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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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Chocolate Buddha

Melbourne

Grab a spot at Federation Square's Chocolate Buddha to experience a unique, Japanese-inspired, communal dining experience. Dishing out traditional...

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Jorg

Fitzroy North

For relaxed, contemporary fine dining that won't break the bank, look no further than Jorg's in North Fitzroy. With plenty of eclectic flavours on...

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Joe's Bar and Dining Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Joe's Bar and Dining Hall

St Kilda

St Kilda icon Greasy Joe's has had a makeover. Stop by this bayside hotspot for bespoke cocktails, juicy steaks and a sumptuous range of burgers.

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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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Sails on the Bay

Elwood

The name of this restaurant might give you a hint as to what it has in store for you, but it certainly doesn’t give it the justice it deserves. Sails...

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White Rabbit

Brighton

Located in the middle of Brighton’s bustling Church St, White Rabbit offers a warm and welcoming vibe and fresh Mediterranean styled menu. The...

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Tapachula

North Melbourne

Tapachula is loads of fun, has a great atmosphere and serves tasty dishes fusing Mexican, Latin, Spanish and Caribbean flavours. With a cheery,...

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Blue Chillies

Fitzroy

A long-standing eatery on Brunswick Street, Blue Chillies is loved for its sleek interior and authentic Malay hawker style cuisine. Inspired by...

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Cutler & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cutler & Co.

Fitzroy

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide and ranked number seven by Australian Gourmet Traveller, McConnell knows his game.

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Don Vincenzo

Fitzroy

When the craving hits for serves of satisfying Italian comfort food, Fitzroy's Don Vincenzo is a restaurant that won't let you down. The dining room...

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Masani

Carlton

Spacious and comfortable, Masani is a long-running success within Carlton's predominately Italian dining scene. Housed within a classic terrace...

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Meatmother, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meatmother

Richmond

Meatlovers unite at Meatmother – a celebration of all things carnivorous. Choose your flesh and chase it down with whiskeys rye, bourbon or scotch.

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Supper Inn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Supper Inn

Melbourne

Soak up the bustling atmosphere of late night dining in Chinatown and tuck into a tasty Cantonese menu, featuring favourites like suckling pig.

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Witchmount Estate

Witchmount Estate

Plumpton

Make an afternoon of it at this family-run winery that emphasises the quality of the grape and has an a la carte cafe on site.

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St Edmonds

Prahran

Retaining its original design features from its humble beginnings as a garage, St Edmonds café in Prahran has captured the cool-casual Melbourne vibe...

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Anada, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Anada

Fitzroy

Slip into a little pocket of Andalusia in Fitzroy, where sensational tapas and moreish raciones (larger plates) are enjoyed in the Spanish tradition.

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Caffe Moravia

Camberwell

Caffe Moravia has been satisfying Camberwell locals for for over twelve years. It specialises in Italian pastries and its award-winning baristas...

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Gurkhas Brunswick

Brunswick

An inner-north institution, Brunswick's Ghurkas has been serving palate tingling Nepalese fare for longer than it may like to admit. While the...

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Gorski Jones, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gorski and Jones

Collingwood

Find a table around Gorski and Jones' wood fired oven and start with some antipasti, move onto main then sit back, take in the lively music and relax.

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Neapoli, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Neapoli

Melbourne

Boasting an international menu, killer wine list and sleek design, Neapoli is equal parts all-day breakfast cafe, wine shop and Rat Pack club house.

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