We’ve teamed up with our friends at Time Out to curate your drinking and dining experience at our favourite restaurants this 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. Each venue has a special offer available for ticket holders during the Melbourne Festival period.
Don't forget to show your Festival ticket and pre-bookings are highly recommended, especially if you are heading to a show after your meal.
Check out Time Out Melbourne's Festival Feast page here.
1 Flinders Walk, Melbourne - View map
Arbory is a lively all-day outdoor bar and eatery located between Melbourne's heritage listed Flinders Street Station and the world famous Yarra River.
Offer: Receive any of Arbory's burgers (Mushroom & Haloumi, Double Cheeseburger, Fish & Chip burger, Southern Fried Chicken) plus a schooner of Arbory American Brown Ale x Mountain Goat Brewery for $20
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne - View map
The Barre at Arts Centre Melbourne offers a vibrant and modern atmosphere, with a focus on seasonal produce, great wine and a classic cocktail list. Perfect pre or post your Melbourne Festival performance.
Offer: Main Course dish served with a Moo Brew beer for $30.
103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne - View map
Intimate Spanish tapas and cocktail bar with a vibrant atmosphere and a long list of tasty Spanish wines.
Offer: $20 drink/tapas special on the Bomba rooftop. The tapas will be a Croqueta and a signature cocktail.
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne - View map
Arts Centre Melbourne's newest café, eatery and bar next door to Hamer Hall—conveniently located near many Festival venues.
Offer: Cheese platter with two glasses of Banks Road Pinot Noirfor $40.
118 Little Collins Street, Melbourne - View map
Delicious share-dishes based on modern Australian flavours with Burma's regional and ethnic influences.
Offer: Show your tickets and you'll receive a complimentary beer or wine when you spend $20 or more.
193 Bourke Street, Melbourne - View map
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.
Offer: Get our cocktail of the month, Ramble Around The Vineyard - a well-balanced mix of Dewar's 12, white chocolate, lemon and lavender. Delicate and complex. Available all levels for $15.
Federation Square, Melbourne - View map
A Japanese communal dining room in Federation Square, providing the essence of Japanese cuisine: simplicity, flavour, technique and presentation.
Offer: a 4 course shared meal for 2 people for $70 including a beverage. Conditions: booking in advance essential, minimum 1 hour for the table, only available for parties of 2,4,6,8 (max 8 people).
86A Collins Street, Melbourne - View map
A busy nightspot with 3 bars, an expansive courtyard, and Victorian terrace. The food has a distinctively 'Modern European' take with every meal using fresh and local ingredients.
Offer: 2 for 1 Espresso Martinis on presentation of ticket for show that day (unlimited number).
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne - View map
Andrew McConnell's wine bar located above Cumulus Inc. Warm and intimate, the space offers an a la carte menu of small and larger dishes.
Offer: Enjoy Cumulus Up's signature dish of duck waffle, fois gras and prune with a glass of Bellvale pinot noir from Gippsland for $15.
146 Flinders Street, Melbourne - View map
One of the oldest pubs located in the CBD serving contemporary menus and drinks for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Offer: $25 burger & beer, plus anyone redeeming either of these offers will receive a 15% discount on their next visit.
146 Flinders Street, Melbourne - View map
Located nearby Forum Theatre and Federation Square this restaurant has a retro feel with a contemporary menu of steaks and share plates.
Offer: Complimentary dessert with all lunch or dinner bookings, plus customers will receive a 15% discount offer from their next visit.
River Terrace, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne - View map
Fatto is an all-day Italian Bar and Cantina offering delicious simple Italian food by Head Chef, James Kummrow.
Offer: Spaghettini of crab, lemon, chilli, parsley & pangrattato with a glass of wine for $30.
101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne - View map
A sprawling 4 level pub set in the cosmopolitan heart of Flinders Lane serving grilled cheese and cocktails.
Offer: 2 course dinner in the Garden Grill for $45 per person.
