Work lunch #5 Every Friday smoke comes wafting out from the Rialto forecourt

2015/02/img_0243-0.png Merchant BBQ – Rialto forecourt Collins st, Melbourne

Thanks to a focus on mindfulness and wellbeing at work, a few of us decided to get out and about to enjoy the bright weather and each other’s company. When a work mate suggested we go out for a team lunch across the road for a BBQ I thought, where? Turns out every Friday right in the forecourt of the Rialto tower Merchant gets the barbie going.


A friendly crowd waited in the line that moved quite quickly and I ended up chatting to some others on their lunch break who told me that they’ve been coming here Friday for their lunch (they work just right above!).

I ordered the charcoal spit roast lamb with a generous serve of condiments and it was saucy and filling.

We’ll definitely be back again as I’ve heard the chicken spit is a must from their menu! If you’re not into spit roast, you also have sizzling sausages as an option for lunch. A Virgin Mary refreshment accompanied my meal as they were promoting the upcoming tomato festival…seems like Melbourne has an abundance of festivals at the moment.

Fridays until sold out, get to the Rialto early and enjoy a relaxed casual atmosphere with meaty goodness.

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