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Dining out in this foodie town is serious – and seriously fun. Melbourne prides itself on its food and the city's dizzying array of dining options is testimony to its culinary reputation. Book ahead for award-winning fine-dining restaurants, queue up for iconic cheap eats, explore famous eat streets or track down the city's best food trucks. Whatever you do, come to town with an appetite.

Best restaurants
A table at Melbourne's most notable restaurants is well worth the wait. Consider critically acclaimed Melbourne dining institutions Attica, Flower Drum or Vue de Monde, or any of the many restaurants listed in The Age Good Food or Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.

Eat streets and cheap eats
Explore Melbourne one culinary precinct at a time. Go for Italian in Lygon Street, Carlton, Vietnamese in Victoria Street, Richmond, and Lebanese in Sydney Road, Brunswick. Weigh in on the best-dumpling debate in CBD's Chinatown, and find yourself spoilt for choice in Footscray, where Vietnamese and African restaurants sit side by side.

Join throngs of locals at cheap eats institutions across the city – try Richmond's Thy Thy, Flemington's Laksa King and the CBD's Camy Shanghai Dumpling – and hit up social media to follow Melbourne's army of mobile food vans.

Long lunches and late-night haunts 
Check out Sunday lunch specials at big-name restaurants or let your good intentions go in a beer garden with gourmet fare.

For late night bites, follow the hospitality crowd into famous Supper Inn, slide into a booth at Choo Choo's at the Toff, or stay up at Cumulus Up. Northside, city or south, wherever you are, you'll find somewhere to sate a late-night appetite. 

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Geppetto's

Burwood

Carefully guarding a prime position in Kew Junction, Geppetto's embraces everything you know and love about a good Italian restaurant in a fun,...

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Moon Under Water dining room, Builders Arms, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Builders Arms

Fitzroy

If you're after casual bistro fare (not exactly a pot and parma) or a quiet beer in sleek surrounds, Andrew McConnel's Builders is the place.

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Kenzan, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kenzan

Melbourne

30 years on, Kenzan is still showing the new kids how it's done while picking up hats from The Age Good Food Guide in the process.

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Percy’s Bar and Bistro

Carlton

Proving that one man's dive is another man's local, the long standing Percy's Bar is a bit of a Carlton institution. Full of locals and students...

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Rue & Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rue & Co.

Melbourne

Pop in to Collins Street's new pop-up street-food hub, a collective of container restaurants from local favourites Jimmy Grants, Kong and St Ali.

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Alluvial at Intercontinental Hotel

Melbourne

Enriching Melbourne's colourful dining scene, The InterContinental's Alluvial restaurant is spacious, ambient and impressive, found within The Rialto...

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Gaijin

South Yarra

Master of Japanese fusion cuisine, chef Toar Christopher, has created an innovative, original menu of dishes that pushes the boundaries of...

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Barcelona Spanish Tapas St. Kilda

St Kilda

Barcelona Spanish Tapas St. Kilda brings a touch of Spain to St Kilda with their tapas cuisine. In the winter Barcelona restaurant is cozy, comfy and...

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Da Noi, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Da Noi

South Yarra

Choose the set menu of Sardinian cuisine made with ingredients from the chef's farm and see what The Age Good Food Guide was raving about.

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Melbourne Wine Room, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne Wine Room

St Kilda

Treat yourself to an unforgettable night of Italian fine dining, Karen Martini-style, amid the old-world elegance of St Kilda's, The George.

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