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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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Firechief

Hawthorn East

Firechief is the latest venture of hospitality entrepreneur, Paul Mathis. Mathis has converted a former auto shop into a family-friendly local...

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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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Meko Dining Fusion Cuisine

Wantirna

Meko Dining creates top quality fusion delicacies for the community of Melbourne. Fusion Cuisine combines elements of various culinary traditions...

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Melbourne Wine Room, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne Wine Room

St Kilda

Treat yourself to an unforgettable night of Italian fine dining, Karen Martini-style, amid the old-world elegance of St Kilda's, The George.

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The League of Honest Coffee

Melbourne

This mature cafe on a quiet corner of Exploration Lane and Little Lonsdale Street is the venture of Marinus Jansen from the Padre Coffee Team. Once a...

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Hotel Charsfield Bar & Restaurant

Melbourne

The Hotel Charsfield Restaurant and Bar, set inside the Victorian-era boutique hotel, offers Modern French and Australian cuisine with a daily...

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Thaila Thai

Brunswick East

Servicing Melbourne’s obsession with Thai food is Thaila Thai, a veritable institution in Brunswick East. The simple interiors and welcoming staff...

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Jade Kew

Kew

Hidden behind a modest frontage in a series of shops, Jade Kew restaurant is a surprise with its excellent seafood and great service. The menu is...

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Florina's Greek Tavern

Malvern

Home-style cuisine is what guests can expect at Florina’s Greek Tavern on Malvern’s High Street. Just like the little taverns you stumble across on...

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The Abyssinian Restaurant, Kensington, Victoria, Australia

The Abyssinian

Kensington

Round up your mates for a traditional feast of Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes with Injera bread. Enjoy hearty African slow food with African beers.

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