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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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St Edmonds

Prahran

Retaining its original design features from its humble beginnings as a garage, St Edmonds café in Prahran has captured the cool-casual Melbourne vibe...

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Caffe e Cucina

South Yarra

Caffe e Cucina, an intimate Italian restaurant is a long-running success story on South Yarra's busy Chapel Street. The eatery has been around since...

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Groove Train - Harbour Town

Docklands

The Groove Train at Harbour Town, Docklands is the perfect place to have a break from a frantic day of shopping at the multitude of outlets at your...

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Othello

Southbank

Established in 1996, this Greek eatery is situated at Riverside Quay on the beautiful Southbank strip. Othello's kitchen serves Greek and Cypriot...

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Pacos Tacos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Paco's Tacos

Melbourne

Pay just a few pesos and take your pick from a razzle dazzle line up of soft shell tacos or delish bar snacks from the hombres who brought you MoVida.

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The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Courthouse Hotel

North Melbourne

Try the lunch specials or the monthly BYO at the acclaimed Courthouse Hotel, which looks deceptively pub-like despite serving fine French-style fare.

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The Fleece

South Melbourne

The Fleece Hotel, in South Melbourne, offers patrons the opportunity to drink and dine in a relaxed atmosphere. The food is a cut above your regular...

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Flower Drum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Flower Drum

Melbourne

Invent a special occasion to get yourself to Flower Drum and dig into the novel Cantonese fare that garnered three more hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Vue De Monde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vue de Monde

Melbourne

Climb to level 55 of Melbourne's Rialto tower and find out why Vue De Monde consistently scores three hats from The Age Good Food Guide.

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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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