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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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The Commoner, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

The Commoner

Fitzroy

Visit The Commoner for uplifting, seasonal, produce-driven fare, and the famous Sunday roast made by the common folk heading the rustic food trend.

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Tutto Bene

Southbank

Tutto bene means "everything's good" and it's a spot-on tagline for this Italian restaurant that's on the second level of the Southgate complex. Dine...

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Backstreet, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Backstreet

Fitzroy

Bypass this Backstreet at your peril, as you'll be forgoing this café, deli and dining space, where coffee and cured meats are equally acceptable.

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Bar Pulpo

Melbourne Airport

Airport diners have never been so lucky. From the Frank Camorra/MoVida team, Bar Pulpo gives travellers a taste of the high life with Spanish tapas...

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Crabapple Kitchen

Hawthorn

Your first impression of Crabapple Kitchen is a whitewashed facade with cheerful awnings on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn, and things only get better...

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Boney, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Boney

Melbourne

Catch local heroes in the upstairs bandroom, making the most of the filling meals and tasty snacks to power you through the infamous 2am live slot.

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Hanoi Hannah, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hanoi Hannah

Prahran

Stay on the southside for traditional Vietnamese fare with creative flair in slick surrounds, washed down with a comforting drop of the local beer.

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Ombra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ombra

Melbourne

You say salami, we say salumi, but whatever you want it's all here. Drop in for salted meats of all kinds along with a glass of stellar Italian red.

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La Sangria Bar

Fitzroy

This Fitzroy restaurant has them dancing in the aisles - and on the bar - but La Sangria Bar also does a great line in old-school tapas dishes. This...

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Shavan's at Patterson Lakes

Patterson Lakes

Shavan's Indian Restaurant is based in the serene environs of Patterson Lakes in Melbourne, where they have been spicing up the lives of locals for...

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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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Cecconi's Cantina, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cecconi's Cantina

Melbourne

Push the boat out with a modern Italian feast at Cecconi's, purveyors of style and service and winners of a hat in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Cabinet Bar

Melbourne

The people at Cabinet Bar kinda see the place as your lounge room with table service. That is, the decor is homey and comforting and regulars drop in...

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Feddish

Melbourne

From its prime terrace location in Federation Square, Feddish Bar & Restaurant is your best bet for casual, waterside dining. Like a mini escape from...

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Ladro, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Ladro Prahran

Prahran

Get the iconic Ladro wood-fired pizzas without crossing the river and see why the champion of fresh, seasonal food is often copied and rarely matched.

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Sarti, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sarti

Melbourne

With a brand new chef and a focus on its bistro-style Italian fare, The Age Good Food Guide gave Sarti its blessing with a hat yet again.

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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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Teppankai

South Yarra

Multi-coloured ‘noren’ lead the way to Teppankai, a contemporary Japanese diner found just behind Chapel Street. It may be discreet from the street,...

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Mr Jennings, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mister Jennings

Richmond

Sometimes the food speaks for itself and it veritably screams at you from Richmond's Mister Jennings, a welcome addition to the Bridge Road scene.

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Chai – Malaysian Mama’s Kitchen

Carlton

Chai - Malaysian Mama's Kitchen is an unpretentious eatery just off Swanston St, a short walk from the University of Melbourne. The chilled vibe and...

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