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Food & Drink @ The Social

Welcome to The Social @ IPAC

View a copy of our menu here.

Providing a relaxed urban setting to meet with friends and family, and boasting an impressive al fresco space, The Social is a unique café and bar at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, home of Merrigong Theatre Company, in the heart of Wollongong’s vibrant Arts Precinct. Choose from a café menu of tasty breakfast items, salads and sandwiches, substantial meals, sweet treats, and delicious Toby’s Estate coffee.

Visitors to the Centre can relax and enjoy the sophisticated selection of international beers and wines available from the bar menu.

Theatre patrons can enjoy pre-theatre dining options, as well as pre-performance drinks with two bars servicing the Bruce Gordon and IMB Theatres.

The stylish venue, contemporary food, and fantastic coffee in partnership with Toby’s Estate, creates an enjoyable and functional space for the local community that services everyone from city workers to theatre patrons alike.


$25 Pre-Show Dining Packages
For many shows, you can pre-book a meal and drink at The Social when you book your tickets!

For only $25 pp. our great value Pre-Show Dining Packages feature a regularly updated menu of three delicious à la carte options, served with a house drink of your choice. Menus are updated regularly, and will always include at least one vegetarian and one gluten-free option.

CLICK HERE for a sample menu.

A Pre-Show Dining Package entitles you to one meal and drink selected from a set menu available at our in-house café, The Social. Menus are updated regularly, and will always include at least one vegetarian and one gluten free option. Meal orders must be placed no less than 40 minutes before performance time. Our friendly staff will contact you to arrange your table booking at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Final menus will be available to view online at least 24 hours prior to your booked performance.


Spiegeltent Drink & Meal Vouchers

Available only with Spiegeltent tickets, we have a $6 drink voucher and a $20 drink + meal voucher that can be purchased when booking your tickets.

– $6 Drink Voucher: Your choice of house red, white or sparkling, Peroni, light beer or soft drink.
– $20 Drink + Meal Voucher: Your choice of house red, white or sparkling, Peroni, light beer or soft drink. PLUS your choice of meal, from a minimum of three menu options, as identified on the Spiegeltent menu on the date of your ticket. You will be able to choose from three different meal offers which will include a vegetarian option.

CLICK HERE for a sample menu.

CLICK HERE for terms & conditions.


Exclusive Entertainment Experience with Merrigong
Do you want to host a unique event at The Social?  We offer exclusive entertainment packages which include tickets to a show at the IPAC or Wollongong Town Hall and either a sit down dinner for small groups or a private cocktail reception for groups of 10 or more at The Social. Email us for further information.

Contact
32 Burelli Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Ph: 02 4224 5932
cafe@merrigong.com.au

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