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7 Actually Cool Things to Do in Melbourne This Month

Make the most of your weekend.

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Melbourne is warming up, in more ways than one. February in Melbourne brings summer days, floating bars, and long afternoons spent wining and dining. This summer it’s time to get out and see what’s happening around Melbourne in the sunshine.

READ MORE: The Best Restaurants in Melbourne

These are the best things to do in Melbourne this month.

Grab a Lune Croissant and win a KitchenAid

Saturday, February 11
Fitzroy store
KitchenAid has unveiled its Colour of the Year, and to celebrate they’ve teamed up with Lune to create a Hibiscus Cruffin. On Saturday, February 11, head down to their Rose Street, Fitzroy store and the first 50 people through the door will receive a free cruffin. If you miss out, don’t worry, Hibiscus Cruffins are available for purchase at Lune stores located in Armadale, Fitzroy, Melbourne CBD and Brisbane CBD for one week only from February 11-18. If you post a reel, story, or post on your Instagram and tag Lune and KitchenAid, you could win a KitchenAid 2023 Colour of the Year suite.

Grab desserts and savoury delights at Poh’s first in-restaurant concept

Thursdays-Sundays
QT Melbourne
Masterchef favourite, Poh, has opened her first in-restaurant concept inside QT Melbourne, and it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Here desserts and savoury delights cruise past diners on a sushi-train-style conveyor belt adding a dash of quirk for luxury loungers. Tinges of teal touch every corner offering a colourful backdrop to enjoy The Singleton’s signature Plus Two cocktails in between mouthfuls of eight different sweet, savoury and surprising dishes.

Book your experience here.

Explore an incredible exhibition above Flinders Street Station

Sun, Mon, Wed 10-6pm and Thu, Fri, Sat 10-9pm
Closed Tuesdays + Public Holidays

Level 3, Flinders Street Station

Beloved artist Rone’s latest immersive exhibition lies in the long-abandoned third-floor wing of Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. As a nostalgic love letter to mid-century Melbourne, Time is a tribute to one of the city’s great icons offering a fictional history that transports audiences to post-WWII Melbourne. Featuring eleven installations, each room is adorned with Rone’s haunting signature murals of the artist’s making. It’s a truly breathtaking experience. You’ll be immersed for a minimum of 45mins, taking in all the beautiful thought-out details that have ignited inspiration, emotion, excitement and audible wonder among those that have already seen it.

Buy tickets here.

Check out one of Melbourne’s new excellent venues

All weekend
Melbourne
Throughout the various lockdowns we’ve had in Melbourne there have been new venues popping up. Check out venues you haven’t had a chance to head into yet, like Nomad, Bar Bambi, or Hi Fi.
Cost: However much you want to splash

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Immerse yourself in an interactive murder mystery

Any day
Caulfield North
Labassa is an jaw-droppingly stunning Victorian-era mansion in Caulfield North complete with authentic architectural features like embossed wallpapers, stained glass windows and rare trompe l’oeil ceiling. It’s survived everything; name changes, transformations and more than 100 residents in its 150-plus-year history. And now, in January of 2022, it’s set to be Melbourne’s newest interactive and immersive Murder Mystery experience. Players will get to roman it’s room, search for clues, in an attempt to find the perpetrator. Seriously — what an epic way to spend the weekend.
Cost: From $55 per person

Have a picnic

All weekend
Anywhere you like
Getting into some venues might be difficult for the time being, but with 15 people able to gather outdoors you can take your picnics to the next level. Grab a hamper, find the perfect spot, and gather your mates.

Eat one of Melbourne’s amazing sandwiches

All Weekend
All around Melbourne
Over the past two years, we’ve seen an array of sandwich shops and delis popping up all around Melbourne serving many, many things between two slices of bread. Now is the time to finally try those sandwiches.
Where to find them: Melbourne’s Best Sandwiches

Plan a weekend getaway to regional Victoria

All weekend
Anywhere you like
Regional Victoria and Melbourne will be on the same level of restrictions once Victoria hits an 80% vaccination rate (likely to be 31 October), so you can start planning that trip to regional Victoria you’ve had to keep putting off. Head here for some inspiration.

