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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 Tramway Hotel

Fitzroy North

Appropriately named to reflect the city, The Tramway Hotel Restaurant is a modern take on the traditional European-style pubs that Melbourne is...

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Scusami

Southbank

For many years, Scusami has provided Melburnians and visitors with fine Italian cuisine, impeccable service & stunning vistas of the city from...

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Tre Bicchieri

Carlton North

Don't miss this authentic little Italian gem, always warm, welcoming and bustling. The small yet delicious menu is predominantly in Italian, but...

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El Gaucho Argentinean Charcoal Grill

Fitzroy North

El Gaucho Argentinian Charcoal Grill Restaurant brings the mouth-watering flame-grilled flavours of Spanish-influenced cuisine to the streets of...

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Prahran Hotel

Prahran

The newly refurbished Prahran Hotel is right at home in this trendy inner-city suburb, offering much more than a cosy place to have a drink. With a...

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Shimbashi Soba & Sake Bar

Melbourne

Located just off from the top end of Burke Street, Shimbashi Soba and Sake Bar has taken over from Aka Tombo Japanese restaurant. Inside the small...

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Lentil as Anything

Abbotsford

A non-profit incorporated association, Lentil as Anything restaurant in Abbotsford embodies a philosophy that defies today’s money driven society. A...

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Animal Orchestra

Carlton

As much a favourite with the uni crew as it is with passers by, Animal Orchestra is always an epicentre for activity on Grattan Street. Set in a...

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Vanilla Orchid

Warrandyte

Melding Thai family recipes with fine French technique, Warrandyte's Vanilla Orchid is traditional, homely and welcoming. Just a stone's throw from...

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Sails Brasserie, Bayview on the Park

Melbourne

Situated in the Bayswater on the Park hotel, Sails Brasserie is tastefully decorated in hues of red, opening itself to relaxing views of the...

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