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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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The Last Piece

Mulgrave

Italian cuisine has found it’s home at The Last Piece in Mulgrave. Creating handmade pasta on site daily, dishes are incorporated into the all-day...

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Mexicali Cantina

Essendon

The sister restaurant to the well known Mexicali Rose in Richmond, Mexicali Cantina in Essendon has been dishing up authentic Mexican Cuisine for...

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Scusami

Southbank

For many years, Scusami has provided Melburnians and visitors with fine Italian cuisine, impeccable service & stunning vistas of the city from...

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Tre Bicchieri

Carlton North

Don't miss this authentic little Italian gem, always warm, welcoming and bustling. The small yet delicious menu is predominantly in Italian, but...

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El Gaucho Argentinean Charcoal Grill

Fitzroy North

El Gaucho Argentinian Charcoal Grill Restaurant brings the mouth-watering flame-grilled flavours of Spanish-influenced cuisine to the streets of...

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Prahran Hotel

Prahran

The newly refurbished Prahran Hotel is right at home in this trendy inner-city suburb, offering much more than a cosy place to have a drink. With a...

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Steve's Wine Bar & Restaurant

Oakleigh

Steve’s Wine Bar & Restaurant is a cosy, atmospheric eatery in Oakleigh with an extensive international menu and a well-rounded wine list. Daily...

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Lost Angel Bar & Restaurant

Melbourne

Angel Bar & Restaurant is a funky Thai fusion eatery located in the leafy area between Melbourne Museum, Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton...

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Jasper Kitchen

Melbourne

Set within the Jasper Hotel, Jasper Kitchen offers casual café dining on the fringe of Melbourne’s CBD. Making good use of its space, there are large...

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Lentil as Anything

Abbotsford

A non-profit incorporated association, Lentil as Anything restaurant in Abbotsford embodies a philosophy that defies today’s money driven society. A...

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Animal Orchestra

Carlton

As much a favourite with the uni crew as it is with passers by, Animal Orchestra is always an epicentre for activity on Grattan Street. Set in a...

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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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Touche Hombre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Touché Hombre

Melbourne

Find salvation from souvas and dumplings with Touché Hombre's tostaditos, grilled corn, ceviche and tacos plus mescal, DJ tunes and lairy décor.

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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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Lamaro's

South Melbourne

Set in picture-perfect South Melbourne in an idyllic park-side location Lamaro's is a welcoming gastro pub in the heart of South Melbourne. Also...

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Zio's Restaurant

East Melbourne

Zio's is set in a charming terrace house in East Melbourne and has been operating for 15 years. Yacob your host has worked for 25 years in leading...

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Red Tongue Cafe

Fitzroy

Red Tongue Cafe is the place to be seen in, situated at the Paris End of one of Melbourne's funkiest streets - Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Service is...

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Hanoi Hannah, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hanoi Hannah

Prahran

Stay on the southside for traditional Vietnamese fare with creative flair in slick surrounds, washed down with a comforting drop of the local beer.

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Coin Laundry Cafe

Armadale

Refurbished laundrette-turned-cafe Coin Laundry is a favourite all-day eatery in Armadale with little sign of slowing. As a nod to the cafe’s past,...

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Roast Kitchen

Kew

One couple’s answer to unhealthy takeaways, and the craving for a good, home-style roast dinner, was this small bright store in Kew, with its variety...

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