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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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Bottega Restaurant

Melbourne

In the heart of Little Italy on Melbourne's Bourke Street, Bottega is an inviting Italian restaurant presenting inventive and sophisticated modern...

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Hwaro Korean Barbecue

Melbourne

Hwaro Korean Barbecue, in Melbourne's Chinatown, puts the excitement back into dinner, mostly by getting you to cook meat over a pit of fire. Quality...

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Chinta Blues, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chinta Blues

St Kilda

Beat the blues at St Kilda institution Chinta Blues, where cool blues music accompanies the frenetic feasting on perennially good Malaysian fare.

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Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lucy Liu

Melbourne

Give your tastebuds a flying kickstart with this pan-Asian culinary angel from chef Michael Lambie and the MAde Establishment. It's all action at this neon-lit laneway kitchen and bar.

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Punch Lane

Melbourne

As much a wine bar as a restaurant, and in a great Melbourne location near theatres, Punch Lane serves delicious European food and wonderful wines...

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Veloce Restaurant Bar

South Yarra

Situated at the back of a luxury car showroom in South Yarra, Veloce Restaurant Bar is an unusual place for a casual restaurant, but it's got the...

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Spice Temple, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spice Temple

Southbank

Once you've tried Neil Perry's two-hatted take on Chinese food in the seductive surrounds at Crown you'll find it hard to go back to lemon chicken.

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Cocomo's Restaurant

Rowville

Stylish yet affordable, CoComo's Restaurant offers one of Rowville's best Italian dining experiences. Nestled within the Stud Road shops, CoComo's is...

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Fatto, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fatto

Melbourne

Park your Vespa by this bar and cantina for daily deliciousness: contemporary Italian cuisine and fabulous riverside views. Open for lunch and dinner.

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La Taverna

Brunswick East

Brunswick may have its fare share of new pizzerias, but with a family-friendly atmosphere and and reliable Italian far, it's no wonder why La Tavola...

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Sichuan Dining Room

Hawthorn

An ornate exterior gives way to the splendour of Hawthorn's Sichuan Dining Room; a grandiose restaurant dedicated to the varied nature of this...

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Morris Jones, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Morris Jones

Windsor

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 Aqui, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

MoVida Aqui

Melbourne

Journey to the literal fire at the heart of MoVida and sample the Spanish love of cooking over coals, or a la plancha. Bring your mates for a banquet.

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The Wolf and I, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Wolf and I

Windsor

Settle in for some truly delectable reinventions of classic pub fare amidst the rustic interiors and kitsch features of this Chapel Street favourite.

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Maha, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Maha

Melbourne

Get your fill of top-shelf Middle Eastern cuisine at Shane Delia's Maha in the city, winner of a chef's hat from The Age Good Food Guide.

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Alluvial at Intercontinental Hotel

Melbourne

Enriching Melbourne's colourful dining scene, The InterContinental's Alluvial restaurant is spacious, ambient and impressive, found within The Rialto...

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Eureka 89 Dining

Southbank

Eureka 89 is a premier event space located on the highest floor of the impressive CBD residential building, Eureka Tower. At 300 metres above sea...

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Beatbox Kitchen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beatbox Kitchen

Melbourne

Bite into a Beatbox burger, wipe Stereo Sauce off your chin and appreciate the fact that burgers taste better when eaten by an inner city roadside.

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Huxtaburger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Huxtaburger

Collingwood

If you reckon less is more in the burger kingdom, look no further than Huxtaburger, where five tasty burgers, crinkle cut chips and cans of beer rule.

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Nine Elephants

Docklands

Just around the corner from Etihad Stadium at Docklands is Nine Elephants, a popular Thai restaurant with a legion of loyal fans. Don't be fooled by...

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Thai Thani

Fitzroy

Thai Thani is a longstanding restaurant stalwart which has been a reliable source of authentic Thai flavours for Fitzroy locals for more than 20...

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Radio Mexico, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Radio Mexico

St Kilda

Turn up your radio, 'cause you're gonna like what you're about to hear. Fresh. Healthy. Tasty. Democratic. Goes great with beer. It's Radio Mexico!

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Tapachula

North Melbourne

Tapachula is loads of fun, has a great atmosphere and serves tasty dishes fusing Mexican, Latin, Spanish and Caribbean flavours. With a cheery,...

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Brandon Hotel

Carlton North

With a relaxed, community oriented atmosphere and great pub food, the Brandon Hotel is a beloved restaurant destination for Carlton North locals. A...

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Il Gambero on the Park

Carlton

Carlton's Lygon Street isn't short of Italian restaurants but you'll always find room for the brilliant cuisine of Il Gambero. The kitchen offers...

