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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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Brother Burger & The Marvellous Brew, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brother Burger and The Marvellous Brew

Fitzroy

When it comes to choosing a burger in Melbourne, your decision might just come down to pedigree – of both the distinguished restaurateur and the beef.

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Lost Angel Bar & Restaurant

Melbourne

Angel Bar & Restaurant is a funky Thai fusion eatery located in the leafy area between Melbourne Museum, Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton...

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Achelya

Docklands

Achelya Restaurant Cafe Bar in Docklands has a relaxed and fun atmosphere making it ideal for celebrations. For an unforgettable hen's night, be...

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Sun Wah

Mordialloc

Located only footsteps away from Mordialloc Bay, Sun Wah is one of Beaumaris Bay’s hidden gems. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting with a...

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Jasper Kitchen

Melbourne

Set within the Jasper Hotel, Jasper Kitchen offers casual café dining on the fringe of Melbourne’s CBD. Making good use of its space, there are large...

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Atomica Caffe

Fitzroy

Giving other cafés on Brunswick Street a run for their money, veteran hipster magnate Atomica is serious about its coffee. Capitalising on its corner...

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Sirens Restaurant

Williamstown

Just metres from the sands of Williamstown Beach, Sirens Restaurant provides fine dining and breathtaking bay views. This beach house style...

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Santiago Tapas

Middle Park

Santiago brings a touch of Spain to Melbourne. This ambient little tapas bar hums from the packed crowd sharing some of Melbourne's best Spanish...

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Rockpool Bar & Grill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Southbank

Bring an appetite for excess at Perry's original, with the wines as fine as the pampered meats. Awarded two hats by The Age Good Food Guide.

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Teriyaki Anarchy Sake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Teriyaki Anarchy Sake

Collingwood

Stop in for a crisp beer and yakitori (chicken skewers) at Collingwood's own Japanese teriyaki den. Tempt fate with a 'Bloody Hugo Hates Me' cocktail.

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The Commoner

Fitzroy

CLOSED UNTIL JUNE DUE TO FIRE DAMAGEThis cosy and intimate restaurant in Fitzroy is a favourite among locals for its casual atmosphere and Modern...

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Tuscan Bar

Melbourne

Tuscan Bar is an upstairs Melbourne restaurant with a rooftop terrace, heavily Florentine in its decor, with lots of sitting, drinking and snacking...

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Red Olive

Fitzroy North

A stalwart of hearty Italian fare to Fitzroy North residents and surrounding suburbanites, Red Olive has become a destination for large groups and...

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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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Barcelona Spanish Tapas St. Kilda

St Kilda

Barcelona Spanish Tapas St. Kilda brings a touch of Spain to St Kilda with their tapas cuisine. In the winter Barcelona restaurant is cozy, comfy and...

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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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Pok Pok

Docklands

Bringing Thai Street Food to the Docklands; Pok Pok is a great casual diner just out of the city. Inside this industrial space, diners can sit at the...

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Hub Café

St Kilda

Hub Cafe sits inside Urban St Kilda, but the space is so comfortable in its own skin you hardly even notice it's a "hotel restaurant". The decor is a...

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Goshen

Fitzroy

A long-standing eatery in the heart of Fitzroy, Goshen serves up traditional Korean fare in comfortable surrounds. This is not a BBQ place, but a...

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Moshi Moshi

Port Melbourne

Seafood in Port Melbourne is a natural fit and Japanese restaurant Moshi Moshi has covered all its bases. Set within a converted house, tables are...

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