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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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Chloe's Restaurant at Young and Jackson

Melbourne

Perched on the first floor of the historic Young & Jacksons Hotel, Chloe's Restaurant has more to offer diners than just a glimpse of its namesake...

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La Luna

Carlton North

La Luna is the casual North Carlton bistro of celebrity chef Adrian Richardson and is renowned for simple, fresh food. The menu is contemporary...

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Siam 1

Carnegie

Set on a thriving shopping strip in Carnegie, Siam 1 offers a relaxing setting for diners to enjoy the authentic Thai cuisine it serves up. The warm...

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The Age Good Food Guide - Coda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Coda

Melbourne

From Movida’s Mykal Batholomew and Longrain chef, Adam D’Sylva, this hatted eatery ticks all the right boxes without taking itself too seriously.

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Matteo's, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Matteo's

Fitzroy North

Housed in a Fitzroy terrace, Matteo's is the share-house that grew up and got sophisticated. There's an Asian edge to the fare, and a fine wine list.

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Supernormal, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Supernormal

Melbourne

There are few places more aptly named than Andrew McConnell's Asian eating sensation and its mouthwatering Chinese, Japanese and Korean morsels.

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El Gaucho Argentinean Charcoal Grill

Fitzroy North

El Gaucho Argentinian Charcoal Grill Restaurant brings the mouth-watering flame-grilled flavours of Spanish-influenced cuisine to the streets of...

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Akachochin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Akachochin

South Wharf

Sit at the marble bar to eat and drink your way around Japan by matching your sake to the regions from whence your sliced-to-order sashimi originates.

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Mr Hobson

Port Melbourne

Sam Zeneldin, celebrated Melbournian restaurateur has collaborated with Head Chef Martin Bainbridge to conceive a fresh approach to dining at...

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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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