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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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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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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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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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Indian restaurants

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Elyros

Take a leisurely culinary journey through modern and traditional Crete, Greece's largest island.

Om Nom

A decadent, dedicated dessert restaurant putting extraordinary artistry into sweet treats. Indulge.

Bomba

Brought to you by the popular Añada crew, Bomba is all about Spanish food for the working classes.

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Dining in Melbourne can be a fabulous experience, especially aboard the famous fleet of historical...

La Tortilleria

Bring your amigos to share platters of street food and taste the most authentic tortillas in town.

MoVida

Tuck into silky potato croquettes, all manner of chorizo and the best wine Spain has to offer.

Tulum

Get a taste of contemporary Turkish cuisine with chef Coskun Uysal's modern take on Anatolian recipes.

The European

Let the elegant food of Melbourne's stalwart wine bar transport you to your favourite European city.

Turf Sports Bar & Grill

Turf Bar is a sophisticated, traditional pub that has become one of the best places in Melbourne to...

Neapoli

With an international menu and American Oak fit-out, Neapoli is part cafe, part Rat Pack club house.

Charcoal Lane

Savour a full tummy plus the buzz of supporting a worthy social initiative.

Panama Dining Room

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

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