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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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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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Sataybar

Melbourne

With two locations in the Melbourne CBD it’s hard to believe this tempting restaurant began as a stall at the Queen Victoria Market. Striving to...

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Brown Sugar Thai

Brunswick East

As well as many traditional Thai favourites you will find some dishes at Brown Sugar Thai that are unique to this popular East Brunswick restaurant....

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The Steel Yard

Blackburn

The Steel Yard on Railway Road in Blackburn brings the modern Melbourne tapas scene to the leafy south eastern suburbs. This brand new venue offers...

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Ying Thai

Abbotsford

On bustling Victoria Street, Ying Thai is a welcoming Thai restaurant on this otherwise Vietnamese strip. The restaurant may be simple, but...

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Town Hall Hotel Fitzroy

Fitzroy

A much-loved Fitzroy icon, the refurbished Town Hall Hotel offers guests a memorable Italian dining experience. The work of owner and Hatted Chef...

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Shiranui

Glen Waverley

Shiranui is a tiny jewel of a restaurant within The Glen Shopping Centre in Glen Waverley, with wonderful sushi, sashimi and a remarkable tasting...

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La Paella

Brunswick

Spanish and Moroccan cuisines are both on offer, but the delicious slow-cooked tagines are the main attraction at Brunswick’s La Paella restaurant....

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Merchant

Melbourne

Chef Guy Grossi continues to provide authentic Italian culinary experiences on Australian shores with Merchant, the Venetian-inspired restaurant...

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Hare & Grace, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hare & Grace

Melbourne

Add 'traderne' to your lexicon after tasting Raymond Capaldi's traditional food made with modern techniques, best consumed beneath the smoke-bush.

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