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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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The Meatball and Wine Bar, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meatball and Wine Bar Richmond

Richmond

Choose meatballs on top of spaghetti, Italian beans and creamy polenta, with wine, at the Richmond sibling of the restaurant that does what it says.

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Miss Chu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Miss Chu

Melbourne

Dial-a-dumpling or appear in person before the 'queen of rice paper rolls' for fast Vietnamese favourites like fine pho and of course, ripper rolls.

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Choo Choos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Choo Choo's

Melbourne

Slide into an intimate booth in the Toff in Town's Carriage Room and order your Thai food and fancy drinks from a waiter beckoned by a silent buzzer.

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Nobu, Crown Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nobu

Melbourne

Experience Nobu's signature 'new style' Japanese cuisine and join the global community embracing the world's most recognised Japanese restaurant.

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Da Noi, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Da Noi

South Yarra

Choose the Sardinian set menu, made with ingredients from the chef's farm and see what The Age Good Food Guide was raving about.

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Pacos Tacos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Paco's Tacos

Melbourne

Pay just a few pesos and take your pick from a razzle dazzle line up of soft shell tacos or delish bar snacks from the hombres who brought you MoVida.

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Fonda Mexican, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fonda Flinders Lane

Melbourne

Take your tastebuds to Mexico at Fonda Mexican, where their signature burritos, tacos and antojitos keep diners coming back for a flavour fiesta.

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Union Dining, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Union Dining

Richmond

Uncover the provincial life at the top of Swan Street in Richmond, whether it's a cosy Sunday lunch or celebratory drinks on the rooftop terrace.

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Akachochin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Akachochin

South Wharf

Sit at the marble bar to eat and drink your way around Japan by matching your sake to the regions from whence your sliced-to-order sashimi originates.

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Pole Pole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Polē Polē

Melbourne

Why not try some biltong instead of nuts with your Kenyan beer? At Polé Polé the bar snacks are delicious and the beer list span across Africa.

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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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