Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market

Last Friday was a cold and rainy night in Melbourne, but that didn’t stop hundreds of foodies heading to the launch of the Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market.

Madame Brussels, born in the mid 1800’s was a notorious Melburnian, who resided on Lonsdale Street and also owned several brothels in the area. Not that this has anything to do with the delicious European cuisine you will find here every Friday night for the next four weeks, I just love a fun fact!

Here you will be able to eat your way through European tastes and culture. From Pierogi Polish dumplings to German bratwurst hot-dogs to delicious Italian pizzas. I even had a taste of mulled wine, which for all you MKR fans out there, ‘it just didn’t suit my palate’… I guess it’s not for everyone!


Gozleme - European Night Market

Mulled Wine - European Night Market


Once we had finished up our bratwurst and slice of pizza (I promised we shared), my dear friend and I headed to Fringe for a glass of wine, where the sound of the footy playing on the TV was thankfully drowned out by a solo guitarist. She is a North fan and I ‘allegedly’ barrack for the Pies…I’m still not sure who won, that shows how dedicated I am!

After a much needed catch up and a glass of pinot, we convinced ourselves that we had room for dessert, so we headed to Les Crepes de Marion to eat one their chocolate covered crepes.


Madame Brussels Lane

Foodies at European Night Market


I was in heaven.

Feeling overly satisfied, we called it a night and rolled our way home.

If you too would like to head to Europe this winter, head to the Madame Brussels Lane Night Market. You won’t be disappointed.



Pia is a lover of burpees, chocolate and calling it a night before 10pm. She is also the Founder and Real Body Coach at Melbourne Fitness & Wellbeing. MFW is home to all-female bootcamps; where girls just want to have fun...and feel the burn, all at the same time! It is also home to the Melbourne Foodie guide; which recommends where to go and what to eat, without bursting your jean button. Pia spends a lot of her time touring the Melbourne health and fitness scene; from Barre to Sweatin' it with Kayla, Puma Runway shows to Tap dance, she believes that there is a love for fitness out there for everyone; you’ve just got to find it! Pia hopes that through her writing and own personal experiences, she can help people find their love of fitness, in this beautfiul city she calls home.

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