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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 Italian, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Italian

Melbourne

Acquaint yourself with Melbourne's suave, impeccably presented Italian, where Italian classics are reinvented and embellished by a stellar wine list.

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Chingon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chingón

Richmond

Take it to the streets at Chingón, street for 'awesome' and serving up six awesome street-food style tacos in a no-frills shop on Swan Street.

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Shadowfax Wines

Werribee

With a strong focus on design and quality, Shadowfax has quickly established an enviable reputation for premium wines and boutique style.

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The Harbour Kitchen

Docklands

The Harbour Kitchen is one of the most exciting and versatile function venues in Melbourne. Situated right on the waterfront in Docklands, this...

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Ladro, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Ladro Prahran

Prahran

Get the iconic Ladro wood-fired pizzas without crossing the river and see why the champion of fresh, seasonal food is often copied and rarely matched.

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Robert Burns Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

Robert Burns Hotel

Collingwood

See why the Robert Burns Hotel is a Smith Street institution. Sample the tasty tapas at the bar or settle in for a long, sangria-fuelled lunch.

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The Woods of Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Woods of Windsor

Windsor

Step inside and be transported to a 1900s speakeasy with over 50 single malts on the menu, and gramophones and taxidermy aplenty.

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Wonderbao, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wonderbao

Melbourne

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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Estelle Bistro, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Estelle Bistro

Northcote

Stop in for oysters, bistro snacks and charcuterie, delve into mains or go all out with the five-course chef's menu at this revamped local hero.

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Mercer's Restaurant, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Mercer's Restaurant

Eltham

Venture off the beaten track and find yourself sitting on the balcony of an Eltham cottage dining on polished modern Aussie cuisine while birds chirp.

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Stalactites, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stalactites

Melbourne

Bring a hearty appetite to Melbourne's busy Greek precinct and be treated to oven-baked lamb and homemade dips. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

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Bistro Gitan, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bistro Gitan

South Yarra

Experience a warm Gallic welcome and a menu of old favourites with a modern, Basque twist at this charming French bistro from the Reymond family.

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Afternoon Tea at Hotel Windsor

Melbourne

The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883. Their five star hotel in Melbourne serves its famous afternoon...

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Hellenic Republic Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hellenic Republic Kew

Kew

Like the Brunswick original, this Colombaris taverna serves up simple, fresh, authentic Greek dishes along with a range of Hellenic wines and ouzos.

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Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Newmarket Hotel

St Kilda

Arm yourself with an arsenal of microbrews and pig out on saloon food with Latino influences at the Newmarket, a gritty space with St Kilda glamour.

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The Moat, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Moat

Melbourne

Burrow beneath the Wheeler Centre, Literary Melbourne's literary heart, to Moat, for morning coffee and post-literary event vinous ruminations.

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Choo Choos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Choo Choo's

Melbourne

Slide into an intimate booth in the Toff in Town's Carriage Room and order your Thai food and fancy drinks from a waiter beckoned by a silent buzzer.

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Waterfront at Station Pier

Port Melbourne

Making full use of its prime location on Port Melbourne’s iconic Station Pier, Waterfront is a fine-diner specialising in seafood and...

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Lazer Pig, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lazerpig

Collingwood

See what a lazer pig does: serves up puntastic artisan pizza and spins tunes beneath a disco ball. Crush the earworm with a Spider Pig cocktail.

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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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Yu-U, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Yu-u

Melbourne

Find your way through the graffiti laneway to this publicity-shy eatery in the CBD – all subterranean chic, clean lines and unhurried atmosphere.

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Fancy Hank's BBQ, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Roberto Seba

Fancy Hank's BBQ

Melbourne

Dig out your drawl for traditional woodfired southern style barbecue – ribs, brisket, pulled pork and even beer can chooks – at Fancy Hank's BBQ Joint.

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Fukuryu Ramen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fukuryu Ramen

Melbourne

Make your way to Chinatown's hidden gem, Fukurya Ramen, and slurp up their authentic Ramen offerings, straight from the streets of Japan.

