Imagine it: you fight your way through the packed foyer, find your seat and settle in to enjoy the show. Just as the curtain lifts, your stomach gives a loud rumble. Now you remember – you skipped lunch.

Don't risk an empty stomach ruining your ballet experience. At these spots you can catch a quick meal or snacks before the show, or take your time for a full de-brief afterwards.

Long Chim

Good for a quick curry or noodle dish before the show.

Crown Melbourne Riverwalk 8 Whiteman Street
Southbank VIC 3006


A unique blend of Euro-Vietnamese and modern-Australian dishes.

Basement 141 Flinders Lane (corner Oliver Lane)
Melbourne VIC

Il Solito Posto

Enjoy a quick pasta at one of Melbourne's most-loved Italian spots.

Basement 113 Collins Street (enter George Pde)
Melbourne VIC

Garden State Hotel

Ideal for dinner, drinks or both.

101 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

Cumulus Up

Get snacky at Andrew McConnell's upstairs wine bar.

Level 1 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

Taxi Kitchen

Crowd-pleasing mains and 360 view of the city.

Level 1 / Transport Hotel Federation Square Swanston & Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC