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'What did you eat' is usually the first question after a night out in Melbourne, and the answer could be just about anything thanks to Melbourne's dizzying array of dining options and the city-wide emphasis on the stomach.

Multicultural mix and wallet-friendly eats
Trawl Melbourne's distinct ethnic dining precincts to feed a craving for those just-back-from-holiday hankerings for authentic Pad Thai, South Indian curry, Yucatecan cochinita pibil, or Middle Eastern mezze. The city's traditional multicultural mix is represented on the plate and new ingredients are constantly being added.

Depending on how far from payday you are, there's a dining option to suit. Fill up at the myriad ethnic eateries or the buzzing cafes with their filling baguettes and single origin coffees. Plenty of upmarket restaurants offer mid-week lunch specials to let you taste how the other half dine.

Finest dining
The Melburnian love of a good meal has placed the city in the top echelons of global dining, with Anthony Bourdain famously declaring, 'I'd rather eat in Melbourne than Paris.' Local chefs hone their skills around the world, then return home to establish one-of-a-kind restaurants in typically Melbourne venues. Many of the world's best chefs set up Melbourne outposts or guest-chef at local favourites to complement the scene.

Eat your own adventure
Eating out in Melbourne can be an adventure, thanks to an increasing number of LA-style mobile food vans and their use of social media to advertise their changing locations. Sign up, track them down, and pig out.

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Cafe Lalibela

Footscray

If Africa is on your list of top world destinations, then get an advance tour at Cafe Lalibela in Footscray, just five kilometres west of the CBD....

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Gingerlee

Brunswick East

Gingerlee offers something for everyone at its hip Brunswick East outpost, melding a Middle Eastern-inspired cafe, great breakfasts and a simple, yet...

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Stalactites, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stalactites

Melbourne

Bring a hearty appetite to Melbourne's busy Greek precinct and be treated to oven-baked lamb and homemade dips. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

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Il Bacaro, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Il Bacaro

Melbourne

Hatted by The Age Good Food Guide, Il Bacaro's the kind of the place that could have opened last week or ten years ago, which it did.

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Oriental Tea House, Chapel Street

South Yarra

A Chapel Street stalwart, at the Oriental Tea House diners enjoy fast and flavourful yum cha while sipping from a selection of hand-blended teas....

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The Horn

Collingwood

The Horn is an African restaurant, music lounge, bar, cafe and beer-hall in Collingwood that provides an unforgettable dining experience. This is the...

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Bluestone Restaurant Bar

Melbourne

Housed within an historic woolshed, in the centre of the city, Bluestone Restaurant Bar is one of Melbourne’s most established venues. A favourite...

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Old Post Office Seymour

Old Post Office Seymour - Fine Art Gallery & Licensed Restaurant

Seymour

Surprise! Surprise! A 'Real' Gallery in the Country! The Fine Art Gallery with its licensed restaurant were established in 1992 in the restored C1872...

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Town Hall Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Town Hall Hotel

Fitzroy

Treat the bar of the laidback Fitzroy eatery like it's your local, then swan into the dining room to feast on perfectly executed Italian classics.

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Ants Bistro

Melbourne

Amid the plethora of Melbourne’s Chinatown restaurants on Little Bourke Street lies Ants Bistro – a simple, hidden-away diner specialising in the...

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