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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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San Telmo

Experience an old world bodega atmosphere as you walk through the 300-year-old doors of San Telmo.

Taco Truck

Follow that truck! Track down Melbourne's roaming purveyor of tacos, best eaten on a city roadside.

O.MY

The folks at O.MY have a passion for fresh, seasonal produce – much of it grown on the farm nearby.

Chin Chin

Settle in with friends and share plates of fresh, spicy Thai food plus a few glasses of fine wine.

Naked in the Sky

Sample the Basque region's famous comfort food on the terrace of this popular Fitzroy restaurant.

Anada

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

Cantina St Kilda

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

Epocha

Take in views of Carlton Gardens and sample an elegant menu of seasonal European favourites.

Tom Phat

Jostle the locals for a table at this long-time Brunswick favourite for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fonda Richmond

Sip a martini and munch healthy soft tacos while you watch Richmond go by from your curb-side stool.

BangPop

Taste the authenticity and frenetic energy of Bangkok's street food at BangPop on South Wharf.

Dandelion

Geoff Lindsay's Dandelion is a marvel of modern Vietnamese cuisine in bayside Elwood.

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