Look no further for the ultimate pre-theatre dining deals. From pub grub to Mexican feasts, we’ve put together the perfect guide for all budgets. 

Bang for your buck at Crafty Squire, $45 per person

Conveniently located on Russell st, Crafty Squire offers one of the best value pre-dining deals. For only $45 per person, be greeted with the brewers board upon arrival. A glass of wine, beer or soft drink too. One of the best things about this deal is that you can choose your own main. Whether it’s a parma or burger and chips, the choice is yours. Book ahead, available seven days a week.

Mexican feast at Bodega Underground, $48 per person

Fill up pre-show with Bodega Underground spicy Mexican. With a set menu of six dishes plus dessert for only $48 per person. Begin with guava mimosas on arrival. Whether you go the regular or vegan option, everyone gets yummy churros, and it’s all gluten-free. Book ahead and don’t miss out.

Pre-theatre dining by the Yarra at La Camera, $50 per person

Located in Southbank is the ideal pre-theatre dining experience, La Camera. Overlook the river and feast on the Italian set menu for only $50 per person. Start with your choice of entree, and move onto mains. From spag bol to cheesy pizza, the choice is yours.

Table with pizza, bowl of pasta and cocktails seated outside by the Yarra River and city skyline background
La Camera

Express banquet at The George on Collins, $55 per person

Heading to a show but don't want to miss out on the full banquet experience? The George's $55 pre-theatre banquet menu is a highlights reel of the restaurant's best dishes. Available for ticket holders, it comes with five dishes including braised lamb ribs and green chicken curry. Go one better and throw in a serve of crispy pork belly if you're feeling particularly hungry.

Quick bites at Robata, $55 per person

Sit under the neon lights at Robata for the quick bites menu. The express dining menu is designed to have you feeling satisfied and on your way in an hour. For only $55 per person, enjoy a selection of sushi and yakitori. With a complimentary Asahi super-dry or wine of your choice.

Wide shot of groups of people dining under unique Japanese signs.
Robata

Pre-theatre express banquets at Miss Pearl, $45 per person 

Inside the Southbank theatre is the delicious Miss Pearl. Express banquets start at only $45 per person, and can be enjoyed by two. Be transported by the aromatic flavours of Asian cuisine with five small plates, dessert and a glass of beer or wine.

Fine-dine pre-show at Nomad, $85 per person 

A 20-minute walk to all the theatres in the CBD, Nomad is the ultimate fine dining experience. For $85 per person, enjoy a set menu of Nomad’s most loved dishes. Try fresh favourites like the raw kingfish, wood-fired flatbread and BBQ spatchock. All bookings are for a 60-minute duration, designed to get you to your show on time. Book ahead.

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