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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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Nyala African Restaurant

Fitzroy

Nyala African Restaurant has become a Fitzroy institution, offering diners a rare culinary adventure across the African continent with its wide...

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B'stilla Restaurant

South Yarra

Tucked away just behind Chapel Street in South Yarra, B'stilla Restaurant serves modern Moroccan quisine in an informal and relaxed environment. The...

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China Red, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

China Red

Melbourne

Touch-screen ordering and marine-animal-shaped dumplings – if the great food doesn't draw you into this HuTong off-shoot, the novelty value surely will.

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Los Amates, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Los Amates

Fitzroy

Accept responsibility for piling warm tortillas high with a range of well-executed taco fillings, and delight in yummy mole and smoky chipotle prawns.

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Deco Wine Bar

Fitzroy North

A sweeping dining room, inlaid wood and rich colours make Deco a delightfully elegant wine, cocktail bar and restaurant in Fitzroy North. Deco...

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Little Nyonya

Docklands

As part of the overhaul to the Docklands Precinct, Little Nonya is fun, lively and flavourful - serving Chinese-Malay cuisine to the applause of...

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Smith & Daughters, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Photo: Michael Danischewski

Smith & Daughters

Fitzroy

It's only at the end of a meal at Brunswick Street's Latino eatery Smith & Daughters that you remember that not a scrap of meat has passed your lips.

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Sho

Southbank

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....

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Warung Agus

West Melbourne

When you're fresh from holiday and pining for the authentic tastes of Balinese cuisine you've only recently devoured, look no further than the West...

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Ezard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ezard

Melbourne

Chef Teage Ezard combines the East and the West with verve and creativity, making this two hatted restaurant a must try for any visiting gourmand.

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Moroccan Soup Bar, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia

Moroccan Soup Bar

Fitzroy North

Relax in the well-cushioned interior, let the staff bring you the right amount of food, and embark on a gastronomical trip to the Middle East.

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Alluvial at Intercontinental Hotel

Melbourne

Enriching Melbourne's colourful dining scene, The InterContinental's Alluvial restaurant is spacious, ambient and impressive, found within The Rialto...

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Hako

Melbourne

A stroll down Flinders Lane will always reward you with unexpected treats and Hako Japanese Restaurant is a gem not to be missed. The split-level...

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The Table, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The Table

St Kilda

Gather around the table and contemplate the endless possibilities of life, or just tuck into the presidential Latino platters and exotic tequilas.

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Bar Idda, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Bar Idda

Brunswick East

Put your faith in Mama's secrets at the proudly Sicilian Bar Idda, a gastronomic beacon on Lygon Street with a passionately old-country seasonal menu.

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Mamak

Melbourne

Mamak, named after the alfresco-style roadside eateries in Malaysia, has a dining room on Melbourne's Lonsdale Street. The 100-seater restaurant...

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Hu Tong Dumpling House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

HuTong Dumpling House

Melbourne

Linger long enough at HuTong to give your scalding xiao long bao meat and soup dumplings time to cool, scoffing the rest of the menu while you wait.

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Prix Fixe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Prix Fixe

Melbourne

Leave the queuing to scenesters and get on with the happy business of eating and drinking at Melbourne's first ticketed eatery, with added surprises.

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The Cosmopolitan

Wantirna

The Cosmopolitan is a modern international a la carte restaurant and bar. The Cosmopolitan has a relaxed atmosphere that is promoted by the stylish...

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Insieme Restaurant

South Yarra

Some restaurants need to prove themselves with elaborate décor, and others show their personality through the menu. Having the best of both worlds,...

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The Yarraville Club Bistro

Yarraville

The Yarraville Club is a family-friendly establishment with a number of dining and entertainment options, including Pekish Restaurant, which serves...

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Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

South Yarra

Fiesta has been serving fresh, modern and authentic Mexican for over 30 years. Established in 1984, located on the famous Toorak Road in South Yarra,...

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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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Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lucy Liu

Melbourne

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.

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Dalmatino

Port Melbourne

Port Melbourne's Bay Street is well known for its fine food offerings and Dalmatino, a Mediterranean restaurant, is up there with the best of them....

