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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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L'uccellino, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia



Stay true to the traditions of pizza making of artisan toppings on thin crust bases, but branch out a bit for the strawberry dark choc combination.

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Soul Kitchen food truck, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Soul Kitchen Woodfired Pizza Truck


Add another element of excellence to a trip to Melbourne's Arts Centre by grabbing a woodfired pizza from the truck that idles beneath the spire.

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La Camera Southgate


La Camera Italian restaurant is located in Southgate, Melbourne's restaurant, shopping and entertainment precinct. The dining room is set against the...

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Shark Fin House


With a string of accolades, Shark Fin House is a Melbourne's CBD institution that has certainly earnt its hype. Found in Chinatown, this three-story...

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Fancy Hank's BBQ, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Roberto Seba

Fancy Hank's Bar-B-Que


Sport the smell of campfire like a badge of honour to identify you and yours as those who have stood around Fancy Hank's portable Monster 'Bar-B-Que'.

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Waterfront at Station Pier

Port Melbourne

Making full use of its prime location on Port Melbourne’s iconic Station Pier, Waterfront is a fine-diner specialising in seafood and...

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115 Grill & Brewhouse


The regularly changing menu at 115 Grill & Brewhouse of contemporary cuisine reflects only the best seasonal produce combined with locally sourced...

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Morris Jones, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Morris Jones


Explore this two-storey drinking and dining palace and its sprawling rear courtyard when you're jonesing for after-work eats or kick-off cocktails.

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MoVida, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Assembling the menu for Melbourne's favourite date restaurant, MoVida chef Frank Camorra scoured Spain for the finest bite-size comestibles.

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The Town Mouse, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo credit Sean Fennessy

The Town Mouse


Like a little mouse you'll be scurrying to scavenge the crumbs of the rich, delectable dishes and fine wines on offer at Carlton's The Town Mouse.

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