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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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Cumulus Inc, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cumulus Inc.

Melbourne

This loft-inspired restaurant, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide boasts a drinking bar, an eating bar and regular tables for serious eating.

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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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Il Locale

Melbourne

Delicious food, a fabulous indoor dining area and outdoor courtyard, and friendly staff are what il locale is all about. With a modern take on...

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Martini Bar

Melbourne

The popular Martini Bar is the place to see and be seen. With a chic, sophisticated atmosphere complete with luxurious couches, table service and an...

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Queen Margaret

Clifton Hill

It may sound like a pub, but step inside Fitzroy’s Queen Margaret and relive back-to-basics Italian cuisine, bursting with colours and flavours. Any...

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Kanela Flamenco Bar

Fitzroy

In the Spanish quarter of Johnston Street, a vibrant flamenco restaurant, bar and dance studio is entertaining its patrons nightly. Kanela Flamenco...

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Hako

Melbourne

A stroll down Flinders Lane will always reward you with unexpected treats and Hako Japanese Restaurant is a gem not to be missed. The split-level...

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Bistro Vite

Docklands

Only ten minutes walk from the CBD in its new location at Yarra's Edge on the south side of Docklands, Bistro Vite is the perfect place to meet...

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Red Spice Road QV

Melbourne

Red Spice Road QV’s communal dining style embodies the spirit of the family unit in Asia and it is this sense of community that punctuates the dining...

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