A Weekend In The Gardens are boasting an impressive line up for the three days of the festival from Friday the 17th to Sunday the 19th of October. With artists like Missy Higgins, Illy, Paul Kelly, Thundamentals and more gracing the stage, there will be no shortage of good times. But if you find yourself a little peckish or thirsty on any of the days, A Weekend In The Gardens have you covered with awesome food and drinks on offer.


The Royale Brothers:

  • What is it? Big burgers.

A diner in a van. Consistently named among Melbourne’s top ten burger joints, The Royale Brothers have quickly become a festival favourite in Melbourne. They’ve got something for everyone, too. On the hunt for a ridiculously meaty burger? Look no further than the triple beef, triple bacon and triple cheese Royale Joker. On a quest to save the planet? The Hippy Royale will stand out. If you just want something to go with a beer, The Royale Brothers have got it.

Willy’s Fried Chicken + BBQ:

  • What is it? Fried Chicken and American-style BBQ.

Willy’s Fried Chicken is bringing the crispiest chicken that you’ve ever laid your tastebuds on. Fresh, succulent chicken seasoned to a killer zing, brined in buttermilk and fried to create the crunchiest piece of chicken you’ll ever recall tasting. Pair it with Willy’s famous sauce, pickles, onion, cheese and some mild green relish and you’re onto a winner. A winner for the sinner. Then there’s the southern American-inspired BBQ Smokers menu, and it’s everything you would expect from a great BBQ.


  • What is it? Homely Mexican favourites.

Hermano means brother in Spanish. By the time one of their mouth-watering burritos is consumed, you’ll be knowing the guys at Hermano as family. It’s vibrant, authentic Mexican flavour tossed in a lot of love. Hermano’s fiesta menu consists of crispy fish, succulent chicken and tender beef burritos. Of course, there’s nachos and rich salsa with lush guacamole, juicy corn, multiple fresh herbs, Manchego cheese, Vegetarian-friendly crumbed beans and lightly toasted tortillas. Hermano is bringing a feast for the party seekers, and partying is what you’ll be doing at A Weekend In The Gardens.

Hiro Poke Bar 

  • What is it? Vibrant and delicious Japanese food 

Hiro is a Japanese Eating House, serving Japanese food as it should be. Hiro is relaxed and informal, the menu is focused on the freshest ingredients delicately balanced in harmony. You could also try their brown rice poke bowl with pickled ginger, avocado, seaweed, onion, cucumber, mayo, hiro soy, seaweed seasoning with your choice of salmon sashimi, poached chicken or eggplant and tofu. And that’s just for starters, Hiro has something for everyone, konnichiwa!!

Jardin Tan Hampers:

  • What is it? Modern Vietnamese for two.

Searching for something unique at A Weekend In The Gardens? Jardin Tan Hampers will satisfy you… and a partner. The flavours of Vietnam include:

  • Pickled banana blossom salad tossed with prawns, tofu and green papaya (shared).
  • Freshly baked, chargrilled chicken banh mi (2 serves).
  • Fragrant flat noodle salad with chilli and mushrooms (shared).
  • David Blackmore’s Wagyu rice paper rolls (2 serves).
  • Passionfruit curd doughnuts (2 serves).

The hamper will cost you and your bud just $76.00, but the Vietnamese experience is priceless.

Senor Churros:

  • What is it? Traditional Argentinian street food.

Exotic home-made meals or sugar-coated, chocolate-dipped donuts. Grilled chorizo, spicy sauces, provolone cheese in a warm BBQ toasted roll, followed by a caramel-infused churro, coated in a fine sugar and dipped and piping hot chocolate sauce. Argentinian street food has never sounded better. What are you waiting for?


  • Mitchelton Wines are providing a range of wines & Australian Sparkling
  • Beer & Cider from Stella Artois, Yak Ales, Pure Blonde Cider
  • Spirits – Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Pimms
  • Pommery is providing the Champagne. There will also be an oyster and champagne bar

Native Cocktails:

  • Bush Coffee 

Vodka, Wattle Seed Syrup, Cold Brew Coffee and Coconut Shavings

  • Native Spritz

Gin, Lemon Myrtle & Rosella Shrub, Quinquina, Soda and Gum Leaves

  • Tiki Roundhouse

Rum, Native Lime, Ginger, Soda with Fresh Pineapple, Mint and Absinthe

  • Apple Iced Tea

Whisky, Tea, Muntrie (Native Apple) Syrup, Rhubarb Foam and Crumbled Biscuits