Pre-Concert Dining

Looking to satisfy your taste buds pre-concert? Check out these great restaurants:
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    •    Palings Kitchen and Bar
Merivale’s Christopher Whitehead, Head Chef of Palings Kitchen and Bar, and an original member of the Silo Collective, is collaborating with Musica Viva for a special winter offer at this hidden city gem. Delivering fresh flavours in an informal setting, Palings offers four distinct dining choices away from the busy city streets and is the perfect location to enjoy a range of salads, gourmet sandwiches, roasts and more, before taking in a show. As part of his long association in commissioning new Australian music through Musica Viva, Christopher looks forward to guests experiencing a refreshing and casual meal to accompany their evening of music excellence.
Special Offer: $45pp for 2 courses (including a glass of wine)
Available before 7pm, Mon-Fri. Bookings essential 9240 3000 – mention this offer when booking.
Level 1, Ivy. 330 George St, Sydney : 

    •    Uccello
Set in beautiful surroundings, David Lovett took over the jewel of ivy in January this year. A true Italophile, David has spent a length of time traversing the regions of Italy and now applies this experience to his authentic Italian menu at Uccello. By selecting only the freshest produce and preparing it with a less-is-more approach, David allows the ingredients to speak for themselves and his dishes to sing.
Special Offer: $45pp for 2 courses (3 courses $55)
Available before 7pm, Mon-Fri. Bookings essential 9240 3000 – mention this offer when booking.
Level 4, Ivy. 320 George St, Sydney : 

    •    Felix
Nestled in Sydney's Ash Street laneway, this elegant bistro’s classic French fare is perfectly matched by an extensive wine list. Felix is affectionately designed as a romantic homage to the quintessential French brasserie. Diners are charmed by its many authentic touches; like walls featuring real Parisian subway tiles, imported French chandeliers, a beautiful pewter bar and food delivered by waiters in traditional long-aprons.
Special Offer: $50pp for 2 courses (3 courses $60)
Available before 6.30pm, every day. Bookings essential 9240 3000 – mention this offer when booking.
Ground Floor, Ash St, Sydney : 

    •    Intermezzo
Italian fine dining. Winner of Best Italian restaurant, Restaurant and Catering Association 2010. Special offer 2 courses + glass of wine for $59. Reservations call 02 9229 7788. Please quote this offer when booking.
    •    Prime
Sydney’s most awarded steak restaurant. Winner of Best Steak restaurant, Restaurant and Catering Association 1999-2009. Special offer 2 courses + glass of wine for $59. Reservations call 02 9229 7777. Please quote this offer when booking.
    •    Postales Restaurante

Spanish restaurant & tapas. Winner of Best Spanish restaurant, Restaurant and Catering Association 2010.

Special offers:
1 tapas with wine for $19
2 tapas + glass of wine for $30
1 main + glass of wine for $33
2 courses + glass of wine for $43

Reservations call 02 9229 7744. Please quote this offer when booking.
    •    Bar Cupola
Bar Cupola, Angel Place is open for delicious pre-concert dining. Voted Best Casual Restaurant and Best Café in SMH Sydney Magazine’s Readers’ Poll. You can access  Bar Cupola from Angel Place Office Tower at 123 Pitt Street. To book a table please call (02) 9221 3377 or email Download the dinner menu here.

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    •    Adelaide Town Hall PreConcert Dining
Located on the 1st Floor of the Adelaide Town Hall, the bistro dining area offers a quality seasonal menu; delicious, convenient & affordable. The bistro is open 2 hours prior to the start of the performance.

    •    The Straits Café
Enjoy fine pre-concert dining only a short walk from the Adelaide Town Hall. The Straits Café at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel, 55 Waymouth St, Adelaide is offering to Musica Viva subscribers a 15% discount on food and wine. The Straits Cafe showcases modern Australian cuisine featuring market-fresh local produce. Its extensive wine list has been hand-selected to match the menu and includes a wide selection of South Australian wines. Restaurant open for dinner from 6.00pm. Bookings are essential – phone 8115 8888.

    •    La Trattoria
Iconic Adelaide restaurant La Trattoria in King William Street is extending a special offer to Musica Viva subscribers to enjoy before or after the performance: 10% off total dinner and drink bill
This special offer is available to Musica Viva subscribers on concert night from 5pm until late (the kitchen closes at midnight)(subject to availability). Bookings are recommended – phone 8212 3327 and present your Musica Viva “Viva Card” on arrival.

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    •    Script Bar & Bistro
Script Bar & Bistro is an Italian style bistro located in Southbank Boulevard, two minutes walk to the Melbourne Recital Centre.  Script offers a sophisticated bistro, superb bar and terrace for pre-concert dining. The menu is predominantly Italian in style and uses seasonal produce, sourced locally where possible, to create approachable dishes showcasing the best Victoria has to offer. Visit online

    •    Blondie's Bar
Situated next to the Melbourne Recital Centre, offers an exciting menu inspired by Asian cuisine and an interesting mix of Australian and European wines, carefully selected craft beer, and perfectly constructed cocktails. Visit online

    •    Pure South Dining
River level, Southgate (cnr Southbank Promenade and Southgate Avenue) offers produce from Tasmania and King Island.  They change their menu almost daily to reflect the changing seasons and the produce that is delivered directly from the ocean and the farms of the producers. Melba at Langham Hotel, Southgate Avenue, presents a delectable culinary selection, with special appearances from the Tandoori Oven, Turbo Woks, Rotisserie, Seafood Ice Blocks, and Floating Dessert. Visit online

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    •    Stone Restaurant (In the Mantra Hotel)
Located in the popular arts precinct of South Bank, Stone Restaurant and Bar offers an original menu boasting a mix of contemporary main meals and seasonal specials with a unique flair for share plates and tapas to be enjoyed in a relaxed, modern setting. Stone Restaurant and Bar has also recently undergone a rejuvenation resulting in a fabulous open bar area with an ambiance and fresh vibe reflective of the South Bank location.
161 Grey Street South Bank, Queensland 4101  Tel (07) 3305 2518
Pre-Concert Menu
Stone’s Pre-Concert Dinner menu includes a selection of their best entrees, mains and desserts. There is also the choice of two courses or three courses. To view the menu visit
    •    The Lyrebird Restaurant
Located on the ground floor of QPAC, the Lyrebird is QPAC’s à la carte restaurant, offering fine dining in a comfortable setting. Enjoy a relaxing start to your evening with the quality food and excellent service of the Lyrebird. You can request a reservation online or call (07) 3840 7598 to make your reservation. To ensure a relaxed meal, we recommend you select a reservation time as early as possible prior to the start of your performance. To ensure a relaxed meal, we recommend you arrive at the restaurant two hours prior to the start of your performance. Non-theatre guests are also welcome.
Ground Floor
QPAC, South Bank
3840 7598
Pre-Concert Menu
The menu changes regularly to take advantage of seasonal produce. Click here to peruse the Lyrebird Restaurant menu [PDF 26.0KB] before your visit.

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    •    Chairman & Yip Restaurant
The Chairman and Yip offers  an East meets West fusion cuisine. We occupy two levels in an inner city location. We are in close proximity to all the major hotels. Our menus are designed to cater for large group functions as well as small gatherings. ACT Subscribers to Musica Viva receive  a 20% discount off the table bill by showing your Vivacard.

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    •    Perth Concert Hall Café for pre-concert dining
The Café at Perth Concert Hall recently reopened with a fresh new look and a modern Australian menu. The Café is open for pre-show dining two hours prior to concerts as well as for barista coffee and cake after the concert. Dinner reservations are essential. Please call (08) 9231 9946

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