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The Best Sandwiches To Chow Down On In Melbourne

More than just ham and cheese.

Some say sandwiches are really having their moment, but did they ever go out of style? 

A sandwich is one of the world’s most simple culinary pleasures. Whoever first decided that putting stuff between bread means a yum time is a gosh darn genius. Although sandwiches can seem simple to make, there are people out there that have been studying the art of the sandwich and it shows.

The difference between a good sandwich and a shit sandwich is huge. We don’t want you to suffer, so we’ve put a list together of our favourite sandwiches in Melbourne.

Here are the best sandwiches in Melbourne right now.

Hanoi Hannah’s Drip Drop Banh Mi 

Windsor

The Drip Drop Banh Mi is Hanoi Hannah’s new lunch sandwich that is messy in all the right ways. Think white bread roll with a crispy crust and soft centre, laced with pâtĂ© and lemongrass satay sauce and a nice juicy hunk of lemongrass chargrilled chicken.

Most importantly, a warm pho-inspired gravy is served on the side to dip, drizzle or drown the sandwich. This mouth-watering sandwich is available from today, July 8, at Hanoi Hannah’s Windsor and Elsternwick locations. It’s crunchy, it’s messy, it’s fragrant and an all round multisensory, hands-on journey. Roll your sleeves up and get to it.

Dine in or take it home.

Photo: @nicos.melbourne

Nico’s Sandwich Deli’s Cubano

Fitzroy

Get your hands around this combo: smoked pork belly, grandma ham, original salad creme, picks, American mustard and cheese. Recommended to be eaten with pickled chilli and hot sauce, this Cubano is downright juicy in the best way. Nico’s Sandwich Deli has a rotating menu that heroes classic flavour combinations with a little twist. You can’t really go wrong, especially if you pair your sandwich of choice with one of their Malted Caramel Shakes. It’s a whole lotta yes.

You can dine in or take away.

Photo: @stansdeli

Specials at Stan’s Deli

Malvern

Every weekend, Stan’s Sandwich Deli put up incredible sandwich specials and honestly, we can’t pick a favourite. One week you might be dazzled by a veal schnitzel bun with tomato and fennel slaw, and the next you’ll get a Jerusalem artichoke toastie with aged parmesan, horseradish mayo and Guindilla peppers. Located in the lush streets of Malvern, Stan’s has a real diner-on-an-American-highway feel to it, but slightly more aesthetically refined, refill filter coffee and all. 

Dine in or take away.

Photo: @kingwilliam_takeaway

King William’s Brigadier

Flinders Lane

This sando pulls rank on the Colonel. From a hole-in-the-wall sandwich deli in Melbourne CBD’s Flinders Lane, comes a soft white roll filled with roast free-range chicken, crispy chicken skin, traybake stuffing, zucchini slaw and their infamous secret gravy. It’s the chicken rolls of all chicken rolls. You’ve never had a chicken sandwich until you’ve had King William’s Brigadier. It’s the perfect combination of juicy chicken breast and crispy chicken skin. Should I keep going? I can.

Only available for pick-up.

Photo: @saulssandwiches

Saul’s Muffuletta

Carnegie

The Italian stallion of sandwiches. Saul’s Sandwiches do some bangin’ bites – pretty much every sandwich they do, they do right. But the Muffuletta is a fan favourite and it’s off the charts. Think stacks of mortadella, artichokes, provolone cheese, salami, pesto, spinach and chilli. It’s an antipasto board in a sandwich and it’s goddamn good. 

You can dine in or takeaway.

Photo: @palette_melbourne

Palette’s Candied Bacon & Cheese

North Melbourne

Palette in North Melbourne is inspired by Korean aesthetics and lifestyle, and they aim to bring different cultures together. Everything about this place is beautiful and delicious (especially the coffee), but we can’t get past their Candied Bacon & Cheese sando. Imagine: scrambled eggs with corn, candied bacon, sliced cheese and chilli jam in toasted brioche. Uhhh. Name a better breakfast sandwich, we’ll wait.

Available to dine in or takeaway.

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