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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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Barrio

Ivanhoe

Barrio restaurant is a great addition to the eating scene in Ivanhoe, with its relaxed atmosphere, smart interior and Mediterranean-influenced...

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Chingon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chingón

Richmond

Take it to the streets at Chingón, street for 'awesome' and serving up six awesome street-food style tacos in a no-frills shop on Swan Street.

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Cumin Thai

Kooyong

Cumin Thai is set in Kooyong, about 15 minutes from the CBD, and is very much a favourite neighbourhood restaurant. The dining room is simply and...

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La Taverna

Brunswick East

Brunswick may have its fare share of new pizzerias, but with a family-friendly atmosphere and and reliable Italian far, it's no wonder why La Tavola...

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Los Amates, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Los Amates

Fitzroy

Accept responsibility for piling warm tortillas high with a range of well-executed taco fillings, and delight in yummy mole and smoky chipotle prawns.

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Shanghai Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shanghai Street Dumpling

Melbourne

Join the ever-present, fast-moving queue to squeeze into this tiny dumpling den on Little Bourke Street and judge the xiao long bao for yourself.

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Sho

Southbank

It's adults only for a tea ceremony and hand-made noodles at the glamorous Sho Noodle Bar, found within the gaming area of Southbank's Crown Casino....

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Cacao Fine Chocolate and Patisserie

St Kilda

St Kilda's Cacao Fine Chocolate and Patisserie is a sweet-tooth's dream, offering an enticing array of French pastries, breads and plated desserts....

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Fancy Hank's BBQ, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Roberto Seba

Fancy Hank's Bar-B-Que

Melbourne

Sport the smell of campfire like a badge of honour to identify you and yours as those who have stood around Fancy Hank's portable Monster 'Bar-B-Que'.

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Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

South Yarra

Fiesta has been serving fresh, modern and authentic Mexican for over 30 years. Established in 1984, located on the famous Toorak Road in South Yarra,...

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Moon Under Water, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Moon Under Water

Fitzroy

Orwell's Moon Under Water was just a whimsy, but Andrew McConnell makes it a reality with trademark faultless execution in the revamped Builders Arms.

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The Grace Darling, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

The Grace Darling Hotel

Collingwood

Make yourself cosy at your local away from home, where the staff are pleasing, the claypot chicken parma is reliably comforting, and the music is as loud as you like it.

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Circa, the Prince, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Circa, the Prince

St Kilda

Chef Jake Nicholson creates innovative, seasonal dishes matched with fine local wines. It's won him a hat from The Age Good Food Guide.

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Terra Rossa

Melbourne

Just what the city needs: a smart eating place that opens for breakfast, morphs into lunch, segues into afternoon drinks, then dinner and finishes as...

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115 Grill & Brewhouse

Kew

The regularly changing menu at 115 Grill & Brewhouse of contemporary cuisine reflects only the best seasonal produce combined with locally sourced...

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Chapelli's

South Yarra

A veteran on busy Chapel Street, Chapelli’s serves up a colourful mix of tastes 24-hours a day. Whether it’s 3pm or 3am the menu stays the same here,...

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Bhoj, Docklands, Victoria, Australia

Bhoj

Docklands

Succumb to the rule of Bhoj and dine like royalty on fine, highly awarded and perfectly spiced Indian fare while boats bob on the NewQuay waterfront.

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Hu Tong Dumpling House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

HuTong Dumpling House

Melbourne

Linger long enough at HuTong to give your scalding xiao long bao meat and soup dumplings time to cool, scoffing the rest of the menu while you wait.

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Il Nostro Posto

Melbourne

Il Nostro Posto is a sophisticated Sicilian cucina (a converted 19th century warehouse) in Melbourne's iconic Hardware Lane, boasting a distinct...

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