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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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Mt View Hotel Richmond

Richmond

Spread over four floors just minutes from Melbourne CBD, Mt View Hotel is a destination to wine, dine and recharge in the city. The bistro menu is...

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Tempura Hajime

South Melbourne

Awarded One Chef Hat - The Age Good Food Guide 2012 - 2014Discover a little space with big flavours at Tempura Hajime restaurant in South Melbourne....

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Cicciolina, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cicciolina

St Kilda

Combining retro fittings and modern Mediterranean cuisine, this St Kilda institution is a favourite with locals, celebrities and local celebrities.

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Luxembourg Bar and Bistro, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Luxembourg

St Kilda

Share plates of classic and modern European-style fare at this bar and bistro from contemporary dining's dream team Andrew McConnell and Chris Watson.

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Cerberus Beach House

Black Rock

Overlooking the spectacular Half Moon Bay, just over 20km south of Melbourne, The Cerberus Beach House is the perfect spot to soak up the sprawling...

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Il Cubico Cafe and Burger Bar

Melbourne

Found in Melbourne's most fashionable laneway, cafe, burger bar and restaurant Il Cubico is a real crowd pleaser. Popular with city workers and tired...

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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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Prince Patrick Hotel

Collingwood

On a street corner in Collingwood is the Prince Patrick Hotel. It has a crumbling exterior but, the interior is schmick - all high ceilings,...

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Tutto Bene

Southbank

Tutto bene means "everything's good" and it's a spot-on tagline for this Italian restaurant that's on the second level of the Southgate complex. Dine...

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The Woods of Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Woods of Windsor

Windsor

Step inside and be transported to a 1900s speakeasy with over 50 single malts on the menu, and gramophones and taxidermy aplenty.

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