Food & Beverage

Rod Laver Arena offers guests a wide variety of food options to delight every appetite, with classic favourites all the way through to gourmet flat breads, fresh fish and Melbourne’s iconic  Gradi Pronto pizzas.

In 2019, we are excited to launch our new Grand Entrance, which will include three levels of delicious food and drinks. The Grand Entrance is the perfect meeting point to grab a drink with friends, or make your event more special on the rooftop at the Upper Deck or with a sit-down meal from Railyards Bistro & Bar before a show!

The Grand Entrance will open at 5.30pm on event nights, so you can skip the crowds, queues and traffic, settle in and experience our exciting new spaces for an even more enjoyable night out!

Railyards Bistro & Bar

Discover our stylish and modern Railyards Bistro & Bar up the new Grand Entrance escalators. Offering an à la carte menu created by our chefs including delicious options such as Braised and Flamed Short Rib, Battered King George Whiting, Pizza Forno and a range of starters, sides and dessert!

You’ll also find lounge spaces where you can enjoy a drink and a snack with friends, for something a bit more casual. View the Railyards Bistro & Bar à la carte menu here, and bar menu here.

Bookings are available in three sittings at 5.30pm, 5.45pm and 6.00pm on show nights. To make a booking, select your event date and party size below, click find table and select which sitting you would like. If you miss out on a booking, walk up tables will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Bookings will open for upcoming events 7 days prior to the show day. Bookings are currently open for:

  • Michael McIntyre, March 22 - Fully booked, walk up tables only
  • John Mayer, March 27

Upper Deck

An open-air rooftop boasting incredible views of the MCG, AAMI Park and  the inner-city skyline. The Upper Deck is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and add a catch up with friends prior to your show. Offering a casual bar menu including share plates and pizzas, a special night at Rod Laver Arena starts here. The Upper Deck will also be open for one hour post every show, so you can chill out with a drink and wait for the crowds to clear. Please note the Upper Deck may close due to weather.

View the Upper Deck menu here.

*Please note both Upper Deck and Railyards Bistro & Bar are cashless. ATMs are available on the Rod Laver Arena concourse.

The Loft

Rod Laver Arena's exclusive bar and lounge, The Loft, is the ultimate upgrade to your experience. Offering direct access to the arena, a private bar, separate bathrooms and a comfortable place to chill out before the show, treat yourself to a night out with your friends, or create a special date night. More information on The Loft can be found here.

Rod Laver Arena Concourse

If you're simply after a quick bite, our concourse has a variety of offerings to suit your taste buds!

Find a comprehensive list of our current outlets below, please note that the range may be tailored to suit specific events.

Grass & Grain Burgers

Location: Grand Entrance

Menu: Gourmet Beef, Chicken and Veggie Burgers, Hot Chips

3000 Acres

Location: Grand Entrance

Menu: Deli-style sandwiches, snacks

Food Market

Location: Southern Pod near Doors 5 and 6

Menu: Hot chips, fish & chips, chicken & chips, burgers, sandwiches and healthy offerings.

Gradi Pronto

Location: Southern Pod near Doors 5 and 6

Menu: Gourmet pizzas, arancini balls, desserts

Cleaver & Coop

Location: Door 9

Menu: Southern fried chicken, chips, southern fried chicken burger


Location: Door 12

Menu: Flatbreads with Greek or Asian fillings, hot chips

Galley Fish & Chips

Location: Door 17

Menu: Fried and grilled fish, fried calamari, grilled fish


Location: MCA Door 6

Menu: Loaded lattice fries with a range of topping options