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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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Palazzo

Maribyrnong

Located in Maribyrnong on the former Commonwealth defence site, the Palazzo has an old world ambience combined with modern service and Italian...

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Koy

South Melbourne

On the outskirts of the South Melbourne Market, located in the flourishing Cecil Street precinct, is Koy restaurant. Already host to a growing number...

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Spiga Restaurant

Melbourne

Spiga is a fast paced Italian restaurant and bar hidden away in Menzies Alley - a thriving iconic Melbourne laneway. Dine inside, upstairs or al...

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Norsiah’s Kitchen

Carlton

This no-frills restaurant is a popular Carlton haunt for students and lovers of the robust flavours of home-style Malaysian and Indonesian food....

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Silk Road

Melbourne

Stunning crystal chandeliers set the exotic and plush scene for this stunning East-meets-West restaurant and bar. Each of the various bars and...

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He Says She Says

Camberwell

A new stylish café and restaurant in Camberwell, He Says She Says brings Modern Australian fine dining to the suburbs. This light and bright space...

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Rosetta Ristorante, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rosetta Ristorante

Southbank

Twist your fork around 16 kinds of handmade pasta and seasonal Italian specialties at Neil Perry's two-hatted Italian foray. This is la dolce vita.

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The Fat Duck

Southbank

Believe your ears when you hear that The Fat Duck, the most famous of the world's most famous restaurants, is making its temporary home in Melbourne.

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Atomica Caffe

Fitzroy

Giving other cafés on Brunswick Street a run for their money, veteran hipster magnate Atomica is serious about its coffee. Capitalising on its corner...

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Percy’s Bar and Bistro

Carlton

Proving that one man's dive is another man's local, the long standing Percy's Bar is a bit of a Carlton institution. Full of locals and students...

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