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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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OS Kitchen and Wine Bar

Hampton

In the bay-side suburb of Hampton, Os Kitchen and Wine Bar by Alastair Dobbs (ex-sommelier of Church St Enoteca), is capturing the hearts of many...

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Aka Tombo

Prahran

Among the strip of shops on trendy Greville Street is Aka Tombo, a sushi bar that transports diners to downtown Tokyo. This cosy restaurant offers a...

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Uncle, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Uncle

Balaclava

Meet your new favourite uncle, and enjoy modern, authentic Vietnamese food, al fresco rooftop dining, cocktails and craft brews in Carlisle Street.

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Kuala Lumpur

Carnegie

In the middle of a major suburban street in Carnegie, there are more than a fair share of eating opportunities, but Kuala Lumpur restaurant has got...

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Bamboo House

Melbourne

If you fancy feasting on the distinct flavours of northern China in a discreetly relaxed setting, then Bamboo House restaurant, a Melbourne...

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Roule Galette - Flinders Lane

Melbourne

Roule Galette in the Melbourne CBD is a spirited little French crêperie where Michel whips up delicate golden crêpes and serves them with delectable...

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Munster Haus

Fitzroy North

Vegetarian fare gets an edge at Munster Haus, a casual art-deco cafe in Melbourne's inner north. Featuring a casual fit out that includes cafeteria...

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Sozai

Armadale

An Armadale go-to for working lunches and leisurely dinners, sushi-bar Sozai is a self-proclaimed ‘hardly unique concept’, Sozai offers classic...

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Curve Restaurant at Vibe Hotel Carlton

Parkville

Attracting laid-back brunchers and lingering lunchers, Curve Restaurant at Vibe Hotel Carlton is a cheap thrill on the city's edge. You'll warm to...

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Essence on Exhibition at Melbourne Marriott

Melbourne

Essence on Exhibition Restaurant radiates with character with 180 degree views of the Melbourne CBD. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu...

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Sizzle India

Ormond

Sizzle India specialises in Authentic Indian & Tandoori Cuisine and, whether it is a special celebration, a relaxing romantic evening, a quite dinner...

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Ragusa Restaurant

Williamstown

It’s about time Croatian food was put on Australia’s dining menu. Ragusa offers authentic South Eastern European cuisine like Zagorski štrukli -...

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Fitzrovia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fitzrovia

St Kilda

Try to decide what's more impressive out of the elevated city skyline views or the mod-Oz meal and cocktails at this spectacular St Kilda bistro.

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Portello Rosso, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Portello Rosso

Melbourne

Think big and order the excellent seafood paella or the variety of tapas that's hiding behind a red doorway in one of Melbourne's much-loved laneways.

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Cafe Lalibela

Footscray

If Africa is on your list of top world destinations, then get an advance tour at Cafe Lalibela in Footscray, just five kilometres west of the CBD....

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The Botanical

South Yarra

The South Yarra fine dining eatery the Botanical offers guests an exciting dining and drinking destination with its sophisticated ambience, and chic...

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Sirens Restaurant

Williamstown

Just metres from the sands of Williamstown Beach, Sirens Restaurant provides fine dining and breathtaking bay views. This beach house style...

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Sugarcane South Melbourne

South Melbourne

Sugarcane is a Thai restaurant in South Melbourne, which is housed in a heritage-listed building just a short walk from South Melbourne Town Hall. On...

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Threefold Foodstore and Eatery

Melbourne

Newcomer Threefold Foodstore and Eatery is right at home in Flinders Lane. This light and modern restaurant has ample space to relax and enjoy...

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Pawn & Co

South Yarra

A speakeasy and thrift shop, South Yarra’s Pawn & Co pushes the boundaries on Melbourne’s bar culture. Do some window-shopping, sip on a...

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