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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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Nieuw Amsterdam, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nieuw Amsterdam

Melbourne

New American cuisine ditches the dude food tag and gets sophisticated at this New York-style bar/eatery, with Michael Roszbach (ex Cookie) in charge.

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The Press Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Press Club

Melbourne

Treat yourself to head chef Luke Croston's elegant degustation menu or go all out with the experimental Press Club Projects private dining experience.

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Bar Santo Trattoria

St Kilda

Daytime finds Bar Santo Trattoria laid back and casual, but after 6pm the linen comes out, the lights are dimmed and the mood is set to impress. But...

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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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L’Hôtel Gitan, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

L'Hotel Gitan

Prahran

Stop your caravan for classic French fare from the Reymond family – this elegant art deo hotel on Commercial Road has serious culinary pedigree.

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Rosa's Kitchen, credit Richard Cornish, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rosa's Kitchen

Melbourne

It's all about homely Sicilian fare at Rosa's Kitchen. Tuck into the antipasti and pasta with ingredients from chef Rosa Mitchell's Yandoit farm.

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Acland St. Cantina, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Acland Street Cantina

St Kilda

Kick start your day with a single origin brew and breakfast tortilla or swing by after the daily grind for gluten-free pizza and house red.

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Feast Of Merit, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Feast of Merit

Richmond

Take your pick of what's going to leave you feeling most warm and fuzzy about dining on the Middle Eastern influenced fare at Feast of Merit.

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Va Bene Communal Dining room

Va Bene

Docklands

With its waterside location, captivating Melbourne city views and authentic Italian dishes, Va Bene is one of Melbourne's most charming Italian...

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Middle Park Hotel, Middle Park, Victoria, Australia

Middle Park Hotel

Middle Park

Lick your lips at the prospect of meat with extra meat, with wonders created from retro cuts and an interior style to encourage carnivorous largesse.

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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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