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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 Cast of Dracula's

Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant


From $85 - $105

Sink your teeth into dinner and a show at this popular, and Australia's longest-running, theatre restaurant. With cabaret and cocktails, it’s a scream.

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Saigon Sally, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saigon Sally


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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Wonderbao, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Bow to the bao for many reasons, including the taste sensation enveloped in a soft steamed bun, the cheap prices, speedy service, and super soymilk.

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Private dining room, Attica, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Ben Shewry's Attica is officially Australia's best restaurant after being named #32 on S. Pellegrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

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Huxtaburger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



If you reckon less is more in the burger kingdom, look no further than Huxtaburger, where five tasty burgers, crinkle cut chips and cans of beer rule.

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Woodland House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Woodland House


A date at Woodland House is an event to be taken seriously. Dress up, don the jewels and play the part while fine dining in the grand Prahran mansion.

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Water & city view from open rooftop

Woolshed Pub


Enjoy the fruits of being in one of the best-stocked sheds around, cleverly disguised as an understated contemporary pub with fine dining and bistro.

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Matteo's, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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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The Commoner, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

The Commoner


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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Minamishima, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Immerse yourself in the art of sushi with okamase (chef's selection) from sushi master Koichi Minamishima. This is one for the special-occasion file.

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Beatbox Kitchen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beatbox Kitchen


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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St Hotel, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

St Hotel

St Kilda

Sanctify your session with a tipple upstairs or down in the public bar or social and supper clubs. Stay around for knockout Thai in the dining room.

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Kumo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kumo Izakaya

East Brunswick

Sign up to the Japanese izakaya social eating experience at Kumo Izakaya, where food and drink are inseparable and designed to be shared with friends.

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Seamstress, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Get stitched up with modern Cantonese food for dinner after aperitifs in the Indochine-style cocktail bar, finished with a nightcap in the basement.

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Chin Chin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chin Chin


Think carefully about the friends you'll take to Chin Chin, as you'll be settling in and sharing plates of fresh, spicy Thai food plus plentiful wine.

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Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lucy Liu


Give your tastebuds a flying kickstart with this pan-Asian culinary angel from chef Michael Lambie and the MAde Establishment. It's all action at this neon-lit laneway kitchen and bar.

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Galli Estate Winery


Sample shiraz and cabernet sauvignon at this relatively new winery with premium quality wines that have quickly become favourites.

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Sake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Overlooking the Yarra River in revamped Hamer Hall, this sleek city restaurant and bar offers new-style sushi and classic Japanese cuisine.

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Uncle, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Meet your new favourite uncle, and enjoy modern, authentic Vietnamese food, al fresco rooftop dining, cocktails and craft brews in Carlisle Street.

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Banoi, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Settle into Banoi for a dose of modern Vietnamese street stall goodness. Classic flavours and sleek fitout, it's no wonder the locals are loving it.

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Did you know?

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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