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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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Deco Wine Bar

Fitzroy North

A sweeping dining room, inlaid wood and rich colours make Deco a delightfully elegant wine, cocktail bar and restaurant in Fitzroy North. Deco...

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The French Brasserie

Melbourne

Dishing up stereotypical French bistro cuisine with flair, The French Brasserie on Melbourne's Malthouse Lane is a welcome addition to a lively...

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Ombra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ombra

Melbourne

You say salami, we say salumi, but whatever you want it's all here. Drop in for salted meats of all kinds along with a glass of stellar Italian red.

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Araliya

Hawthorn

Araliya is a blend of traditional Sri Lankan spices fused with taste sensations from around the world. It really is a bit of this and a bit of that...

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Red Beetle Cafe and Bar

Caroline Springs

Red Beetle Café and Restaurant is pleased to offer a genuine and refine cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Along with offering homemade fresh and tasty...

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Matsuri

Prahran

A popular haunt in Prahran, Matsuri is a long-standing Japanese restaurant and favourite with the locals. Polished concrete floors and neutral tones...

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Oriental Teahouse Chadstone

Chadstone

Dumpling enthusiasts take note – David Zhou’s mini empire of eateries has expanded to Chadstone Shopping Centre. Take a break from shopping and slip...

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Prince Alfred Hotel

Port Melbourne

Prince Alfred (or PA’s to its many friends) is one of Melbourne’s sought after destinations for food, wine and boutique beer. Within the beautifully...

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Atlantic Group [v]

Docklands

Atlantic Group [v] has four event venues called Peninsula, MAIÀ, Sumac and Sketch. They are located at Central Pier in Melbourne's Docklands, which...

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White Rabbit Record Bar

Kensington

Alight at Kensington train station and pop into a restaurant wonderland at White Rabbit Record Bar, to snack and quaff while perusing the vinyl...

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