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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vue de monde

Your bucket list is not complete without a reference to dining at Vue de monde at least once.

Panama Dining Room

Uncover a cavernous space with a classy menu, grand views, a crammed bar and even a ping-pong comp.

Izakaya Den

Discover the best sake, beers and tataki this side of Shibuya, served in a slick basement space.

Da Noi

Remove decision making from your dining experience and choose from the Sardinian set menu.

Easey's

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

Hanoi Hannah

Stay on the southside for traditional Vietnamese fare with creative flair in slick surrounds.

Ôter

Take what you know about French food and flip it on its tête at Ôter, sibling to Coda and Tonka.

Café Di Stasio

Settle in for a night of classic Italian fare at this St Kilda institution, now in its third decade.

Gazi

Namesake of a hip Athens precinct, Gazi dishes up shareable street-style bites and cocktails.

The Grace Darling Hotel

Make yourself cosy at your local away from home, where the food is comforting and the music loud.

Beatbox Kitchen

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

Jimmy Grants

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

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