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South Melbourne Market

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“fresh oysters”(41 reviews)
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Experience life at The Village Market. Since 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured inner city landmark and a favourite amongst locals and visitors. It is the quintessential village market, a place where people come not only to purchase...more
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322 - 326 Coventry St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
South Melbourne
+61 481 908 469
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All reviews dim sims fresh oysters home wares fruit and veg great fresh food food stalls queen vic poultry stalls selling dumplings food hall stall holders great range macaroons couple of hours great place to visit st kilda
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Reviewed yesterday

The best thing about these markets is the food!! Fresh and delicious! Of course the shops here are great as well, but will be remembered for the food mainly! Wish there was more time to try everything!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle P
Reviewed yesterday

Although it was not as big as Queen Victoria Market, it was clean, tidy, more compact and well organized.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 135dl2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful markets in South Melbourne with a great variety of fresh food products, a great food hall, and amazing arts and crafts to buy. Delicious food stalls line the market with a good range of foods and coffee- spanish, turkish, cafes. Something for everyone!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sydneyeaterwilkie
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been coming here for decades and have always enjoyed buying my weekly groceries at this market. Unlike some others in Melbourne the South Melbourne market has managed to deftly move with the times but keep the friendly and engaging atmosphere we love. Favourites...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ange H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place - fabulous selection of stalls covering all sorts of stuff but we were concentrating just on food and clothes. Fantastic range of fresh food of all types - meat fish, fruit, veg and prepared food - pies, Chinese, Italian and all sorts In...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We headed here for dinner... and I have NEVER been here... I am already eager to return to see what this place is like when it's buzzing, vibrant and alive during the day. I love the old market building and it's beautifully lit up at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive market nothing like all the other mundane junk markets you see around Lots of quality stalls with a good range of products Plenty of food stalls & coffee Fresh seafood etc etc Definitely worth the visit

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Slutdrop69
HelenK2833, Manager at South Melbourne Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your fantastic review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We we just visiting South Melbourne to look at some of the architecture and also visited the markets. They are much better than lots of markets where there is lots of junk and cheap imports on offer. South Melbourne Markets have a very interesting collection...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jim G
HelenK2833, Manager at South Melbourne Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review Jim.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

South Melbourne Markets are amazing, one stop shopping and it has something to please all ages. The seafood shops were amazing such fresh flavoursome oysters, prawns and lobsters. There is also so many food outlets to choose from not to mention the fresh fruit and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lindadownunder
HelenK2833, Manager at South Melbourne Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Linda, thanks so much for your great review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to South Melbourne Market yesterday, the 11th of the 11th. We were most impressed at 11:00 an announcement came over that we were able to observe 2 minutes silence. They played Reveille, said the Prayer, Lest we Forget” and almost everyone stood and had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank janelise2017
HelenK2833, Manager at South Melbourne Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I agree that it was a lovely experience being at the market on the 11th of the 11th. It was a truly moving experience. Sorry though to hear about your stale cakes from the deli, but I'll be sure to pass the feedback on.

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South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous
market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged
fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens
and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole
neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the
hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays
of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in,
a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen
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My wife and I prefer the South Melbourne Market. It is more compact hence easy to get around. There are less clothing shops than at the Vic Market, but a sufficient choice for us. Equally, the food stores especially the... More
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