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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Grace Darling Hotel

Make yourself cosy at your local away from home, where the food is comforting and the music loud.


Stow away food and wine to your heart's content at this spacious city restaurant, diner and bar.

Osteria Ilaria

Joining the ranks of sibling Tipo 00 but casting the net even wider with sophisticated bistro fare.

Mr Hive Kitchen and Bar

Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar serves classy cocktails, shared platters and snacks in a rustic dining area.

France Soir

Experience classic Parisian bistro fare paired with a wine list and table service that is legendary.

Cumulus Inc.

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


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

Rockwell and Sons

Visit an upmarket US-style diner that matches fine dining pedigree with guilty fast food flavours.

Supper Inn

Soak up the atmosphere of late night dining in Chinatown and tuck into a tasty Cantonese menu.

MoVida Aqui

Journey to the fire at the heart of MoVida and sample the Spanish love of cooking a la plancha.

Il Pom Italian

At the top of Federation Square, Il Pom Italian restaurant offers Melbourne's best people-watching...

Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie

Discover a new outlet for chef du jour Scott Pickett at Melbourne institution, the Queen Vic Market.

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