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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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Paris Go

Carlton

A lively Carlton bistro and veritable institution, you'll find Paris Go constantly full with couples and celebrating families enjoying the flavours...

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Chloe's Restaurant at Young and Jackson

Melbourne

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...

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Cumulus Up, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cumulus Up

Melbourne

Kick back and sample the best of local and European wines in the designer interiors of this loft-style bar from the award-winning Cumulus Inc. team.

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Kumo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kumo Izakaya

East Brunswick

Sign up to the Japanese izakaya social eating experience at Kumo Izakaya, where food and drink are inseparable and designed to be shared with friends.

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San Telmo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

San Telmo

Melbourne

Tastefully decorated to create an authentic, old world bodega atmosphere, San Telmo is famous for its imported 2.5-metre parilla (charcoal grill).

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Il Nostro Posto

Melbourne

Il Nostro Posto is a sophisticated Sicilian cucina (a converted 19th century warehouse) in Melbourne's iconic Hardware Lane, boasting a distinct...

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Da Noi, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Da Noi

South Yarra

Choose the set menu of Sardinian cuisine made with ingredients from the chef's farm and see what The Age Good Food Guide was raving about.

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Remy Tapas Bar

Malvern

REMY Tapas Bar is a neighbourhood gem where you can enjoy delicous food with flavours from the Mediterranean. Relax in the Terrazza Room where the...

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Va Tutto

Ivanhoe

Va Tutto, an asset to busy Upper Heidelberg Road in Ivanhoe, is a smart restaurant, catering for both bistro and grander dining. The food is...

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Middle Fish, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Middle Fish

Carlton

A breakfast of Thai soup at Middle Fish with its sweet, sour and spicy flavours will immediately transport you to bleary brekkies at Thai roadsides.

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The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Courthouse Hotel

North Melbourne

Try the lunch specials or the monthly BYO at the acclaimed Courthouse Hotel, which looks deceptively pub-like despite serving fine French-style fare.

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Cafe Lalibela

Footscray

If Africa is on your list of top world destinations, then get an advance tour at Cafe Lalibela in Footscray, just five kilometres west of the CBD....

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Edithvale Curry House

Edithvale

Enjoy Northern Indian food by the beach at Edithvale Curry House, a family run restaurant with a great value-for-money ethos. Perfect for large...

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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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Percy’s Bar and Bistro

Carlton

Proving that one man's dive is another man's local, the long standing Percy's Bar is a bit of a Carlton institution. Full of locals and students...

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St Edmonds

Prahran

Retaining its original design features from its humble beginnings as a garage, St Edmonds café in Prahran has captured the cool-casual Melbourne vibe...

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Tonka, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Claire Davie.

Tonka

Melbourne

Let the team behind Coda tempt you with their Indian-inspired menu lauded by both The Age Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller.

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Grossi Grill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grossi Florentino Grill

Melbourne

Fresh seasonal produce, simple dishes and a joyous open kitchen atmosphere – this is the Tuscan way and close to what you'd find in Little Italy, NYC.

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Northern Light Bar & Eatery, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Northern Light Bar & Eatery

Collingwood

Remember what your mama told you and share Northern Light's moreish small plates with your friends – rules are off when it comes to the drinks list.

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Bistro Thierry

Toorak

There's a little bit of France in Toorak and you'll find it at Bistro Thierry. From the black-and-white striped awnings, to the French wait staff and...

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Wonderbao, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wonderbao

Melbourne

Bow to the bao for many reasons, including the taste sensation enveloped in a soft steamed bun, the cheap prices, speedy service, and super soymilk.

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Carlisle Wine Bar, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia

Carlisle Wine Bar

Balaclava

Settle in for a long lunch or an even longer dinner as hearty serves of rustic Mediterranean cuisine and robust wine matches appear in front of you.

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Pacific Seafood BBQ House

Richmond

Pacific Seafood BBQ House is a Richmond institution frequented by hungry diners after cheap and cheerful Chinese dishes and tasty takeaways. The menu...

