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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.
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.
There are few places more aptly named than Andrew McConnell's Asian eating sensation and its mouthwatering Chinese, Japanese and Korean morsels.
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Watch the chefs behind the bar as they artfully slice up tasty morsels, while roaming waiters pour imported Japanese beers or cool, dry sakes.
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.
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.
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.
Catch local heroes in the upstairs bandroom, making the most of the filling meals and tasty snacks to power you through the infamous 2am live slot.
Expect barbecued and smoked meats and seafood coupled with Asian sides from this Japanese-Korean barbecue restaurant from the team behind Chin Chin.
Uncover the provincial life at the top of Swan Street in Richmond, whether it's a cosy Sunday lunch or celebratory drinks on the rooftop terrace.
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Lafayette Fine Foods is about takeaway of the best kind, serving the food you'd cook yourself if you had time. Located in Brighton, the store is more...
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If you've ever wondered where Chefs go after a long night, look no further than The Waiters Club, a long-standing Italian eatery carefully hidden...
Offering both culinary and visual delight, Crown's Emporio della Pasta is a great choice for a casual meal in Southbank. Watch as chefs prepare...
Visit Huxtaburger's Prahran diner to see why their signature wagyu burgers and chipotle chips are mainstays of Melbourne's casual dining scene.
Sometimes it's nice to know what to expect and Gami Chicken and Beer is pretty much what it says on the tin: Korean style fried chicken and yes, beer.
Boasting an international menu, killer wine list and sleek design, Neapoli is equal parts all-day breakfast cafe, wine shop and Rat Pack club house.
Take a Mel Mex pilgrimage to the brightly coloured Trippy Taco for vegetarian Fresh Mex street food. Sit outside and enjoy a cocktail in the sun.
Perched on the first floor of the historic Young & Jacksons Hotel, Chloe's Restaurant has more to offer diners than just a glimpse of its namesake...
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.
Located on the shores of picturesque Hobson Bay in the historic Williamstown precinct, The Strand Restaurant offers spectacular views of the water...
Retaining its original design features from its humble beginnings as a garage, St Edmonds café in Prahran has captured the cool-casual Melbourne vibe...
St Kilda icon Greasy Joe's has had a makeover. Stop by this bayside hotspot for bespoke cocktails, juicy steaks and a sumptuous range of burgers.
From Movida’s Mykal Batholomew and Longrain chef, Adam D’Sylva, this hatted eatery ticks all the right boxes without taking itself too seriously.
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....
Richmond has its fair share of eateries, but The Sicilian stands out above the rest for the quality of its simple, hearty Italian dishes. The dining...
Chef Ashly Hicks creates innovative, seasonal dishes with the best of Victoria's produce. It's won Circa a hat from The Age Good Food Guide.
Meatlovers unite at Meatmother – a celebration of all things carnivorous. Choose your flesh and chase it down with whiskeys rye, bourbon or scotch.
Stop in for a crisp beer and yakitori (chicken skewers) at Collingwood's own Japanese teriyaki den. Tempt fate with a 'Bloody Hugo Hates Me' cocktail.
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.
Try modern Mexican with a Fitzroy twist along with infused tequila on tap at this bar and cantina. On balmy nights, kick back in the courtyard taqueria.
Stop by Jardin Tan on your next lap of the Tan, during a botanical ramble with friends, or for a long, lazy lunch of dynamic French-Vietnamese fare.
Enjoy innovative cuisines as you discover Melbourne's best dining experiences at restaurants celebrated by critics and locals alike.
¡Ay, caramba! Fresh off the tortilla press comes a steady stream of Mexican restaurants that sing in summer and offer escape from the depths of winter.
Follow the aromas of freshly extracted single origin coffee beans down cobblestoned laneways and into laid-back coffee strips for that caffeine buzz.
You don't need a stash of cash to eat well in Melbourne. Treat your tastebuds without testing your credit limit at one of the city's many affordable restaurants.
Craving a curry? Melbourne has many authentic, contemporary and surprising Indian restaurants and grocery shops.
Halal food is available all over Melbourne, with many halal restaurants and shops on Sydney Road, Brunswick.
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.
Look out for food trucks across Melbourne.
Find the White Guy Cooks Thai food truck and enjoy Asian hawker food the way it's supposed to be eaten - with friends amid urban hustle and bustle.
Make sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are ready for the latest info on Gumbo Kitchen, an LA-style food van serving authentic New Orleans grub.
Get your fill of Mr Burger's simple yet delicious meat - or felafel - between buns in Melbourne's north, south, east and west most days of the week.
Sport the smell of campfire like a badge of honour to identify you and yours as those who have stood around Fancy Hank's portable Monster 'Bar-B-Que'.
From pinot on the Mornington Peninsula to sparkling in the Macedon Ranges, discover five distinct wine regions within an hour and a half of the city.
Indulge in fresh, diverse and bountiful local produce at some of the best places to eat in regional Victoria.
See what's available and make instant restaurant reservations at dimmi.com.au or download the iPhone app.
Find an available table and book online at bookarestaurant.com or download the iPhone app.
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