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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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Colmao Flamenco

Fitzroy

Colmao Flamenco’s robust, traditional Spanish flavours and bustling, lively atmosphere put it at the heart of Fitzroy’s Hispanic restaurant strip....

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Noir, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Noir

Richmond

An appealing antidote to the influx of the hipster hoards into Swan Street, Noir stands out. The Age Good Food Guide likes what it sees too.

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La Sangria Bar

Fitzroy

This Fitzroy restaurant has them dancing in the aisles - and on the bar - but La Sangria Bar also does a great line in old-school tapas dishes. This...

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Siam 1

Carnegie

Set on a thriving shopping strip in Carnegie, Siam 1 offers a relaxing setting for diners to enjoy the authentic Thai cuisine it serves up. The warm...

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Smith & Daughters, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Photo: Michael Danischewski

Smith & Daughters

Fitzroy

It's only at the end of a meal at Brunswick Street's Latino eatery Smith & Daughters that you remember that not a scrap of meat has passed your lips.

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Lau's Family Kitchen, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Lau's Family Kitchen

St Kilda

Experience the feted pedigree of the Flower Drum's almost psychic service and delectable cuisine at the more wallet-friendly Lau's Family Kitchen.

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Brandon Hotel

Carlton North

With a relaxed, community oriented atmosphere and great pub food, the Brandon Hotel is a beloved restaurant destination for Carlton North locals. A...

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Feddish

Melbourne

From its prime terrace location in Federation Square, Feddish Bar & Restaurant is your best bet for casual, waterside dining. Like a mini escape from...

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Albert St Food & Wine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Albert St Food & Wine

Brunswick

Choose from Mediterranean and 'romantically seasonal' dishes at this inner city eatery recommended by Australian Gourmet Traveller.

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Munster Haus

Fitzroy North

Vegetarian fare gets an edge at Munster Haus, a casual art-deco cafe in Melbourne's inner north. Featuring a casual fit out that includes cafeteria...

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Thai Thani

Fitzroy

Thai Thani is a longstanding restaurant stalwart which has been a reliable source of authentic Thai flavours for Fitzroy locals for more than 20...

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Ramen Ya, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ramen Ya

Melbourne

Recharge with a steaming bowl of tonkotsu broth ramen amid the bustling atmosphere of this popular noodle house on Melbourne's Bourke Street.

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Carlton Wine Room, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Carlton Wine Room

Carlton

Get a dose of old-school hospitality, progressive European flavours and fine Italian wines at this up-to-the-minute Melbourne hotspot.

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Centro Ristorante Italiano

South Melbourne

Centro Ristorante Italiano is a favourite destination for South Melbourne locals who frequent the restaurant for business lunches so they can get a...

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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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Il Gambero on the Park

Carlton

Carlton's Lygon Street isn't short of Italian restaurants but you'll always find room for the brilliant cuisine of Il Gambero. The kitchen offers...

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Quan 88

Richmond

With a myriad of choices available to diners in Richmond's "Little Saigon" restaurant strip, Quan 88 has cemented itself as a standout for diners in...

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Verona Restaurant

Notting Hill

Tucked away within the Gateway on Monash Hotel is hidden treasure – award winning Verona Restaurant, serving some of the finest cuisine in the area...

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Misuzu's, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

Misuzu's

Albert Park

Let the Japanese lanterns strung in trees lend ambience to your rustic, if not innovatively executed, Japanese fare paired with a tipple of rice wine.

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