Winter is here, and with the frosty nights and cool mornings comes the delightful winter igloo pop-ups. This year, three Australian Venue Co. locations around Melbourne are doing enchanting igloo gardens. Enjoy a private dining experience, inside a warm and cosy igloo, under the glow of merrily twinkling lights. There’s different food and beverage packages at each location, so you’ll just have to try them all! Bookings are available now.
1. The Wharf Hotel, Melbourne
Cost: $79 per person
Wander into a magical winter forest on the banks of the Yarra and admire breath-taking city views. The igloo fits two to eight guests, and the experience lasts for two hours. Start with a shared grazing board, and choose one main dish, such as braised lamb shank or a mussel bowl with fries. You also get two beverages, with your choice of beer, wine and cocktails. You can upgrade for dessert, like lava cake and boozy hot chocolate. Children 12 and under are welcome to come along and dine from the kids menu. Each igloo has a Bluetooth speaker so you can choose your own music, as well as heaters and cosy blankets. All igloos at The Wharf Hotel must be pre-booked and paid at the time of booking. See more here.
📍18/38 Siddeley St, Docklands VIC 3005
2. The Station Hotel, Footscray
Cost: $80 per person
This igloo pop-up has returned to The Station Hotel. Feast on a three course menu underneath twinkling lights, and indulge in wagyu tartare, chargrilled lamb rump, sticky date pudding and more. A vegan option is also available, as well as a menu for kids under 12. The igloo fits one to six guests, and is available for two hours. Pre-paid reservations are available now.
📍59 Napier St, Footscray VIC 3011
3. Ball Court Hotel, Sunbury
Cost: $39 per person
The magical igloo pop-ups have come to Sunbury for the very first time! Visit Ball Court Hotel and enter a romantic snow-covered courtyard. Nestle in an igloo, and indulge in a three course sharing style menu, featuring treats like beef sliders, mac & cheese croquettes and petits fours dessert. A vegetarian menu is available. Sessions last for two hours and fit two to eight guests. Prepaid reservations only.
📍60 Macedon St, Sunbury VIC 3429