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Have you ever wondered what local restaurants for dinner to explore at Marvel Stadium? With endless entertainment and dining spots to visit, you’ll never get bored! 

Even if it’s a blistering cold winter’s day, Melbourne footy fans and foodies come together at the Marvel Feature Bar for a bite and some banter. People share their spirit for the game and their love for tasty food.

If you’ve never heard of Friends of Fire, now is the time to experience the heat of the fire, the taste of the grill, and the marvel of the dining spaces nearby.

Friends of Fire: Branch Out from Modern Australian Cuisine

Whether you’re eager for the weekend footy game or want a new restaurant to venture to, there’s always something to do with friends and family at Friends of Fire. In a casual setting and with lively lighting, every patron can feel comfortable and be themselves. 

Try American, New York, and New England style dishes such as a Reuben sandwich with toasted rye, a classic Wagyu cheeseburger, mozzarella-stuffed meatballs and spaghetti, local seafood such as King Ora salmon salad, woodfired pork ribs, 28-dry aged ribeye, Sydney Rock oysters, and custom ice cream sundaes for dessert.

Located at Gate 3 (ground level) of the Marvel Feature Bar, Friends of Fire is the perfect pub-style venue to plan 25th birthday parties, AFL group celebrations, engagements, or corporate event spaces. Patrons can watch flames from the grill, bite into a baked potato with caviar, and most items on the menu can be made vegan!

Amphora: A Fresh Dining Experience

With orange, red, pink, and cream-coloured floral murals as your dining backdrop and an artistic skylight, Amphora is plush and inspired by New York steakhouses with much to offer for pescatarians, meat-eaters, and vegans. 

Taste a menu of share plates, mains, and bites enclosed within a forest green and gold interior, with low mood lighting for intimacy when taking part in dishes. 

Amphora is high-class with interchangeable mains such as herb-crusted veal cutlet, split king prawns, Padron chilli and parmesan croquette, plant-based cheeseburgers by Smiths & Daughters, fried chicken, lemon pepper wet wings, spaghetti, fried calamari, and so much more. 

Hide from all the sport in horseshoe booths in a soundproofed room, and share towers loaded with seafood, charcuterie and wings, or plant-based bites for quick stops between quarters!

Indulge in an ice cream sundae from the roaming cart with your toppings of choice, from peanut brittle to fudge sauce, and fairy floss!

Have a Glass in The Wine Room!

Experience wine tasting at a new level in The Wine Room, a luxurious way to wind down and relax any time of day. 

Warm and inviting with earthy, chocolate-toned and matte furniture, and a sleek marble wine bar with the latest local wines, The Wine Room is state-of-the-art in style. See-through curtains give you that feeling of privacy while allowing you to see the outside.

If you’re keen on a smaller bite to eat and an extensive wine list instead of a three-course meal for a date night, this gorgeous space offers croquettes, oysters, and carpaccio along with your favourite glass. Golden spiralled downlights and set the scene for your next culinary journey.

Marvel Stadium: A Divine Adventure

Whether you want to witness the striking architecture of Amphora, the laidback hangout of Friends of Fire with fire-grilled meat, fresh seafood and fine dining, vegan options on the menu, or sit and sip at The Wine Room, you’re spoilt for choice before your big event.

For a crowd-pleasing, big group Game Day menu, a steakhouse-style meal and diversity in flavours, contact us for reservations at Friends of Fire by emailing or sending an online enquiry.

If you’re searching online for “the best restaurants near me for dinner” for the whole family, you don’t need to search far. We’re open from Tuesday to Saturday, 12 pm until late with fun happenings during the week.

Friends of Fire – FAQs

If you’re aiming for something small to eat beforehand, Friends of Fire has many options! Discover delicious food such as Sydney rock oysters, Maryland crab cakes, buffalo chicken wings, fried baby calamari, brioche lobster rolls, and more.

Main courses include 200g mozzarella-stuffed meatballs with spaghetti, buttermilk fried chicken, a Coney Island chilli dog, beer-battered fish and chips, and more.

Of course you can. Scan your tickets at Friends of Fire instead of waiting in line at Marvel Stadium!

Friends of Fire has an exclusive range of signature cocktails for you to enjoy before any festivities. Sip our Saint Kilda Stimulant with Diplomatico and chocolate bitters, Dancers at the Opera with Gin and peach schnapps, the Strawberry Field with Pisco and strawberry puree, or the Springtime for Tequila with Herradura plata and peach puree.

Easily book a table at Friends of Fire by making a reservation online or calling our team directly at (03) 8376 8008. We are open on all Marvel Stadium event days!

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