Food HacksPosted on 01.05.2018

The Best Foods for Movie Night

Did you know more than half of Aussies order food for movie night? And more than 70% of Menulog customers order in when watching their favourite flick? It’s unsurprising, really, because what’s better than a night in with Netflix and a delicious takeout meal? The answer is nothing. To that end, we’ve paired movie classics with their perfect food match, read on to check out out reccos! (And please excuse the puns, we couldn’t help ourselves…)

Movie: Lady and the Tramp | Meal: Spaghetti Bolognese

Whether you’re 5, 30 or 80 years old, a Disney movie is always a fun watch. And with this movie’s colourful musical numbers, adorable romance, comedy and adventure, what’s not to love? And the spaghetti and meatballs scene is the definition iconic. Why not order in a delicious spaghetti bolognese and recreate this famous scene for your next movie date night! Fine, it’s corny, but it would be kinda fun, no? What a meal to eat on a “bella notte”!

Order spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread from Slice of Italy, Lilydale, VIC

Movie: Grease | Meal: Burger and Shake

Grease is arguably the best musical of all time. So get comfy in front of the TV and travel back in time to the rock n roll days of the 50s with classic diner food. Join the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies at the Frosty Palace with a burger and shake without leaving your couch by ordering a succulent American cheeseburger with fresh lettuce, tomato, aioli and pickles. And be “hopelessly devoted” to a sweet, creamy vanilla milkshake. 

Order a burger and shake from DownTown Burger Restaurant, Nambour, QLD

Movie: The Godfather | Meal: An Italian feast

Get your 3-piece suit and felt homburg hat on and walk along the streets of 1940s New York. Immerse yourself in the world of The Godfather with a mouthwatering Italian feast. Order the classic margherita pizza or a flavoursome lasagna with homemade pasta and rich meat sauce topped with parmesan cheese. Revenge is a dish best served cold, but garlic bread sure isn’t! So order in some warm garlic bread to tie in this Italian feast. This is an offer you can’t refuse.

Order pizza, lasagna and garlic bread from Villa Olivo, Crestwood, NSW

Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory | Meal: Dessert

Why put yourself through the torture of watching a movie about sweets, cakes and chocolate, without having any of those things within reach? Indulge in your very own chocolate factory by ordering in all your favourite desserts! Excite your sweet tooth by devouring a delectable Belgian waffle served with ice cream, fresh strawberries, topped with melted milk chocolate. This is a golden ticket opportunity you can’t pass. Order in chocolate chip cookies or a classic banana split and “you’ll be in a world of pure imagination”.

Order waffles, banana splits and more from Cioccolato Dessert Restaurant, Centenary Heights, QLD 

Movie: Forrest Gump | Meal: Shrimp Baskets

Experience the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company firsthand and order in delicious seafood baskets while you watch this heartwarming film. Get your family or friends together and share a tasty seafood basket with fish, shrimp and salt & pepper squid. Or perhaps you feel like some soft shell crab, calamari, fish and prawns? Either way, be a part of Bubba’s and Forrest’s dream and order in some shrimp, after all, it is the “fruit of the sea”.

Order seafood from The Fish Shack, Barton, ACT

So, go ahead and order your fave meal on Menulog for your next movie night!