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La Contadina

Carlton

Experience authentic Italian food La Contadina, found in the heart of Melbourne's Little Italy in Carlton. The menu changes regularaly here,...

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Spice Temple, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spice Temple

Southbank

Once you've tried Neil Perry's two-hatted take on Chinese food in the seductive surrounds at Crown you'll find it hard to go back to lemon chicken.

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Shark Fin Keysborough

Keysborough

Shark Fin Keysborough is the largest restaurant in the Shark Fin Group's chain of Chinese eateries. It's a big, bustling place serving excellent...

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The Fleece

South Melbourne

The Fleece Hotel, in South Melbourne, offers patrons the opportunity to drink and dine in a relaxed atmosphere. The food is a cut above your regular...

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Fatto, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fatto

Melbourne

Park your Vespa by this bar and cantina for daily deliciousness: contemporary Italian cuisine and fabulous riverside views. Open for lunch and dinner.

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MoVida Aqui, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

MoVida Aqui

Melbourne

Journey to the literal fire at the heart of MoVida and sample the Spanish love of cooking over coals, or a la plancha. Bring your mates for a banquet.

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Ants Bistro

Melbourne

Amid the plethora of Melbourne’s Chinatown restaurants on Little Bourke Street lies Ants Bistro – a simple, hidden-away diner specialising in the...

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Hoi’s Kitchen

Camberwell

Serving up some of Melbourne's best dim sum, Hoi's Kitchen offers value for money Asian cuisine from its comfortable, family-friendly dining room....

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The Wolf and I, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Wolf and I

Windsor

Settle in for some truly delectable reinventions of classic pub fare amidst the rustic interiors and kitsch features of this Chapel Street favourite.

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Beatbox Kitchen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beatbox Kitchen

Melbourne

Bite into a Beatbox burger, wipe Stereo Sauce off your chin and appreciate the fact that burgers taste better when eaten by an inner city roadside.

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Mahjong

St Kilda

St Kilda's Mahjong redefines Asian dining with its ultra-stylish interiors, stunning park view and innovative combination of Yum Cha and classic...

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Huxtaburger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Huxtaburger

Collingwood

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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Radio Mexico, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Radio Mexico

St Kilda

Turn up your radio, 'cause you're gonna like what you're about to hear. Fresh. Healthy. Tasty. Democratic. Goes great with beer. It's Radio Mexico!

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Terra Rossa

Melbourne

Just what the city needs: a smart eating place that opens for breakfast, morphs into lunch, segues into afternoon drinks, then dinner and finishes as...

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Kamel Restaurant

Albert Park

In a street full of cafes, Kamel Restaurant in Albert Park is one that stands out from the crowd with its inventive mezze menu and comical spelling....

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The Strand Restaurant

Williamstown

Located on the shores of picturesque Hobson Bay in the historic Williamstown precinct, The Strand Restaurant offers spectacular views of the water...

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Om Nom Lips

Om Nom Kitchen Dessert Bar

Melbourne

Celeb chef Christy Tania, for Master Chef and Vue De Monde fame serves up a thrilling combination of over-the-top desserts, high flying cocktails.

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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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Luxembourg Bar and Bistro, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Luxembourg

St Kilda

Share plates of classic and modern European-style fare at this bar and bistro from contemporary dining's dream team Andrew McConnell and Chris Watson.

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Don Vincenzo

Fitzroy

When the craving hits for serves of satisfying Italian comfort food, Fitzroy's Don Vincenzo is a restaurant that won't let you down. The dining room...

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Lamaro's

South Melbourne

Set in picture-perfect South Melbourne in an idyllic park-side location Lamaro's is a welcoming gastro pub in the heart of South Melbourne. Also...

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Steer Bar and Grill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Steer Bar and Grill

South Yarra

Bone up on your cuts of steak to allow maximum time for feasting at Steer, where it's all about the beast, but a bit about the wine and service, too.

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Siam 1

Carnegie

Set on a thriving shopping strip in Carnegie, Siam 1 offers a relaxing setting for diners to enjoy the authentic Thai cuisine it serves up. The warm...

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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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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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