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Here’s how to get great deals in restaurants and bars during the Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival Feasts

If you’re an arts-lover, an adventure-seeker or constantly on the hunt for new experiences, then October is one of the best times to be in Melbourne. The Melbourne Festival (Oct 4-22) is now in full swing, with world-class theatre, dance, music, visual arts and outdoor events spreading across the city. If you haven’t planned your Melbourne Festival experience yet, then tickets are available for the majority of shows, which range from epic dance spectacles composed by Jamie xx and a 24-hour extravaganza of pop music to a trippy maze of mirrors installed outside Arts Centre Melbourne.

One way to make the most of your festival is through the Melbourne Festival Feasts offer. Restaurants and bars across the city are offering special deals and express meals to ticket-holders, making your experience even more delicious. Simply show your ticket to any show and get great discounts on your pre- or -post show meal; we’re talking Pisco Sours and chargrilled beef skewers for $30 at Pastuso or Cumulus Up’s signature dish of duck waffle, fois gras and prune with a glass of pinot noir for just $30.

And that’s not all. At riverside favourite Arbory Bar and Eatery, $20 will get you one of Arbory’s tasty burgers, plus a schooner of Arbory American Brown Ale. Over at 400 Gradi, you’ll be able to finish your meal with a free tiramisu, and at Collins Quarter, you’ll score two-for-one Espresso Martinis.

For the full list of the 27 participating bars and eateries, visit our guide to Melbourne Festival Feasts.

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Time Out is a proud partner of Melbourne Festival Feasts.