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 offers a complimentary drink with your meal.

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.

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  • The Barre

    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.

     

  • Bomba

    103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne - View map

    Intimate Spanish tapas and cocktail bar with a vibrant atmosphere and a long list of tasty Spanish wines. 

  • Bombini Buzz

    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. 

  • Belleville

    Globe Alley, Melbourne VIC 3000 - View map

    Chicken dishes and Asian tapas in a late-night bar with funky wall murals and distressed decor.

  • The Carlton

    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.

  • Chocolate Buddha

    Federation Square, Melbourne - View map

    A Japanese communal dining room in Federation Square, providing the essence of Japanese cuisine: simplicity, flavour, technique and presentation.

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  • Collins Quarter

    86A Collins Street, Melbourne - View map

    A busy nightspot with 3 bars, a plush cigar lounge, and Victorian terrace. The food has a distinctively 'Modern European' take with every meal using fresh and local ingredients.

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  • Pastuso

    19 ACDC Lane, Melbourne - View map

    Peruvian bar and grill with dark wood and geometric tiles, for ceviche and pisco-based cocktails.

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  • San Telmo

    14 Meyers Place, Melbourne - View map

    An Argentinian inspired restaurant and bar offering great food and drinks in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment.

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  • Crafty Squire

    127 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000 - View map

    Craft beer and weekly bands, plus a menu featuring bush tucker, at a lively pub and microbrewery.

  • Jardin Tan

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141 - View map

    A slick, Vietnamese-inspired cafe and bar in the Royal Botanic Gardens by Shannon Bennett.

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  • Leftbank

    1 Southbank Blvd, Southbank VIC 3006 - View map

    Eclectic cuisine in a vast, stylish restaurant and bar with charcoal lounges and a mirrored ceiling.

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  • Secret Kitchen

    222 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000 - View map

    Founded in 2007, Secret Kitchen has become a reputable restaurant chain in Victoria serving exquisite Chinese cuisines.

  • Palermo

    401 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000 - View map

    Old-world charm, fused with a nonchalant new-world chic and penchant for the flamboyant.

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  • Lello Pasta Bar

    150 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 - View map

    Busy after-work scene with stylish leather benches, serving pizza, share plates and craft beer.

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  • Longsong

    Upstairs, 44 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 - View map

    Moonshine,. music and merriment.

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  • Rice Paper Sister

    15 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 - View map

    Rice Paper Sister is the next chapter in the story of two life-long friends love affair with South East Asian food and dining culture.

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  • Time Out Fed Square

    Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000 - View map

    Share plates, breakfasts and gourmet sandwiches in a casual, contemporary-design cafe with terrace.

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  • Uncle Collins Street

    15 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 - View map

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  • Whitehart

    22 Whitehart Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 - View map

    The white hart has always been a creature of myth and legend. The ancient Celts saw it as a harbinger of doom.

  • Lucy Liu

    23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne - View map

    A modern Asian restaurant with low-lit entrances, fun-loving menus and bold attitudes.

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