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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rosetta Ristorante

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

Kisume

Savour intricate works-of-art morsels at The Lucas Group's poetic ode to Japanese cuisine.

Botherambo

Escape to Botherambo's jungle oasis to enjoy cocktails and South East Asian food with a twist.

Cumulus Up

Local and international wines paired with a soon-to-be-classic confit duck-filled waffle. Perfect!

Café Di Stasio

Settle in for a night of classic Italian fare at this St Kilda institution, now in its third decade.

The Point Albert Park

Set aside plenty of time to experience the creative seasonal menu hatted by the Good Food Guide 2018.

Highline Restaurant

Discover high-end paddock-to-plate dining above the Railway Hotel bottle shop on Chapel Street.

Entrecôte

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

Amaru

A small and intimate dining room offering a choice of two contemporary Australian tasting menus.

Portello Rosso

Think big and order the excellent seafood paella or a variety of tapas from behind the red doorway.

Freddy Wimpoles

Leave your pretension at the door and prepare for some no-fuss hospitality at Freddie Wimpoles.

Kappo

Enter a serene, sophisticated world of Japanese fine dining and choose from three omakase menus.

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