Australian Open 2020
We're getting hungry just thinking about it
All the on-court action at next year’s Australian Open is sure to have you working up an appetite so we’re excited to tell you about the incredible food offerings they’ll be serving up around Melbourne Park in 2020.
And the best bit is, a ground pass gives you access to it all.
Grand Slam Oval is set to showcase the best of Victoria alongside a smorgasbord of international flavours across its 2020 offering.
Leading the way is one of Australia’s youngest hatted chefs from Atlas Dining, Charlie Carrington, whose restaurant Lomah (Land of Milk and Honey) will be serving up healthy, delicious, Mediterranean food. Carrington says he is excited to be amongst the ‘Best of Victoria’ food and beverage pop-up options.
“Lomah will delight tennis fans with a range of fresh, vibrant, tasty and healthy Mediterranean street food choices at the Australian Open in 2020.
“We will feature delicious homemade falafels, lamb and chicken to accompany our uniquely flavoured combinations and salads. We are currently working hard, testing some unique creations just for GSO,” he says.
Joining Lomah at Grand Slam Oval is a host of Victoria’s favourite eateries, divided into Eastside, Northside, and Countryside. Greek-inspired restaurant Hellenic Republic returns, as does crowd-pleasing wine tasting experience, The Vault, Mr Miyagi will bring their modern take on traditional Japanese, Biggie Smalls will serve up their new-school kebabs, and Cacao will treat your sweet tooth.
One of the best ways to utilise your ground pass it by taking yourself on a Melbourne Park food safari. Head towards Garden Square and the Western Courts and you’ll find 400 Gradi‘s acrobatic pizza makers or The Panty Group’s Willy’s Chicken and Royale Bros Burgers.
The AO Live Stage will treat music fans to a mixed bag of fabulous food trucks for a quick bite, while those who want to opt-in for a sit-down meal can stop by for a three-course, five-star fine dining experience courtesy of Neil Perry’s Rockpool or a taste of innovative new-style Japanese cuisine at Nobu.
What food can I expect at Australian Open 2020?
- 400 Gradi (Garden Square) – Delicious traditional Italian pizzas made by absolute dough-slingers
- 56 at The Glasshouse (at The Glasshouse) – A delight for foodies with themed dining stations including The Sea, The Garden, The Land, The Fire, The Ice.
- Andy McNab’s Kebabs (AO Live Stage) – Sizzling traditional kebabs with delicious salads and sauces.
- Beatbox Kitchen (AO Live Stage) – Tasty burgers in all your favourite flavours with a few added surprises in the mix
- Biggie Smalls (Grand Slam Oval) – Game-changing ‘kbabs’ with flavours like lentil pumpkin, fried chicken and roast lamb
- Grill’d (AO Ballpark and Grand Slam Oval) – Healthy burgers from paddock to plate
- Hellenic Republic (Grand Slam Oval) – Authentic Hellenic recipes including loukoumades, their famous Greek Doughnuts
- Lomah (Grand Slam Oval) – Healthy, delicious, Mediterranean cuisine
- Pavlovas By Cacao (Grand Slam Oval) – From delicious macaroons to summer-inspired desserts, this isn’t your traditional Christmas pav
- Penfolds Magill Estate (The Glasshouse) – A first-class dining experience for fans during the AO’s second week
- Mamasita X Little Roma (Grand Slam Oval) – Serving up traditional Mexican favourites alongside new ‘Italo-Mexicano’ menu items
- Mr Miyagi (Grand Slam Oval) – A modern take on traditional Japanese classics
- Nobu (Riverside Terrace) – Innovative new-style Japanese cuisine
- Pinchy’s (AO Ballpark) – Fancy fresh red lobster in a crunchy roll with a side of cold champagne? You’re sorted
- Rockpool (Riverside Terrace) – Showcasing the best locally-sourced Australian produce courtesy of internationally-acclaimed chef, Neil Perr
- Royale Brothers (Western Courts) – Juicy burgers that have consistently been voted as some of Melbourne’s best
- Sun Kitchen (Grand Slam Oval) – Albert Park’s premium Chinese restaurant will pop-up with a specially created banquet-style menu
- Willy’s Chicken (Western Courts) – We’ve heard they’ve got the juiciest chicken you’ve ever tasted
Australian Open 2020 will take over Melbourne Park from Monday 20 January until Sunday 2 February. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com.au.