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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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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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Cumin Thai

Kooyong

Cumin Thai is set in Kooyong, about 15 minutes from the CBD, and is very much a favourite neighbourhood restaurant. The dining room is simply and...

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Woodland House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Woodland House

Prahran

A date at Woodland House is an event to be taken seriously. Dress up, don the jewels and play the part while fine dining in the grand Prahran mansion.

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Bokchoy Tang, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bokchoy Tang

Melbourne

Treat your tastebuds to the tangy flavours of contemporary Northern Chinese cuisine. Dip into yum cha or indulge in the full fine dining experience.

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The Orchard Food and Wine Bar

Armadale

Located in Armadale, The Orchard Food and Wine Bar serves fine European fare in relaxed surrounds. Orchard’s menu offers a range of European tastes...

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NBHD Neanderthal

South Yarra

The wild child of South Yarra, NBHD (Neighbourhood) Neanderthal operates on the principle that good food + good friends = good times. However it’s...

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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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Sho

Southbank

It's adults only for a tea ceremony and hand-made noodles at the glamorous Sho Noodle Bar, found within the gaming area of Southbank's Crown Casino....

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HQ's on William

Melbourne

Overlooking historical Flagstaff Gardens, HQ's offers a contemporary dining experience. Choose a quick meal from the light snacks menu or select from...

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East Imperial

Carlton

Immerse yourself in Chinese ambience and serenity at East Imperial in Carlton, where the ‘Joy and Togetherness’ of Chinese dining is emphasised....

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