Friday, August 19, 2011

    What's on at Docklands: Winter Warmers, Home Show, 10% off at Restaurants, LEGO Education Centre

    Winter Warmers
    With just a few weeks until spring sets in, be sure to take advantage of these great Winter Warming offers whilst you can!

    Mecca Bah- 50% off Pizzas & Tagines
    Warm up with lunch at this waterfront Middle Eastern Restaurant during the week and receive 50% off!
    Enjoy a feast for the senses with a spit roasted lamb, rocket, yoghurt & sumac pizza right from the wood fire oven, or perhaps choose a tantalizing tagine such as the chicken with tomatoes, almond, sesame seeds & honey.

    To take advantage of this offer, click here to download your free voucher here.

    Livebait- 2 & 3 Course Special
    If you're a seafood fan you'll love Livebait's weekday lunch deal!
    Select any Main + Dessert from the lunch menu or 3 courses for a very special price: Main + Dessert for 39.0 or 3 courses for 45.0.
    Why not start off with the fried baby calamari and whitebait served with smoked chipotle peppers mayonnaise, then try the pan seared king salmon fillet with sweet corn humita and tomato salsa. Finish off your waterfront lunch with the mouth watering passionfruit baked meringue served with mango ice cream and vanilla sauce.

    Terms & Conditions apply for all winter lunch specials.

    10% off at Docklands
    Docklands has a great variety of quality restaurants offering many different cuisine styles. Rivers is offering a special Platinum Card to Docklands fans, entitling you to 10% off at selected restaurants every time you dine.

    Try out James Squire’s modern Australian menu, or head to BlueFire, where meat & seafood is carved right to you at your table.
    The Rivers loyalty club is completely free with no tricky terms and conditions.

    Click here for more information or to join the club.

    LEGO® Education Centre
    Calling all parents, teachers & kids!
    The new LEGO® Education Centre is located in Docklands & offers a fun hands-on learning environment for both students and teachers using a range of LEGO® Education resources.
    Participate in a range of workshop themes covering mechanisms, construction and robotics. Workshops feature exploring machines that really work to ‘Robot Adventures’ where children from aged 8 and up can program a Roverbot to complete a space rescue mission.

    Why not make a day of it and show the kids around Docklands Waterfront City and great sights & public artwork around.

    Where: LEGO Educational Centre, Shop 5/439 Docklands Drive
    Phone: 03 9602 1116
    Click here for more information.

    © 2011 The LEGO Group

    Herald Sun Home Show
    Melbourne’s biggest renovation & home building show is on this weekend! Be sure to avoid all those DIY disasters and head along for some great tips and ideas from the professionals.
    Selected Docklands restaurants are handing out free tickets to the show just by dining with them.
    Spend over $30 at steak lovers heaven Grill 66 or seafood sensation Livebait, or purchase a large dish at Greek favourite Saganaki to be eligible.

    There is only a minimum number of tickets available so make sure you get in quick!

    Click here to find out more about the Herald Sun Home Show.

    Friday, August 12, 2011

    This weekend at Docklands: Chocolate Rush Festival, AFL Weekend at Etihad, Split the Bill and Live Music at James Squire

    Chocolate Rush Festival
    Calling all chocoholics! The Chocolate Rush Festival is set to take place this weekend, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2011. The festival will provide a weekend of pure indulgence and includes a variety of hands on chocolate workshops, chocolate and wine matching classes, chocolate tasting classes, master classes, demonstrations, kid’s activities, a chocolate market and much more!

    See Australia’s finest chocolatiers and pastry chefs all ready to share their secrets, skills and knowledge with the visiting chocoholics. See chef Dan Szwarc from Livebait create a Chocolate Pudding with Candied Orange & Griottines, watch Chef Gagan Singn from James Squire Hotel whip up a Chocolate & Mascarpone Roulade, or see how Gregory Spence from BlueFire Churrascaria Grill makes his classic Chocolate & Pistachio Nut Cheese Cake.

    When: 10-5pm, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2011
    Where: Shed 4 @ Open Channel, Victoria Harbour, North Wharf Road, Docklands 3008.
    For more information visit

    AFL Weekend at Etihad
    Etihad Stadium will be screaming with fans all weekend with 3 action filled AFL matches in 3 days.
    Tonight, the Grand Final replay comes to Etihad Stadium with St Kilda set to take on Premier Collingwood in a Friday night blockbuster at 7.40pm. In a Saturday showdown, Essendon and the Western Bulldogs will face-off at 7.10pm. Then to finish off the weekend, Melbourne and the West Coast Eagles will play in an early match at 1.10pm. With everything at stake as finals near, all teams will be playing hard and out to win!

