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.
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: For $25 get Chef Nick Bennett's New England Lobster Roll & Potato Crisps plus your choice of any tap wine or schooner of Stomping Ground Helles Lager / Arbory Brown Ale
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: Chef’s weekly special main meal with a Moo Brew Pale Ale or Glass of Wine, $20 for Melbourne Festival ticket holders plus receive a voucher for a further 15% discount off the bill on next visit*
*Discount cannot be applied to any products already discounted.
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 and a hard-to-resist tasting dishes.
Offer: $10 Old Cuban cocktail with the purchase of any main meal. Offer valid on the day of the ticket used to claim offer.
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: The $35 Melbourne Festival Dinner Tray includes mixed salad, Goma-ae Broccoli, Miso soup, Sashimi or Avocado Hosomaki rolls, A choice of Wafu Steak, Teriyaki Chicken, Miso Buta or Vegetable curry with brown or white rice. Also included is a choice of three desserts and a beverage from selected menu (only available with bookings prior to 4.00PM of the day of the booking. Please inform the restaurant of this offer when making the booking)
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.
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. What better way to begin or end your evening? We will be open late during the Festival for drinks and supper.
Level 3, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne - View map
Loop Roof is a rooftop cocktail bar café-restaurant in Melbourne CBD set in an open air, exotic garden setting.
Offer: Melbourne Festival ticket holders are entitled to the following;
Beef Brisket Sliders, braised in pale ale - $10
Deep Fried Pickles, honey chipotle - $7
Served with a pot of beer for $5
21 Bond St, Melbourne - View map
Dining at Maha is about more than just sensational food—it’s an experience for the senses. Shane Delia and his team create playful and full flavoured Middle Eastern food like nothing you’ve tasted before. Using a fresh, innovative and unrestricted approach with Mediterranean influences, they skilfully redefine the ancient cuisine through modern dining.
Offer: Two courses and a glass of wine for $55. Restricted seating times apply, contact restaurant for details.
Level 6, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne - View map
Mesa Verde is not your average bar or restaurant. Our approach to traditional Mexican dining is bold and unique. Utilising seasonal and local produce, our kitchen pushes the boundaries whilst acknowledging the beauty of long-established Mexican flavours and techniques.
Offer: Purchase any Margarita, get a free taco.
187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne - View map
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
91-93 Flinders Lane, Melbourne - View map
Papa Goose offers an exciting spin on British classics in a sophisticated warehouse-style dining room serving a la carte, degustation and traditional roasts. Together with the Mary Fortune Bar and private dining options it’s your place for any occasion.
Offer: Receive a glass of wine of your choice on arrival in the restaurant when your Melbourne Festival ticket is produced.
Post Festival event cocktail – come and have a complimentary cocktail in Mary Fortune after your event. Produce your festival ticket to receive this offer.
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: $59 chefs selection menu inclusive of starters, street food, main and dessert. Includes a schooner of Patagonian Pilsener beer.
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. Led by acclaimed Executive Chef John McLeay, the menu emphasises freshness, presentation and above all, flavour.
Offer: Receive a complimentary glass of wine, beer, soft drink on presentation of ticket for that day when dining for lunch or dinner.
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: Asado for $60pp (minimum two people). Our Asado set is a selection of our best dishes in the style of a traditional Argentine shared feast showcasing the delicious charred effects of the parrilla (charcoal grill). Includes a glass of Argentinian Malbec or Sauvignon Banc.
477 Collins Street, Melbourne - View map
Conveniently located on the New York end of Collins Street in a 1889 built landmark, (if only walls could talk!) State of Grace offers two distinct spaces; a bustling restaurant on street level and an underground secret cellar bar... if you can find it!
Offer: Complimentary signature cocktail with every restaurant booking made during the festival. Mention the code word ‘saving grace’ upon booking to redeem.