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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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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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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 Commoner, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

The Commoner

Fitzroy

Visit The Commoner for uplifting, seasonal, produce-driven fare, and the famous Sunday roast made by the common folk heading the rustic food trend.

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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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Carlton Wine Room, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Carlton Wine Room

Carlton

Get a dose of old-school hospitality, progressive European flavours and fine Italian wines at this up-to-the-minute Melbourne hotspot.

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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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Pei Modern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pei Modern

Melbourne

Mark Best adds his trademark flair to this produce-oriented bistro, winning a chef's hat and making Australian Gourmet Traveller's Top 40.

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Trunk Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Trunk Diner

Melbourne

The first bite of Trunk Diner's cheeseburger-and-apple-pie goodness brings back memories of diners from across the USA, right here in Melbourne.

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David's, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

David's

Prahran

Take comfort in home-style, wholesome fare inspired by cuisine from Zhouzhuang in rural Shanghai. Book in for a special occasion or yum cha lunch.

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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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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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