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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.

A table at Melbourne's most notable restaurants is a treat worth travelling for. Consider critically acclaimed Attica, Flower Drum or Vue de Monde. Grab a spot at the bar for award winning food at Embla, or one of dining spots listed in The Age Good Food or Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.

Explore Melbourne's culinary precincts. Go for Italian in Lygon Street, Carlton, Vietnamese in Victoria Street, Richmond, and Lebanese in Sydney Road, Brunswick. Find the best-dumplings in CBD's Chinatown, and be spoilt for choice in Footscray's Vietnamese and African restaurants.

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

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French fare

Find the perfect place for a tête-à-tête: wake up to petit dej in the city, lunch à la Rive Gauche at Southbank, and settle in for a southside soirée.

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Halal restaurants and food

Halal food is available all over Melbourne, with many halal restaurants and shops on Sydney Road, Brunswick.

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Mexican restaurants

¡Ay, caramba! Fresh off the tortilla press comes a steady stream of Mexican restaurants that sing in summer and offer escape from the depths of winter.

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Long lunches

Linger over lunch in Melbourne. Check out some of our favourite restaurants and pubs for languorous lunches - the kind that end with sundowners.

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Cheap eats

You don't need a stash of cash to eat well in Melbourne. Treat your tastebuds without testing your credit limit at one of many affordable restaurants.

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Cafes

Follow the aromas of freshly extracted single origin coffee beans down cobblestoned laneways and into laid-back coffee strips for that caffeine buzz.

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Indian restaurants

Craving a curry? Melbourne has many authentic, contemporary and surprising Indian restaurants and grocery shops.

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Laneway dining

Dine like a local and find some of the city's favourite eateries tucked away upstairs, downstairs and behind bustling queues in Melbourne's laneways.

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Pizza

Ride the pizza revival wave at some of the Melbourne's most popular pizzerias and join the oven-heated debate about who serves up the city's best.

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Dumplings

Melbourne does dumplings by the steamer-basket load. Be the judge of the best xiao long bao and pot stickers at these local favourite dumpling houses.

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Late night dining

When there's no going home on an empty stomach and you're looking for something more than a kebab, these Melbourne eateries come to the rescue.

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The European

Let the elegant food of Melbourne's stalwart wine bar transport you to your favourite European city.

The Craft & Co Farm

Welcome to The Craft and Co Farm. This is the Craft and Co's very own 40 acre vineyard, cellar door...

Beatbox Kitchen

Bite into the fact that burgers taste better when eaten by the side of the road in the inner city.

Attica

Savour an evening at Australia's best restaurant, ranked #32 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

Uncle Collins St

Uncle has expanded the family, bringing its modern, authentic Vietnamese food and cocktails to the CBD.

Bhoj

Succumb to the rule of Bhoj and dine royally on perfectly spiced Indian fare by the waterfront.

Baby Pizza

Ditch the wine jugs and red-checked tablecloths, this stylish Baby treats you to top Italian food.

Minamishima

Immerse yourself in the art of sushi with okamase (chef's selection) from master Koichi Minamishima.

Son in Law

There's everything to like about an eatery inspired by the classic Thai mother-in-law lore.

HuTong Dumpling House

Demand is deservedly high here for expertly made xiao long bao and other provincial delights.

Seamstress

Get stitched up with modern Cantonese food for dinner beneath a ceiling of flowing Chinese silk.

Cookie

Sing loud your praise for Cookie and its terrific Thai restaurant.

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