When it comes to having a great night out, not much beats a fantastic dining experience and a theatre show. But planning the perfect pre-theatre dinner is all about choosing a restaurant with quality food, excellent service and a convenient location. 

If you’re going to see a show at The Capitol, Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Princess Theatre, the State Theatre or anywhere else around the city, here’s why The Meat & Wine Co makes the ideal spot for a pre-theatre dinner in Melbourne.

Enjoy top-graded steak and boutique wines

If your idea of the perfect pre-theatre dinner involves quality steak and wine, look no further than The Meat & Wine Co Southbank.  

Closely monitored from farm to table, our exclusive line of Monte Beef is sourced solely for The Meat & Wine Co to ensure the utmost quality in every cut of steak. Every steak is grilled to perfection on the grill and rounded out with our signature African-inspired basting. Choose from grass-fed or grain-fed premium beef in your preferred cut, or enjoy a beautifully marbled melt-in-your-mouth wagyu steak.

If you’re in the mood for something a little different for your pre-theatre dinner, choose from our exceptional a la carte menu. From market-fresh seafood and slow-cooked ribs to vibrant seasonal salads and artisan cheeses from around the world, there’s something to please every taste on our carefully curated a la carte menu.

As you might expect, our wine menu has been curated to round out our steak and a la carte dishes, and includes a handpicked selection of red wines, white wines and dessert wines from top wine regions in Australia and around the globe. Make your pre-theatre dinner in Southbank a little more special by trying a glass (or bottle!) of wine from a well-respected winegrower. 

Dine in style

Having recently undergone a million-dollar renovation, The Meat & Wine Co Southbank boasts three levels of modern grandeur. Located at the popular Freshwater Place precinct with views of Queensbridge Square, the Yarra River and the city skyline, our Southbank restaurant marries new and rustic design elements, like warm solid timbers, contemporary detailed metal cladding and patterns, textures and artefacts inspired by our African heritage. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ultimate pre-theatre dinner in one of Melbourne’s most unique dining spaces.

Take advantage of our convenient Southbank location

Thanks to our central location, getting from The Meat & Wine Co to the theatre after your meal couldn’t be easier. Catch a bus or taxi from outside our front doorstep, or stroll across Queens Bridge to take the tram from Market St and Flinders St or Market St and Collins St. For those driving, there are a number of parking stations near the restaurant, like Wilson Parking at 25 Queensbridge St and Wilson Parking at Riverside Quay.

Have tickets to a theatre show in Melbourne? Book your pre-theatre dinner in Southbank at The Meat & Wine Co.