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Chadstone Welcomes The Social Quarter
Chadstone's newest entertainment and dining precinct raises the bar.

In early 2023, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital unveiled its brand-new entertainment and dining precinct, The Social Quarter.

The new space bolsters Chadstone's already impressive entertainment and dining offering which includes Legoland, Hoyts cinema and a raft of popular restaurants such as Calia, Fonda and Marae Izakaya.

The brand-new Social Quarter spans more than 10,350 square metres of new space at Chadstone extending out over the car park to create a light and open sanctuary for customers to enjoy.

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The Social Quarter offers a fresh range of entertainment and dining options.Credit: Vicinity Centres

The $70 million development accommodates a collection of 17 entertainment and sophisticated dining experiences, all set under one roof in a vibrant all season playground with something for everybody.

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Chadstone's first onsite brewery produces a sustainable craft beer exclusively for The Social QuarterCredit: Vicinity Centres

The Social Quarter at Chadstone 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.

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Hijinx Hotel opens at ChadstoneCredit: Vicinity Centres

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.


  • The newly built entertainment and dining precinct adds approximately 6,400 square metres of Gross Lettable Area (GLA) to Chadstone – The Fashion Capital.

  • The Social Quarter created 250 new jobs during construction and more than 370 ongoing jobs now open.

  • The Social Quarter is located below HOYTS and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and will be serviced by an all-new iconic arrival and entry moment due for completion in April 2023.

  • The precinct was designed in collaboration with leading architects Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB), Buchan, Decibel and Lat Studios and builders, Hacer.

  • The new integrated urban artwork facade by commissioned artist Matthew Johnson on the existing Car Park B is the latest investment in the centre’s extensive art collection as part of Vicinity Centres' ongoing commitment to Australian Art and the continued development of the Chadstone Art Collection.

  • With Chadstone’s office occupancy at 100 percent, the entertainment and dining offering is anticipated to be well utilised by the growing onsite workforce. More broadly, this precinct’s unique offer will be near to home for the 850,000 workers residing in Melbourne’s southeast.

  • Chadstone’s new entertainment and dining precinct features climate control provided by a distinct louvred roof made up of 468 individually glazed pieces.

  • The precinct has 199KW Solar Photovoltaic (PV). PV materials and devices convert sunlight into electrical energy.

  • The new build will improve the precinct’s building energy performance by more than 30 percent, and targets the new 5 Star Green Star Rating.

  • With the opening of The Social Quarter, and the $485M ongoing development of a 20,000 sqm revitalised fresh food precinct, The Market Pavilion, F&B tenancies will comprise 7.7% of Chadstone's total GLA by 2024.