If you love stand-up comedy or just like to laugh, head to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to witness the largest comedy festival in Australia and the third-largest festival in the world. Make a night of it by dining with us pre or post your comedy show!
Venues: Longsong, Bar Saracen, Annam
There’s been a changing of the guard in the Punch Lane precinct of Melbourne’s CBD. Swapping Hobart for heritage-listed horse stables, chef David Moyle wows at Longsong with his wood-fired snacks and skewers. Old-school hospitality prevails at Bar Saracen, described by chef and owner Joseph Abboud as a restaurant “of Middle Eastern appearance”. Meanwhile, over at Annam chef Jerry Mai draws on her family’s Vietnamese and Cambodian roots to deliver hawker-style menus in slick surrounds.
This event is part of our cult classic Crawl ‘n’ Bite series. We take you to three handpicked restaurants or bars in one night to show off the best of Melbourne’s vibrant dining scene. You’ll enjoy a bite and matched drink in each before being guided to the next.
Simply choose your session (6:00pm-8:00pm or 8:30pm-10:30pm) and your starting venue below. The order or your crawl will vary depending on where you choose to start, as outlined below.
Longsong (starting venue) / Annam / Bar Saracen
Annam (starting venue) / Bar Saracen / Longsong
Bar Saracen (starting venue) / Longsong / Annam
Only the dietary requirements/allergies listed on the event page can be accommodated by each venue. For any other specific allergies, please email email@example.com no later than one week prior to the event
From the team behind Rumi comes this self-described restaurant ‘of Middle Eastern appearance’. Bar Saracen aims to represent the complexity of the region’s cuisines but isn’t afraid to put a twist on the classics. The borek is stuffed with n’duja, egg and cheese, while the lamb kofte is enhanced by pistachios and served with Turkish cacik. Rock on.
Available lunch, Tuesday-Friday, 8-24 March
Book via phone - 03 8639 0265