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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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A Caterpillar’s Dream

Kew

The Very Hungry Caterpillar once ate its way through plump fruit and delicious vegies to transform into a butterfly. A Caterpillar’s Dream could host...

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Joe’s Garage Fitzroy

Fitzroy

Fitzroy’s veteran café and restaurant Joe’s Garage caters to an eclectic mix of office types, locals and bohemians in a light and open space, and...

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Rosa’s Kitchen

Melbourne

The neon lights outside the CBD-based Rosa’s Kitchen give diners the wrong message as to what to expect inside. Inside this 40-seater is a smart and...

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Svago

Kew

The chic Svago restaurant is the Italian mainstay on Kew's up and coming High Street. The menu is designed to share, and the wine list is entirely...

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Co Do

Richmond

With nearly 200 dishes on the menu ranging from Vietnamese and Chinese classics to adventurous selections like the bun bo hue for the braver diner,...

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The Grand Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Grand

Richmond

Treat yourself to authentic Italian food in the heart of Richmond and get cosy in the award- winning dining room of this converted Victorian hotel.

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Grandma Funks

Richmond

On Richmond's busy Swan Street sits a hip cafe/lounge/bar that offers good food at down-to-earth prices in a funky retro-style setting. Besides the...

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Eastern Court Restaurant

Templestowe

Eastern Court Restaurant prides itself with its exceptional service for seasonal festivities and special events. Christmas is always made special at...

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Curry Curry

Camberwell

Located on Burke Road in Camberwell, this buzzy establishment delights guests with its truly authentic Indian cuisine. As the names indicates the...

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Olarndo Thai

Port Melbourne

Nestled in Port Melbourne’s culinary strip, Olarndo Thai is a modern Asian eatery that goes beyond the expected. With long grass on the walls and...

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