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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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Colonial Hotel

Melbourne

The Colonial Hotel is a public bar & restaurant open 7 days a week, offering for venue hire some of the best function rooms in Melbourne. Centrally...

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Dainty Sichuan, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Dainty Sichuan

South Yarra

Search high and low for a hotspot (or hotpot) fierier than Dainty Sichuan, a two-level, sweetly decorated space serving a menu of 60-plus specialties.

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Fatto, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fatto

Melbourne

Park your Vespa by this bar and cantina for daily deliciousness: contemporary Italian cuisine and fabulous riverside views. Open for lunch and dinner.

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Veggie Kitchen

Northcote

A Northcote staple, the Veggie Kitchen is delighting diners with wholesome vegetarian fare in Northcote. Two sisters, Rosalie and Elaine have opened...

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Society

Melbourne

Make an appearance at Society Restaurant and experience simple, elegant Italian flavours. The upmarket interiors are worthy of the venue’s...

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Waterfront at Station Pier

Port Melbourne

Making full use of its prime location on Port Melbourne’s iconic Station Pier, Waterfront is a fine-diner specialising in seafood and...

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Brown Sugar Thai

Brunswick East

As well as many traditional Thai favourites you will find some dishes at Brown Sugar Thai that are unique to this popular East Brunswick restaurant....

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Pizza Religion

Hawthorn East

At Pizza Religion, located on Tooronga Road in Hawthorn East, they take pizza very seriously. A succinct menu offers crispy based varieties with...

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U-Village

St Kilda

Large; loud; and boisterous, U-Village is a popular Malay and Asian fusion eatery found on the top end of Fitzroy Street. Share-food is in at...

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Hub Café

St Kilda

Hub Cafe sits inside Urban St Kilda, but the space is so comfortable in its own skin you hardly even notice it's a "hotel restaurant". The decor is a...

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Scoozi

Ascot Vale

Jet back a few generations (and continents) until you find yourself in old-world Naples. This is how the pizza at Scoozi is served. With the help of...

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Woodstock

Fitzroy North

A well-loved North Fitzroy destination for close to 15 years, the sometimes chaotic Woodstock family restaurant serves pizza in a setting straight...

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Prix Fixe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Prix Fixe

Melbourne

Leave the queuing to scenesters and get on with the happy business of eating and drinking at Melbourne's first ticketed eatery, with added surprises.

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Bridge Hotel

Richmond

The food is simple and tasty, drawing on classic flavour combinations and inspired by the seasons. But what’s really got the people talking is the...

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Bebida

Fitzroy

Behind the modest Fiztroy shopfront, Bebida is an eclectic eatery that fits in perfectly with this part of town. Inspired by travels to the...

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Hotel Metropolitan

North Melbourne

Making great use of the excellent local markets in North Melbourne, Hotel Metropolitan is praised for the top produce that can be found on the...

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Veloce Restaurant Bar

South Yarra

Situated at the back of a luxury car showroom in South Yarra, Veloce Restaurant Bar is an unusual place for a casual restaurant, but it's got the...

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Vegie Bar, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vegie Bar

Fitzroy

A Fitzroy institution serving up vegetarian, vegan and raw food dishes from around the world, with organic wine and beer to boot. Be ready to queue.

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Albert St Food & Wine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Albert St Food & Wine

Brunswick

Experience the finest local and organic produce in this urban setting. Choose from a range of Mediterranean and 'romantically seasonal' dishes.

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