Open to the public from dusk (earlier on weekends) until late, the heart of Shimmerlands will be The Pavilion and The Food Quarter. Designed by Ha Architects, The Pavilion will provide a decadent oasis on the CBD’s doorstep with multiple bars, lounge areas, DJs and more. Hand selected by Jess Ho (of Chin Chin and Smalls fame), The Shimmerlands Food Quarter will be home to Melbourne’s food and drink cognoscenti. You’ll find some of Melbourne’s finest restaurants serving up a range of gourmet cuisines all orchestrated in a state-of-the-art outdoor environment, expect to indulge in delicacies from the the likes of St Ali, Pierogi Pierogi, The Real Jerk, SPQR Woodfired Pizza, ShanDong MaMa, Burn City Smokers, Belleville, Epocha, Elyros and more rotating throughout the season. It’s open seven days a week. From Thursday through Sunday you will find the widest range of offerings. All are welcome, and entry is free. Trading Monday – Friday from 5pm – late and from 1pm – late on weekends.