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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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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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St Edmonds

Prahran

Retaining its original design features from its humble beginnings as a garage, St Edmonds café in Prahran has captured the cool-casual Melbourne vibe...

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The Dick Whittington Tavern

St Kilda

At any time in Coburg, 20 minutes north of Melbourne CBD, the Dick Whittington is sure to be dishing up its no-nonsense pub grub and pulling beers...

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Lounge

Melbourne

Hidden away in Melbourne's CBD, Lounge bar and restaurant serves as a watering hole for an eclectic crowd of students, suits and passersby. If you're...

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Cafe Andiamo

Melbourne

Cafe Andiamo dishes up Italian pizza, pasta and risotto classics in a fast-paced restaurant atmosphere in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD. Highlights...

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Bopha Devi Yarraville

Yarraville

Small on space but big on everything else, this simple Yarraville eating place offers a wide range of Cambodian dishes, is fully licensed and makes...

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Hu Tong Dumpling House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

HuTong Dumpling House

Melbourne

Linger long enough at HuTong to give your scalding xiao long bao meat and soup dumplings time to cool, scoffing the rest of the menu while you wait.

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Soul Kitchen food truck, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Soul Kitchen Woodfired Pizza Truck

Melbourne

Add another element of excellence to a trip to Melbourne's Arts Centre by grabbing a woodfired pizza from the truck that idles beneath the spire.

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Va Tutto

Ivanhoe

Va Tutto, an asset to busy Upper Heidelberg Road in Ivanhoe, is a smart restaurant, catering for both bistro and grander dining. The food is...

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Shallot Thai

Malvern East

Offering a true profusion of true Thai tastes, Shallot Thai is a well known haunt to Malvern East locals. From the more subtle dishes classed as mild...

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Matsuri

Prahran

A popular haunt in Prahran, Matsuri is a long-standing Japanese restaurant and favourite with the locals. Polished concrete floors and neutral tones...

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Gringo Vibes Mexican Cantina

Northcote

Northcote’s Gringo Vibes Mexican Cantina is catering to Melbourne’s obsession with all things south-of-the-border. Decorated like a little Mexican...

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Rubira's at The Swallows Hotel

Port Melbourne

Calling the iconic Swallows Hotel home for over a decade, Rubira’s at The Swallows Hotel must be doing something right. Within the rustic surrounds...

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Eis Japanese Retaurant

Albert Park

A not-so-hidden gem in Melbourne's premier waterside suburb, Eis Japanese offers diners a taste of refined Japanese cuisine that is refreshingly...

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The Sicilian

Richmond

Richmond has its fair share of eateries, but The Sicilian stands out above the rest for the quality of its simple, hearty Italian dishes. The dining...

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Ragusa Restaurant

Williamstown

It’s about time Croatian food was put on Australia’s dining menu. Ragusa offers authentic South Eastern European cuisine like Zagorski štrukli -...

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Oriental Teahouse Chadstone

Chadstone

Dumpling enthusiasts take note – David Zhou’s mini empire of eateries has expanded to Chadstone Shopping Centre. Take a break from shopping and slip...

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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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Brutale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brutale

Melbourne

Bust the potato and vodka stereotypes with a menu featuring diverse culinary offerings from across Eastern Europe and lashings of Croatian wine.

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The Dining Haul

Elwood

Casual dining has never quite looked as good as The Dining Haul, a chic seafood and tapas bar in Elwood with close proximity to the beach. With a...

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