Keen to extend your festive season? To celebrate our rebrand here at TheFork AU, we’re excited to host our month-long Half Price Dining Festival from 10 January - 10 February. Is there a new restaurant you’d love to try? Or a new cuisine? With 50% off dining at over 450 Australian restaurants, there’s plenty of reasons to catch up with friends and family.

The festival includes more than 100 Victorian restaurants, and we’ve rounded up the 6 top rated Melbourne restaurants. From Windsor to Coburg, here are some of the hottest spots for dining out in Melbourne, that you can visit for a limited time at 50% off. Hungry yet?

Punch Lane

Marmara Restaurant, Windsor - Rated 9

Marmara Restaurant, Windsor

Wander down the Windsor end of Chapel Street to discover the authentic Marmara Turkish Restaurant. Established in 1980, and named after one of the seven regions in Turkey, Marmara is one of Australia’s oldest Turkish restaurants. The secret to its longevity? Genuine, traditional Turkish flavours from a family passionate about providing a quality dining experience.

Whether you opt for the classic or special banquet options or order a la carte, you’ll be made to feel right at home. While there’s plenty of fresh seafood on the menu, Marmara also serves an extensive range of delicious vegetarian dishes.

Your banquet will start with delectable dips, Baked Eggplant and Turkish bread, alongside other delights, then head into mains, maybe fresh Calamari and Prawns, and Iskender Kebab. All banquets come with Pilaf (rice) and Garden Salad. No meal at Marmara is complete without a traditional dessert, like a Turkish Delight or Baklava, and coffee or tea. Gather your whole family together and enjoy authentic Turkish flavours made and served with love.

 

HALF PRICE DINING -  50% OFF FOOD

Exclusive to TheFork – Marmara Restaurant will be offering Half Price Dining - 50% Off Food when you book at specially marked times. Don’t miss out, limited availability.

Dinner Sun-Sat

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Tulum Restaurant, Balaclava - Rated 8.9

Tulum Restaurant, Balaclava

Tulum is an authentic, award-winning Turkish restaurant, the brainchild of two of Australia’s leading Turkish chefs, Coskun Uysal and Kem Barut. Every three months, the team at Tulum in Balaclava select a different region of Turkey and reinterpret its ingredients and recipes in a modern context. Get ready for an innovative adventure, as Tulum’s creative team select five dishes that best represent the region and put their unique spin on the food.

Or choose from the a la carte menu for artfully plated modern dishes with authentic Anatolian flavours. You might start with Ekmek, Turkish Butter Katmer Bread with smoked date butter and pistachio mousse. Meat meze options include Manti, Turkish Beef Dumplings with Maras pepper, minted garlic yoghurt and burnt butter. Local fresh Calamari comes with harissa, parsley, feta cheese and lemon chilli bread crumble, while Lamb Rump is accompanied by carrot puree, pickled apricot and Turkish coffee crumble. There are plenty of sweet options to entice you at the end of your meal.

So, sit back and relax with friends or family in the exposed brick dining area complete with large mirrors, and enjoy Tulum’s modern cuisine and outstanding service.

 

HALF PRICE DINING -  50% OFF SET MENU

Exclusive to TheFork – Tulum Restaurant will be offering Half Price Dining - 50% Off Set Menu when you book at specially marked times. Don’t miss out, limited availability.

Dinner Tue-Sat

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Las Tapas, St Kilda - Rated 8.8

Las Tapas, St Kilda

Las Tapas Gastronomia Española serves authentic tapas in the heart of St Kilda. With daily menu updates via Twitter, you can expect anything from Cured Anchovy Fillets dusted with smoked paprika, or Garlic and Chilli Prawns. Weekly specials are also on offer, like the famed Sunday Paella.

You’re encouraged to drop by for a bite, lunch or dinner, where you and your friends can enjoy tasty, fresh, Spanish delicacies, washed down with a fine Spanish wine or beer, or some sangria.

Enjoy great food, made with passion at Las Tapas, in a buzzing atmosphere. This venue ticks all the boxes, friendly service, delicious food, great wine and a terrific atmosphere.

