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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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Meatmother, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meatmother

Richmond

Meatlovers unite at Meatmother – a celebration of all things carnivorous. Choose your flesh and chase it down with whiskeys rye, bourbon or scotch.

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Tai Pan

Doncaster East

Doncaster East's Tai Pan ticks all the boxes for great Chinese fare, offering fantastic yum cha, banquet choices, a reasonable wine list and...

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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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Ants Bistro

Melbourne

Amid the plethora of Melbourne’s Chinatown restaurants on Little Bourke Street lies Ants Bistro – a simple, hidden-away diner specialising in the...

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Dansk Restaurant at Denmark House

Melbourne

Found upstairs of Denmark House, Restaurant Dansk is a cool European bar and eatery complete with views over Melbourne’s CBD. Making easy use of its...

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St Kilda

St Kilda Sea Baths

St Kilda

Located on Melbourne's premier beach front, the St Kilda Sea Baths overlooks the idyllic and picturesque Port Phillip Bay. There is nothing else like...

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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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Bamboo House

Melbourne

If you fancy feasting on the distinct flavours of northern China in a discreetly relaxed setting, then Bamboo House restaurant, a Melbourne...

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Claypots Evening Star, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Claypots Evening Star

South Melbourne

Bop along to the live piano while the seafood you've carefully chosen is grilled to perfection on the teppanyaki grill in the bustling open kitchen.

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Water & city view from open rooftop

Woolshed Pub

Docklands

Woolshed Pub, with its charming combination of rustic and historical architecture, harbour location and chic contemporary cuisine, is a popular...

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