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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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Olarndo Thai

Port Melbourne

Nestled in Port Melbourne’s culinary strip, Olarndo Thai is a modern Asian eatery that goes beyond the expected. With long grass on the walls and...

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Kyma

St Kilda

Owner and chef John Drakopoulos would like to welcome you to Kyma restaurant. The name Kyma (pronounced Kima) means "wave" in Greek. John felt it...

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Chocolateria San Churro

Fitzroy

Fitzroy fashion lovers will become chocolate lovers in a heartbeat once they set foot inside Chocolateria San Churro. In this Brunswick Street...

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Northern Light Bar & Eatery, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Northern Light Bar & Eatery

Collingwood

Remember what your mama told you and share Northern Light's moreish small plates with your friends – rules are off when it comes to the drinks list.

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Mahjong

St Kilda

St Kilda's Mahjong redefines Asian dining with its ultra-stylish interiors, stunning park view and innovative combination of Yum Cha and classic...

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Eastern Court Restaurant

Templestowe

Eastern Court Restaurant prides itself with its exceptional service for seasonal festivities and special events. Christmas is always made special at...

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Nine Elephants

Docklands

Just around the corner from Etihad Stadium at Docklands is Nine Elephants, a popular Thai restaurant with a legion of loyal fans. Don't be fooled by...

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Acqua e Vino

Yarraville

Think the tarnished elegance of old world Paris or Rick’s Cafe Americain – without the smokiness; Chesterfields, ceiling fans, tall windows, open...

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Plume

Doncaster

Big is beautiful at Plume, a large and usually crowded Doncaster restaurant where the seafood dishes are outstanding, and the choices nearly...

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Anada, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Anada

Fitzroy

Slip into a little pocket of Andalusia in Fitzroy, where sensational tapas and moreish raciones (larger plates) are enjoyed in the Spanish tradition.

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