    Head out for a bite to eat nearby to give you all the energy you need to cheer on those teams. Greek restaurant Saganaki offers a variety of dishes from bite size to large plates to really hit the spot. Click here for a preview of their menu.

    Click here for more information or to buy tickets.

    Split the Bill
    For more than 15 years, the Melbourne Herald Sun Split the Bill Restaurant promotion has provided Victoria’s local diners with exclusive opportunities to dine at some of Melbourne’s leading restaurants. Start collecting tokens now to experience some of Docklands best restaurants for half price!

    Choose from a great variety of quality restaurants offering many different cuisine styles. Order a main & dessert to save 50% on your main meal such as a modern Greek dish from Saganaki, a flame grilled steak from the new Grill 66 Steakhouse, or fresh seafood cooked to perfection at Livebait.

    Head to the Taste section on a Tuesday to view all the current participating venues until 31st October 2011. Terms & conditions apply for each restaurant. View more details about participating Docklands restaurants here.

    Live Music at James Squire
    Weekends at James Squire Hotel have been livened up, with live music now added to schedule of entertainment for Friday nights, Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
    Gather your friends for dinner and a few casual Friday night drinks, stop by for a social Saturday night, or relax on the couches for a chilled Sunday arvo.

    Live music can be enjoyed weekly at the following times:
    Friday Nights from 8.30pm- 11.30pm
    Saturday Nights from 9pm- Midnight
    Sunday Afternoons from 2.30pm

    Click here to see all specials & events happening everyday at James Squire Hotel.

    Friday, August 5, 2011

    What's on at Docklands: Urban Realities Design Challenge, Sunday Market, Home Show Giveaway & Glow Top 40 at Medibank Icehouse

    Urban Realities Design Challenge
    If you didn’t make it down last week to see the Urban Reality teams in action, be sure to come down and see the results this weekend before the structures are taken down. The 3 day live design challenge included 10 teams drawing on their creative and practical skills to build a modern site in just 72 hours.

    The participants ate, slept and worked on site to get the job done all whilst interacting with the public and using social media to win votes. The winning team, Dirtybuoy, wanted to embrace Melbourne’s water in their design, and created a water wall installation. One wall was made of 1500 snap locked bags filled with water from different sections of the Yarra, resulting in a spectrum
    of different coloured water. The second were tubs filled with water pumped direct from the Yarra.

    Click here to see the winning design as well as all pictures of the remaining teams design work.

    This weekend is your very last chance to view the art before the structures are removed.
    Click here for more info about the challenge and the site locations.

    Sunday Market
    The Sunday Market located at Docklands features something for everyone, and now is now conveniently located under cover for Winter. The market offers fashion, accessories, arts and crafts. You'll find Australian beauty products, Bonsai trees, handmade flowers, reclaimed wood furniture, second hand books, candles and much more from the talented craftspeople of Melbourne.

    For a well deserved rest, stop for lunch at nearby Bluefire, featuring flame grilled meat & seafood carved right at your table until you say "no more"!

    Where: The Docklands Sunday Market is located at 425 Docklands Drive, next to the Waterfront City Pavilion in Docklands
    When: Sundays, 10am-5pm
    For more information visit

    Herald Sun Home Show Ticket Giveaway
    Australia’s biggest home building and renovation show is just around the corner! The Herald Sun Home show is returning this month to Melbourne. See the latest trends in renovations, building, home improvements and outdoor living, and get hundreds of new ideas, free expert advice, and free seminars.

    We have a double pass to give away: Just send through your name & address to with ‘Home Show Giveaway’ in the subject field to be in the draw to win!

    Participating Docklands restaurants also have a limited number of tickets to give away.
    Spend a minimum of $30 at Livebait or Grill 66, or purchase a large dish at Saganaki to be eligible. Get in quick to the restaurants, as the free passes are only available whilst stocks last!

    When: The Herald Sun Home Show runs from Thu 18 August until Sun 21
    Where: Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank
    For more information on the Home Show please visit

    Glow Top 40 at Medibank Icehouse
    Hit the dance floor of a different nature this Saturday night- on the ice rink! Skate along at Medibank Icehouse to a countdown of the week's top hits.

    Get into the theme of the Glow Top 40 by wearing white to enhance your glow factor, or get some great glow products on the night. Each week you can enjoy DJs, fantastic lighting effects, on-ice dancing and loads of giveaways.

    Where: Medibank Icehouse, 105 Pearl River Rd, Docklands
    When: Saturdays 7pm- Midnight
    For more information visit



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