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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 French Lettuce Patisserie & Bakery

Carlton

The iconic French Lettuce has been a Carlton favourite for over 30 years as an established bakery and café. Set along Nicholson Street, this...

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Jolimont Pleasure Garden

Melbourne

In Federation Square at the mouth of the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia sits a funky little cafe and bar with a name that’ll make you smile....

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Vivere Restaurant

Point Cook

Located in Point Cook Town, Vivere meaning "to live" offers city quality Italian cuisine and the complete family and friendly dining lifestyle that...

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Left Bank

Southbank

Left Bank brings together great food and premium products in the vibrant Southbank promenade on the bank of the Yarra River. Left Bank is a spacious,...

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Spirit Station Pier

Port Melbourne

Perched on the iconic Station Pier with views over Hobson’s Bay, Spirit Station Pier is an elegant event space in trendy Port Melbourne, just fifteen...

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Town Hall Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Town Hall Hotel

Fitzroy

Treat the bar of the laidback Fitzroy eatery like it's your local, then swan into the dining room to feast on perfectly executed Italian classics.

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Satay Anika

Brunswick East

There’s more than just satay on offer at Satay Anika – a small, East Brunswick Malaysian restaurant that’s known for its inexpensive food and...

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Soto

Toorak

SOTO is a cosy dining room serving modern Australian food using fresh local ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they've designed the...

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Byblos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Byblos

Melbourne

Jump into the Melbourne dining melting pot and emerge at Byblos, a lavish Mediterranean restaurant on the Yarra, with its banquet dining by the water.

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Grossi Florentino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grossi Florentino

Melbourne

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide, Guy Grossi has created a menu that is quintessentially Italian but incredibly innovative.

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