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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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Claypots Evening Star, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Claypots Evening Star

South Melbourne

Bop along to the live piano while the seafood you've carefully chosen is grilled to perfection on the teppanyaki grill in the bustling open kitchen.

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Mamasita, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mamasita

Melbourne

Waste not a minute more to try Mamasita, with its trailblazing Mexican menu, huge array of tequilas and the buzz of being Melbourne's hottest spot.

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Bohemian Bar & Restaurant

Southbank

Based around the notion of sharing, Bohemian Bar & Restaurant celebrates all that is Spanish from its stylish home on South Wharf. Located on Dukes...

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Stalactites, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stalactites

Melbourne

Bring a hearty appetite to Melbourne's busy Greek precinct and be treated to oven-baked lamb and homemade dips. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

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Edithvale Curry House

Edithvale

Enjoy Northern Indian food by the beach at Edithvale Curry House, a family run restaurant with a great value-for-money ethos. Perfect for large...

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Mezzo

Melbourne

Surrounded by Melbourne's culinary heavyweights on Little Bourke Street, Mezzo holds its own, serving traditional Italian food with modern flair....

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Svago

Kew

The chic Svago restaurant is the Italian mainstay on Kew's up and coming High Street. The menu is designed to share, and the wine list is entirely...

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Fonda Mexica, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fonda Mexican

Windsor

Start your evening upstairs at Fonda's Atico Bar, or enjoy reimagined Mexican faves while you watch Chapel Street go by from behind the picket fence.

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Mr Nice Guy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mr Nice Guy

Melbourne

Thai fusion eatery, Mr Nice Guy is making a lot of new friends downtown, with its coconut pancakes, fresh oysters and vege-rich lunchtime curries.

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