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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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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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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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Northern Light Bar & Eatery, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Northern Light Bar & Eatery

Collingwood

Remember what your mama told you and share Northern Light's moreish small plates with your friends – rules are off when it comes to the drinks list.

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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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Italy 1 Camberwell

Camberwell

Combining the charm of the old with the creativity and energy of the new, Italy 1 Camberwell offers an unpretentious yet sophisticated dining...

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Trunk Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Trunk Diner

Melbourne

The first bite of Trunk Diner's cheeseburger-and-apple-pie goodness brings back memories of diners from across the USA, right here in Melbourne.

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Rize

Fitzroy

For yum-cha in Melbourne's inner-north, Fitzroy's Rize will satisfy a craving for authentic Chinese flavours without having to travel across town for...

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Warung Agus

West Melbourne

When you're fresh from holiday and pining for the authentic tastes of Balinese cuisine you've only recently devoured, look no further than the West...

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Bistrot d'Orsay

Melbourne

This French-style restaurant has it all: a great theatre district location, wonderful ambience, great food and service to match. Bistrot d'Orsay is a...

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Casa Ciuccio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Casa Ciuccio

Fitzroy

You're no donkey for dining at Casa Ciuccio, named for the Neapolitan term for the noble beast and serving sumptuous slow-cooked meat from a coal pit.

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Ladro, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Ladro

Fitzroy

Book in advance to get a taste of the gastronomic magic that is a Ladro pizza at the perennially popular pizzeria's original Gertrude Street location.

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Dench Bakers

Fitzroy North

You can find Dench breads in several of Melbourne's best restaurants, or just pop by their Fitzroy North cafe, Dench Bakers, for a scrumptious...

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Mahjong

St Kilda

St Kilda's Mahjong redefines Asian dining with its ultra-stylish interiors, stunning park view and innovative combination of Yum Cha and classic...

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Sapore, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sapore

St Kilda

Put your dinner in the hands of people who know that taste comes first, and feel a tiny bit Mediterranean as you dine on Italian food by the water.

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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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Temperance Hotel

South Yarra

The Temperance Hotel restaurant offers a slick, modern pub dining experience in a prime South Yarra location. The making this a cool and pleasant...

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DOC, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

DOC

Carlton

Line up to indulge in a total Italian experience, with artisan pizzas the standout amid fluent Italian waiters, flowing vino and home-cured sausages.

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Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Mirka at Tolarno Hotel

St Kilda

Bite into Melbourne cultural history at Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, the landmark St Kilda building boasting Mirka Mora's mural and fine European fare.

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Cafe Paragon

Carlton North

On first glance this cafe may not appear particularly striking, however delve a little further and you’ll take in the gorgeous, European bistro feel...

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Gold Leaf

Docklands

Set in the iconic Docklands, Gold Leaf Restaurant serves authentic Cantonese cuisine a the stunning banquet room, which is luxuriously decorated in...

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