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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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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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Mt View Hotel Richmond

Richmond

Spread over four floors just minutes from Melbourne CBD, Mt View Hotel is a destination to wine, dine and recharge in the city. The bistro menu is...

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Tempura Hajime

South Melbourne

Awarded One Chef Hat - The Age Good Food Guide 2012 - 2014Discover a little space with big flavours at Tempura Hajime restaurant in South Melbourne....

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Acland St. Cantina, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Acland Street Cantina

St Kilda

Kick start your day with a single origin brew and breakfast tortilla or swing by after the daily grind for gluten-free pizza and house red.

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Gami Chicken & Beer Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gami Chicken & Beer

Melbourne

Sometimes it's nice to know what to expect and Gami Chicken and Beer is pretty much what it says on the tin: Korean style fried chicken and yes, beer.

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Nacional, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

Nacional

Albert Park

Meet your mates at any time of day to soak up the sun at the Nacional, brunching 'til late or choosing innovative tapas with fine wines by the glass.

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Cerberus Beach House

Black Rock

Overlooking the spectacular Half Moon Bay, just over 20km south of Melbourne, The Cerberus Beach House is the perfect spot to soak up the sprawling...

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Il Cubico Cafe and Burger Bar

Melbourne

Found in Melbourne's most fashionable laneway, cafe, burger bar and restaurant Il Cubico is a real crowd pleaser. Popular with city workers and tired...

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The Table, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The Table

St Kilda

Gather around the table and contemplate the endless possibilities of life, or just tuck into the presidential Latino platters and exotic tequilas.

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Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant

Carlton

From $85 - $105

Sink your teeth into dinner and a show at this popular, and Australia's longest-running, theatre restaurant. With cabaret and cocktails, it’s a scream.

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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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Va Bene Communal Dining room

Va Bene

Docklands

With its waterside location, captivating Melbourne city views and authentic Italian dishes, Va Bene is one of Melbourne's most charming Italian...

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Brooks of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brooks of Melbourne

Melbourne

Just like your imaginary personal butler, Brooks will scratch your itch, whether you're hankering for a snack and a cocktail or a five-course meal.

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Izakaya Den, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Izakaya Den

Melbourne

Watch the chefs behind the bar as they artfully slice up tasty morsels, while roaming waiters pour imported Japanese beers or cool, dry sakes.

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Barrio

Ivanhoe

Barrio restaurant is a great addition to the eating scene in Ivanhoe, with its relaxed atmosphere, smart interior and Mediterranean-influenced...

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Cumin Thai

Kooyong

Cumin Thai is set in Kooyong, about 15 minutes from the CBD, and is very much a favourite neighbourhood restaurant. The dining room is simply and...

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Rice Queen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rice Queen

Fitzroy

All hail the queen of rice, who serves up tasty Asian food, cocktails and sake amid faux cherry blossoms and lures you into her private karaoke room.

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La Taverna

Brunswick East

Brunswick may have its fare share of new pizzerias, but with a family-friendly atmosphere and and reliable Italian far, it's no wonder why La Tavola...

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Sho

Southbank

It's adults only for a tea ceremony and hand-made noodles at the glamorous Sho Noodle Bar, found within the gaming area of Southbank's Crown Casino....

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Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cookie

Melbourne

Sing loud your praise for Cookie, the Curtin House bar that mixes beer hall with hidden cocktail lounge and palazzo balconies plus terrific Thai food.

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