South Melbourne Market, Melbourne

4.5
The maze of specialty shops set up in Victorian-style, wood-and-red-brick building where South Melbourne Market resides offers everything from fruits to silver jewelry. Open since 1867, the market is Melbourne's longest-running one. Among the many stalls, you'll find fresh produce, internatioal cuisine such as dim sum and Turkish gozleme, gifts, housewares, and men's and women's fashions. You can also learn recipes and techniques in cooking classes that Melbourne chefs regularly host here. Arrange your visit to South Melbourne Market and discover more family-friendly attractions in Melbourne using our Melbourne visit app .
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  • I can't argue that it's a must see, but if you are close by and planning to cook, you can get some fresh stuff. Also given how expensive everything I'd, here you can get things at a reasonable price (...  more »
  • There are so many beautiful restaurants, fantastic cafes and a great selection of fresh produce to be found at the South Melbourne Market. They often have live music and great deals on meat, dips and ...  more »
  • Great place to visit if you love your food. Smaller than the Queen Victoria market (see separate review) but equally as good. Vast array of freshly produced food from all over the world. Particularly ...  more »
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  • This is one of Metro Melbourne's better markets. Have been coming here for years now. Aside from fresh produce, they also offer everyday stuff that one needs. Almost all shops here are pretty well-stocked and sellers are friendly. Maybe someone could enlighten me about the reasoning behind opening on Wednesdays, closing on Thursdays and then opening again for the rest of the week. Why bother closing on Thursdays when most shops have already bothered preparing and opening on Wednesdays? Thanks in advance!
  • Lovely market. You get to eat fresh seafood such as oysters, lobsters and XL tiger prawn right from the stalls. Remember to visit Agathe Patisserie early for their delicious almond croissant too! You can drop by the nutshoppe to buy some good snacks and they allow you to sample the nuts before you decide. If you are driving, take advantage of the free 2hr parking lots.
  • Great place to buy fresh produce at prices unheard of in some suburbs. Wonderful place to also taste some of the most delicious foods. Foods from the fresh produce at the market, dishes that are from all parts of the world. We went to eat some fresh oysters, and had some delicious croissants from the famed Agathé Patisserie. We also had some fresh grilled fish between slices of Turkish bread. To finish off we stopped at Teadrop. A lively market, bustling with people. Great to just soak in the vibes and explore the foods if you don’t really want to buy any groceries.
  • Excellent market for food hunting. Some nice seafood especially fresh oyster A$ 1.80 per piece. More restaurants choices compare to Queen Victoria market. Love the dried nuts and fruits. However, only open few days a week and mostly close by 4-5 pm.
  • Dazzled by the wide range of produce here, along with the variety of specialty groccers (Asian, Polish, Turkish etc). Very happy to find good deals here, like $1 for a box of strawberry, and $1.90 for an oyster you can eat on the spot. Tip: stick around till closing time (3pm - 4pm) on weekdays to get even better discounts. I got to enjoy oyster baked in cheese, and scallop baked in herb butter at $1 per piece

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