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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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Woolshed Pub


Woolshed Pub, with its charming combination of rustic and historical architecture, harbour location and chic contemporary cuisine, is a popular...

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Stokehouse City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stokehouse City


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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The Boathouse, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Boathouse

Moonee Ponds

Perch yourself on the riverbank and enjoy the simplicity of riverside life with simple, produce-driven menus and relaxing views at The Boathouse.

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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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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 Press Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Press Club


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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Claypots, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia


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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Little Blue, St Kilda,  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Little Blue

St Kilda

Dine out on the best views in Melbourne from the end of the St Kilda Pier, with little blue penguins frolicking on the rocks for the sweetest company.

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Taking pride in being one of the first true Italian eateries established in Carlton, Donnini’s retains the same passion and devotion for authentic...

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Rosa's Kitchen, credit Richard Cornish, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rosa's Kitchen


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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Albert Park Hotel Oyster Bar and Grill, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

Albert Park Hotel Oyster Bar & Grill

Albert Park

Ensure you get your obligatory fish 'n' chips by the seaside, but Albert Park-style with sustainable fish and a classy batter in the grand old pub.

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Flower Drum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Flower Drum


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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Minamishima, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



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

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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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Supermaxi, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia


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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Bomba, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba



Tuck into simple, affordable Spanish tapas and a lean into the bar that’s so well stocked with vermouth you'll have to stay for a rooftop cocktail.

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Huxtaburger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Huxtaburger Prahran


Visit Huxtaburger's Prahran diner to see why their signature wagyu burgers and chipotle chips are mainstays of Melbourne's casual dining scene.

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

No. 8 by John Lawson


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

The Town Mouse


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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Coda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



From Movida’s Mykal Batholomew and Longrain chef, Adam D’Sylva, this hatted eatery ticks all the right boxes without taking itself too seriously.

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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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