Love Merri-bek, Dine Local

1 December 2020

If you've been following the Love Merri-bek, Dine Local campaign, you may like to check out the Love Outdoors campaign which launched in Jan 2022. You can stay up to date with the events happening here.

Since receiving your valuable feedback we've been working closely with Merri-bek's hospitality community to transform our city into an outdoor dining destination. Some of the solutions you'll see around Merri-bek include:

  • dining on footpaths
  • converting on-street parking to dining areas with parklets
  • laneway and council carpark closures
  • converting vacant private land
  • new food truck and mobile food locations

You may have already seen, or visited some of these creative solutions appearing in your neighbourhood. The Love Merri-bek, Dine Local initiative will support our local businesses to get back on their feet, and will give you a place to catch up with loved ones and celebrate all that we've achieved together in this tough year.

You can visit for a list of restaurants offering outdoor dining. If your favourite outdoor dining venue isn’t on the list, you can submit a suggested listing.