More than 300 films feature in this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival. From art-house weirdness through kitsch flicks, film from lesser-known nations; queer love stories and the sort of documentaries that could either recruit you on a new-found mission or spin you off into the best kind of existential crisis; MIFF is our annual plunge pool of global cinema.
While swimming aimlessly through the huge program is a time-honoured method for approaching the festival, you don’t want to be doing the same when looking for a pre-screening feed or a spot to post-up and discuss a film once you’ve seen it. With this in mind, we’ve partnered with MIFF on a guide detailing where to eat and drink during the festival. We’ve divided the MIFF Food Guide into sections focused on key festival venues: The Forum & ACMI; Comedy Theatre; Kino Cinemas; and HOYTS Melbourne Central.
Under each location you’ll find a handful of great restaurants and bars. Wait times have been considered to help ensure you won’t have to bolt mid-course to catch the opening credits, and each venue listing features MIFF session times happening nearby. If a restaurant pick is easier than a film one, just choose your eatery and let the scrolling lists guide you.