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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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Liar Liar

Hawthorn

Run by the team at Three Bags Full and Two Birds One Stone, Liar Liar is a Hawthorn cafe staple. Just off busy Glenferrie Road, Liar Liar sees a mix...

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Iku Yakitori

Brunswick

Japan has a casual and fun side to its culture and this is what Iku Yakitori is all about. Yakitori, chicken skewers barbecued right in front of you...

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Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant

Carlton

From $85 - $105

Sink your teeth into dinner and a show at this popular, and Australia's longest-running, theatre restaurant. With cabaret and cocktails, it’s a scream.

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Choo Choos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Choo Choo's

Melbourne

Slide into an intimate booth in the Toff in Town's Carriage Room and order your Thai food and fancy drinks from a waiter beckoned by a silent buzzer.

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Le Bon Ton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Le Bon Ton

Collingwood

Let the good times roll is an exhortation that's hard to resist, especially when Deep South specialties, all-night oysters and absinth are involved.

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Thyme on the Terrace

Warrandyte

This quaint restaurant by the river in Warrandyte, near Melbourne, is a small, casual and vividly decorated spot. It is a lovely setting to enjoy...

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Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

South Melbourne

The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant was the first of the glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels were the first travelling tramcar restaurants in the...

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Terra Rossa

Melbourne

Just what the city needs: a smart eating place that opens for breakfast, morphs into lunch, segues into afternoon drinks, then dinner and finishes as...

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BHOJ on Templestowe

Templestowe

For an authentic Indian experience – including Bombay beats and the best tandoori chicken in town, head to Bhoj Templestowe restaurant. Owned by...

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The Woods of Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Woods of Windsor

Windsor

Step inside and be transported to a 1900s speakeasy with over 50 single malts on the menu, and gramophones and taxidermy aplenty.

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