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The Stork Hotel is a part of the vibrant market precinct, within walking distance to all major cultural & recreational attractions, & provides a convenient gateway to Victoria’s scenic towns.

The Queen Vic Market is the largest fresh food produce market in the southern hemisphere, renowned for its cheap fish & seafood (freshly caught bream, trout, snapping Moreton Bay Bugs & frisky lobsters), meat section (whole sides of lamb or just a single chop), & acres of fruit & vegetables trucked in from neighbouring farms daily.

Guests of the Stork Hotel can also obtain discounted rates for the famous “Queen Vic Foodies tour”.

The Market Precinct area abounds in cafes, Asian fast food outlets, Italian eateries, French pastisseries & food marts, all providing great value for money. The bustling delicatessen section of the Queen Vic Market also provides a feast of delicious snack foods ranging from coffee & croissants to quiche, pizza & fried rice, all freshly made & piping hot – sit in the sun & watch the buskers or just while away time with the pidgeons & friendly locals while you eat!

if you wait until one hour before the Market closes on Tuesdays & Saturdays, large platters of meat & boxes of fruit & vegies are further discounted to clear before a non-market day many Stork Hotel guests buy their meat & vegies at the Market, then cook up a storm in our guests’ kitchen … saving money while having fun.

Melbourne is renowned as the shopping capital of Australia – people travel from all over the country to shop in our city & neighbouring suburbs. At your doorstep is the Queen Victoria Market which houses acres of clothing, leather wear, souvenir & toy sections as well as food – a few hours spent here can save you hundreds of dollars!

A 20 minute tram ride from the Stork Hotel will take you to

Smith Street, Collingwood, the super discount street Bridge Road, Richmond, the centre of the designer fashion industry seconds & discontinued stock in all ranges of clothing & footwear Chapel Street, South Yarra, for the funky young designer fashion labels And of course just a short stroll away are Collins & Bourke Streets, with the Myer’ & David Jones’ department stores, & the mansion of shopping – Melbourne Central.

Our staff can also book you on the popular bus shopping tours to the inner suburban belt of discount warehouses & clothing outlets of famous names, seconds & superseded models in clothing, footwear & manchester.