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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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Gold Leaf

Docklands

Set in the iconic Docklands, Gold Leaf Restaurant serves authentic Cantonese cuisine a the stunning banquet room, which is luxuriously decorated in...

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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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Spice Temple, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spice Temple

Southbank

Once you've tried Neil Perry's two-hatted take on Chinese food in the seductive surrounds at Crown you'll find it hard to go back to lemon chicken.

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The Fleece

South Melbourne

The Fleece Hotel, in South Melbourne, offers patrons the opportunity to drink and dine in a relaxed atmosphere. The food is a cut above your regular...

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Asakusa

Malvern East

Named after the riverside prefecture in Tokyo, Asakusa is a neighbourhood Japanese eatery in Malvern, best known for its crispy salmon skin roll....

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Chloe's Restaurant at Young and Jackson

Melbourne

Perched on the first floor of the historic Young & Jacksons Hotel, Chloe's Restaurant has more to offer diners than just a glimpse of its namesake...

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Flower Drum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Flower Drum

Melbourne

Invent a special occasion to get yourself to Flower Drum and dig into the novel Cantonese fare that garnered three more hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Mr Burger mobile food van, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mr Burger

Melbourne

Get your fill of Mr Burger's simple yet delicious meat - or felafel - between buns in Melbourne's north, south, east and west most days of the week.

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JJ's Bar & Grill at Crown Melbourne

Southbank

If you need a breather from the blackjack table, JJ's Bar and Grill is the place to be and be seen at Crown Entertainment Complex. Featuring a...

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Sahara Nights

Brunswick East

Sahara Nights is located on the restaurant strip of Lygon Street, Brunswick East and offers Turkish and Mediterranean dishes with a side serving of...

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