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.

Bombini Buzz

An all-day eatery attached to Hamer Hall.

Hamer Hall, Southbank Promenade
Southbank VIC 3004

Long Chim

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

Crown Melbourne, Yarra Promenade 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

Taxi Kitchen

Crowd-pleasing mains and 360 view of the city.

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