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Middle Fish, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Middle Fish

Carlton

A breakfast of Thai soup at Middle Fish with its sweet, sour and spicy flavours will immediately transport you to bleary brekkies at Thai roadsides.

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Stokehouse City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stokehouse City

Melbourne

The iconic Stokehouse has relocated its beach shack glamour to an elegant abode in the CBD's Alfred Place while its beachside digs are being rebuilt.

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Meatmaiden, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meatmaiden

Melbourne

You've met Meatmother, now meet Meatmaiden, a basement den of meat, craft beer and bourbon that takes its prime cuts pretty seriously.

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Bistro K, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bistro K

Collingwood

Do Korean differently at Bistro K. This Korean eatery takes classic flavours (think kim chi and Korean BBQ) and adds a modern fine dining touch.

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Huxtable, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Huxtable

Fitzroy

A happy recipient of a chef's hat from The Age Good Food Guide, Huxtable is an inspired mix of retro, Asian, European and Mod-Oz flavours.

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Beachcomber Cafe

St Kilda

Located at St Kilda Sea Baths, Beachcomber exceeds expectations of a casual café experience with its uninterrupted view of Port Phillip Bay and its...

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No. 8 by John Lawson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

No. 8 by John Lawson

Southbank

Savour the delicacies of regional produce at the Crown complex. At No. 8 by John Lawson, seasonal local produce gets the fine-dining treatment.

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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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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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Saigon Sally, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saigon Sally

Windsor

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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39 Pizzeria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

+39

Melbourne

Dial +39 and let Italy know there are some special pizzas being hauled out of the pizza oven on Little Bourke Street, at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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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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Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Mirka at Tolarno Hotel

St Kilda

Bite into Melbourne cultural history at Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, the landmark St Kilda building boasting Mirka Mora's mural and fine European fare.

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Supermaxi, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia

Supermaxi

Fitzroy North

Beg the pardon of the entrenched Fitzroyalty and squeeze into a table to taste for yourself the acclaimed Ladro-style pizza and sublimely silky pasta.

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Bluecorn restaurant, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bluecorn

St Kilda

Start with a brunch burrito and see out the day in the St Kilda courtyard, channelling Cancun with a Corona and fish tacos, or blue corn enchiladas.

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Huxtaburger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Huxtaburger CBD

Melbourne

Tuck into deliciously simple hamburgers and crinkle-cut chips while soaking up the rousing atmosphere of an American diner, all in the CBD.

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Caffe e Cucina

South Yarra

Caffe e Cucina, an intimate Italian restaurant is a long-running success story on South Yarra's busy Chapel Street. The eatery has been around since...

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Nobu, Crown Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nobu

Melbourne

Experience Nobu's signature 'new style' Japanese cuisine and join the global community embracing the world's most recognised Japanese restaurant.

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The Town Mouse, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo credit Sean Fennessy

The Town Mouse

Carlton

Like a little mouse you'll be scurrying to scavenge the crumbs of the rich, delectable dishes and fine wines on offer at Carlton's The Town Mouse.

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Claypots, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Claypots

St Kilda

Dig deep into your claypot to discover whatever flavoursome delights the deep blue sea yielded that day, best enjoyed in the ivy-walled courtyard.

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Longrain, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Longrain

Melbourne

With their innovative take on aromatic Thai cuisine, Longrain has become a Melbourne favourite and been hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

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Sake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sake

Melbourne

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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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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Flower Drum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Flower Drum

Melbourne

Invent a special occasion to get yourself to Flower Drum and dig into the novel Cantonese fare that garnered three more hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Miss Katie's Crab Shack, Rochester Hotel, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Miss Katie's Crab Shack

Fitzroy

Let the feast begin at Miss Katie's Crabshack, where every meal is a celebration and excess consumption of market-fresh crabs is actively encouraged.

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Supper Inn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Supper Inn

Melbourne

Soak up the bustling atmosphere of late night dining in Chinatown and tuck into a tasty Cantonese menu, featuring favourites like suckling pig.

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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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