Keep exploring and support your Southbank neighbours
Although we find ourselves back in lockdown, there are lots of ways we can spice up our day-to-day iso-lives to spark excitement and joy!
Our central location means Melbourne Square is surrounded by the city’s best arts, culinary, and exercise options – heaps of these businesses are still open and need your support more than ever. So we have put together the below list to help get you started on your next foodie, cultural, or exercise adventure.
Feeling like something to eat or drink?
Southgate’s Pure South has just unveiled its premium fresh produce and pre-cooked meal delivery service – Pure South Food Co. Designed by their chefs which showcases some of the finest, most sought-after food sourced from farmers, fishermen and women, and producers from around Tasmania, King Island, and Bass Strait.
Take your grazing table game to the next level with Aperitivo at Home – The Deck’s mouthwatering new takeaway and delivery package perfectly suited for any night-in. Designed for two people, the packs come loaded with specialty nibblies topped off with a batched cocktail for two, as well as a bottle of La Zona Prosecco to wash it all down! All orders are submitted via The Deck’s email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Italiano institution has just unveiled its exclusive ‘Feast Box’ pick-up and delivery promotion which kicks off on Thursday 20 August. The delicious hampers are priced at $100 and $200 respectively and packed with cryovaced goodies including the restaurant’s infamous Roman-style pizza, hearty lasagna, an assortment of cured meats, as well as wine and premixed cocktails for those with a thirst.
Take a stroll through the streets of Southbank and grab yourself a fresh barista-made coffee courtesy of the team at CIEL. Take-home meals are also available and updated regularly, so if you are looking for meal-time inspiration, this is definitely one to consider! Send them a DM or call to pre-order now!
Let The Atlantic’s executive chef, Nick Mahlook, bring all the elegance of fine-dining into your home, thanks to the launch of the restaurant’s specially curated 'At Home' catering service.
Want to cook it yourself?
Providoor – the new food delivery service created by Maha’s Shane Delia, and Broadsheet have partnered to host live cooking classes with some of Australia’s top chefs. Book online for a delivery of pre-prepared ingredients then tune into the Providoor Instagram on Friday evenings to cook along with the chef who curated your meal!
In addition to its 'At Home' dining offering, the team at The Atlantic is also giving locals an opportunity to create some of its specialty menu options at home, which includes the restaurant's revered Chilli Salt Calamari, Pink Rockling Schnitzel and classic John Dory.
Along with delivering food packages, Atlas Dining has also created a weekly livestream cooking masterclass where you can tune in and learn to cook some of the restaurant's more renowned menu items.
Fancy the arts?
Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) (6-23 Aug)
Have you finished Netflix? Well, lucky for you, Melbourne International Film Festival is heading online with 113 films available to stream from its digital platform. Celebrating the talents of some of Australia’s best film makers amongst a pool of the internationally renowned talent, MIFF is a must-add to your calendar.
Take a virtual tour through some of the National Gallery of Victoria’s latest exhibitions. Explore the depths of popular cultural exhibitions including the Keith Haring X Jean Michael Basquiat: Crossing Lines or revisit the NGV Indigenous Art collection: Marking Time.
Keen to watch a classic film? Tune into ACMI’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram every Tuesday to stay across the latest Virtual Cinematheque announcements, screenings and other virtual event programming.
Arts Centre Melbourne: Together with you
Bringing you a series of digital concerts, performances, talks, take-overs and behind the scenes videos, Arts Centre Melbourne says the show will go on during these uncertain times!
- Vault sessions - live music gigs on Thursdays at 7.30pm
- Big Night In with John Foreman - The spectacular musical entertainment show
- Take Over – Enter the homes of 10 artists as they prepare for Melbourne Fringe (Nov 2020)
Looking for an adventure?
Every dreamt of visiting Machu Picchu? Well now you can get to know the mysterious crown jewel of the Incan civilisation with a guided virtual tour of the ancient citadel. And the best part is there are no queues!
Zoos Victoria is bringing the Zoo to you with a series of virtual tours, live cams, keeper talks and more called, Animals at Home. Visit exotic animals of all shapes and sizes living at Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and other sanctuary all from the comfort of your living room!
Below are a few shortcuts to start your next wildlife adventure:
- Virtual Safari Tour at Werribee Open Range Zoo
- Virtual Tour of Healesville Sanctuary
- Live cam of the Snow Leopards outdoors
- Keeper talk: Lyrebirds at Healesville Sanctuary
Its doors may be closed; however, the Melbourne Museum is still open for business! Immerse yourself in a range of adventure-packed virtual walk-throughs, digital exhibits and Q&As.
Here are a couple of awesome digital exhibits to get you exploring:
- Virtual Play Box: Presented by Biostime Nutrition
- River animals
- WILD: Amazing animals in a changing world
- Phar Lap: A true legend
Wander in wonder around the Lourve at your own pace. Many of the museum’s exhibition rooms and art galleries are available to tour online from the comfort of your couch, so you can tick your trip to the world’s most famous artistic institution off your virtual bucket list.
Need a workout space?
While our gym is temporarily closed to protect the health and safety of our residents, our 3,750 square metre TCL-designed park is the perfect open space for your next workout! Whether you hit the stairs, or just want to stretch your legs (and the dogs) on the grass, get outside and enjoy some fresh air while getting your heart rate up.
Stay well everyone and keep exploring!