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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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Richmond Seafood Tavern

Fitzroy North

It may have moved to North Fitzroy, but Richmond Seafood Tavern is still going strong. Nestled between Alexandra Avenue and Rae Street, it’s a great...

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Grill Steak Seafood

Melbourne

The extensive menu features a speciality of 30 day dry aged steak available in five different cuts and a generous seafood selection, all available...

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Barkers Wine Bar & Bistro

Hawthorn

If you remember Hawthorn’s grungy Beehive Hotel, prepare to be amazed. With a wave of a decorator’s wand and the installation of two talented chefs,...

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Taj Palace

Footscray

By palatial standards, Taj Palace is fairly modest. But what this Footscray restaurant lacks in luxury it makes up in friendliness, good food and low...

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Bistro Gitan

South Yarra

As the children of celebrity French chef Jacques Reymond, siblings Nathalie, Edouard and Antoine Reymond certainly have a lot to live up to with...

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Gerald's Bar

Carlton North

Carlton North has a number of drinking holes to choose from, but none do it quite as well as the eclectic and highly regarded Geralds Bar. A cosy...

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Alimentari

Fitzroy

No trip to Brunswick Street is complete without a visit to this Fitzroy culinary classic, Alimentari (aka 'The Deli'), which has been keeping the...

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Pacific Rim Thai Restaurant

Albert Park

In a city filled with Thai restaurants, deciding on one can be a little tricky, but when in Albert Park, look no further than Pacific Rim. The...

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The Mint

Melbourne

Set discreetly within the grounds of the former Royal Mint lies The Mint Bar and Restaurant. Serving traditional pub fare, The Mint is a great place...

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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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