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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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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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Naked in the Sky, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Naked in the Sky

Fitzroy

Hit the rooftop of Fitzroy favourite Naked For Satan for authentic Basque country comfort food, complete with views of the distant Dandenong Ranges.

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The Town Mouse, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo credit Sean Fennessy

The Town Mouse

Carlton

Like a little mouse you'll be scurrying to scavenge the crumbs of the rich, delectable dishes and fine wines on offer at Carlton's The Town Mouse.

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Fedele's Ristorante Italiano

Glen Waverley

Fedele’s is an Italian-Fusion restaurant, servicing the Eastern Suburbs for over 20 years. We have passionate staff that strive to provide a 5 star...

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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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Oli & Levi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Oli & Levi

Melbourne

Make your way to the daffodil yellow awnings with a spring in your step for hot duck rolls, apple crumble tarts, and weekday breakfasts and coffee.

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Brother Burger & The Marvellous Brew, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brother Burger and The Marvellous Brew

Fitzroy

When it comes to choosing a burger in Melbourne, your decision might just come down to pedigree – of both the distinguished restaurateur and the beef.

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Jimmy Grants, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jimmy Grants

Fitzroy

George Calomabaris pays homage to his heritage at his licensed souvlaki bar with souvas, salads and snacks punters can eat in, in style, or take away.

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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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