Theatre Restaurants | Melbourne Guide
Melbourne has a long tradition with Theatre Restaurants.
Along with its theatre roots, Melburnians have always loved theatre and coupling that with its other great love, food is a give.
Some of Melbourne's best known theatre restaurants have come and gone (see below), but Melbourne still has its share of really good venues worth a night out.
What is a Theatre Restaurant
For the newbies who are not quite sure what a Theatre Restaurant is: it is a dinner and show. The dinner and drinks are served during the show often by the performers in the show.
A venue that entertains it's guests throughout the meal. In the past the food was group fare, edible but basic at best. Today the food is excellent, 3 courses plus drinks as one would expect, the service spot on and the shows (wow).
Guests arrive at a preset time, are welcomed and escorted to their table. Dinner and shows are best enjoyed with a group of 4 or more family and friends.
Theatre Restaurants in Melbourne
Titanic Theatre Restaurant
The Titanic sails every Saturday Night at the Titanic Theatre Restaurant.
1 Nelson Place, Williamstown
Witches In Britches
Witches in Britches is an interactive theatre experience combining quality dining, spellbinding live entertainment, dancing and potent potions at the only medieval castle in the heart of the city.
84 Dudley Street, West Melbourne
Dinner & Show
Dinner & Shows in Melbourne include Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy, Murder On The Puffing Billy Express, Faulty Towers | The Dining Experience, Flamenco Dinner Show, Magic Dinner and Show, Murder Mystery Night, The Blues Train, Show & Cruise (boat), Schnitzel n Tits (Adult).
Colonial Tramcar Restaurant | Melbourne Dining on culinary delights and touring scenic streets surrounded by all the sights, the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is a historic and iconic part of any experience in the city.
Let's not forget country themed restaurants like the Cuckoo Restaurant (German), Bavarian Steak House (closed), Hofbrauhaus (German), Belgian Beer Cafe (Belguim), Ginza Teppanyaki (Japan), Izakaya Teppanyaki Bar (Japan), Teppanyaki Inn (Japan), The Aegean Restaurant (Greek), Taco Bill (Mexican), PJ O'Brien's Pub (Irish), Pugg Mahones Pub (Irish),
Names you may remember:
Tikki and John's wonderful restaurant in the cbd.
HUNCHBAX Theatre Restaurant in Richmond.
Aladdin's Theatre Restaurant in St Kilda.
Melbourne's first smorgasboard restaurant, Swagman Restaurant
Bunratty Castle Theatre Restaurant, 127 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne
For those that like to remnince, there was a Roman themed restaurant (name forgotten) out in the eastern suburbs, as well as a British themed restaurant in Albert Park (name forgotten, maybe Dirty Dicks).
More recently, Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant bit the dust as Australia's longest-running and most successful theatre restaurant, having entertained over 3 million guests over 30 years.
What's your favourite theatre restaurant experience? Have we missed on? Let us know.
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