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Allegro Restaurant

205 Collins St

Located on the first floor of The Westin Melbourne, Allegro Restaurant offers a relaxed inner city setting for a pre or post show dinner. Enjoy the unique platter dining concept offering a menu of modern cuisine made from the freshest seasonal produce. Choose from two platters (entrée and main or main and dessert) accompanied by a glass of wine.



Open: Daily from 5.30pm.

The Crafty Squire

127 Russell Street

The Crafty Squire is the home of the famous James Squire Brew house. Whether you’re in the mood for mouth-watering pub food or just want to try some of James Squire’s finest craft beers, the Crafty Squire is a true example of a “local” pub in Melbourne CBD.


Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 03:00am

Fri: 11:00am - 05:00am

Sat: 12:00pm - 05:00am

Sun: 12:00pm - 03:00am


Show your Comedy Festival ticket and receive 20% off your bill.


214 Flinders Lane
(03) 9663 8085

Located in Melbourne's City Square directly opposite the Town Hall, Brunetti is extending their hours to ensure comedy goers are hitting that coffee espresso fix! You can also pop into the iconic Brunetti at 380 Lygon St, Carlton, after a visit to Trades Hall.


Open 7am till late

Bar Ampere

16 Russell Place

Bar Ampere is an unconventional bar and eatery with no set dining times. European inspired food is served 7 days a week. Bar Ampere boasts Australia's largest absinthe offering along with a comprehensive cocktail and European wine list. Our house made Jake Leg ginger beer has become one of the many signatures of our hidden Melbourne Gem.


Open: Mon - Fri | 11am - 3am  

Sat - Sun | 4pm - 3am.

Campari House

23-25 Hardware Lane

Though we may sound like the Melbourne consulate for Italy’s much-loved bitter red aperitif, Campari House is actually the latest incarnation of an old-school bistro that opened its doors in 1968. Showcasing modern Italian inspired cuisine we hope to reflect the diversity of Melbourne’s unique dining culture while staying true to our traditional roots.


Dining Room Open: Mon - Fri | 12pm - late. Sat & Sun | 9am - late
Lounge Room Open: Thur - Fri | 5pm until late, Sat | 7pm until late
Rooftop Open: Mon - Wed | 12pm - 11pm, Thurs - Sat | 12pm - 1am, Sun | 2pm - 11pm


Receive 20% off your restaurant bill when you present your Comedy Festival ticket.

The Duke

146 Flinders St

Established in 1853, The Duke is the oldest licensed pub in Melbourne. We’re located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, opposite The Forum and within easy walking distance of Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and the famous MCG sporting precinct.


Open 7 days.


Show your Comedy Festival ticket and receive 20% off your bill.

The French Brasserie

2 Malthouse Lane

The French Brasserie serves up a medley of light, cherished brasserie dishes in a contemporary, inviting space of soaring ceilings and vast glass expanses. Guests can choose to dine in a range of surrounds, whether it be upstairs in the mezzanine area, inside at intimate tables or relax outside on the terrace.


Order before 7 PM (seating time 6.00 PM – 7.30 PM) Monday – Saturday dinner.

Glamp Cocktail Bar

Level 2, 267 Lt Collins St

An oasis in the heart of Melbourne, where you can experience glamping, African safari style. Indulge in a new coffee cocktail menu & unique twists on the classics. Up the stairs from polēpolē bar. #OasisInMelbourne


Open: Thu - Sat | From 6pm

Hairy Little Sista

240 Little Collins St
(03) 9639 7778

Hairy Little Sista is the much younger sibling of Hairy Canary. It is defined by an imaginative tapas menu, extensive booze selection, and of course, the association with it's big brother up the road.


Open: Mon - Fri | 7am - Till Late

Sat | 9am - Till Late

Sun | 9am - 4pm


The Basement, 195 Little Collins Street

Meatmaiden delivers choice cuts from the grill and smoker in the CBD. Descend the metal stairs to this underground restaurant and bar and you’ll be met with a wall of premium 40-day dry-aged meat, some killer cocktails and craft beer and wine. 


Open: Mon to Sat | 12pm – 3pm | 5pm - late

polēpolē bar + kitchen

Level 1, 267 Little Collins Street

An East African inspired watering hole and kitchen in the heart of Melbourne. We proudly serve African beers, crafty cocktail jugs, and fine wines. Our tasty food – ribs and not ribs – is designed for sharing. Down the stairs from Glamp Bar. #BeersRibsBeats

PS… polēpolē is pronounced pol-eh-pol-eh.


Open: Mon - Sat | From 5pm

Red Spice Road / Red Spice QV

37 Artemis Lane

Red Spice Road and Red Spice QV are the perfect destinations for fun and fabulous meals with friends and family. Led by acclaimed chef John McLeay, our menu draws on freshness & flavour to create delicious modern South-East Asian food with Melburnian attitude, in the heart of the city.


Open: Mon - Sun | Lunch 12 - 3 | Dinner 5pm - late 

Sat | 6pm - late


87 Flinders Lane

Stroll down the iconic Flinders Lane and enjoy a taste of Italy in Melbourne. Terra Rossa is the perfect spot for a pre or post show dinner, a quick pizza or a delicious cocktail. We stay open late and we take bookings! What’s more do you need to ask?!


Open: Mon - Fri | 8am - late. Sat - Sun | 12pm - late


275 Exhibition St
(03) 96637994

Welcome to Trunk’s Restaurant, Bar, Diner, and the CBD’s biggest Beer Garden. Choose from casual fine dining Mediterranean and pizza in the Restaurant, or try the Diner’s Pancakes, Eggs and hot coffee breakfast and famous burger and shake for lunch and dinner.


Open: Every day |  7am – Till late

Nieuw Amsterdam

106-112 Hardware St
(03) 9602 2111

Nieuw Amsterdam is a late-night, New York-style bar and eatery. This double level venue is located in a 1880s iron foundry building, said to have named the Hardware Street precinct. 



Lunch: Wed- Sunday | Dinner 7 days.

The Bar: Sun- Thurs | 5pm-3am

Fri - Sat | 5pm-5am

The Westin Melbourne: Lobby Lounge

205 Collins Street

The Lobby Lounge at The Westin Melbourne offers a sophisticated setting to enjoy a cocktail pre-show or night cap post-show. Take a seat by the open fireplace in one of the luxurious club chairs or enjoy a balmy Melbourne evening on the terrace and choose from an extensive beverage list and menu of light meals.


Open: Daily from 8am till late.