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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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Sugo

Malvern

Rich, flavoursome, traditional Italian cooking is the cornerstone of Sugo’s cuisine, which represents both quality and value. This eatery in...

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Kuala Lumpur

Carnegie

In the middle of a major suburban street in Carnegie, there are more than a fair share of eating opportunities, but Kuala Lumpur restaurant has got...

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Italy 1 Camberwell

Camberwell

Combining the charm of the old with the creativity and energy of the new, Italy 1 Camberwell offers an unpretentious yet sophisticated dining...

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Becco, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Becco

Melbourne

Enjoy an evening of understated Italian elegance at this hatted restaurant on Crossley Street. Delight in the beef carpaccio or almond praline gelato.

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Ichi Ni Izakaya, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Ichi Ni Izakaya

St Kilda

Hope for sunshine so you can settle in on Ichi Ni's St Kilda decking for bay views and sake, sushi, yakitori and other tasty izakaya-style morsels.

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Squires Loft City Steakhouse

Melbourne

Established in 1997 in the historic Goldie Place laneway, Squires City Loft Steakhouse is renown for its expertise in cooking premium Australian...

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Indian Star

Moonee Ponds

A family-run establishment in Moonee Ponds, Indian Star serves a pan-Indian feast to its guests within its sumptuous dining room. To help immerse...

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Red Emperor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Red Emperor

Southbank

Enjoy river views with yum cha, banquets or a la carte dining with provincial Chinese specialties, at this popular Southgate establishment. Book ahead.

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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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Chinta Blues, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chinta Blues

St Kilda

Beat the blues at St Kilda institution Chinta Blues, where cool blues music accompanies the frenetic feasting on perennially good Malaysian fare.

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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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