly and scotch fillet; plus a charcuterie section from Bill’s Farm.

Brick Lane Brewing’s range will be on pour for guests, alongside some unique tipples inspired by and exclusive to the Queen Victoria Market.

Local Melbourne producers Starward, Kilderkin Distillery, Payten & Jones, Noisy Ritual, Lethbridge, and Billy Button will also be available.

Brick Lane Market will open on 29 November, and is located at the Queen Victoria Market.