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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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Trippy Taco, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Trippy Taco

Fitzroy

Take a Mel Mex pilgrimage to the brightly coloured Trippy Taco for vegetarian Fresh Mex street food. Sit outside and enjoy a cocktail in the sun.

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Locanda Cucina

Melbourne

Locanda Steakhouse, located in the heart of the Theatre Precinct in Melbourne is made famous for its steaks, combined with traditional Italian fare...

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World Restaurant & Bar

Southbank

World boasts an extensive food and cocktail menu, 99 wines and over 80 different beers from around the world. Whether it is a quiet beer on the...

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Ambrosia Cafe

Berwick

A haven for foodies, Ambrosia functions as a cafe, bar and food store in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Having established itself in the area as a...

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Bar Idda, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Bar Idda

Brunswick East

Put your faith in Mama's secrets at the proudly Sicilian Bar Idda, a gastronomic beacon on Lygon Street with a passionately old-country seasonal menu.

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Vin Dining

Prahran

The former Vin Cellar has been split into two – Vin Dining and Vin Cellar. Vin Dining will offer a refined fine dining menu but it will now just...

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Omah's

Hawthorn

Meaning grandmother in Malay, Omah’s encapsulates traditional Malaysian and Nonya cooking in Hawthorn. The extensive menu offers an authentic taste...

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Milan at Kew

Kew

Now under new ownership, this long-running restaurant offers some style, some enterprising signature dishes, moderate prices and a friendly...

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Money Order Office

Melbourne

Down an obscure laneway off Little Burke Street, Money Order Office (affectionately known as MOO to those in the know), has had a makeover of late,...

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The Potsticker

Caulfield North

“It’s a bit traditional and a bit modern” says owner Eric Wong, formerly of Cina in Armadale, of his newly opened restaurant, The Potsticker. Named...

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