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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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Viet Rose

Fitzroy

On a Fitzroy street dotted with Thai, Chinese and other Asian-inspired restaurants, it’s often hard to choose, but this Vietnamese restaurant is...

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Acqua e Vino

Yarraville

Think the tarnished elegance of old world Paris or Rick’s Cafe Americain – without the smokiness; Chesterfields, ceiling fans, tall windows, open...

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East Empress

Glen Waverley

Having gained a fantastic reputation since the restaurant opened more than 20 years ago, East Empress serves fine Chinese cuisine in the heart of...

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Mexicali Rose

Richmond

For the most authentic and sought-after Mexican cuisine in Melbourne, look no further than Mexicali Rose. The restaurant is a Richmond institution...

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Myeong-ga Madang

Melbourne

It may be difficult to pronounce, but Myeong-ga Madang is a premier Korean restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD. Serving traditional Korean BBQ, including...

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Waterfront at Station Pier

Port Melbourne

Making full use of its prime location on Port Melbourne’s iconic Station Pier, Waterfront is a fine-diner specialising in seafood and...

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Don Mateo's

Richmond

Set only minutes away from Melbourne, Don Mateos is a boutique venue with sophisticated spaces, decorated in an ornate Morrocan theme. Don Mateos'...

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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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Saint Crispin, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saint Crispin

Collingwood

Make an ordinary night a special occasion at Smith Street's Saint Crispin, thanks to a light-hearted seasonal menu and a superb attention to detail.

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Station Hotel

Footscray

Footscray's old Station Hotel has renewed life under its new owners, and offers food that’s a cross between a French brasserie and a modern pub. A...

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