Brisbane's Night Noodle Markets return in 2022 to a new home

Roast pork belly gua bao will be among the many sweet and spicy snacks this year.
Roast pork belly gua bao will be among the many sweet and spicy snacks this year. Photo: Supplied

Mark your calendars, street-food lovers. After a two-year pause, the Night Noodle Markets are back – this year at a new location.

The event will run for 12 nights from June 15, with Hoy Pinoy, Flying Noodles and Wonderbao among the confirmed stallholders.

The new home for the 2022 Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi can be found down river, at the City Botanic Gardens.

Hoy Pinoy will be bringing its savoury skewers.
Hoy Pinoy will be bringing its savoury skewers. Photo: John Puah

Last held in 2019, this year's markets will transform the riverside grounds into an open-air hawker-style street-food festival.

The evening event will include live entertainment, lion dancers and stalls serving an array of sweet and spicy snacks and drinks.

Noodles, dumplings, bao and desserts will be on offer from local and interstate vendors, including May's Malaysian Hawker, Gelato Messina, and Twistto Korean twisted potato.

Brisbane's City Botanic Gardens will host this year's markets.
Brisbane's City Botanic Gardens will host this year's markets. Photo: Supplied

Samantha Elliott, head of digital sales and marketing at Citi, says the markets will offer a delicious range of food and drink options. 

"Events like this give people an overdue opportunity to come together with family and friends to relax, catch-up, and reconnect, while celebrating their local foodie culture," Elliott says.

Booze-free drinks promise to be big at this year's event, including non-alcoholic beer Heaps Normal, and non-alcoholic cocktails from Dan Murphy's Zero% Bar.

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For those who prefer to indulge, Gage Roads Beer Garden and an Aperol Spritz Kombi Bar will offer plenty of alcohol options.

Patrons at this year's event will spend less time queuing thanks to a new mobile ordering system.

Technology from Mr Yum allows diners to scan a QR code to order and pay for items from multiple vendors in one transaction. An SMS is sent when orders are ready for pick up.

Pets are welcome at this year's event.
Pets are welcome at this year's event. Photo: Supplied

"It's guaranteed to be a great night out of feasting under the stars for friends and families," says the head of the markets, Conor Farrell.

Pets are welcome at this year's festival. Dietary options including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and halal will also be catered for.

Entry is free but guests must register for a free ticket online at nightnoodlemarkets.com.au.

Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, 147 Alice Street, Brisbane, Wednesday, June 15 to Sunday June 26, Mon-Wed and Sun 5-9pm, Thu-Fri 5-10pm, Sat 4-10pm