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.
1 Flinders Walk, Melbourne - arbory.com.au
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: For $18 get Chef Nick Bennett's specially created soft shell crab burger with sweet chilli mayonnaise, fennel & picked cucumber plus a glass of selected wine or beer.
193 Bourke Street, Melbourne - www.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 Passionfruit Paloma 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
A Japanese communal dining room in Federation Square, providing the essence of Japanese cuisine: simplicity, flavour, technique and presentation.
Offer: Express Dinner Menu with a selection of dishes served on a tray for $25 per person.
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: Spaghettini of crab, lemon, chilli, parsley & pangrattato with a KIRIN beer for $30.
Level 1, 18 Market Lane, Melbourne - www.dingdonglounge.com.au/kitchen
The sounds, smells, and tastes of the bayou have arrived in Melbourne. Direct from New Orleans, Head Chef Chris Weysham, is introducing Melbourne to his Cajun heritage and home style, Louisiana cooking.
Offer: 10% discount on dinner bill, including drinks for Melbourne Festival ticket holders.
87 Bourke Street, Melbourne - www.grandtrailerpark.com.au
The Grand Trailer Park Taverna is an east-coast-inspired burger-and-bar diner serving up Melbourne’s best new burgers alongside signature spiked shakes, cocktails and desserts.
Offer: Free small chips with any burger purchase.
Basement, 71 Collins Street, Melbourne - www.harleyhouse.com.au
Harley House is Australia’s only Picanteria—a traditional Peruvian bar and eatery. Specialising in Cebiche and Pisco Sours, revolving artwork from owner Vincent Fantauzzo and a quintessentially Melbourne experience.
Offer: Two for one drinks including Pisco Sours on arrival on presentation of a ticket for the event(s) of the day.
*This will be for the first round only and one drink purchase per ticket (ie two drinks). Second drink must be of an equal or lesser value.
City Square, 44-86 Swanston Street, Melbourne - lavitabuona.com.au
La Vita Buona is an independent wine bar and retail shop in located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.
Offer: Complimentary glass of wine with a main meal purchased over the value of $25, from 4pm.
Level 3, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne - www.looprooftopbar.com.au
Loop Roof is a rooftop cocktail bar café-restaurant in Melbourne CBD set in open air, exotic garden setting.
Offer: Cider glazed pork belly sliders with apple slaw - using the KIRIN Apple & Mikan Cider that we stock to cook and glaze the pork belly. $12 for the duration of Melbourne Festival, or with a pot of KIRIN Beer for $15 for ticket holders.
23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne - lucylius.com.au
Lucy Liu is an eclectic multicultural Asian eating & drinking space designed to cater for people wanting Asian sharing tastes with cool drinks in a buzzy, stylish and fun street food environment.
Offer: Four course menu for $40, for bookings up until 6pm, for the duration of the Festival.
Level 6, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne - www.mesaverde.net.au
Mesa Verde is a Mexican inspired restaurant and saloon style bar located in Melbourne's CBD.
Offer: Buy any cocktail from the Mesa Verde menu and receive a free cocktail of choice from the $10 SHOPPE menu.
*One offer per person, upon presentation of a ticket for that particular date.
Foxtel Festival Hub - www.festival.melbourne/hub
We are thrilled to have Mesa Verde on site at the Foxtel Festival Hub serving up delicious snacks day and night including quesadillas, nachos, and signature margarita or tequila flights.
187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne - omnom.kitchen
Om Nom at the Adelphi Hotel is the place to experience desserts that look like pieces of art and taste delicious.
Offer: 15% off the total bill for ticket holders.
19 ACDC Lane, Melbourne - pastuso.com.au
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: Chef’s Platter set menu with a complimentary pot of KIRIN for $49.
Hamer Hall, Melbourne - www.sakerestaurant.com.au
Saké Restaurant & Bar Hamer Hall has cemented its long-standing reputation as the most-loved and celebrated Melbourne Japanese Restaurant.
Offer: Show your festival ticket and receive a complimentary matched sake taster when you dine on the pre-theatre menu.
14 Meyers Place, Melbourne - santelmo.com.au
An Argentine inspired Restaurant & Bar offering great food and drinks in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment.
Offer: Chef’s Platter set menu with a complimentary bottle of KIRIN $55.
477 Collins Street, Melbourne - www.stateofgracemelbourne.com.au
Conveniently located on the New York end of Collins Street in a 1889 built landmark, (if only walls could talk!) State of Grace offers a bustling restaurant on street level with a little European flavour.
Offer: Complimentary dessert or choice of a signature cocktail with any main meal or grill purchase.