Chadstone – The Fashion Capital officially opened ITS NEWEST ENTERTAINMENT AND DINING PRECINCT, THE SOCIAL QUARTER on Wednesday, March 1st with Australian television presenter Rebecca Maddern officially opening formalities culminated in a ribbon cutting by Chadstone co-owner Mr John Gandel AC, Mayor of Stonnington Cr Jamie Klisaris, and Vicinity Centres CEO Peter Huddle

Attendees were delighted at The Social Quarter which is set to become the go-to destination for entertainment and dining in Melbourne’s South-East. A variety of roving performers including a brass band, jugglers, and stilt walkers entertained at the vibrant opening that spans across 10,350 square metres and includes a collection of 17 entertainment and sophisticated dining experiences. 

The $70 million project welcomes five new dining retailers: Cityfields, Piccolina Gelateria, White + Wong’s featuring their rooftop Sardine Bar, and UA Brewing Co. which boasts an onsite brewery producing sustainable craft beer exclusively for The Social Quarter.

The Social Quarter’s new dining offering is complemented by existing favourites: Betty’s Burgers, Marae Izakaya, TGI Fridays, New Shanghai, Mama’s Buoi, Fonda, and Cinque Terre: the Ligurian-inspired restaurant from restauranteur David Mackintosh, which opened in December 2022.

Four new entertainment brands – Archie Brothers, Strike Bowling, Holey Moley and Victoria’s first Hijinx Hotel – will complement the new restaurants as well as Chadstone’s LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and HOYTS 13-screen cinema complex.

“We’re excited to be able to welcome visitors to enjoy high-end restaurants with spectacular views across Melbourne to the CBD. The Social Quarter is a place where, no matter your age, the hour of the day, or the time of the year, people will be able to gather for any occasion or celebration,” Mr Boyle added.

The ‘all-season playground’ setting has been designed to suit any occasion, whether it be a date night, an after-work catch-up or a mid-week family celebration.

The Social Quarter, under HOYTS and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Chadstone – 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone Victoria 3148