The Fork Festival 2020
A heap of Melbourne restaurants are offering half-price meals for eight weeks.
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2020 — Due to popular demand, The Fork Festival has extended for three weeks, which means you have until Saturday, February 29 to snag a tidy 50 percent off your total food bill. It also means this deal is sticking around for Valentine's Day — you know what to do.
When Christmas and New Year are over, the temptation to hibernate grows pretty strong — so, you're probably going to need a little something extra to tempt you off the couch. Handily, online reservation platform The Fork has a winning idea up its sleeve: it's offering a huge eight weeks of dining specials nationwide.
Kicking off on Monday, January 6, the second ever The Fork Festival will see top restaurants across the country offering sit-down meals for half the usual price. Yep, 50 percent off your total food bill, folks — think of it as the proverbial carrot luring you out of the house. So far, 300 restaurants have signed up, but The Fork is expecting this number to grow.
There are some great venues coming to the party, too. Melbourne venues include Tulum Restaurant, Mukka, Souk, White Oaks Saloon, Pascale Bar & Grill and Casa Nom Bar y Restaurante, Din Tai Fung and Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse.
You might want to revisit an old favourite or you could get a little adventurous and road-test somewhere new. Either way, there's ample time to squeeze in a fair few discount feasts before the festival wraps up on February 29.
You can check out the full list of participating restaurants on the website.
Top image: Casa Nom by Griffin Simm.