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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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St Hotel, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

St Hotel

St Kilda

Sanctify your session with a tipple upstairs or down in the public bar or social and supper clubs. Stay around for knockout Thai in the dining room.

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Teriyaki Anarchy Sake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Teriyaki Anarchy Sake

Collingwood

Stop in for a crisp beer and yakitori (chicken skewers) at Collingwood's own Japanese teriyaki den. Tempt fate with a 'Bloody Hugo Hates Me' cocktail.

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Moon Under Water dining room, Builders Arms, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Builders Arms

Fitzroy

If you're after casual bistro fare (not exactly a pot and parma) or a quiet beer in sleek surrounds, Andrew McConnel's Builders is the place.

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Ilona Staller, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia

Ilona Staller

Balaclava

Book early or be left propping up the bar at this busy modern-Italian diner named after a Hungarian film star and set in a disused bank building.

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Panama Dining Room, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Panama Dining Room

Collingwood

Venture up the stairs to discover a cavernous space with a classy European menu, beautiful views, a crammed bar and, funnily enough, a ping-pong comp.

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Bluebonnet Barbecue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bluebonnet Barbecue at The Curtin

Carlton

Choose a gig and a whisky to go with your ribs and brisket chilli cheese fries during Bluebonnet's smoking hot residency at The Curtin Hotel.

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Guacamole Dip

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

South Yarra

Fiesta has been serving fresh, modern and authentic Mexican for over 30 years. Established in 1984, located on the famous Toorak Road in South Yarra,...

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Town Hall Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Town Hall Hotel

Fitzroy

Treat the bar of the laidback Fitzroy eatery like it's your local, then swan into the dining room to feast on perfectly executed Italian classics.

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Cutler & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cutler & Co.

Fitzroy

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide and ranked number seven by Australian Gourmet Traveller, McConnell knows his game.

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Madame Sousou, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Madame Sousou

Fitzroy

Savour contemporary and classic French fare at any time of day. You'll feel all the more Frenchy chic for the chandeliers and eclectic art work.

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Did you know?

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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