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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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Trippy Taco, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Trippy Taco

Fitzroy

Take a Mel Mex pilgrimage to the brightly coloured Trippy Taco for vegetarian Fresh Mex street food. Sit outside and enjoy a cocktail in the sun.

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Squires Loft Docklands

Docklands

Popular steakhouse Squires Loft Docklands is a warm and welcoming restaurant just out of the CBD. Diners may flock here for the choice-cuts of meat...

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Pizza e Birra, Melbourne

St Kilda

Italian cuisine meets Australian ale in St Kilda - Pizza e Birra successfully provides exactly what its name suggests. The rustic fitout creates a...

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Tandoori Times Yarraville

Yarraville

The smell of Indian spices lures you in the doors of Tandoori Times, preparing diners for the gorgeous feast to come. With banquet options available,...

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Backstreet, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Backstreet

Fitzroy

Bypass this Backstreet at your peril, as you'll be forgoing this café, deli and dining space, where coffee and cured meats are equally acceptable.

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Hammer & Tong, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hammer and Tong 412

Fitzroy

Start your day as you intend to go on with breakfast at Hammer & Tong, then up the ante at lunch and dinner, which scale even more delicious heights.

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Lemon Leaf

Wantirna South

Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere in this stylish restaurant or the relaxing alfresco dining. Some of the exotic flavours are imparted by other...

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Script Bar and Bistro

Southbank

A dramatic restaurant with a lot of flair, Southbank’s Script Bar and Bistro serves fine Italian cuisine within the beautiful surrounds of the...

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Barrio

Ivanhoe

Barrio restaurant is a great addition to the eating scene in Ivanhoe, with its relaxed atmosphere, smart interior and Mediterranean-influenced...

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Lime Cafe Bar Restaurant

Melbourne

Lime Restaurant offers a great dining location for both breakfast and dinner. During the morning both Lime Café and Restaurant are open for...

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Thyme on the Terrace

Warrandyte

This quaint restaurant by the river in Warrandyte, near Melbourne, is a small, casual and vividly decorated spot. It is a lovely setting to enjoy...

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Eden Restaurant

Coburg

Located in the historic Pentridge Village just off Sydney Road, Eden Restaurant serves an exotic array of Lebanese cuisine. The unique and...

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Lafayette Fine Foods

Brighton

Lafayette Fine Foods is about takeaway of the best kind, serving the food you'd cook yourself if you had time. Located in Brighton, the store is more...

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Italy 1

Melbourne

Located just off Collins Street, Italy 1 is one of the original fine-dining Italian restaurants in Melbourne. The softly lit dining room is formally...

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Shallot Thai

Malvern East

Offering a true profusion of true Thai tastes, Shallot Thai is a well known haunt to Malvern East locals. From the more subtle dishes classed as mild...

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Saigon Sally, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saigon Sally

Windsor

Enjoy new interpretations of old faves at the big sister of the ever-popular Hanoi Hannah and be a part of the southside Vietnamese revolution.

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Steer Bar and Grill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Steer Bar and Grill

South Yarra

Bone up on your cuts of steak to allow maximum time for feasting at Steer, where it's all about the beast, but a bit about the wine and service, too.

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Omah's

Hawthorn

Meaning grandmother in Malay, Omah’s encapsulates traditional Malaysian and Nonya cooking in Hawthorn. The extensive menu offers an authentic taste...

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KanZaman

Richmond

Fine Middle Eastern cuisine is what you can expect from Kanzaman in Richmond. Step inside the opulent dining room, decorated in Arabian Nights murals...

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