There’s some food trends which should really roll over and die… and the tacky, old-school food court is one of them. Sure, there’s some great examples of how a food court can be done well, but they’re usually called a “dining hall” (in Prue and Trude voice) these days.
So we’re wondering… where do you rate as the tackiest food courts in Melbourne? You know, the grotty, old-school shopping centres which are in severe need of a makeover, and only have rows and rows of food under heat lamps inside bain maries…
There’s plenty of examples of how food courts in Melbourne can be done well – the refurbished Melbourne Central food court deserves a mention. It has a variety of dining areas, there’s always enough seats for everyone, a really decent selection of fresh food, and it doesn’t feel like a communist feeding hall. Then there’s places like the China Town food court underneath the Paramount shopping centre, which seems to be one of the most miserable food courts in Melbourne around.
Which locations get your vote as the tackiest food courts in Melbourne?