Top Sydney and Melbourne restaurants confirmed for Laneway Festival

It seems the organisers behind the forthcoming Laneway Festival have outdone themselves in terms of an enormous food and drink program for both Sydney and Melbourne. What is now one of the country’s most beloved music and cultural festivals has announced a line up of restaurant partners curated by the obviously very discerning and well-connected David Moyle to include top tier dining destinations in both locations, all coming on board to pop-up on-site under a new festival dining concept.

Both cities will of course have their own exclusives, all of which have confirmed exactly what they’ll be serving on the day. And if it all tastes as good as it reads, punters are in for a real treat. All confirmed restaurants will be offering one dish and one drink each (paired for $25 – $18 for just the cocktail).

Both Sydney and Melbourne will have a dedicated food precinct dubbed the Royal Moyle, a dish and drink pairing experience that includes all food matched with bespoke cocktails designed by mixologist Shaun Bryne. It’s a tad different to the spaced out food stall offerings found at previous iterations of Laneway Festival, bumping things up to a more refined experience. And by more refined we mean some big dining institutions have been confirmed, including Embla and Smith & Daughters for Melbourne, and 10 William St and Restaurant Hubert for Sydney.

Note that all other cities on the Laneway Festival schedule are likely to have a bigger focus on good ol’ fashioned food stalls from local vendors and eateries. And while they won’t have the Royal Moyle, if previous years are anything to go by, the food and drink will be just as good.

“Getting someone like David Moyle to program food is like asking Pink Floyd to unite and play Laneway”, said Laneway Co-Director Danny Rogers. “We constantly change the way we do things and always look to do things at a level we haven’t hit before”.

Check out the full menu for each of the cities below

Melbourne Laneway

Smith & Daughters
Chef: Shannon Martinez
Drink: Bloody Pickleback
Food: Bloody Vegan Cheeseburger

Chef: Dave Verheul
Drink: G&T in Morocco
Food: Chickpeazza

Harley & Rose
Chef: Josh Murphy and Rory Cowcher
Drink: Laneway Juice
Food: Margarita Pizza

Chef: David Moyle
Drink: Ginger Tea Spritz
Food: Grilled aged beef over coals with saltbush and horseradish

Sydney Laneway

10 William Street
Chef: Enrico Tomelleri
Drink: Martini Mary
Food: Local squid bruschetta with flavours of puttanesca

Restaurant Hubert
Chef: Daniel Pepperell
Drink: Coconut Mango Lassi
Food: Café De Paris Butter Chicken and Roti

Chef: David Moyle
Drink: Ginger Tea Spritz
Food: Grilled aged beef over coals with saltbush and horseradish

2018 Laneway Festival Dates

Singapore – Sat 27 January
Auckland – Mon 29 January
Adelaide – Fri 2 February
Melbourne – Sat 3 February
Sydney – Sun 4 February
Brisbane – Sat 10 February
Fremantle – Sun 11 February

For more information on Laneway Festival plus all the music, art and food/drink you can expect click HERE


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Chris Singh

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