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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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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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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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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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Indian restaurants

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Duke

Hit the revamped public bar or upstairs wine bar and terrace of Melbourne's oldest licensed pub.

Ezard

The themes of Japan, China and India are re-imagined and made contemporary by chef Teage Ezard.

Paco's Tacos

Pay just a few pesos and take your pick from a razzle dazzle line up of soft shell tacos and snacks.

Jimmy Grants

George Calomabaris pays homage to his heritage at his souvlaki bar with souvas, salads and snacks.

Cantina St Kilda

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

Uncle Collins St

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

The Atlantic

Feast on wild and sustainable fish and unique oyster varieties prepared with the gentlest touch.

Meatmother

Meat lovers unite at Meatmother – the joint that kicked off the American BBQ craze in Melbourne.

Beatbox Kitchen

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

Osteria Ilaria

Joining the ranks of sibling Tipo 00 but casting the net even wider with sophisticated bistro fare.

Polē Polē

Take it easy, sip on African beers and order plenty of snacks at African-inspired bar Polé Polé.

Flower Drum

Invent a special occasion to get yourself to Flower Drum and tuck into the fêted Cantonese fare.

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