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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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Spoonful

Prahran

A 'seasonal menu' has become a cliche, but Prahan cafe Spoonful takes this idea very seriously. You get that when the first item on the breakfast...

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Harbour Town Hotel

Docklands

Resting under the foot of the Southern Star observation wheel, Docklands' Harbour Town Hotel offers a pub grub menu, over 40 premium Australian and...

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Plough Hotel

Footscray

Footscray’s Plough Hotel is home to a restaurant, bistro and bar. Just 5kms from Melbourne’s CBD and 2 minutes from Flemington Racecourse, The Plough...

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felt at Hotel Lindrum

Melbourne

Dressed from top to toe in chic chocolate wood-grained furnishings with burnt orange, pure silk curtains and subtle candle-lit lighting, felt...

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Tre Bicchieri

Carlton North

Don't miss this authentic little Italian gem, always warm, welcoming and bustling. The small yet delicious menu is predominantly in Italian, but...

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Tran Tran

Richmond

While plenty of neighbouring restaurants have come and gone, Tran Tran has remained a favourite haunt in Richmond's Vietnamese quarter. After over 20...

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Anatolian Cafe Restaurant

Broadmeadows

Anatolian Cafe Restaurant is a Turkish restaurant like no other, right in the heart of Broadmeadows where all the flavours of Turkey come together....

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Mr Nice Guy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mr Nice Guy

Melbourne

Thai fusion eatery, Mr Nice Guy is making a lot of new friends downtown, with its coconut pancakes, fresh oysters and vege-rich lunchtime curries.

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Carlisle Wine Bar, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia

Carlisle Wine Bar

Balaclava

Settle in for a long lunch or an even longer dinner as hearty serves of rustic Mediterranean cuisine and robust wine matches appear in front of you.

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Anju Bar and Restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Anju

Melbourne

Choose tapas-style fusion dishes to go with traditional Seoul food favourites at this stylish, modern Korean diner where the menu is built around food to consume with alcohol.

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