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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Indian restaurants

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

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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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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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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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Grand Trailer Park Taverna

Tuck into burgers, spiked shakes and waffles in your own private caravan or at the picnic tables.

Cantina St Kilda

Swing by for a classic margarita and stay a little longer for a Tex-Mex feast and late-night beats.

O.MY

The folks at O.MY have a passion for fresh, seasonal produce – much of it grown on the farm nearby.

Lee Ho Fook

Duck down one of our favourite laneways to experience Victor Liong's new-style Chinese cuisine.

Ludlow Bar and Dining Room

Set on the banks of the Yarra River between Southbank and the casino district, Ludlow Bar and...

Hotel Jesus

Say amen for Hotel Jesus, Smith Street's in-your-face Mexican taqueria and 'Taco Wey' joint.

Dandelion

Geoff Lindsay's Dandelion is a marvel of modern Vietnamese cuisine in bayside Elwood.

The Meatball and Wine Bar

Roll up to the swish Flinders Lane bar for the latest food and wine craze – meatballs and prosecco.

Donovans

Get the feeling you're at a cosy beachside home at Donovans – of someone who cooks to perfection.

Shadowfax Winery

Situated just 30 kilometres from Melbourne, Shadowfax is one of Australia's leading boutique...

Laksa King

Laksa King is always en vogue with Malaysian classics created from scratch in the King's kitchen.

Supper Inn

Soak up the atmosphere of late night dining in Chinatown and tuck into a tasty Cantonese menu.

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