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Dining out in this foodie town is serious – and seriously fun. Melbourne prides itself on its food and the city's dizzying array of dining options is testimony to its culinary reputation. Book ahead for award-winning fine-dining restaurants, queue up for iconic cheap eats, explore famous eat streets or track down the city's best food trucks. Whatever you do, come to town with an appetite.

Best restaurants
A table at Melbourne's most notable restaurants is well worth the wait. Consider critically acclaimed Melbourne dining institutions Attica, Flower Drum or Vue de Monde, or any of the many restaurants listed in The Age Good Food or Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.

Eat streets and cheap eats
Explore Melbourne one culinary precinct at a time. Go for Italian in Lygon Street, Carlton, Vietnamese in Victoria Street, Richmond, and Lebanese in Sydney Road, Brunswick. Weigh in on the best-dumpling debate in CBD's Chinatown, and find yourself spoilt for choice in Footscray, where Vietnamese and African restaurants sit side by side.

Join throngs of locals at cheap eats institutions across the city – try Richmond's Thy Thy, Flemington's Laksa King and the CBD's Camy Shanghai Dumpling – and hit up social media to follow Melbourne's army of mobile food vans.

Long lunches and late-night haunts 
Check out Sunday lunch specials at big-name restaurants or let your good intentions go in a beer garden with gourmet fare.

For late night bites, follow the hospitality crowd into famous Supper Inn, slide into a booth at Choo Choo's at the Toff, or stay up at Cumulus Up. Northside, city or south, wherever you are, you'll find somewhere to sate a late-night appetite. 

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Brutale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brutale

Melbourne

Bust the potato and vodka stereotypes with a menu featuring diverse culinary offerings from across Eastern Europe and lashings of Croatian wine.

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Joe's Bar and Dining Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Joe's Bar and Dining Hall

St Kilda

St Kilda icon Greasy Joe's has had a makeover. Stop by this bayside hotspot for bespoke cocktails, juicy steaks and a sumptuous range of burgers.

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Skinny Dog Hotel

Kew

More pubs should be like the Skinny Dog - a spacious bar, bistro and courtyard in Kew. Slide into a booth with mates and tuck into Skinny Dog's...

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Rosetta Ristorante, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rosetta Ristorante

Southbank

Twist your fork around 16 kinds of handmade pasta and seasonal Italian specialties at Neil Perry's two-hatted Italian foray. This is la dolce vita.

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Campari House

Melbourne

Campari House has been brilliantly rejuvenated creating a fantastic four-level hospitality experience reflecting Melbourne's diverse restaurant and...

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Babble Bar + Cafe

Prahran

Serving up great vibes and cafe-style dining, Babble is something of a Prahran restaurant institution and has been attracting people-watchers,...

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Barca Food & Wine

Armadale

Barca – short for Barcelona – is a smart Armadale restaurant that combines the robust flavours of Spain with premium Australian produce for a...

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Eureka 89 Dining

Southbank

Eureka 89 is a premier event space located on the highest floor of the impressive CBD residential building, Eureka Tower. At 300 metres above sea...

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Cutler & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cutler & Co.

Fitzroy

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide and ranked number seven by Australian Gourmet Traveller, McConnell knows his game.

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Meatmother, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meatmother

Richmond

Meatlovers unite at Meatmother – a celebration of all things carnivorous. Choose your flesh and chase it down with whiskeys rye, bourbon or scotch.

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Temple Brewery and Brasserie

Brunswick East

A brewery may be an odd location for a restaurant, but Temple Brewery and Brasserie makes perfect sense. Located just off Lygon Street, Temple...

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Taco Truck, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Taco Truck

Melbourne

Follow that truck! Track down Melbourne's roaming purveyor of fine soft tortillas and dig into meat, fish or vego tacos with a big old pile of guac.

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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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Sugarcane South Melbourne

South Melbourne

Sugarcane is a Thai restaurant in South Melbourne, which is housed in a heritage-listed building just a short walk from South Melbourne Town Hall. On...

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Chapelli's

South Yarra

A veteran on busy Chapel Street, Chapelli’s serves up a colourful mix of tastes 24-hours a day. Whether it’s 3pm or 3am the menu stays the same here,...

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Anada, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Anada

Fitzroy

Slip into a little pocket of Andalusia in Fitzroy, where sensational tapas and moreish raciones (larger plates) are enjoyed in the Spanish tradition.

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Gorski Jones, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gorski and Jones

Collingwood

Find a table around Gorski and Jones' wood fired oven and start with some antipasti, move onto main then sit back, take in the lively music and relax.

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New York Cats, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

New York Cats

Prahran

While away a dusty Sunday afternoon in the Speak Easy backyard as records are spun and quality burgers and hotdogs are cooked on the grill, NYC-style.

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Touche Hombre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Touché Hombre

Melbourne

Find salvation from souvas and dumplings with Touché Hombre's tostaditos, grilled corn, ceviche and tacos plus mescal, DJ tunes and lairy décor.

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Bolero's

Warrandyte

A rustic restaurant in Warrandyte, Bolero’s Restaurant offers contemporary European cuisine with heavy French and Spanish influence. Offering...

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