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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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Gami Chicken & Beer Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gami Chicken & Beer

Melbourne

Sometimes it's nice to know what to expect and Gami Chicken and Beer is pretty much what it says on the tin: Korean style fried chicken and yes, beer.

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Brighton Savoy - Seaview Restaurant

Brighton

The Seaview Restaurant & Bar overlooking the bay in Brighton is open 7 nights a week for dinner from 5. 00pm. Commence your night with a refreshing...

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Marrakech Cocktail Bar

Melbourne

The Red City has come to life in Melbourne’s CBD with Marrakech cocktail bar. Escape into the red hues of the dragons lair for an unforgettable night...

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Aashiana

Balwyn

Aashiana restaurant brings the exotic and fragrant spices of India to Balwyn, in what is certainly the best curry house this side of the suburbs. The...

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Templestowe Living Room

Templestowe

The Templestowe Living Room is a restaurant and wine bar with an unique design to ensure complete comfort whether entertaining clients, lunching with...

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El Gaucho Argentinean Charcoal Grill

Fitzroy North

El Gaucho Argentinian Charcoal Grill Restaurant brings the mouth-watering flame-grilled flavours of Spanish-influenced cuisine to the streets of...

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Prix Fixe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Prix Fixe

Melbourne

Leave the queuing to scenesters and get on with the happy business of eating and drinking at Melbourne's first ticketed eatery, with added surprises.

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The Petty Officer

Albert Park

There’s nothing petty about this specialty coffee café. Located on a quiet Albert Park corner, just a short stroll from the beach, The Petty Officer...

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Kuni’s

Melbourne

Centrally located near parliament, Kuni’s has been serving traditional Japanese cuisine for over twenty years. This restaurant is decorated in a...

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Becco Restaurant

Melbourne

Awarded One Chef Hat -The Age Good Food Guide 2007, 2012 and 2014Becco has been serving its gourmet Italian dishes to diners for over a decade and...

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Carringbush Dining Room

Abbotsford

The Carringbush Dining Room in Abbotsford has a cult following for offering less-traditional pub fare but with the same hearty flavours and welcoming...

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Anatolian Cafe Restaurant

Broadmeadows

Anatolian Cafe Restaurant is a Turkish restaurant like no other, right in the heart of Broadmeadows where all the flavours of Turkey come together....

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The Brunswick Mess Hall

The Brunswick Mess Hall

Brunswick

The Brunswick Mess Hall takes all the elements of an amazing venue and smashes them together, creating a concoction that's to everyone's taste. The...

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Wabi Sabi, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Wabi Sabi Salon

Collingwood

Graze over a few share plates of authentic and fusion-style dishes at what's probably Melbourne's favourite Japanese diner, a Smith Street stalwart.

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Akachochin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Akachochin

South Wharf

Sit at the marble bar to eat and drink your way around Japan by matching your sake to the regions from whence your sliced-to-order sashimi originates.

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Hotel Lincoln

Carlton

Hotel Lincoln is quintessential Melbourne. Dating back to 1854, this art deco “old corner pub” charms locals and visitors with a spectacular modern...

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The Carlton Wine Room

Carlton

Former Il Solito maitre d’ Jay Bessell has opened up this classy establishment in the heart of Carlton. The restaurants fit-out includes two bars and...

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Hugo First

Werribee

Hugo First brings a little slice of inner-city cool to Melbourne’s outer suburb of Werribee. Perched on the banks of the Werribee River, with an...

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China Bar

Melbourne

China Bar, on Exhibition Street, is Melbourne’s largest Asian buffet restaurant. With a team of chefs from all over Asia, including China, Vietnam,...

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The Montague

South Melbourne

An old corner pub with new life in the restaurant and bar, The Montague serves modern and affordable food within a welcoming atmosphere. The menu...

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