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Docklands: The Melbourne Foodie’s New Playground

a woman sitting at a table with a plate of food

Photo Credit – @mamarumaan

Sandwiched between the CBD and the Yarra River, the Docklands precinct is something of a dream to the Melbourne foodie. Featuring a variety of delightful restaurants, there really is something for everyone and it’s all easily accessible via public transport.

Marketing itself with a side of mischief, Mama Rumaan offers culinary delights that blend traditional Middle Eastern street food with a modern, vibrant atmosphere. Located on Central Pier, Mama Rumaan’s is a must for those that love the aromas that come with Middle Eastern cooking.

It is also open late on all days except Mondays (when it is closed).

Photo Credit – @mamarumaan


For those that have Asian cuisine as their go-to, Docklands provides you with plenty of delightful options.

If you have never had Cambodian food before, Bopha Devi is the ideal place to start. Offering authentic Cambodian cuisine with stylish presentation, this is one restaurant in Docklands that is a must visit.

If you want to organise a function, an assortment of banquet menu options are available.

Photo Credit – @bophadevidocklands


Aree Thai Restaurant, closely located near the Docklands shopping precinct, is another must try! With short waits and friendly customer service, it is ideal whether you are in a hurry or want a sit-down meal.

Comfort food, craft beers and harbour views are all on offer at Cargo, one of the hippest spots in Docklands. With a wide selection of hearty modern Australian meals, it is the ideal location to take a long lunch and watch the activity along the waterfront.

A takeaway option is also available if you feel like eating along the promenade.

Photo Credit – @cargo_restaurant


Twirled Pasta Bar is another gem tucked away in Docklands. Serving fresh pasta, made in-house, all food on offer is a treat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Your inner foodie will delight in knowing that the ingredients used are sourced locally as often as possible.

Photo Credit – @twirledpastabar


So, if you are on your way to Melbourne with Port Phillip Ferries or simply in this neck of the woods, swing by to one of these gastronomically great restaurants and enjoy a fantastic feed.