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Experience Melbourne's mix of cultures in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Whether you're after modern, traditional, exotic or homespun flavours – Melbourne's eclectic dining scene offers a startling array of the world's great cuisines, from popular favourites to the truly groundbreaking.
Share a drink while snacking on high end tapas in a laneway eatery, take on a Szechuan chilli dish in Chinatown, or break out of the CBD and discover the city's specialist eating destinations – Richmond for Vietnamese, Carlton's 'Little Italy', Fitzroy for Spanish and Brunswick for Lebanese.
Tastefully decorated to create an authentic, old world bodega atmosphere, San Telmo is famous for its imported 2.5-metre parilla (charcoal grill).
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There are few places more aptly named than Andrew McConnell's Asian eating sensation and its mouthwatering Chinese, Japanese and Korean morsels.
When your bartender has to don gloves and goggles to prepare your cocktail of choice, you know that this is something they take very seriously.
It's only at the end of a meal at Brunswick Street's Latino eatery Smith & Daughters that you remember that not a scrap of meat has passed your lips.
Let the good times roll is an exhortation that's hard to resist, especially when Deep South specialties, all-night oysters and absinth are involved.
Chef Teage Ezard combines the East and the West with verve and creativity, making this two hatted restaurant a must try for any visiting gourmand.
Mark Best adds his trademark flair to this produce-oriented bistro, winning a chef's hat and making Australian Gourmet Traveller's Top 40.
Take your drinking to a new level of sophistication at this decadent Japanese-influenced bar and lounge offering libation with unmatched elegance.
Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures, a fact reflected in its restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Feast on a dizzying spread of the world's great cuisines.
Enjoy innovative cuisines as you discover Melbourne's best dining experiences at restaurants celebrated by critics and locals alike.
Take an unexpected turn, duck into one of Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in a bar with a distinct personality.
Get a taste for Melbourne's serious coffee culture with a perfect brew or take-home beans from favourite local coffee roasters and cafes.
Melburnians love their pubs almost as much as they love their footy. And with imaginative pub grub, sunny beer gardens and killer live music, what's not to love?
You don't need a stash of cash to eat well in Melbourne. Treat your tastebuds without testing your credit limit at one of the city's many affordable restaurants.
Make getting out of bed worthwhile: rise and shine with connoisseur coffee and mouthwatering meals at Melbourne's favourite breakfast spots.
Follow the aromas of freshly extracted single origin coffee beans down cobblestoned laneways and into laid-back coffee strips for that caffeine buzz.
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.
Attica and Brae make their mark on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list
Ben Shewry's Attica is officially Australia's best restaurant after being named #32 on S. Pellegrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants list.
Taste what the fuss is about at Citi Chef of the Year Dan Hunter's Otways hideaway, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.
Excite your senses with a tempting menu at Nobu, as Crown celebrate The Age Good Food Month. Famous for Japanese fusion, experience the stylish...
More bars, more noodles, more nights and brighter lights! The Night Noodle Markets are back for eighteen nights this November, once again lighting up...
Vietnamese food expert, Duy Huynh, owner of Ba'get, conducts a hands-on masterclass where participants create their own banh mi and rice paper rolls,...
Celebrate Polly Woodside's 130th birthday by dressing up like a pirate and enjoying cocktails made with the oldest rum in the world, Mount Gay Black...
Ahoy there! Come aboard the majestic tall ship in South Wharf for rum cocktails, live music and food trucks. In celebration of Polly Woodside's 130th...
Sweetfest is a two-day celebration of all things baked, fried, whipped, iced and colourful. Masterclass presentations from sweet fiend Katherine...
Francophile fromage tragic? Headed to France on holidays? Want to dazzle the locals and make sure you land yourself the prime wedge, round or crottin...
Pilgrim Bar and Riverland Bar join forces to host Australia's first-ever gin festival, Juniperlooza! Juniperlooza will showcase Australia's best gin...
Melbourne has more than 3,500 restaurants and serves up cuisines from more than 70 countries.
Support one of Melbourne's social enterprise businesses for a feel good return on your dollars and cents.
Take your pick of what's going to leave you feeling most warm and fuzzy about dining on the Middle Eastern influenced fare at Feast of Merit.
Drink to the future at the newly opened Shebeen – a non-profit bar that sends profits back to aid projects in each drink's country of origin.
Sit down for a coffee and seasonal cuisine and help save the world at this social enterprise that distributes its profits to development projects.
Few things make you feel better than frocking up in glad rags that have been made with a conscience, so where better to shop than The Social Studio?
Sit back with a full stomach after the bush tucker meets fine dining experience, plus the warm fuzzy glow of supporting a worthy social initiative.
Head to Long Street Coffee for coffee and snacks from Melbourne's best roasters and cafes and give young refugees a head start with their careers.
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