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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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Gill's Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gill's Diner

Melbourne

Traverse the laneways for this jewel in the bluestone. Now prepare for rustic modern European food, an award-winning wine list and great service.

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The Cellar Bar at Grossi Florentino

Melbourne

The shopfront of the famed Grossi Florentino is dubbed The Cellar Bar. It’s a space constantly bustling with foodies and those who walk a long way...

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Machi

St Kilda

Walk through the nondescript frontage on Inkerman Street and discover Machi, a Japanese restaurant and bar that exceeds expectations. Art...

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Degani Cafe Bakery

Melbourne

Making the morning rush that little bit easier, Lonsdale Street's Degani Cafe Bakery is a little gift to Melbournians, serving great coffee from its...

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Liar Liar

Hawthorn

Run by the team at Three Bags Full and Two Birds One Stone, Liar Liar is a Hawthorn cafe staple. Just off busy Glenferrie Road, Liar Liar sees a mix...

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Meko Dining Fusion Cuisine

Wantirna

Meko Dining creates top quality fusion delicacies for the community of Melbourne. Fusion Cuisine combines elements of various culinary traditions...

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Quanjude

Melbourne

Quanjude is a traditional Chinese restaurant, which is renowned for its Peking duck and famed all-duck banquet, complimented by a list of quality...

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Anabella Pizza

Glen Huntly

Anabella Pizza has been established for nearly 27 years serving you and still going better than ever. The Management has over 20 years of experience...

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I Carusi II

St Kilda

Younger brother to I Carusi, St Kilda’s I Carusi II maintains the same old-school approach to pizza that led the original to fame. Italian pop-art...

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Cafe Paragon

Carlton North

On first glance this cafe may not appear particularly striking, however delve a little further and you’ll take in the gorgeous, European bistro feel...

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