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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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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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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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Bohemian Bar & Restaurant

Southbank

Based around the notion of sharing, Bohemian Bar & Restaurant celebrates all that is Spanish from its stylish home on South Wharf. Located on Dukes...

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Hophaus Bar

Hophaus Bier Bar Grill

Southbank

Willkommen to Southbank's newest venue, the Hophaus Bier Bar Grill. Enjoy classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair in this...

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China Red, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

China Red

Melbourne

Touch-screen ordering and marine-animal-shaped dumplings – if the great food doesn't draw you into this HuTong off-shoot, the novelty value surely will.

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Los Amates, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Los Amates

Fitzroy

Accept responsibility for piling warm tortillas high with a range of well-executed taco fillings, and delight in yummy mole and smoky chipotle prawns.

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Pop Restaurant

Melbourne

Take a stroll down Hardware Lane and discover the cool European vibe of Pop Restaurant. The kitchen is best-known for its tapas dishes, but its menu...

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Vanilla Orchid

Warrandyte

Melding Thai family recipes with fine French technique, Warrandyte's Vanilla Orchid is traditional, homely and welcoming. Just a stone's throw from...

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Smith & Daughters, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Photo: Michael Danischewski

Smith & Daughters

Fitzroy

It's only at the end of a meal at Brunswick Street's Latino eatery Smith & Daughters that you remember that not a scrap of meat has passed your lips.

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City Grill Room

Melbourne

Steak gets a unique South African flavour at the City Grill Room, a casual steakhouse carefully hidden in Melbourne's west-end. Serving grilled ribs...

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Ezard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ezard

Melbourne

Chef Teage Ezard combines the East and the West with verve and creativity, making this two hatted restaurant a must try for any visiting gourmand.

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La Piazza Allegra

Elsternwick

Aspiring to the atmosphere of a local Italian village, La Piazza Allegra continually strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for its...

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Sho

Southbank

It's adults only for a tea ceremony and hand-made noodles at the glamorous Sho Noodle Bar, found within the gaming area of Southbank's Crown Casino....

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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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The Table, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The Table

St Kilda

Gather around the table and contemplate the endless possibilities of life, or just tuck into the presidential Latino platters and exotic tequilas.

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Easy Tiger, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Easy Tiger

Collingwood

This Thai-inspired eatery won a chef’s hat from The Age Good Food Guide and continues to excite Smith Street day-trippers and locals alike.

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115 Grill & Brewhouse

Kew

The regularly changing menu at 115 Grill & Brewhouse of contemporary cuisine reflects only the best seasonal produce combined with locally sourced...

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Estivo

Kew

Casual yet elegant, Estivo is a modern Italian eatery on Kew's busy High Street. Set over two levels, Estivo's downstairs dining room is adorned with...

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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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Hu Tong Dumpling House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

HuTong Dumpling House

Melbourne

Linger long enough at HuTong to give your scalding xiao long bao meat and soup dumplings time to cool, scoffing the rest of the menu while you wait.

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