The Food Being Served Up At This Year's Australian Open

Each year we're treated to an impressive selection of food and drink at the Australian Open and the 2024 tournament is definitely continuing that routine. We take a look at what's on offer.

A hotspot at the venue annually, Garden Square will be a focal point for those looking to delve into some tasty treats whilst visiting the open. This year the square has been transformed into an Italian-style marketplace, aptly named Lygon Street Italian after the city's Lygon Street which is synonymous with the Italian community of Melbourne, connecting visitors with some of its most beloved Italian eateries including King & Godfree, D.O.C, and Brunetti Classico.

Expect delicious pizza by the slice, succulent porchetta rolls, calamari fritti, prosciutto and mozzarella paninis, and of course an array of Italian sweet treats to close out the set.

The Australian open is also playing host to one of London's most popular Spanish chefs, Abel Lusa, cooking up an array of tapas from his famed restaurant Cambio de Tercio.

On the drinks front, tennis fans can enjoy the new Kiosk Bar alongside an Italian lunch in Garden Square, or those heading to the Rod Laver Arena Terrace can take in the atmosphere whilst sipping bubbles at the premium Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Bar.

Australian restaurant royalty, Rockpool Bar & Grill, returns to delight diners for a remarkable seventh year of bringing the popular restaurant's dishes to the Aussie Open. Other restaurants on site include Fusion Feast, a Pan-Asian culinary journey from some of Melbourne's top chefs including Serai's Ross Magnaye, Daughter in Law's Jessi Singh, Hareruya Pantry's Kantaro Okada, Moonhouse's Scott Lord, and Diana Chan. Diners can enjoy a three course share-style menu celebrating the best wine and produce from the state at VICTORIA by Farmer's Daughters and Executive Chef, Alejandro Saravia.

Also returning this year is the stylish rooftop hangout, Bar Atrium, with its Melbourne skyline views, food from Melbourne chef Tom Sarafian and drinks from the champagne and cocktail bar keeping everyone entertained both day and night.

Find out all the details from the Australian Open here.