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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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Kong BBQ, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kong

Richmond

Expect barbecued and smoked meats and seafood coupled with Asian sides from this Japanese-Korean barbecue restaurant from the team behind Chin Chin.

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Beer Deluxe

Melbourne

Federation Square is bustling with students, workers and tourists but, regardless of your demographic, Beer Deluxe is every beer lover's dream. There...

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Dansk Restaurant at Denmark House

Melbourne

Found upstairs of Denmark House, Restaurant Dansk is a cool European bar and eatery complete with views over Melbourne’s CBD. Making easy use of its...

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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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Little Nyonya

Docklands

As part of the overhaul to the Docklands Precinct, Little Nonya is fun, lively and flavourful - serving Chinese-Malay cuisine to the applause of...

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Sirens Restaurant

Williamstown

Just metres from the sands of Williamstown Beach, Sirens Restaurant provides fine dining and breathtaking bay views. This beach house style...

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Om Nom Lips

Om Nom Kitchen Dessert Bar

Melbourne

The sweetest seats in town are at Om Nom, the new signature dessert restaurant and cocktail bar at Adelphi Hotel. Located on level two and with...

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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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Mercer's Restaurant, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Mercer's Restaurant

Eltham

Venture off the beaten track and find yourself sitting on the balcony of an Eltham cottage dining on polished modern Aussie cuisine while birds chirp.

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Mr Jennings, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mister Jennings

Richmond

Sometimes the food speaks for itself and it veritably screams at you from Richmond's Mister Jennings, a welcome addition to the Bridge Road scene.

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Cafe Chinotto

Melbourne

In the heart of Melbourne's Federation Square sits a little restaurant with a lot going for it; Cafe Chinotto offers high quality Italian meals and...

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Ganache Chocolate

South Yarra

South Yarra may have its fair share of chocolate cafe's, but its Ganache that takes the cake, literally. Serving divine pralines, French-inspired...

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Teriyaki Anarchy Sake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Teriyaki Anarchy Sake

Collingwood

Stop in for a crisp beer and yakitori (chicken skewers) at Collingwood's own Japanese teriyaki den. Tempt fate with a 'Bloody Hugo Hates Me' cocktail.

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North Island

Fitzroy North

North Island is a fantastic all-day eatery in North Fitzroy, pumping out robust Coffee Supreme and simple yet delicious sandwiches and meals. Sitting...

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The Convent Bakery

Abbotsford

Open since September 2006 and housed in the grounds of the former Sisters of Good Shepherd, this bakehouse offers exceptional fare in equally as...

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Arintji, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Arintji

Melbourne

You can't ask for much more from a dining experience than the aromas of prime beef cooking over coals and the views of and around Federation Square.

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Amorosa

Williamstown

Re-ignite your love affair with traditional Italian cuisine at Amarosa, a rustic neighbourhood eatery in Williamstown. With large communal tables and...

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Grossi Grill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grossi Florentino Grill

Melbourne

Fresh seasonal produce, simple dishes and a joyous open kitchen atmosphere – this is the Tuscan way and close to what you'd find in Little Italy, NYC.

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No35

Melbourne

Dine out on the views over Melbourne from the 35th floor of the Sofitel, as well as impeccably cooked local produce with a focus on simplicity.

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Chi Kitchen

Melbourne

Centrally located on Little Bourke St in Melbourne's CBD, Chi Kitchen provides interesting Asian fusion fare consisting of flavours and dishes from...

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