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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Matteo's

Housed in a Fitzroy terrace, Matteo's is the share-house that grew up and got sophisticated.

Bellota Wine Bar

Savour simple European staples that complement the excellent, exhaustive wine options.

The Courthouse Hotel

Try the lunch specials or the monthly BYO at the Courthouse Hotel, a Melbourne gastropub mainstay.

Charlie Dumpling

Charlie gives traditional dumplings a modern makeover and delivers delicious Asian fusion morsels.

Uncle Collins St

Uncle has expanded the family, bringing its modern, authentic Vietnamese food and cocktails to the CBD.

Beatbox Kitchen

Bite into the fact that burgers taste better when eaten by the side of the road in the inner city.

Pastuso

Pay homage to Paddington's heritage at this Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar in ACDC Lane.

Estelle by Scott Pickett

Savour chef Scott Pickett's knack for knowing how flavours and textures combine in a diner's mouth.

Feast of Merit

Taste the satisfaction of eating fine food with a social conscience in this communal dining house.

Portello Rosso

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

Estelle Bistro

Stop in for oysters, bistro snacks and charcuterie or delve into delicious mains at Estelle Bistro.

Renzo's Bar Cafe Italiano

Renzo’s Bar: The Italian heart of NewQuay Situated in the heart of Docklands, Renzo's Bar Cafe...

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