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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cantina St Kilda

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

Dracula's Comedy Cabaret Restaurant

Sink your teeth into dinner and a show at Australia's longest-running theatre restaurant. It’s a scream.

Sake

Experience contemporary Japanese cuisine right in the heart of Melbourne's arts precinct.

Om Nom

A decadent, dedicated dessert restaurant putting extraordinary artistry into sweet treats. Indulge.

Easey's

Take a ride on the nostalgic side with burgers and beers in commuter train carriages of yore.

Uncle St Kilda

Meet your new favourite uncle, and enjoy modern, authentic Vietnamese food with a rooftop tipple.

Becco

Enjoy an evening of humble Italian elegance at this popular hatted restaurant on Crossley Street.

The Duke

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

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Dining in Melbourne can be a fabulous experience, especially aboard the famous fleet of historical...

Fitzrovia

Try to decide what's more impressive out of the city views or the mod-Oz menu and house cocktails.

France Soir

Experience classic Parisian bistro fare paired with a wine list and table service that is legendary.

Maha

Try chef Shane Delia's exotic menu and treat yourself to top-shelf Middle Eastern dining.

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