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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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Negroni

Melbourne

On the unassuming end of Collins Street, Negroni is an old-school Italian gem. The moody restaurant pays homage to romance, filled with chandeliers,...

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Mexicali Cantina

Essendon

The sister restaurant to the well known Mexicali Rose in Richmond, Mexicali Cantina in Essendon has been dishing up authentic Mexican Cuisine for...

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Steer Bar and Grill

South Yarra

Awarded One Chef Hat - The Age Good Food Guide 2013Bringing New York-style to South Yarra, Steer Bar & Grill is a bold and strikingly sumptuous...

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Crabapple Kitchen

Hawthorn

Your first impression of Crabapple Kitchen is a whitewashed facade with cheerful awnings on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn, and things only get better...

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Le Cellier

Fitzroy

Found hiding right next door to sibling restaurant Madame Sousou, Le Cellier is a darling French cafe and deli in the heart of Fitzroy. This place...

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Big Harvest

Carlton

A favourite with the locals for many years now, word has since gotten round and people are making the move to Big Harvest, a popular little...

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Smith & Daughters, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Photo: Michael Danischewski

Smith & Daughters

Fitzroy

It's only at the end of a meal at Brunswick Street's Latino eatery Smith & Daughters that you remember that not a scrap of meat has passed your lips.

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The Meat & Wine Co – Hawthorn East

Hawthorn East

The Meat & Wine Co in Hawthorn East is located in the heritage-listed bank site, a landmark location on the busy and vibrant Camberwell Junction. A...

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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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