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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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Chinta Blues, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chinta Blues

St Kilda

Beat the blues at St Kilda institution Chinta Blues, where cool blues music accompanies the frenetic feasting on perennially good Malaysian fare.

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L'uccellino, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

L'uccellino

Yarraville

Stay true to the traditions of pizza making of artisan toppings on thin crust bases, but branch out a bit for the strawberry dark choc combination.

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Gurkhas Brunswick

Brunswick

An inner-north institution, Brunswick's Ghurkas has been serving palate tingling Nepalese fare for longer than it may like to admit. While the...

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Otsumami

Northcote

Otsumami is not only the name for the Japanese snacks created to accompany beer, but also this great Northcote restaurant which takes this concept...

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Shoya, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shoya

Melbourne

It's worth learning the Japanese for 'throw another shrimp on the barbie' because you'll want more from the BBQ before belting out a karaoke classic.

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The Grand Hotel

Richmond

Awarded One Chef Hat - The Age Good Food Guide 2006-2012 & 2014The dining room at Richmond’s Grand Hotel delivers some of the finest Italian food in...

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The Hotel Windsor

Melbourne

A treasured Melbourne landmark, The Hotel Windsor combines timeless style with modern comfort. In this sophisticated and elegant environment, the...

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Axil Coffee Roasters

Hawthorn

If you can’t gather it from the name, Hawthorn’s Axil Coffee Roasters takes its coffee seriously. This expansive industrial café is a haven for...

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Choi's

Hawthorn

Choi’s is a prosperous Eastern suburbs favourite serving up terrific Chinese fare in stylish restaurant surrounds that lend an air of glamour to your...

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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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