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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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Shadowfax Wines

Werribee

With a strong focus on design and quality, Shadowfax has quickly established an enviable reputation for premium wines and boutique style.

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Gertrude St Enoteca

Fitzroy

A cosy Fitzroy eatery that's bursting with personality, Gertrude St Enoteca is a small bar that packs a big punch. A favourite in the area thanks to...

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Nyala African Restaurant

Fitzroy

Nyala African Restaurant has become a Fitzroy institution, offering diners a rare culinary adventure across the African continent with its wide...

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Vue De Monde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vue de Monde

Melbourne

Climb to level 55 of Melbourne's Rialto tower and find out why Vue De Monde consistently scores three hats from The Age Good Food Guide.

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The Empress Hotel

Fitzroy North

A North Fitzroy icon, The Empress Hotel restaurant merges the boutique grunge of Fitzroy with old-world opulence. Set over two rooms, the front bar...

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China Red, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

China Red

Melbourne

Touch-screen ordering and marine-animal-shaped dumplings – if the great food doesn't draw you into this HuTong off-shoot, the novelty value surely will.

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Ants Bistro

Melbourne

Amid the plethora of Melbourne’s Chinatown restaurants on Little Bourke Street lies Ants Bistro – a simple, hidden-away diner specialising in the...

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Chimes Indian Restaurant

Balwyn

Located in Balwyn, Chimes Indian Restaurant is well known to the residents of the surrounding suburb for the exquisite and authentic Indian cuisine....

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Longrain, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Longrain

Melbourne

With their innovative take on aromatic Thai cuisine, Longrain has become a Melbourne favourite and been hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

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Dumplings at Shandong Mama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shandong Mama

Melbourne

Try the mackerel and 'Melbourne' dumplings at this unpretentious family-run dumpling house specialising in cuisine from eastern China's Shandong province.

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