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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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Lounge

Melbourne

Hidden away in Melbourne's CBD, Lounge bar and restaurant serves as a watering hole for an eclectic crowd of students, suits and passersby. If you're...

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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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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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Cafe Bedda

Northcote

On Northcote’s busy High Street is the even busier Cafe Bedda. This small and informal restaurant serves delish Sicilian food and excellent pizza....

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Taco Truck, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Taco Truck

Melbourne

Follow that truck! Track down Melbourne's roaming purveyor of fine soft tortillas and dig into meat, fish or vego tacos with a big old pile of guac.

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Shark Fin House

Melbourne

With a string of accolades, Shark Fin House is a Melbourne's CBD institution that has certainly earnt its hype. Found in Chinatown, this three-story...

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Vivace

Brighton

Vivace Restaurant is set in the heart of Bay Street, Brighton. With windows opening out onto the bustling street, an Italian-inspired menu and...

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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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Il Gambero on the Park

Carlton

Carlton's Lygon Street isn't short of Italian restaurants but you'll always find room for the brilliant cuisine of Il Gambero. The kitchen offers...

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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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