Melbourne Festival Feasts
This year, plenty of Melbourne bars and eateries are offering special deals and express meals to make your festival experience even more delicious
IF YOU’RE AN arts-lover, an adventureseeker or constantly on the hunt for new experiences, then October is one of the most exciting months to be in Melbourne. Melbourne Festival ( Oct 4-22) is a feast of world-class dance, theatre, music, visual arts and outdoor events, offering everything from a stunning modern ballet with music composed by Jamie xx to an epic journey through centuries of pop music performed over 24 hours. While you’re planning your perfect Melbourne Festival, it pays to take advantage of the Festival Feasts program: a smorgasbord of special offers and express meals available to festival-goers. Deals range from complimentary cocktails to four-course feasts for $45, and all you have to do is show your ticket on arrival. The full list of feasts is below... 1Pastuso
Show your Melbourne Festival ticket to get one of Pastuso’s signature Pisco Sours and a serve of anticuchos (chargrilled beef and fish skewers) for $30. Available seven days a week during the festival, for walk-ins only (no reservations). à19 ACDC Ln, Melbourne 3000. 2The Press Club
Show your Melbourne Festival ticket to receive a complimentary course upgrade for either lunch or dinner. Available Tuesday to Friday, noon-3pm and 6-8pm. Applicable for a three-course lunch upgrading to a fourcourse lunch, and six-course dinner upgrading to eight courses. Only includes food menus, no beverage included in offer. à72 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000. 3Cumulus Up
Head to Flinders Lane to enjoy Cumulus Up’s signature dish of duck waffle, fois gras and prune with a glass of Bellvale pinot noir from Gippsland for $15. àcumulus Inc, Lvl 1, 45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne 3000.
4FattoGet spaghettiniBar and with Cantina spanner crab, lemon, chilli,wine for parsley$30. àartsand pangrattatoCentre Melbourne, with Hamera glass Hall, of River Terrace, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank 3000. 5Lucy Liu
Get four courses for $45 with a choice of fish or meat for your main course for the duration of the festival. à23 Oliver Ln, Melbourne 3000. 6Arbory Bar and Eatery
Present your Melbourne Festival ticket to receive any of Arbory’s burgers (mushroom and halloumi, double cheeseburger, fish and chip burger, and southern fried chicken) plus a schooner of Arbory American Brown Ale x Mountain Goat Brewery for $20. àflinders Walk, Melbourne 3000. 7Harley House
Melbourne Festival-goers get a Pisco Sour and ceviche for $30 per person. Harley House will be open late during the festival for drinks and supper. à71 Collins St, Melbourne 3000. 8San Telmo Get four courses and a glass of Argentinian wine for $55. à14 Meyers Pl, Melbourne 3000. 9Ombra Get a free aperitivo (either bubbles, beer, Campari soda or Aperol spritz) with your meal. à76 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000. 10Gazi
Present your Melbourne Festival ticket and get the $40 express lunch offer (includes the Bend Over Box) with a glass of wine or beer and tea or coffee to finish. For dinner, take advantage of the two-for-one offer on their signature cocktail list. Lunch offer available from noon-3pm, dinner offer available Monday to Friday between 4-6pm. à2 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000.
Get a croqueta and a signature cocktail for $20 on the Bomba rooftop, from 3pm during the Melbourne Festival. à103 Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000. 12The Barre
At the Arts Centre Melbourne’s bar and eatery, Melbourne Festival ticket holders can get a main course dish and a Moo Brew beer for $30. àarts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd 3004. 13Red Spice Road
Get a complimentary beer or wine when you spend $20 or more at ten-year-old city South East Asian diner Red Spice Road. à27 Mckillop St, Melbourne 3000.
Get a four-course shared meal for two people for $70, including a beverage. Available for advance bookings (minimum one hour) for parties of two, four, six or eight. àfederation Square, Melbourne 3000. 15The Duke
Get a burger and a beer for $25, plus a 15 per cent bounceback card for your next visit. à146 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000. 16Dutchess
Get a complimentary dessert with all lunch or dinner bookings, as well as a 15 per cent bounceback card for your next visit. àlvl 2 146 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000.
Show your ticket and get Carlton Club’s cocktail of the month, Ramble Around the Vineyard – a well balanced mix of Dewar’s 12, white chocolate, lemon and lavender – for $15. à193 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000. 18400 Gradi: Crown Get a free tiramisu with every main meal ordered. àcrown Entertainment Complex, Shop 25 8 Whiteman St, Southbank 3006. 19Red Spice QV When you spend $20, Red Spice QV will treat you to a complimentary beer or wine. à31 Artemis Ln, Melbourne 3000. 20Burma Lane
Show your ticket and you’ll score a complimentary beer or wine when you spend $20 or more. à118 Little Collins St, Melbourne 3000. 21Garden State Hotel
Get a two-course dinner in the Garden Grill for $45. Available Monday to Thursday between 5-7pm on presentation of a Melbourne Festival ticket. à101 Flinders Ln, Melbourne 3000. 22La Camera Receive a breakfast and a coffee or tea for $20. àshop MR2 Mid Level East End, Southgate, Southgate Ave, Southbank 3006. 23Loop Project Space & Bar Get a pizza and a Moo Brew Pilsner for $15. à23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne 3000. 24Collins Quarter Receive two-for-one Espresso Martinis on presentation of a Melbourne Festival ticket. à86a Collins St, Melbourne 3000. 25The Mill House
Nab a bucket of Peruvian Fried Chicken and a schooner of Moo Brew or a glass of Wild One sauvignon blanc for $15 on presentation of your Melbourne Festival ticket. à277- 279, Flinders Ln, Melbourne 3000. 26Waterslide Bar
Present your Melbourne Festival ticket and receive a complimentary glass of house sparkling or a pot of Wirth Bros Lager. à26 Southgate Ave, Southbank 3006. 27Bombini Buzz
Melbourne Festival ticket holders can get a cheese platter with two glasses of Banks Road Pinot Noir for $40. àhamer Hall, Southbank Promenade, Melbourne 3004. ■