Footscray is a foodie’s haven. The huge range of multicultural restaurants, cafés, bakeries and eateries, reflects the rich cultural diversity of the area. From pub grub or a quick lunch to fine dining or a café brunch, traditional or the latest trends in food – Footscray has you covered.
With more than 135 different cultural communities living here, Footscray is renowned for its food diversity and fresh produce markets.
From Ethiopian, Cambodian and Vietnamese, to African, Italian and Greek – you don’t have to leave the country to have an authentic, exotic feast.
So how do you choose? You can stroll through Footscray’s CBD, and see what takes your fancy. Or you can download the Footscray Food Map, which highlights all the venues to eat, shop and drink in multicultural Footscray. With more than 160 listings, there is a plethora of options to best suit the occasion, your tastebuds and budget.
If you are keen to discover more about the multicultural food scene in Footscray, then join one of the regular food tours. You’re likely to experience the hustle and bustle of the Footscray Market, explore the colourful streets filled with Indian food stores, Italian bakeries and Asian grocers, dine on exotic Asian foods from Little Saigon Market and then experience an African, Ethiopian or Asian feast.
Bars, Pubs and Entertainment
Live music is increasing in prominence in the Footscray arts scene. The Reverence Hotel is a renowned Melbourne rock venue with a weekly schedule of gigs. For more intimate check out the Dancing Dog Café and Littlefoot bar.
Visit level one at Highpoint Shopping Centre and you’ll find a new youth precinct with a mix of specialty shops, entertainment and food.
There’s plenty of pubs, hotels, sporting and social clubs within Footscray providing great food, entertainment and facilities to catch up with friends. Try your local or one of the multicultural social clubs for something different.