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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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IL POMODORO ITALIAN FED SQUARE

Il Pom Italian

Melbourne

At the top of Federation Square, Il Pom Italian restaurant offers Melbourne's best people-watching perch over a coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner,...

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Bluecorn restaurant, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bluecorn

St Kilda

Start with a brunch burrito and see out the day in the St Kilda courtyard, channelling Cancun with a Corona and fish tacos, or blue corn enchiladas.

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Huxtaburger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Huxtaburger

Collingwood

If you reckon less is more in the burger kingdom, look no further than Huxtaburger, where five tasty burgers, crinkle cut chips and cans of beer rule.

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Nieuw Amsterdam, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nieuw Amsterdam

Melbourne

New American cuisine ditches the dude food tag and gets sophisticated at this New York-style bar/eatery, with Michael Roszbach (ex Cookie) in charge.

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The Press Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Press Club

Melbourne

Treat yourself to head chef Luke Croston's elegant degustation menu or go all out with the experimental Press Club Projects private dining experience.

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Circa, the Prince, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Circa, the Prince

St Kilda

Chef Ashly Hicks creates innovative, seasonal dishes with the best of Victoria's produce. It's won Circa a hat from The Age Good Food Guide.

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Little Blue, St Kilda,  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Little Blue

St Kilda

Dine out on the best views in Melbourne from the end of the St Kilda Pier, with little blue penguins frolicking on the rocks for the sweetest company.

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Rosa's Kitchen, credit Richard Cornish, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rosa's Kitchen

Melbourne

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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Albert Park Hotel Oyster Bar and Grill, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

Albert Park Hotel Oyster Bar & Grill

Albert Park

Ensure you get your obligatory fish 'n' chips by the seaside, but Albert Park-style with sustainable fish and a classy batter in the grand old pub.

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Flower Drum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Flower Drum

Melbourne

Invent a special occasion to get yourself to Flower Drum and dig into the novel Cantonese fare that garnered three more hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Melbourne is home to the highest-ranking Australian restaurant on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list: Ben Shewry’s Attica is ranked number 32.

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