Melbourne International Film Festival has been running since 1952. As far back as we can remember, it's been outdoing itself with each successive program. This year's schedule features 300-plus films, from dark comedies to documentaries.

One of the great things about attending MIFF, though: it's more than great films. Some of Melbourne's best restaurants and bars are walking distance from each cinema, making for a whole night out. Fire up the group chat, book your tickets and reserve a table at one of our favourite restaurants below.

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Hoyts Melbourne Central

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A Melbourne classic that's suitable for any occasion.

First Floor, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC

La Petite Creperie on Swanston Street

Proper French crepes, served fast.

Corner Swanston and Little Collins Streets
Melbourne VIC

8bit CBD

Burgers with a side of arcade-game nostalgia.

231 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Mesa Verde

Climb the stairs to this Mesoamerican bar and eatery.

Level 6, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Rooftop Bar

One of the best spots in the city for an open-air drink.

Level 7, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000