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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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The Atlantic, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Atlantic

Southbank

Unique oyster varieties are prepared with the gentlest touch, fitting for a restaurant starred by Australian Gourmet Traveller.

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Cafe Italia

Carlton

Established in 1987, Cafe Italia has withstood the test of time and easily remains one of the finest of its kind in the area. Found off the main...

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Gertrude St Enoteca

Fitzroy

A cosy Fitzroy eatery that's bursting with personality, Gertrude St Enoteca is a small bar that packs a big punch. A favourite in the area thanks to...

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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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Izakaya Den, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Izakaya Den

Melbourne

Watch the chefs behind the bar as they artfully slice up tasty morsels, while roaming waiters pour imported Japanese beers or cool, dry sakes.

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Okra

Hawthorn East

Full of bright colours, and with a menu of mixed Asian cuisines, Okra restaurant is amiable and affordable, and well-loved by Hawthorn East...

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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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Bolero's

Warrandyte

A rustic restaurant in Warrandyte, Bolero’s Restaurant offers contemporary European cuisine with heavy French and Spanish influence. Offering...

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Union Dining, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Union Dining

Richmond

Uncover the provincial life at the top of Swan Street in Richmond, whether it's a cosy Sunday lunch or celebratory drinks on the rooftop terrace.

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Anatolian Cafe Restaurant

Broadmeadows

Anatolian Cafe Restaurant is a Turkish restaurant like no other, right in the heart of Broadmeadows where all the flavours of Turkey come together....

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