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

The Town Mouse

Carlton

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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Gami Chicken & Beer Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gami Chicken & Beer

Melbourne

Sometimes it's nice to know what to expect and Gami Chicken and Beer is pretty much what it says on the tin: Korean style fried chicken and yes, beer.

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Po' Boy Quarter, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Po' Boy Quarter

Fitzroy

Drift off Smith Street and deep into Historical New Orleans at Po’ Boy Quarter, and be amazed by the things that can be stuffed into a hunk of bread.

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Bar Idda, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Bar Idda

Brunswick East

Put your faith in Mama's secrets at the proudly Sicilian Bar Idda, a gastronomic beacon on Lygon Street with a passionately old-country seasonal menu.

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Ladro, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Ladro

Fitzroy

Book in advance to get a taste of the gastronomic magic that is a Ladro pizza at the perennially popular pizzeria's original Gertrude Street location.

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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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Saigon Sally, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saigon Sally

Windsor

Enjoy new interpretations of old faves at the big sister of the ever-popular Hanoi Hannah and be a part of the southside Vietnamese revolution.

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Tokyo Tina, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tokyo Tina

Windsor

Check out Hanoi Hannah's youngest sibling for contemporary Japanese cuisine with added Korean flavour and a whole host of accompanying tipples.

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Chingon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chingón

Richmond

Take it to the streets at Chingón, street for 'awesome' and serving up six awesome street-food style tacos in a no-frills shop on Swan Street.

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Misty's Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Misty's Diner

Prahran

Slide into Misty's 1950s-style vinyl booths for straight-up down-home US-style diner goodness, like chilli fries, philly steaks, brekkies and burgers.

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Tonka, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Claire Davie.

Tonka

Melbourne

Let the team behind Coda tempt you with their Indian-inspired menu lauded by both The Age Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller.

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Robert Burns Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

Robert Burns Hotel

Collingwood

See why the Robert Burns Hotel is a Smith Street institution. Sample the tasty tapas at the bar or settle in for a long, sangria-fuelled lunch.

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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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Kappo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kappo

Melbourne

Enter a serene world of Japanese fine dining and choose from omakase menus featuring traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist.

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Gill's Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gill's Diner

Melbourne

Traverse the laneways for this jewel in the bluestone. Now prepare for rustic modern European food, an award-winning wine list and great service.

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Prix Fixe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Prix Fixe

Melbourne

Leave the queuing to scenesters and get on with the happy business of eating and drinking at Melbourne's first ticketed eatery, with added surprises.

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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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Heston Blumenthal, Crown Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Fat Duck

Southbank

Heston Blumenthal is bringing The Fat Duck to Melbourne for six months, after which Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will move in to Crown for good.

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Lau's Family Kitchen, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Lau's Family Kitchen

St Kilda

Experience the feted pedigree of the Flower Drum's almost psychic service and delectable cuisine at the more wallet-friendly Lau's Family Kitchen.

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Supermaxi, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia

Supermaxi

Fitzroy North

Beg the pardon of the entrenched Fitzroyalty and squeeze into a table to taste for yourself the acclaimed Ladro-style pizza and sublimely silky pasta.

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Claypots, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Claypots

St Kilda

Dig deep into your claypot to discover whatever flavoursome delights the deep blue sea yielded that day, best enjoyed in the ivy-walled courtyard.

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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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Moroccan Soup Bar, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia

Moroccan Soup Bar

Fitzroy North

Relax in the well-cushioned interior, let the staff bring you the right amount of food, and embark on a gastronomical trip to the Middle East.

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Trippy Taco, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Trippy Taco

Fitzroy

Take a Mel Mex pilgrimage to the brightly coloured Trippy Taco for vegetarian Fresh Mex street food. Sit outside and enjoy a cocktail in the sun.

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Silks at Crown Melbourne

Southbank

Experience the fine art of authentic Chinese cuisine at renowned Melbourne restaurant Silks, located in the Crown Entertainment Complex. With a...

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Grossi Florentino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grossi Florentino

Melbourne

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide, Guy Grossi has created a menu that is quintessentially Italian but incredibly innovative.

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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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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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Pope Joan, East Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Pope Joan

East Brunswick

Pope Joan's is the neighbourhood joint with more; a cosy cafe, bar, casual restaurant showcasing top local ingredients, and a produce store to boot.

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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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Supper Inn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Supper Inn

Melbourne

Soak up the bustling atmosphere of late night dining in Chinatown and tuck into a tasty Cantonese menu, featuring favourites like suckling pig.

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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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