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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 Corner Store

Mentone

The Corner Store is a one-stop shop for all your wining and dining desires - whether it be a sneaky cocktail at the bar, a lazy Sunday breakfast, a...

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Viet Rose

Fitzroy

On a Fitzroy street dotted with Thai, Chinese and other Asian-inspired restaurants, it’s often hard to choose, but this Vietnamese restaurant is...

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Acqua e Vino

Yarraville

Think the tarnished elegance of old world Paris or Rick’s Cafe Americain – without the smokiness; Chesterfields, ceiling fans, tall windows, open...

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Soto

Toorak

SOTO is a cosy dining room serving modern Australian food using fresh local ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they've designed the...

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Pancho's Mexican Cantina

Blackburn

Pancho's Mexican Cantina's goal is to provide quality food and beverages, warm friendly service & good value for you and your family. The restaurant...

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Red Spice Road

Melbourne

Melbourne hotspot Red Spice Road is unimpeachably stunning. The architecturally designed restaurant boasts five different areas, which can be divided...

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My Legendary Girlfriend

South Yarra

This effortlessly cool cafe on South Yarra’s domain road is the venture of Braydon Harriss, and partners Robert Murphy, Daniel Giansiracusa, Will...

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Aka Tombo

Prahran

Among the strip of shops on trendy Greville Street is Aka Tombo, a sushi bar that transports diners to downtown Tokyo. This cosy restaurant offers a...

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Mon Ami Paris Grill

Fitzroy

It may be housed in a tiny nook of a restaurant, but Mon Ami restaurant in Fitzroy packs in the Euro-charm with its warm and inviting atmosphere....

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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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