Along Southbank's riverside strip you'll find Southgate, a restaurant, shopping and entertainment catch all that'll knock you into a stupor with its enviable views of Melbourne's CBD skyline. Try The Deck, a European-style dining hub with a sunny outdoor deck, French-style charcuterie and a full wine display from Australia and beyond. Head to Miyako for authentic Japanese teppanyaki, where talented chefs juggle utensils and food while preparing your meal. Or for a pre-show feed try their special bento box available from 6pm to 7.30pm. At Bluetrain you'll find casual pizza, pasta, burgers and cocktail jugs inspired by classic Melbourne streets (our pick is the Chapel Street). At the drink slinging Waterslide Bar you'll get your dinner and drink in one classy hit. If you show your comedy festival ticket to the Waterslide staff before your show, you can take advantage of their drink specials ($4 sparkling, $4 pots and $8 pints). More foodie options come via Southgate's licenced food court, where you can watch happy go lucky Melburnians make the most of Southgate's unbeatable riverside location.
Make a night out of your comedy festival ticket with a meal at one of these Southbank venues. Located between some of Melbourne’s biggest landmarks, this riverside strip is close to all the action with a great atmosphere and city skyline views to boot.