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’ve been going to this market for 37 years and keeps getting better my favourite food is the oyster bars and the south Melbourne market Dim Sims they have gotten more expensive in price but they are ...  more »
  • We wanted to go to a different market then qvm. Our Airbnb host suggested about this market . We went around 10 am . I personally felt Queen Victoria market was more vibrant . Pricing wise also south ...  more »
  • Rather small market with very basic fruit and vegetables. Nothing like the markets in Europe. It's not worth the bother.  more »
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  • Iconic, traditional, vibrant and typically MELBOURNE. I love these markets. You can find everything from Dim Sims to Dogs Beds. A Melbourne institution- terrific food, great shopping for meat, fruit/veg, cakes, odds and ends. The breakfast burritos are brilliant, the donut stall is a ripper and the almond croissant from the French bakery transports you to St Germain. Brilliant place for locals and tourists.
  • Great market with a lot of fresh grocery. Not that cheap honestly but you can find niche products and good quality ingredients. Also, the restaurants and cafes offer good dishes and you can spend a nice day having shopping and eating your favourite food. Easy to park and open pretty much every day!
  • A lovely well maintained market with a variety of eating stalls to choose from. You can get fruit, veggies, kitchen ware, paintings, hats, bags, pet supplies, flowers, deli items, sea food, meat and more. Parking is a challenge in the area though. Mostly 1 hr or 2 hrs only. From 12pm onwards the office crowd descend on the place. Lovely vibrant with old world up beat atmosphere.
  • Absolutely my favourite markets in Melbourne! Great options for fresh produce, including organic and the exotic. Love the vibes and and coffee - patisserie options. Just a brilliant place to go on the weekend. They’ve really improved parking options which was a stress at one point. The only concern is the overwhelming visitors/clueless that stand in the middle of footpaths causing a halt in foot traffic which can be frustrating.
  • You will be amazed at the huge variety of goods on offer. Fresh produce and variety goods are aplenty. There is a food court where you can sit and have a meal or just coffee during your visit. Wheelchair friendly facilities and totally undercover for those wet days. You will need at least an hour to speed through all the shops or give it half a day if you like to take your time. Close to tram and lightrail public transport services.

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