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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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Arintji, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Arintji

Melbourne

You can't ask for much more from a dining experience than the aromas of prime beef cooking over coals and the views of and around Federation Square.

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Prince Patrick Hotel

Collingwood

On a street corner in Collingwood is the Prince Patrick Hotel. It has a crumbling exterior but, the interior is schmick - all high ceilings,...

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Banks Cafe

Forest Hill

Banks Cafe provides the ideal opportunity to start the day with a meeting or casual chat whilst enjoying breakfast and coffee. More substantial meals...

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Mizu

Prahran

A tiny hole-in-the-wall on Greville Street, Mizu is very popular Japanese restaurant with a lot of heart. Seating just 20 people, this intimate...

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Sweet Source

Carlton North

Along a quaint dining strip, on the corner of Rathdown and David streets, North Carlton, sits a gem of a cafe. Open since February 2006, Sweet Source...

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Min Lokal

Fitzroy

Fitzroy's Minlokal, 'my local' in Swedish, is exactly that, where neighbourhood breakfasters and brunchers rub shoulders at big communal tables in...

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Stokehouse City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stokehouse City

Melbourne

The iconic Stokehouse has relocated its beach shack glamour to an elegant abode in the CBD's Alfred Place while its beachside digs are being rebuilt.

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Mo Vida Bakery

South Yarra

Tucked behind the Como Centre, off Toorak Road in South Yarra, a new Mo Vida Venture has swung open its doors. The Mo Vida Bakery, under the helm of...

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Takumi Japanese Restaurant

Melbourne

Takumi Japanese Restaurant is Melbourne's only Wagyu beef specialist. Japanese owned and operated, Takumi is a concept Japanese restaurant...

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Grumpy’s Green

Fitzroy

Much more than your local neighbourhood pub, Fitzroy’s Grumpy’s Green is an eco-friendly lounge and bar, putting some fun in sustainability. Food is...

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