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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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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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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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Orita's Japanese Fusion

Toorak

Tucked away in a shopping arcade in Toorak village, this restaurant has been transformed into a tranquil slice of Japan. Chef-owner Hikaru Orita has...

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Lost Angel Bar & Restaurant

Melbourne

Angel Bar & Restaurant is a funky Thai fusion eatery located in the leafy area between Melbourne Museum, Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton...

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The Pavilion

Doncaster

Conveniently located in the central hub of Doncaster, The Pavilion is an ideal function venue with two private dining rooms, a spacious, chic...

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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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Simply Spanish

South Melbourne

Walking distance from the South Melbourne Market, Simply Spanish is a great way to spend the afternoon or evening. A delicious variety of dishes are...

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The Table

St Kilda

There aren’t many chefs in Melbourne who have cooked for two former American Presidents. James Blackman of his restaurant The Table constantly works...

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Misty's Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Misty's Diner

Prahran

Slide into Misty's 1950s-style vinyl booths for straight-up down-home US-style diner goodness, like chilli fries, philly steaks, brekkies and burgers.

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