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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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Tuscan Bar

Melbourne

Tuscan Bar is an upstairs Melbourne restaurant with a rooftop terrace, heavily Florentine in its decor, with lots of sitting, drinking and snacking...

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Cutler & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cutler & Co.

Fitzroy

Andrew McConnell's two hatted Fitzroy restaurant is stunning, the contemporary cuisine faultless, the wine well matched and the service immaculate.

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Hu Tong Dumpling House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

HuTong Dumpling House

Melbourne

Linger long enough at HuTong to give your scalding xiao long bao meat and soup dumplings time to cool, scoffing the rest of the menu while you wait.

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Ambrosia Cafe

Berwick

A haven for foodies, Ambrosia functions as a cafe, bar and food store in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Having established itself in the area as a...

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Squires Loft Glen Iris

Glen Iris

Setting up shop in Tooronga, Squires Loft is one of Melbourne’s favourite places for a hearty meal. Large enough for a big group, there are a range...

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Red Olive

Fitzroy North

A stalwart of hearty Italian fare to Fitzroy North residents and surrounding suburbanites, Red Olive has become a destination for large groups and...

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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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Henry and the Fox

Melbourne

Renowned hospitality entrepreneur Paul Mathis will team with The Age Good Food Guide 2011 young chef of the year, Michael Fox to open Henry and Fox...

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Brunswick Street Cider House

Fitzroy

The humble cider has been elevated to new heights at Ben Day’s Brunswick Street Cider House in Fitzroy. With eight ciders on tap from Kelly Brothers’...

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Silks at Crown Melbourne

Southbank

Experience the fine art of authentic Chinese cuisine at renowned Melbourne restaurant Silks, located in the Crown Entertainment Complex. With a...

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