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Best restaurants

Melbourne's awash with high quality cafes and restaurants, so you're guaranteed to get a great meal. Sometimes you want more than a quick bite to eat and in Melbourne, you're in luck. It's simply the best place to be in Australia for a top table experience. World-class chefs, innovative cuisines, perfectly-matched wines and quirky venues characterise fine dining in Melbourne.

From restaurants awarded hats in The Age Good Food Guide, to those featured on Australian Gourmet Traveller's top 100 Australian restaurants list, with a collection of old favourites and new kids on the block, try the selection below and discover Melbourne's best restaurants.

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City

Ezard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ezard

Melbourne

Chef Teage Ezard combines the East and the West with verve and creativity, making this two hatted restaurant a must try for any visiting gourmand.

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Flower Drum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Flower Drum

Melbourne

Invent a special occasion to get into Flower Drum and dig into the Cantonese fare that garnered three more hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Gill's Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gill's Diner

Melbourne

Traverse the laneways for this jewel in the bluestone. Now prepare for rustic modern European food, an award-winning wine list and great service.

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Gingerboy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gingerboy

Melbourne

Modelled on the street kitchens of South-East Asia, Teage Ezard's hip restaurant is less rustic authenticity and more opulent interpretation.

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Grossi Florentino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grossi Florentino

Melbourne

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide, Guy Grossi has created a menu that is quintessentially Italian but incredibly innovative.

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Northside

Matteo's, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Matteo's

Fitzroy North

Housed in a Fitzroy terrace, Matteo's is the share-house that grew up and got sophisticated. There's an Asian edge to the fare, and a fine wine list.

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The Grand Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Grand

Richmond

Treat yourself to authentic Italian food in the heart of Richmond and get cosy in the award- winning dining room of this converted Victorian hotel.

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Cutler & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cutler & Co.

Fitzroy

Andrew McConnell's two hatted Fitzroy restaurant is stunning, the contemporary cuisine faultless, the wine well matched and the service immaculate.

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Paladarr, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Paladarr

Alphington

Take your tastebuds on a tour of north-eastern Thailand via Melbourne's suburbs, or opt for Thai standards plus a host of tantalising desserts.

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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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Southside

Bistro Guillaume, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bistro Guillaume

Southbank

Southbank becomes Rive Gauche as you prop up Guillaume's bar with a glass of Champagne or peruse a tight but trusted menu of French classics and wine.

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Spice Temple, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spice Temple

Southbank

Once you've tried Neil Perry's two-hatted take on Chinese food in the seductive surrounds at Crown you'll find it hard to go back to lemon chicken.

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Cicciolina, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cicciolina

St Kilda

Combining retro fittings and modern Mediterranean cuisine, this St Kilda institution is a favourite with locals, celebrities and local celebrities.

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Koots Salle a Manger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Koots Salle a Manger

Kooyong

Try the lunchtime Prix Fixe menu or explore the dinner options at Koots and evoke the days when a French restaurant signified something special.

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Rockpool Bar & Grill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Southbank

Bring an appetite for excess at Perry's original, with the wines as fine as the pampered meats. Awarded two hats by The Age Good Food Guide.

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