After hearing about Food Republik, I put it on my list of places to visit one day.
Yes, that is a long list. No, it never gets shorter.
Food Republik is said to be inspired by Taiwanese night markets, but it’s actually a food court within a food court (ooh inception styles). It’s located inside Box Hill Centro, and within the Food Republik area there are several food stalls. You get two menus – one for savoury food plus drinks, and one for dessert(story). Ordering from any or all of the stalls can be done by writing the food item number on an order sheet and giving it to the wait staff.
One weekend we took mum and dad to visit the Royal Cranbourne Botanic Gardens and afterwards, even though it’s not really on the way back, we swung by Box Hill for a late lunch. We went straight to Food Republik, where there was a wait of about ten minutes for a table. I hear that there’s pretty much always a queue.