Dining is a few minutes walk away from the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, and our suggestion is to walk along Southbank / the Yarra River - which is all part of the Crown complex and, for your guidance, listed below are names of but a few restaurants and their details should you wish to make an advanced booking.

Bistro Guillaume
Crown Complex Southbank
8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Ph: (03) 9292 4751
Bangpop
35 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
Ph: (03) 9245 9800
NUMBER 8 Restaurant & Wine Bar
Riverside at Crown, Southbank
Ph: (03) 9292 7899
Left Bank Melbourne
1 Southbank Boulevarde, Southbank
Ph: (03) 9682 4500
Where to Stay?
The Southbank and CBD precinct offers guests a range of accomodation to suit your requirements and budget. Please note that rates fluctuate depending on the dates booked. The rates listed here are a guide only. AQM recommends the following establishments:

Oaks on Collins Hotel
480 Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
Reservations: 1300 786 603 (Australia Only)
Email: oaksoncollins@theoaksgroup.com.au
Room TypeRate(per night)
Studio Room - Queen Bed From $180
Studio Executive Room - Queen Bed (with city views) From $190
Car ParkingStandard Rate
Per night: $32.00 (single entry only)

Pensione Hotel
16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
Reservations: (03) 9621 3333
Toll Free: 1800 816 168 Email : melbourne@pensione.com.au
Single Room (Matchbox Room) from $90.00
Double Room from $175.00
I have personally visited this hotel and inspected the accommodation. It is an old building that has been newly renovated, being very reasonably priced - although I should warn everyone the bathrooms are small - and bedrooms are of average size. This is reflected in the rates. Please quote "Australian Quilt Market" at time of booking.

Crowne Plaza
1 - 5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3005
Reservations: (03) 9648 2777
Currently standard rooms are available from $279.00, depending on the date. Please visit Crowne Plaza's website, lisited above, to make reservations and to see the up to date rates.

Grand Hotel Melbourne
33 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
Phone: (03) 9611 4567
Email: Grandhotelmelbourne@accor.com
Studio Apartment$279 per night
1 Bedroom Apartment $299 per night
Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment $314 per night
Please quote "Australian Quilt Market" at time of booking.