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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 Common Man

Southbank

As the name suggests, Common Man is a tribute to the working men and women of Melbourne. While the restaurant’s interior resembles the four corners...

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Mesa Greek Cuisine

Abbotsford

Yarra is certainly not short of Greek restaurants but even though Mesa Greek Cuisine may be the new kid on the block, the restaurant has certainly...

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The Commoner, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

The Commoner

Fitzroy

Visit The Commoner for uplifting, seasonal, produce-driven fare, and the famous Sunday roast made by the common folk heading the rustic food trend.

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I Love Pho 264, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I Love Pho 264

Richmond

You're not really supposed to eat pho beyond breakfast o'clock, but the aromatic broth fits the bill just as well at lunch and dinner, too.

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Italy 1 Camberwell

Camberwell

Combining the charm of the old with the creativity and energy of the new, Italy 1 Camberwell offers an unpretentious yet sophisticated dining...

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Pizza Napoli

Melbourne

Open since 1966, Pizza Napoli claims to be Melbourne’s first pizza restaurant. This Italian restaurant is centrally located in Melbourne’s CBD and...

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Maris

Malvern

Maris is a perfect little neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Malvern. Don't let its unassuming dining room fool you - the kitchen takes its...

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Vivere Restaurant

Point Cook

Located in Point Cook Town, Vivere meaning "to live" offers city quality Italian cuisine and the complete family and friendly dining lifestyle that...

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Steer Bar and Grill

South Yarra

Awarded One Chef Hat - The Age Good Food Guide 2013Bringing New York-style to South Yarra, Steer Bar & Grill is a bold and strikingly sumptuous...

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Riva St. Kilda

Elwood

Riva St Kilda is an exciting entertainment venue featuring a light filled restaurant, lounge bar and a unique event facility. Situated on the...

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Golden Monkey

Melbourne

With awards for interior design, food and drink, Golden Monkey bar and Asian tapas restaurant is a destination venue in the Melbourne CBD. The Asian...

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Yar Restaurant

Southbank

YAR is a Japanese and Korean Restaurant and Bar run by a team of top-class Japanese and Korean chefs. Yar has a broad selection of Japanese and...

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Shanghai Village

Melbourne

Locate the bright red door within the heritage façade and you’ve found Shanghai Village, a double story dumpling haven right in Melbourne’s...

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Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Mirka at Tolarno Hotel

St Kilda

Absorb a touch of Melbourne's creative class as you dine by Mirka Mora's original mural in the revamped, Grossi-run bar and hotel with onsite gallery.

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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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OSC&R on Rathdowne

Carlton

OSC&R On Rathdowne is set against a building of elegant Victorian splendour, with a tasteful and luxurious interior. The double story building...

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Tao's Restaurant

Bulleen

Tao's is a private dining haven and a unique dining experience. Tao’s is one-of-a-kind modern Japanese concept that offers a multi-course selective...

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Wine @ 129

Hawthorn East

As you would probably assume, the specialty at wine@129 is fine local and international drops. Whether you’re preferred wine is white or red, all...

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Cristina Re High Tea

Collingwood

The ultimate girly celebration, Christina Re offers elegant high teas, perfect for a wedding, bridal shower, hen’s party or a high society...

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Charcoal Lane, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Charcoal Lane

Fitzroy

Sit back with a full stomach after the bush tucker meets fine dining experience, plus the warm fuzzy glow of supporting a worthy social initiative.

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