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Restaurants

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hophaus Bier Bar Grill

Located on the second floor of Melbourne’s Southgate promenade, Hophaus Bier Bar Grill's expansive...

Huxtaburger CBD

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

Ladro

Taste the magic that is a Ladro pizza at the perennially popular pizzeria's original location.

Belles Hot Chicken

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

Lau's Family Kitchen

Experience the Flower Drum's faultless service and fine cuisine at the more wallet-friendly Lau's.

Osteria Ilaria

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

Saint Crispin

Make an ordinary night special with Saint Crispin's seasonal menu and fine attention to detail.

Izakaya Den

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

D.O.C

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

Bistro Gitan

Experience a warm Gallic welcome and a celebration of French family feasting at this charming bistro.

Son in Law

There's everything to like about an eatery inspired by the classic Thai mother-in-law lore.

Hellenic Republic

Save room for George Calombaris' loukoumades after blitzing the feted chef's bumper Greek banquet.

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