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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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Indian restaurants

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Belles Hot Chicken

Southsiders finally get their dose of spicy, crispy goodness, Southern style.

Mukka

Mukka is an Indian restaurant in Fitzroy with the philosophy of keeping things simple and creating...

Meatmother

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

Camus

Transport your tastebuds to Algeria's medinas with fragrant North African spices and flavours.

Gradi at Crown

Melbourne pizza master, Johnny di Francesco, brings you the best pizza south of Napoli.

D.O.C

Line up to indulge in a total Italian experience, with stunning artisan pizzas a citywide standout.

Uncle St Kilda

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

Nobu

With views of the Yarra River and a Nobu menu before you, the world is your new-style oyster.

Bar Lourinhã

Tuck into Med-inspired tapas and very good vino at Matt McConnell's joint on Little Collins.

Huxtaburger CBD

If you believe less is more, and love homemade burgers, then look no further than Huxtaburger. This...

Fonda Windsor

Start upstairs at Fonda's Atico Bar, or enjoy Mexican faves and watch Chapel Street pass by.

Anada

Slip into a little pocket of Andalusia in Fitzroy to enjoy sensational tapas and moreish raciones.

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