2 Exhibition Street, Melbourne - View map
Greek food, cocktails and ouzo in contemporary, buzzy spot run by celebrity chef and restaurateur George Calombaris
Lunch offer: $40 express lunch offer, including our Bend Over Box with glass of wine, beer or coffee to finish. Available between Mon—Fri, 12 till 3PM.
Dinner offer: 2-for-1 on our signature cocktail list.
Crown Melbourne, 25/8 Whiteman Street, Southbank - View map
A Naples inspired Italian restaurant with some of the best pizza in town.
Offer: A free tiramisu with every main meal ordered.
71 Collins Street, Melbourne - View map
Harley House is quintessential Melbourne - laneway, basement, hard to find. The industrial interior, Pisco Sours, Peruvian Street Food and art by Archibald Prize nominee Vincent Fantauzzo make for a unique bar experience.
Offer: As Harley House is synonymous with the Pisco Sour and Ceviche, we are offering Festival guests both for a combined price of $30 per person.
135 Greeves Street, Fitzroy - View map
A Modern French inspired bistro in an elegant and intimate setting with a strong European wine focus.
Offer: A free aperitif (kir royale, bellini, aperol spritz, beer or pastis) for each diner for the duration of the festival.
MR2/3 Southgate Aveune, Southbank - View map
Located at Southbank, serving traditional and authentic Italian food in a spacious dining room all-day long.
Offer: $20 Breakfast and coffee or tea. Choose from one the breakfast specials including pancakes, homemade fritters or classic bacon and eggs.
23 Meyers Place, Melbourne - View map
Loop Project Space & Bar is a unique cultural experience offering an ever-changing program of film screenings, audio visual performances, DJ based events, creative forums, exhibitions or a casual beer or cocktail in alcove or lane way seating.
Offer: Pizza (various flavours) + Moo Brew Pilsner - $15.
23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne - View map
A modern Asian restaurant with low-lit entrances, fun-loving menus and bold attitudes.
Offer: 4-courses for $45 with a choice of fish or meat for main course.
277-279 Flinders Lane, Melbourne - View map
A great option for inner-city drinks or casual dinner, this relaxed eatery's style touches on the old days of the Prohibition.
Offer: Bucket of Peruvian Fried Chicken and a schooner of Young Henry’s or a glass of Wild One sauvignon blanc for $15.
76 Bourke Street, Melbourne - View map
Offer: Free aperitivo (bubbles, beer, campari soda, aperol spritz) with any meal.
19 ACDC Lane, Melbourne - View map
A modern Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar taking you on exciting journey of discovery through the coast, andes and the jungle of Peru’s beautiful food and culture.
Offer: Pastuso's signature Pisco Sours with a serve of Anticuchos (Char-grilled Beef and Fish skewers) for $30.
72 Flinders Street, Melbourne - View map
High-end Modern Greek degustation by celebrity chef and restaurateur George Calombaris.
Offer: Complimentary course upgrade for lunch and dinner.
27 McKillop Street, Melbourne - View map
The award winning Red Spice Road is a Melbourne institution offering diners a unique South East Asian-style dining experience in the heart of the city.
Offer: Get a complimentary beer or wine when you spend $20 or more at Red Spice Road
37 Artemis Lane, Melbourne - View map
Red Spice QV brings you modern Asian food with Melbournian flair in the heart of the CBD.
Offer: When you spend $20, Red Spice QV will treat you to a complimentary beer or wine.
14 Meyers Place, Melbourne - View map
An Argentinian inspired restaurant and bar offering great food and drinks in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment.
Offer: $55 per person for a 4 course meal and a glass of Argentinian wine.
MR3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank - View map
Melbourne's riverside bar serving the best wines, spirits including single malts and a signature cocktail list running two pages.
Offer: Receive a complimentary glass of house sparkling or a pot of Wirth Bros Lager on the same evening as Melbourne Festival performance.