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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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Miss Katie's Crab Shack

North Melbourne

Let the feast begin at Miss Katie's Crabshack, where every meal is a celebration and excess consumption of market-fresh crabs is actively encouraged.

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Bar Santo Trattoria

St Kilda

Daytime finds Bar Santo Trattoria laid back and casual, but after 6pm the linen comes out, the lights are dimmed and the mood is set to impress. But...

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Grandma Funks


On Richmond's busy Swan Street sits a hip cafe/lounge/bar that offers good food at down-to-earth prices in a funky retro-style setting. Besides the...

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Bomba, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba



Tuck into simple, affordable Spanish tapas and a lean into the bar that’s so well stocked with vermouth you'll have to stay for a rooftop cocktail.

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Pireaus Blues


Pireaus Blues restaurant in Fitzroy specialises in authentic Greek food like mama made. The family run taverna is warm and welcoming, split over two...

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Warung Agus

West Melbourne

When you're fresh from holiday and pining for the authentic tastes of Balinese cuisine you've only recently devoured, look no further than the West...

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Boney, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Catch local heroes in the upstairs bandroom, making the most of the filling meals and tasty snacks to power you through the infamous 2am live slot.

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Jimmy Grants, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jimmy Grants


George Calomabaris pays homage to his heritage at his licensed souvlaki bar with souvas, salads and snacks punters can eat in, in style, or take away.

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Saint Crispin, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saint Crispin


Make an ordinary night a special occasion at Smith Street's Saint Crispin, much-lauded winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide.

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Temperance Hotel

South Yarra

The Temperance Hotel restaurant offers a slick, modern pub dining experience in a prime South Yarra location. The making this a cool and pleasant...

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