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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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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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Carlton Wine Room, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Carlton Wine Room

Carlton

Get a dose of old-school hospitality, progressive European flavours and fine Italian wines at this up-to-the-minute Melbourne hotspot.

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Longrain, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Longrain

Melbourne

With their innovative take on aromatic Thai cuisine, Longrain has become a Melbourne favourite and been hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

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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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Bohemian Bar & Restaurant

Southbank

Based around the notion of sharing, Bohemian Bar & Restaurant celebrates all that is Spanish from its stylish home on South Wharf. Located on Dukes...

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Cumulus Up, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cumulus Up

Melbourne

Kick back and sample the best of local and European wines in the designer interiors of this loft-style bar from the award-winning Cumulus Inc. team.

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Shoya, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shoya

Melbourne

It's worth learning the Japanese for 'throw another shrimp on the barbie' because you'll want more from the BBQ before belting out a karaoke classic.

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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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DOC, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

DOC

Carlton

Line up to indulge in a total Italian experience, with artisan pizzas the standout amid fluent Italian waiters, flowing vino and home-cured sausages.

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Moon Under Water, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Moon Under Water

Fitzroy

Orwell's Moon Under Water was just a whimsy, but Andrew McConnell makes it a reality with trademark faultless execution in the revamped Builders Arms.

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