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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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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 Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Courthouse Hotel

North Melbourne

Try the lunch specials or the monthly BYO at the acclaimed Courthouse Hotel, which looks deceptively pub-like despite serving fine French-style fare.

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Mr Jennings, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mister Jennings

Richmond

Sometimes the food speaks for itself and it veritably screams at you from Richmond's Mister Jennings, a welcome addition to the Bridge Road scene.

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Hell of the North, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hell of the North

Fitzroy

Heaven awaits at Hell of the North, the elegant, classic French bistro and bar behind the bright yellow door in Fitzroy. Divine.

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Merchant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Merchant

Melbourne

Sit alongside a striking watercolour mural, sip a classic Bellini and dine on traditional north-eastern Italian fare to be transported to Venice.

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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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Dig a Pony, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

Dig a Pony

Yarraville

Work up a taste for sangria, gather some mates and make your way to Yarraville's Dig A Pony for Egyptian, French, Greek and Spanish-influenced tapas.

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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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Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

South Yarra

Fiesta has been serving fresh, modern and authentic Mexican for over 30 years. Established in 1984, located on the famous Toorak Road in South Yarra,...

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

The Meatball and Wine Bar

Collingwood

Meatball and Wine Bar's DIY-style menu caters to vegetarians as well as meat lovers. Pair your rich meatball dishes with an organic Italian wine.

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Paladarr, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Paladarr

Alphington

Take your tastebuds on a tour of north-eastern Thailand via Melbourne's suburbs, or opt for Thai standards plus a host of tantalising desserts.

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Yu-U, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Yu-u

Melbourne

Find your way through the graffiti laneway to this publicity-shy eatery in the CBD – all subterranean chic, clean lines and unhurried atmosphere.

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Albert Park Hotel Oyster Bar and Grill, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

Albert Park Hotel Oyster Bar & Grill

Albert Park

Ensure you get your obligatory fish 'n' chips by the seaside, but Albert Park-style with sustainable fish and a classy batter in the grand old pub.

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Bistro Gitan, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bistro Gitan

South Yarra

Experience a warm Gallic welcome and a menu of old favourites with a modern, Basque twist at this charming French bistro from the Reymond family.

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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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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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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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The Deanery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Deanery

Melbourne

Share in the secret of The Deanery, with its understated, cool, sophisticated vibe, fulfilling food, and wines so good they need to be caged.

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Minamishima, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Minamishima

Richmond

Immerse yourself in the art of sushi with okamase (chef's selection) from sushi master Koichi Minamishima. This is one for the special-occasion file.

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Huxtaburger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Huxtaburger CBD

Melbourne

Tuck into deliciously simple hamburgers and crinkle-cut chips while soaking up the rousing atmosphere of an American diner, all in the CBD.

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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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