Gingerboy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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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Kumo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kumo Izakaya

East Brunswick

Sign up to the Japanese izakaya social eating experience at Kumo Izakaya, where food and drink are inseparable and designed to be shared with friends.

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Sarti, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sarti

Melbourne

With a brand new chef and a focus on its bistro-style Italian fare, The Age Good Food Guide gave Sarti its blessing with a hat yet again.

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Anabella Pizza

Glen Huntly

Anabella Pizza has been established for nearly 27 years serving you and still going better than ever. The Management has over 20 years of experience...

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Bottega Restaurant

Melbourne

In the heart of Little Italy on Melbourne's Bourke Street, Bottega is an inviting Italian restaurant presenting inventive and sophisticated modern...

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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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Philhellene

Moonee Ponds

Philhellenism is the love of all things Greek and it's certainly hard not to when you dine at Moonee Ponds restaurant Philhellene. All the expected...

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Tran Tran

Richmond

While plenty of neighbouring restaurants have come and gone, Tran Tran has remained a favourite haunt in Richmond's Vietnamese quarter. After over 20...

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Chocolateria San Churro

Fitzroy

Fitzroy fashion lovers will become chocolate lovers in a heartbeat once they set foot inside Chocolateria San Churro. In this Brunswick Street...

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Estivo

Kew

Casual yet elegant, Estivo is a modern Italian eatery on Kew's busy High Street. Set over two levels, Estivo's downstairs dining room is adorned with...

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Rich Red Lantern

Kew

For Chinese cuisine boasting traditional flavours without the greasy residue, try Rich Red Lantern in Kew. With every meal made from scratch (even...

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