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Church St Enoteca, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Church St Enoteca

Richmond

Stroll up to the quiet end of Church Street in Richmond to find this understated gem and treat yourself to a dinner of sublime modern Italian cuisine.

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Luxembourg Bar and Bistro, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Luxembourg

St Kilda

Share plates of classic and modern European-style fare at this bar and bistro from contemporary dining's dream team Andrew McConnell and Chris Watson.

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Red Mullet

Malvern

Red Mullet is no average fish and chippery - can you imagine ordering Grilled Barramundi on creamy mash and green beans topped with a cucumber, peach...

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Waiters Club

Melbourne

If you've ever wondered where Chefs go after a long night, look no further than The Waiters Club, a long-standing Italian eatery carefully hidden...

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Steer Bar and Grill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Steer Bar and Grill

South Yarra

Bone up on your cuts of steak to allow maximum time for feasting at Steer, where it's all about the beast, but a bit about the wine and service, too.

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Crabapple Kitchen

Hawthorn

Your first impression of Crabapple Kitchen is a whitewashed facade with cheerful awnings on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn, and things only get better...

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Fitzrovia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fitzrovia

St Kilda

Try to decide what's more impressive out of the elevated city skyline views or the mod-Oz meal and cocktails at this spectacular St Kilda bistro.

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Little India Bistro

South Yarra

Little India Bistro & Tandoor is a South Yarra restaurant offering some of the more characteristic dishes of North India, especially Punjab. Think...

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Sirens Restaurant

Williamstown

Just metres from the sands of Williamstown Beach, Sirens Restaurant provides fine dining and breathtaking bay views. This beach house style...

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Mr Burger mobile food van, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mr Burger

Melbourne

Get your fill of Mr Burger's simple yet delicious meat - or felafel - between buns in Melbourne's north, south, east and west most days of the week.

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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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The European, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The European

Melbourne

Scramble for an adjective to describe Melbourne's stalwart wine bar and you'll end up settling on 'European', before you settle on one more glass.

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Amorosa

Williamstown

Re-ignite your love affair with traditional Italian cuisine at Amarosa, a rustic neighbourhood eatery in Williamstown. With large communal tables and...

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Fedele's Ristorante Italiano

Glen Waverley

Fedele’s is an Italian-Fusion restaurant, servicing the Eastern Suburbs for over 20 years. We have passionate staff that strive to provide a 5 star...

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Bhoj, Docklands, Victoria, Australia

Bhoj

Docklands

Succumb to the rule of Bhoj and dine like royalty on fine, highly awarded and perfectly spiced Indian fare while boats bob on the NewQuay waterfront.

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Ichi Ni Izakaya, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Ichi Ni Izakaya

St Kilda

Hope for sunshine so you can settle in on Ichi Ni's St Kilda decking for bay views and sake, sushi, yakitori and other tasty izakaya-style morsels.

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North Fitzroy Star Hotel

Fitzroy North

A casual neighbourhood pub that always makes you feel right at home, the North Fitzroy Star Hotel has plenty of hidden nooks, book-lined walls and an...

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The Convent Bakery

Abbotsford

Open since September 2006 and housed in the grounds of the former Sisters of Good Shepherd, this bakehouse offers exceptional fare in equally as...

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Red Emperor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Red Emperor

Southbank

Enjoy river views with yum cha, banquets or a la carte dining with provincial Chinese specialties, at this popular Southgate establishment. Book ahead.

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The Grand Hotel

Richmond

Awarded One Chef Hat - The Age Good Food Guide 2006-2012 & 2014The dining room at Richmond’s Grand Hotel delivers some of the finest Italian food in...

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Cacao Fine Chocolate and Patisserie

St Kilda

St Kilda's Cacao Fine Chocolate and Patisserie is a sweet-tooth's dream, offering an enticing array of French pastries, breads and plated desserts....

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Il Portobello

Essendon

Enjoy a traditional Italian meal at Il Portobello, a spacious and comfortable trattoria in Essendon. Offering an extensive menu that includes wood...

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Circa, the Prince, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Circa, the Prince

St Kilda

Chef Jake Nicholson creates innovative, seasonal dishes matched with fine local wines. It's won him a hat from The Age Good Food Guide.

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Markov, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Markov

Carlton

Welcome beer, cider and comfort food. The Markov menu places fun and affordability over fancy and finicky – and the punters couldn't be happier.

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Regency Chinese Cuisine

Melbourne

Situated in Melbourne's bustling CBD, Regency Chinese Cuisine provides a comfortable dining experience perfect for catching up with friends and...

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