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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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Ladro, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Ladro Prahran

Prahran

Get the iconic Ladro wood-fired pizzas without crossing the river and see why the champion of fresh, seasonal food is often copied and rarely matched.

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Shark Finn Inn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shark Fin Inn

Melbourne

Gather a gang to get the most yum out of yum cha at this Chinatown stalwart serving Cantonese favourites: try the char siu bao.

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Kuala Lumpur

Carnegie

In the middle of a major suburban street in Carnegie, there are more than a fair share of eating opportunities, but Kuala Lumpur restaurant has got...

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No 35 Restaurant

No 35 Restaurant

Melbourne

There are few venues in Melbourne where you can really create an impression with breathtaking views and modern cuisine. Located 35 floors above the...

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Dandelion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dandelion

Elwood

Geoff Lindsay's Dandelion is the recipient of a hat from The Age Good Food Guide and a marvel of modern Vietnamese cuisine in bayside Elwood.

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Misty's Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Misty's Diner

Prahran

Slide into Misty's 1950s-style vinyl booths for straight-up down-home US-style diner goodness, like chilli fries, philly steaks, brekkies and burgers.

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The Merrywell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Merrywell

Southbank

Wrap your laughing gear around the contender for Melbourne's best burger at Crown's expansive gastro-pub, which also boasts an epic cocktail list.

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Hofbrauhaus

Melbourne

At Market Lane's Hofbrauhaus, you'll find Lederhosen, German beer by the jug and hearty, generously portioned Bavarian food. There are a la carte and...

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Geppetto's

Burwood

Carefully guarding a prime position in Kew Junction, Geppetto's embraces everything you know and love about a good Italian restaurant in a fun,...

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Arintji, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Arintji

Melbourne

You can't ask for much more from a dining experience than the aromas of prime beef cooking over coals and the views of and around Federation Square.

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