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Have you booked your AFL game day experience in Melbourne? You may be wondering where to go for a dining experience. 

Dining in your footy colours before and after the match is always a good way to share your love for the game, and there’s plenty to taste at the Friends of Fire. Situated within the multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue Marvel Stadium, Friends of Fire is easily accessible and equally delicious. 

This blog will give you a rundown of the Friends of Fire menu, weekly happenings, and how you and your family can book a reservation! 

AFL Game in Melbourne – The Friends of Fire Menu 

With a fire-grilled cuisine with juicy meats, seafood and fresh salads, Friends of Fire celebrates bold flavours and innovative dishes for every footy fan. So, what extraordinary flavours are on the menu?

Fire-grilled mains

Inspired by American cuisine, bite into the fire with 28-days dry-aged rib eye, Bass Strait scotch fillet, king ora salmon salad, split king prawns with garlic and fermented chilli butter, woodfired pork ribs with peach tea BBQ sauce, and more.

Other meal options include a Coney Island chilli dog, Reuben sandwich, buttermilk fried chicken with hot honey and pickles, beer battered fish and chips, 200g mozzarella-stuffed meatball with spaghetti, a chicken parmigiana, or a classic Wagyu cheeseburger.

As for the mouth-watering sides, bite into baked mac & cheese, crispy Brussels sprouts, onion rings with old bay seasoning, or jalapeno skillet cornbread. 

Vegan & Vegetarian Menu

Collaborating with plant-based cook Shannon Martinez, Friends of Fire brings plant-based cuisine into the Marvel Stadium dining scene. Embracing inclusivity, we cater to all dietary preferences. 

Try crumbed olives with fennel and Calabrian chilli sausage, roasted broccoli with seaweed butter, or Maryland crab cakes with fresh herbs and smoked onion remoulade. 

If you’re craving something fresh, wedge salad with blue cheese, coleslaw, and mozzarella and tomato salad will spoil you for choice.

Kids’ menu

Are you taking the entire family to the AFL game? With crispy chicken strips, cheeseburger and chips, mac & cheese, margarita pizza, fish & chips, calamari & chips, grilled chicken & chips, and an ice cream sundae with marshmallows for dessert. 

Footy enthusiasts with a sweet tooth can choose from vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry flavours. 

Close-knit Dining After AFL Game in Melbourne

Build connections and discuss your favourite footy players before the game! Open all events days from noon, you can delve into a grill experience like no other. For non-event days, Friends of Fire is open Tuesday to Saturday from 4 pm until late.

Signature cocktails

Sip signature cocktails for a game day special such as the Pornstar Twist #1 with Belvedere, fruit juices and white chocolate syrup, the Springtime for Tequila with Herradura Plata, the Strawberry Shortcake with Fords Gin and strawberry puree, Rum Punch with Carcasa Blanca, Bouquet of Flowers with Calvados, the Garden of Eden with Gin, and more.

Delicious drinks

Elevate your evening with our collection of wines by the glass. Bubbles such as Chandon Brut NV from the Yarra Valley, white wine such as 2023 Wood Crampton Riesling from Eden Valley, red wine such as Run Riot Pinot Noir, or a Rose such as the 2023 Sutton Grange Fairbank Rose.

Taste hops, barley, and a diverse range of brews. Beers and premixes include tap beer, tap premixes and packaged beer.

Premium liquors cover gin, tequila, vodka, scotch, highland, Speyside, islands, lowland, islay, bourbon, brandy Canadian, Irish, rum, and blends such as Johnnie Walker.

Purchase wines by the bottle, a carefully crafted assortment of reds, whites, and sparkling. It’s the best way to end the night! 

And if you prefer alcohol-free options, we provide soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, Bundaberg ginger beer, Fanta, sprite, lemonade, or Antipodes sparkling water. 

Mocktails include the Elixir of Passion with passionfruit, Yuzu Zen with pineapple, and non-alcoholic wine such as Plus & Minus Pinot Noir. If you would like to learn more, browse our Friends of Fire menu.

Book a Table Before The AFL Game in Melbourne!

Celebrate casual dining at Friends of Fire and immerse yourself in a culinary journey. Located on Level 1 of Marvel Stadium Square–Gate 3–vegans, pescatarians, and meat eaters can experience the warmth of a flame-grilled meal before the show. Scanning your ticket into the venue, there’s no need to queue at the gate. You can relax before the match!

Friends of Fire is a flexible space that accommodates your style and size requirements for grand celebrations, corporate events, intimate gatherings, or a pre-football feast. It doesn’t matter what team you barrack for.

Contact us today at (03) 8376 8008, email us at or book a reservation online for the joy of good food and company. 

Friends of Fire – FAQs

Of course! Before or after the Marvel Stadium games, you can eat a fire-grilled meal at Friends of Fire with a round of drinks to increase enthusiasm. Sip our signature cocktails such as the Elixir of Passion, Strawberry Shortcake, Rum Punch, or Yuzu Zen!

Savour the sizzle and feel the fire with Friends of Fire’s delectable menu. Taste a gaucho-style Argentinian skirt steak, roasted broccoli with seaweed butter, grilled prawns, or smoked grilled chicken with Alabama sauce.

Fancy something small before the games begin? Bite into soft pretzels with mustard butter, crumbed olives, buffalo chicken wings, or fried calamari. If you’ve purchased tickets for the AFL rounds, Friends of Fire creates culinary excellence.

If you want to feed the kids before the main event, Friends of Fire has an extensive range to keep them energetic! Cheeseburgers and chips, mac & cheese, margarita pizza, fish & chips, calamari & chips, grilled chicken & chips, and an ice cream sundae for dessert.

Whether you barrack for Carlton, Western Bulldogs, Essendon, St Kilda, or the Kangaroos, book a table at Friends of Fire! Contact us at (03) 8376 8008 or email us at to make a request. 

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