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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 Perseverance Hotel

Fitzroy

The Perseverance Hotel is a funky Fitzroy pub and restaurant that pumps out fun tunes and great grub six nights a week. It's one of the most popular...

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Merchant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Merchant

Melbourne

Sit alongside a striking watercolour mural, sip a classic Bellini and dine on traditional north-eastern Italian fare to be transported to Venice.

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Charcoal Lane, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Charcoal Lane

Fitzroy

Sit back with a full stomach after the bush tucker meets fine dining experience, plus the warm fuzzy glow of supporting a worthy social initiative.

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Barrio

Ivanhoe

Barrio restaurant is a great addition to the eating scene in Ivanhoe, with its relaxed atmosphere, smart interior and Mediterranean-influenced...

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Collins Quarter

Melbourne

A favourite with the corporate crowd for after-work drinks, Collins Quarter is tricky to find but well-worth the task, serving masterful cocktails...

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Hellenic Republic Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hellenic Republic Kew

Kew

Like the Brunswick original, this Colombaris taverna serves up simple, fresh, authentic Greek dishes along with a range of Hellenic wines and ouzos.

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MoVida, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

MoVida

Melbourne

Assembling the menu for Melbourne's favourite date restaurant, MoVida chef Frank Camorra scoured Spain for the finest bite-size comestibles.

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Lafayette Fine Foods

Brighton

Lafayette Fine Foods is about takeaway of the best kind, serving the food you'd cook yourself if you had time. Located in Brighton, the store is more...

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Sezar Restaurant

Melbourne

Get to grips with smoky Armenian barbeque, mama's specialties and sophisticated cocktails in this stylish eatery that's more Melbourne than Yerevan.

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Anju Bar and Restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Anju

Melbourne

Choose tapas-style fusion dishes to go with traditional Seoul food favourites at this stylish, modern Korean diner where the menu is built around food to consume with alcohol.

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