Ember Mitchell

The Royal Croquet Club is Back!

Ember Mitchell
The Royal Croquet Club is Back!

Forget Friday night drinks this week! Grab your mates, put your game face on, and get silly this season with a game (or two!) of croquet, copious amounts of Pimms cups and, some of Melbourne’s best eats. The Royal Croquet Club is here from 8-23 December at Birrarung Marr. 
This year they have a massive food line up that will keep your stomach full and your mouth watering! You will find Gelato Messina, 8 Bit Burgers, Up In Smoke, Hoy Pinoy, POW Kitchen, and Lil’ Nom Nom's all there serving up their culinary specialities. The Golden Axe Burger from 8 Bit Burgers, pork belly Bao Buns from Lil’ Nom Nom’s and Gelato Messina’s Soup Kitchen -canned gelato are all a must!  

The Royal Croquet Club offers more than just croquet and great eats. There is live music every night from artists like Airwolf, Aston Shuffle, Jarryd James, Dope Lemon (Angus Stone), Electric Fields, and more! 

You may even experience a run in with the roving and immersive performers. Think giant 10 foot tall Scotsman in full kilt and stilts chasing after his human-sized dog peeing on patrons (yes, we witnessed that at the launch event). Maybe some human sized pigeons will pay you a visit and try to steal your chips. You are in for a surprise with the roving performers! 
Want something a bit more low-key? Chill out with a beer, wine or Pimms cup in the beer garden and ogle over the amazing view of the city.

For croquet enthusiasts, foodies, and music lovers alike, The Royal Croquet Club is the ultimate evening for everyone. You can find The Royal Croquet Club is at Birrarung Marr until 23 December. Entry is free from Sunday to Thursday and $20 after 6PM on Friday and Saturday.  For more information visit http://royalcroquetclub.com.au/melbourne-2016/