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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.

Best restaurants

A table at Melbourne's most notable restaurants is well worth the wait. Consider critically acclaimed Melbourne dining institutions Attica, Flower Drum or Vue de Monde, or any of the many restaurants listed in The Age Good Food or Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.

Eat streets and cheap eats

Explore Melbourne one culinary precinct at a time. Go for Italian in Lygon Street, Carlton, Vietnamese in Victoria Street, Richmond, and Lebanese in Sydney Road, Brunswick. Weigh in on the best-dumpling debate in CBD's Chinatown, and find yourself spoilt for choice in Footscray, where Vietnamese and African restaurants sit side by side.

Join throngs of locals at cheap eats institutions across the city – try Richmond's Thy Thy, Flemington's Laksa King and the CBD's Camy Shanghai Dumpling – and hit up social media to follow Melbourne's army of mobile food vans.

Long lunches and late-night haunts 

Check out Sunday lunch specials at big-name restaurants or let your good intentions go in a beer garden with gourmet fare.

For late night bites, follow the hospitality crowd into famous Supper Inn, slide into a booth at Choo Choo's at the Toff, or stay up at Cumulus Up. Northside, city or south, wherever you are, you'll find somewhere to sate a late-night appetite. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vegetarian restaurants

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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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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Indian restaurants

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

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Rosa's Kitchen

It's all about homely Sicilian fare at Rosa's Kitchen. Tuck into the antipasti and pasta with ingredients from chef Rosa Mitchell's Yandoit farm.

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Chinta Blues

Beat the blues at St Kilda institution Chinta Blues, where cool blues music accompanies the frenetic feasting on perennially good Malaysian fare.

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Rockwell and Sons

Visit an upmarket diner that matches fine dining with the best of American fast food goodness. Book ahead for the weekly fried chicken dinner.

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Ombra

You say salami, we say salumi, but whatever you want it's all here. Drop in for salted meats of all kinds along with a glass of stellar Italian red.

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Lûmé

Lûmé‘s multisensory tasting menu is a journey into the flavours, textures and ingredients not so frequently travelled. We focus on creating a...

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The Abyssinian

Round up your mates for a traditional feast of Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes with Injera bread. Enjoy hearty African slow food with African beers.

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Hells Kitchen

Settle into a window seat in this perennial indie gem and join the students, hipsters and art set for cold beers, house-infused vodka and DJ tunes.

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Markov

Welcome beer, cider and comfort food. The Markov menu places fun and affordability over fancy and finicky – and the punters couldn't be happier.

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Charlie Dumpling

Charlie gives traditional dumplings a modern makeover and delivers delicious Asian fusion morsels. Save room for dessert: chocolate dumplings, anyone?

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Fitzrovia

Try to decide what's more impressive out of the elevated city skyline views or the mod-Oz meal and cocktails at this spectacular St Kilda bistro.

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Chow City

Get on down to pan-Asian haunt Chow City to embark on a journey of flavours from the fun-filled menu, with the drinks side of things just as enticing.

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Dracula's Comedy Cabaret Restaurant

Sink your teeth into dinner and a show at this popular, and Australia's longest-running, theatre restaurant. With cabaret and cocktails, it’s a scream.

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