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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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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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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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Best restaurants

Enjoy innovative cuisines as you discover Melbourne's best dining experiences at restaurants celebrated by critics and locals alike.

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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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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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Japanese eateries

Get a taste of the land of the rising sun at Melbourne's best Japanese eateries, from ramen shops and traditional izakaya to fine dining restaurants.

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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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Indian restaurants

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

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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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Vegetarian

Melbourne has your animal-free dining needs covered - choose from casual community eateries, inner-city dining halls and fine dining restaurants.

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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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Boney

Food, drinks, noise – choose your own adventure at Boney, Melbourne's favourite late-night hideout.

Soul Kitchen Woodfired Pizza Truck

Grab a delicious woodfired pizza from the purpose-built truck beneath the iconic Arts Centre spire.

Jardin Tan

Stop by Jardin Tan on your next lap of the Tan for a long lunch of dynamic French-Vietnamese fare.

Charlie Dumpling

Charlie gives traditional dumplings a modern makeover and delivers delicious Asian fusion morsels.

Rice Paper Sister

Located at 15 Hardware Lane, just off Bourke Street in the CBD, Rice Paper Sister offers the same...

Long Chim

Accept the invitation to 'come, try and taste' legendary David Thompson's take on Bangkok street food.

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Indulge in a feast with wines as fine as the pampered meats and the sublime mac and cheese.

Bistro Gitan

Experience a warm Gallic welcome and a celebration of French family feasting at this charming bistro.

Ladro

Taste the magic that is a Ladro pizza at the perennially popular pizzeria's original location.

Runya's Room

Take your indulgent day out shopping to the next level at this champagne bar and high tea salon.

400 Gradi

See why punters are lining up for 400 Gradi's classic margherita at their Lygon Street pizzeria.

Feast of Merit

Taste the satisfaction of eating fine food with a social conscience in this communal dining house.

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