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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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Pacific Rim Thai (Essendon)

Essendon

Pacific Rim Thai Restaurant uses freshly picked ingredients, curry paste freshly ground in the kitchen and no added MSG. Combine this with their...

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Trippy Taco, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Trippy Taco

Fitzroy

Take a Mel Mex pilgrimage to the brightly coloured Trippy Taco for vegetarian Fresh Mex street food. Sit outside and enjoy a cocktail in the sun.

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Bangkok Rain

Carlton

Bringing a taste of Thailand to Carlton is Bangkok Rain, a colourful restaurant decorated in traditional touches. An extensive menu of affordable...

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Spread Eagle Hotel

Richmond

Old Richmond pub the Spread Eagle Hotel, its dining area modernised and comfortable, still keeps its traditional feeling and offers the usual pub...

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Backstreet, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Backstreet

Fitzroy

Bypass this Backstreet at your peril, as you'll be forgoing this café, deli and dining space, where coffee and cured meats are equally acceptable.

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Hammer & Tong, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hammer and Tong 412

Fitzroy

Start your day as you intend to go on with breakfast at Hammer & Tong, then up the ante at lunch and dinner, which scale even more delicious heights.

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Omni Restaurant

Essendon

Omni serves a fusion of Italian and Spanish food and whether you want to share tapas or have a feast or something light individually, the menu gives...

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Verona Restaurant

Notting Hill

Tucked away within the Gateway on Monash Hotel is hidden treasure – award winning Verona Restaurant, serving some of the finest cuisine in the area...

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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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Cafe Trevi

Carlton

Situated in Melbourne’s Little Italy, aka Lygon Street, fondly referred to by the locals as Melbourne’s restaurant capital, Cafe Trevi holds its own...

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Caterina's Cucina e Bar

Melbourne

Caterina’s Cucina e Bar is one of Melbourne's city's best spots to do lunch. Have a proper and serious meal at the restaurant, Italian-style, 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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Cantina Centrale

Mont Albert

A celebration of all things Italy, Cantina Centrale is the second venture from the owners of Northcote’s Café Bedda. A wood-fired oven delivers top...

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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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Templestowe Living Room

Templestowe

The Templestowe Living Room is a restaurant and wine bar with an unique design to ensure complete comfort whether entertaining clients, lunching with...

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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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Saigon Sally, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saigon Sally

Windsor

Enjoy new interpretations of old faves at the big sister of the ever-popular Hanoi Hannah and be a part of the southside Vietnamese revolution.

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Steer Bar and Grill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Steer Bar and Grill

South Yarra

Bone up on your cuts of steak to allow maximum time for feasting at Steer, where it's all about the beast, but a bit about the wine and service, too.

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Roule Galette - Flinders Lane

Melbourne

Roule Galette in the Melbourne CBD is a spirited little French crêperie where Michel whips up delicate golden crêpes and serves them with delectable...

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Polly

Fitzroy

It may look like the hanging gardens of Babylon from the street, but slide open the doors at Polly to reveal a cheeky bar and cigar lounge in...

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