We've teamed up with some of Melbourne's best dining establishments to keep you nourished during the Festival.
Whether it's for an entrée or an encore our restaurant partners cater to all tastes and budgets, all within close distance to Festival venues and transport hubs.
Each venue has a special offer available for ticket holders during the Melbourne Festival period. Don't forget your Festival ticket and pre-bookings are highly recommended, especially if you are heading to a show after your meal.
Don't forget to hashtag your favourite feast during the Festival with #festivalfeasts on Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win a dinner for two.
Corner Sturt Street and Southbank Boulevard - blondiebar.com.au
Housed in the Melbourne Recital Centre, flanked by Southbank Theatre and the National Gallery of Victoria, Blondie offers a colourful and fresh menu inspired by French and Asian flavours.
Offer: Extended Happy Hour pricing on selected beer tap pots and jugs, selected wine by the glass, and special cocktail pricing.
Brooks resides in the basement of the historic Austral House and pays homage to old world hospitality and style coupled with modern and contemporary produce driven cuisine by Nic Poelaert.
Offer: Enjoy a pre-theatre four course tasting menu for $60 per person for food, and $35 per person for wines to match. Please note only for reservations from 5.30pm, must vacate the table by 7.15pm.
193 Bourke Street, Melbourne - thecarlton.com.au
Boasting one of the best rooftops in Melbourne and an enviable food and drinks list, The Carlton offers an inner city escape like no other offering produce-driven seasonal fare, all-year-round pub staples and a hard-to-resist tasting dishes.
Offer: $10 Carlton Cocktail with the purchase of any main meal. Offer valid on the day of the ticket used to claim offer.
Federation Square, Melbourne - chocolatebuddha.com.au
Chocolate Buddha is a Japanese communal dining room in Federation Square, providing the essence of Japanese cuisine: simplicity, flavour, technique and presentation.
Offer: One glass of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc or Shiraz or a pot of tap beer for $5.
CHOO CHOO'S AT TOFF IN TOWN
Second Floor, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne - thetoffintown.com.au
The Toff in Town is a rich, multilayered venue, incorporating a boutique live performance space, a nightclub and a bar featuring unique train carriages. Choo Choo’s authentic Thai menu is served till late 7 days a week.
Offer: Banquet menu available for tables of four or more - one course for $25 per person or two courses for $35 per person.
First Floor, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne - cookie.net.au
Cookie’s vast space, soaring high ceilings and massive marble bar effortlessly combine with award-winning Thai food, making for a unique combination of beer hall, eating house and disco.
Offer: Banquet menu available for tables of four or more - one course for $30 per person, two courses for $40 per person, or three courses for $50 per person.
Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne - artscentremelbourne.com.au
Curve Bar is ideal for those looking for a pre or post-show get-together, a drink after work with colleagues or a place to catch up with friends.
Offer: 10% discount on food and beverage at Curve Bar
Downstairs Bistro and Lounge
215-217 Sturt St, Southbank - downstairs.net.au
Downstairs Modern Bistro & Lounge offers a strong focus on fresh seasonal produce, conviniently located within walking distance to The Coopers Malthouse, Melbourne Recital Centre and Southbank Theatre.
Offer: Pre-theatre dinner, two course for $35 or three course for $45.
146 Flinders Street, Melbourne - dukeofwellington.com.au
Recently reopened, Melbourne’s oldest licensed pub is a contemporary bar and restaurant, open from breakfast until late.
Offer: Enjoy a pint of beer with any tasty Duke burger for only $25. (Select beer on offer, check with the restaurant for details).
Fatto Bar & Cantina
River Terrace, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne - fatto.com.au
Fatto is an all day Italian bar and cantina offering delicious simple Italian food by Anthony Musarra with head chef James Kummrow.
Offer: 15% discount off lunch or dinner.
Left Bank Melbourne
1 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank - leftbankmelbourne.com.au
Left Bank Melbourne provides multiple dining experiences from intimate a la carte, alfresco dining or larger groups.
Offer: Select any starter plate from the a la carte menu plus a glass of a select wines/schooner for $21* (Excludes 1 dozen oysters. Selected wine and beer on offer, check with the restaurant for details).
Level 55, The Rialto, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne - vuedemonde.com.au
Melbourne's most sophisticated cocktail bar is 236 meters above the city on the 55th floor of the Rialto, offering everything from cutting edge cocktails to innovative snacks.
Offer: Belvedere Martini and Marron Brioche Roll for $35.
Level 2, Adelphi Hotel, 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne - adelphi.com.au
Om Nom's menu features a decadent array of desserts and savoury tasting plates invite guests to share, compare and enjoy the pleasures of social dining.
Offer: A complimentary bottle of house wine per table of customers who spend over $100.
108 Bourke Street, Melbourne - ramenya.com.au
Ramen Ya literally means "ramen shop" in Japanese and true to their name, that is what they do best.
Offer: Enjoy 15% discount off the total bill.
State of Grace
477 Collins Street, Melbourne - stateofgrace.com.au
Conveniently located on the New York end of Collins Street in a 1889 landmark, State of Grace offers a bustling restaurant on street level with a European flavour.
Offer: Complimentary dessert with any main meal or grill purchase. OR dine on the pre-theatre menu between 5-6:30pm with one course for $25 or two courses for $40 per person, both include a glass of wine or beer.
23 Bank Place, Melbourne - syracuserestaurant.com.au
If it's elegance and informal fine dining that you're after then Syracuse has the perfect dining experience waiting for you.
Offer: Enjoy 15% off your bill* for lunch or dinner at Syracuse (capped at $40 discount per bill/table).
Federation Square, Melbourne - taxikitchen.com.au
Showcasing Melbourne's stellar skyline with its 180 degree view of the CBD, Yarra River and the Arts Precinct, Taxi Kitchen is the gem in Federation Square's crown.
Offer: Three course set Showbiz menu for $55 per person, available for bookings from 5–7pm. If you run out of time before the show, you are welcome to come back for your dessert after the show.
* All offers are only valid during the Festival (10 – 26 October) upon presentation of a Melbourne Festival ticket. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Selected beer and wine options only, check with the restaurant for details. Left Bank Melbourne offer excludes 1 dozen oysters.
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