Arts for All Appeal

Due to staff shortages across the hospitality industry there are limited dining options available. Please book online at The Barre or The Dining Room, or arrive early to avoid disappointment. For additional options, explore reservations at Southbank or Federation Square – both within a short walk of Hamer Hall and the Theatres Building.

Make the most of your visit by treating yourself to our range of bars, restaurants and cafes.

Arts Centre Melbourne has a variety of places to stop for food or a drink before your show.

For a limited time, check out Lobster & Co, currently serving from the Arts Centre Melbourne forecourt. Enjoy their iconic Lobster Roll, or the special menu item just for winter – the Lobster Chowder served in a toasty sourdough bread bowl.


Start your evening off right by securing a pre-show dinner at The Barre or The Dining Room. Both conveniently located in the Theatres Building under the iconic spire, enjoy seasonal menus with drinks to match. The Barre is also open late, so you can grab a post-show drink and bite to eat.

Quick and casual

For those looking for a quick and casual stop, you'll find Protagonist out the front of the Theatres Building, or Allegro on level 5. Both offer a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as a variety of quick bites like sandwiches, salads and wraps.

Show goers will also find foyer bars on each level of the Theatres Building and Hamer Hall. The perfect spot to stop for a drink or a snack before your show or at intermission.

No matter what you're looking for, Arts Centre Melbourne has you covered.

The Barre

Seasonal produce, great wine and a classic cocktail list.


An al fresco café located right on Melbourne’s favourite boulevard.

The Dining Room

Pre-show dining experience just moments from the theatre.

Foyer Bars

We have you covered for that pre-show or interval drink or snack!


A variety of tastes and beverages for those looking for a pre-show bite.


A distinct, unique spin of tried and tested Japanese flavours.


Currently closed

Mezz Bar

Currently closed


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