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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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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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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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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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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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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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Indian restaurants

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

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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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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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Shizuku Ramen

Flavoursome house-made ramen and Japanese izakaya-style dishes paired with craft brews from Asia.

No35 Restaurant at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

There are few venues in Melbourne where you can really create an impression with breathtaking views...

Bad Frankie

Fitzroy's Bad Frankie is a true blue bar offering Australian boutique spirits and gourmet jaffles.

Tipo 00

Wrap your fork around pasta made with passion and the restaurant's namesake, fine 'tipo 00' flour.

French Saloon

An understated, elegant, modern French bistro directly above Kirk's Wine Bar on Hardware Lane.

Gradi at Crown

Melbourne pizza master, Johnny di Francesco, brings you the best pizza south of Napoli.

D.O.C

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

Cicciolina

Dig the retro fittings and modern Mediterranean cuisine of this St Kilda institution.

Bon Ap'

Pop into breezy Bon Ap' to get your fix of traditional French fare without the white tablecloths.

Flower Drum

Invent a special occasion to get yourself to Flower Drum and tuck into the fêted Cantonese fare.

Saint.Urban

Praise Saint.Urban, patron saint of winemakers and classy Richmond wine bar and dining room.

Chin Chin

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

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