 

HALF PRICE DINING -  50% OFF FOOD

Exclusive to TheFork – Las Tapas will be offering Half Price Dining - 50% Off Food when you book at specially marked times. Don’t miss out, limited availability.

Dinner Sun, Tue-Sat

Book Las Tapas here

Punch Lane, Melbourne - Rated 8.8

Punch Lane, Melbourne

Found at the top end of Bourke Street, Punch Lane has been a character-filled, Melbourne institution for almost two decades. The warm and welcoming service matches the cosy, old-world European bistro setting. Think timber, leather accents and red chairs, just right for lovers or intimate get-togethers.

During the day, Punch Lane offers its a la carte menu or an express lunch of two courses with a glass of wine and coffee. At night, order a la carte, or take the Five Course Tour, with matching wines if you fancy. It’s also the perfect spot for a pre-theatre feed. The food highlights contemporary Mediterranean flavours, with occasional Asian and Middle Eastern influences. The cheese platter here is also something extraordinary.

Whether you’ve visited many times over the years, or it’s your first dining experience, you can expect excellent flavours and great service every time at Punch Lane.

 

HALF PRICE DINING -  50% OFF FOOD

Exclusive to TheFork – Punch Lane will be offering Half Price Dining - 50% Off Food when you book at specially marked times. Don’t miss out, limited availability.

Dinner Sun-Sat

Lunch Mon-Fri

Book Punch Lane here

The Woodlands Hotel, Coburg - Rated 8.8

The Woodlands Hotel, Coburg

There’s more than meets the eye at The Woodlands, where an unassuming exterior reveals a quirky and whimsical ambience and impressive food and drinks. The fun and eclectic decor features masks, lanterns and booths, to transform your evening into something other-worldly.

Bring your friends and family to The Woodlands for a drink and snack in the front bar or linger over a meal in the dining room upstairs. The friendly and attentive staff will help you settle in. The rotating drinks list celebrates Victoria, with a huge range of tap and bottled beers, and carefully curated wine list. Let the cocktail list tempt you, with fabulously-titled tipples such as The Pernicious Pavlova.

You can expect next-level pub food, with snacks such as Jalapeno and Goats Cheese Croquettes with smoked tomato, or Kingfish Ceviche for an entree. Opt for a traditional pub meal, like a Chicken Parmigiana, or something fancier, like a Malt Brined Spatchcock, with corn, grilled carrots and bacon gravy. Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini, with chickpeas, lemon yoghurt, kasundi, winter purslane and olive oil = veg heaven. There’s a special menu for the small frys too. Don't even try to resist the Malted Whipped Cheesecake or Kaffir Lime Creme Brulee. You can thank us later.

 

HALF PRICE DINING -  50% OFF FOOD

Exclusive to TheFork – The Woodlands Hotel will be offering Half Price Dining - 50% Off Food when you book at specially marked times. Don’t miss out, limited availability.

Dinner Sun-Sat

Lunch Sun, Fri-Sat

Book The Woodlands Hotel here

Sandown Park Hotel, Noble Park - Rated 8.8

Sandown Park Hotel, Noble Park

The Sandown Park Hotel Noble Park is a neighbourhood gem. The friendly and warm environment is perfect for a catch up with friends. The venue is proud to offer an array of facilities and entertainment areas for the whole family to enjoy.

Enjoy pub favourites, such as burgers, seafood, pasta and a selection of steaks at the family-friendly bistro. Gluten-free options, a kids’ menu and seniors’ specials will keep everyone happy. When the kids need to stretch their legs, they can head to the fantastic indoor playground. Depending on the day, there may also be free entertainment.

Whether you’re a local or just passing through, drop into the Sandown Park Hotel for great service, good value and a relaxing atmosphere.

Picked your favourite yet? Spots are limited during the festival, so get your group together and book a table today through TheFork AU to enjoy this fantastic special dining offer.

 

HALF PRICE DINING -  50% OFF FOOD

Exclusive to TheFork – Sandown Park Hotel will be offering Half Price Dining - 50% Off Food when you book at specially marked times. Don’t miss out, limited availability.

Dinner Sun-Sat

Book Sandown Park Hotel here