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The Station Hotel igloos are heating up Footscray

A winter wonderland is unveiled at The Station Hotel, Footscray! Dine at their Winter Igloo Garden from Thursday 26 May 2022 to October 2022 and enjoy a three-course feast.

Station Hotel Footscray Igloos

While the kids play on an undercover two-level playground, you can cozy up in an igloo that’s good for two to six people – making it the perfect place for an intimate gathering for couples, friends, or family.

Station Hotel Footscray Igloos

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Dining at The Station Hotel's Winter Igloo Garden means a delicious 3-course meal per person – basically, a ‘feed me' feast consisting of an entrée, main and dessert and a choice of drink on arrival.

Station Hotel Footscray Igloos

Beware – there is a lot of food! And The Station Hotel is famous for its steaks, so it may not be the most ideal restaurant for vegetarians, although they will do their best to cater to dietary requirements.

Station Hotel Footscray Igloos

Beverage choices include a boozy hot chocolate, Station mulled wine, espresso martini, a schooler of Furphy later or ale or a glass of house wine.

Note at the time of my visit I am able to order a mocktail, which may not always be available as an off-menu item.

Station Hotel Footscray Igloos

The menu is subject to change but you can see the sample Winter Igloo Garden menu.

Each booking costs $75 per adult and requires a minimum booking of two adults. You are allowed to stay for a two hour period with thirty-minute breaks in between so that the restaurant can undergo their strict cleaning regimes required for the safety of all guests.

Station Hotel Footscray Igloos

If you’re dining with kids they can select anything off the a la carte menu, and if you specifically want the kid's menu every item is at $10. You can check out the a la carte menu here.

The kids meals are a bit on the small side for my children so they share my dessert too!

Station Hotel Footscray Igloos

The Station Hotel's Winter Igloo Garden is open seven days a week, at all times that the hotel is open. So why not treat yourself and your loved ones to a night beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights in the garden this season.

As there are only a limited number of igloos it’s best to book your igloo ahead of time – weekends are particularly busy but I found good availability for early evening on a weeknight.


For more igloos in Melbourne visit The Winter Village in Federation Square, Auburn Hotel Hawthorn and Wharf Hotel

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Tips for Station Hotel Winter Igloo Garden:

  • Pram access;
  • High chairs are available, though I don’t see them used inside the igloos;
  • There are disabled toilets;
  • Book a private igloo for 2-6 guests. Igloos are available 7 days per week at all times that the hotel is open.
  • Private igloo guests choose from a $69 per person 3-course menu;
  • Kids can choose to eat from a la carte menu, which includes the children’s menu where every item is $10;
  • Limited street parking available; and
  • Nearest train station is Footscray Station.
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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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