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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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Traditional Indian food

Aangan Indian Restaurant

West Footscray

Since it's inception in 2003, Aangan has been tantalising taste buds all over Melbourne with freshly prepared, authentic Indian cuisine. All dishes...

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Chow City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chow City

Melbourne

Get on down to pan-Asian haunt Chow City to embark on a journey of flavours from the fun-filled menu, with the drinks side of things just as enticing.

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Town Hall Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Town Hall Hotel

Fitzroy

Treat the bar of the laidback Fitzroy eatery like it's your local, then swan into the dining room to feast on perfectly executed Italian classics.

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Donovans, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Donovans

St Kilda

Get the feeling you're visiting a familiar beachside home at Donovans – of someone who cooks to the level of one hat in the The Age Good Food Guide.

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Charcoal Lane, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Charcoal Lane

Fitzroy

Sit back with a full stomach after the bush tucker meets fine dining experience, plus the warm fuzzy glow of supporting a worthy social initiative.

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Fitzrovia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fitzrovia

St Kilda

Try to decide what's more impressive out of the elevated city skyline views or the mod-Oz meal and cocktails at this spectacular St Kilda bistro.

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Bluebonnet Barbecue, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Sean Hastings

Bluebonnet Barbecue

Collingwood

Pull up a pew and choose a whisky to go with your hot smoked pork, chicken, ribs, brisket and daily made sausages with slaw and corn bread sides.

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Nieuw Amsterdam, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nieuw Amsterdam

Melbourne

New American cuisine ditches the dude food tag and gets sophisticated at this New York-style bar/eatery, with Michael Roszbach (ex Cookie) in charge.

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Soul Kitchen food truck, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Soul Kitchen Woodfired Pizza Truck

Melbourne

Add another element of excellence to a trip to Melbourne's Arts Centre by grabbing a woodfired pizza from the truck that idles beneath the spire.

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Il Bacaro, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Il Bacaro

Melbourne

Hatted by The Age Good Food Guide, Il Bacaro's the kind of the place that could have opened last week or ten years ago, which it did.

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Donnini’s

Carlton

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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Maha, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Maha

Melbourne

Get your fill of top-shelf Middle Eastern cuisine at Shane Delia's Maha in the city, winner of a chef's hat from The Age Good Food Guide.

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

Bomba

Melbourne

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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Kenzan, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kenzan

Melbourne

Thirty years on, Kenzan is still showing the new kids how it's done and picking up hats from The Age Good Food Guide in the process.

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The Cast of Dracula's

Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant

Carlton

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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Charlie Dumping, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Charlie Dumpling

Prahran

Charlie gives traditional dumplings a modern makeover and delivers delicious Asian fusion morsels. Save room for dessert: chocolate dumplings, anyone?

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The Grand Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Grand

Richmond

Treat yourself to authentic Italian food in the heart of Richmond and get cosy in the award-winning dining room of this converted Victorian hotel.

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Gingerboy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gingerboy

Melbourne

Modelled on the street kitchens of South-East Asia, Teage Ezard's hip restaurant is less rustic authenticity and more opulent interpretation.

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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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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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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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