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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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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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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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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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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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Indian restaurants

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

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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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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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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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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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Gingerboy

The clever interior replicates the night sky, while the fare is quick, fresh and a bit flashy.

St Kilda Sea Baths

On Melbourne's premier beach front, the St Kilda Sea Baths overlooks the idyllic and picturesque...

Jardin Tan

Stop by Jardin Tan on your next lap of the Tan for a long lunch of dynamic French-Vietnamese fare.

Entrecôte

Steak out pasture-fed Black Angus beef from Hopkins River at this Parisian steakhouse and cafe.

Bluebonnet Barbecue

Hit front bar Loretta for a whisky to go with your ribs, slaw and brisket chilli cheese fries.

Stalactites

Tuck into oven-baked lamb and a range of homemade dips at this city institution – open 24 hours.

Estelle Bistro

Stop in for oysters, bistro snacks and charcuterie or delve into delicious mains at Estelle Bistro.

Cumulus Inc.

This loft-inspired city restaurant is the place to be seen - breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Rice Paper Sister

Located at 15 Hardware Lane, just off Bourke Street in the CBD, Rice Paper Sister offers the same...

The Wolf and I

Rustic Victorian interiors meld with the exotic and the kitsch in this upmarket southside pub.

Anchovy

Savour the balanced Asian-Australian cuisine, given a thumbs-up by the Good Food Guide.

Rosetta Ristorante

Twist your fork around the handmade pasta and seasonal Italian fare at Neil Perry's Italian foray.

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