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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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Cooking on the Bay

St Kilda

Tonya Jennings has opened up her home on Port Phillip Bay to operate Cooking on the Bay Cooking School. Having trained at Holmesglen, Paris’ Le...

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JJ's Bar & Grill at Crown Melbourne

Southbank

If you need a breather from the blackjack table, JJ's Bar and Grill is the place to be and be seen at Crown Entertainment Complex. Featuring a...

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Bimbo Deluxe

Fitzroy

Bimbo Deluxe has become a cornerstone of Fitzroy’s restaurant strip by offering everything from lunch at noon to nightcaps at 3am. Djs grace the...

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Colmao Flamenco

Fitzroy

Colmao Flamenco’s robust, traditional Spanish flavours and bustling, lively atmosphere put it at the heart of Fitzroy’s Hispanic restaurant strip....

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Sammy's Trattoria Bar & Pizzeria

Brunswick

Get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine at Sammy's Trattoria in Brunswick with a choice of pasta, seafood or steaks. Owner Sammy Baranello said...

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Aux Batifolles

Fitzroy North

Well priced, quality French brasserie's are almost impossible to find, but thankfully for Melbournian's, Aux Batifolles is a culinary, not monetary,...

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Moroccan Soup Bar, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia

Moroccan Soup Bar

Fitzroy North

Relax in the well-cushioned interior, let the staff bring you the right amount of food, and embark on a gastronomical trip to the Middle East.

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The Potsticker

Caulfield North

“It’s a bit traditional and a bit modern” says owner Eric Wong, formerly of Cina in Armadale, of his newly opened restaurant, The Potsticker. Named...

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Lil Boy Blue

Kew

Kew’s High Street is home to Lil Boy Blue. This 70-seater neighbourhood eatery offers simple seasonal fare, Australian wine and All Press coffee,...

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Oriental Tea House, Chapel Street

South Yarra

A Chapel Street stalwart, at the Oriental Tea House diners enjoy fast and flavourful yum cha while sipping from a selection of hand-blended teas....

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