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Caffe Moravia

Camberwell

Caffe Moravia has been satisfying Camberwell locals for for over twelve years. It specialises in Italian pastries and its award-winning baristas...

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La Condesa, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

La Condesa

Fitzroy

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.

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Sarti, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sarti

Melbourne

With a brand new chef and a focus on its bistro-style Italian fare, The Age Good Food Guide gave Sarti its blessing with a hat yet again.

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Little Hungarian

Caulfield South

Locals in Caulfield South know that the Little Hungarian restaurant turns out big portions of hearty, home-style meals. If you feel like you're in...

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Dandelion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dandelion

Elwood

Geoff Lindsay's Dandelion is the recipient of a hat from The Age Good Food Guide and a marvel of modern Vietnamese cuisine in bayside Elwood.

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Pizza e Birra, Melbourne

St Kilda

Italian cuisine meets Australian ale in St Kilda - Pizza e Birra successfully provides exactly what its name suggests. The rustic fitout creates a...

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Wild Yak Tibetan Restaurant

Northcote

A favourite in Northcote for its exotic flavours and creamy curries, Wild Yak Tibetan Restaurant will leave you yearning for travel to faraway...

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Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Mirka at Tolarno Hotel

St Kilda

Bite into Melbourne cultural history at Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, the landmark St Kilda building boasting Mirka Mora's mural and fine European fare.

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The Gem, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Gem Bar & Dining

Collingwood

Step into the wild west via your local pub and chow down on American classics beneath buffalo skulls, Mexican wrestling masks and Elvis posters.

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Banks Cafe

Forest Hill

Banks Cafe provides the ideal opportunity to start the day with a meeting or casual chat whilst enjoying breakfast and coffee. More substantial meals...

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El Gaucho Argentinean Charcoal Grill

Fitzroy North

El Gaucho Argentinian Charcoal Grill Restaurant brings the mouth-watering flame-grilled flavours of Spanish-influenced cuisine to the streets of...

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Anada, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Anada

Fitzroy

Slip into a little pocket of Andalusia in Fitzroy, where sensational tapas and moreish raciones (larger plates) are enjoyed in the Spanish tradition.

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Mixed Business Cafe

Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill's Mixed Business Cafe is as old-fashioned and locally oriented as the name suggests, but the restaurant's food is contemporary and the...

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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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Hanoi Hannah, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hanoi Hannah

Prahran

Stay on the southside for traditional Vietnamese fare with creative flair in slick surrounds, washed down with a comforting drop of the local beer.

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Pacos Tacos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Paco's Tacos

Melbourne

Pay just a few pesos and take your pick from a razzle dazzle line up of soft shell tacos or delish bar snacks from the hombres who brought you MoVida.

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Bisq Cafe

Melbourne

One of the swankiest sandwich bars in Melbourne, Bisq Cafe is an oasis of cool with its charcoal-painted dining room lined with polished timber...

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Brothl

Melbourne

Replenish with nutrient-rich broth at this upscale eco-friendly soup kitchen by Joost Bakker. Choose a broth then add your favourite ingredients.

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Yu-U, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Yu-u

Melbourne

Find your way through the graffiti laneway to this publicity-shy eatery in the CBD – all subterranean chic, clean lines and unhurried atmosphere.

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Supernormal, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Supernormal

Melbourne

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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Casa Ciuccio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Casa Ciuccio

Fitzroy

You're no donkey for dining at Casa Ciuccio, named for the Neapolitan term for the noble beast and serving sumptuous slow-cooked meat from a coal pit.

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North Island

Fitzroy North

North Island is a fantastic all-day eatery in North Fitzroy, pumping out robust Coffee Supreme and simple yet delicious sandwiches and meals. Sitting...

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Cellar Bar

St Kilda

Looking for a dining experience with an element of mystery? Cellar Bar is your best bet. The bookings-only restaurant is elegantly furnished, dimly...

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Ladro, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Ladro Prahran

Prahran

Get the iconic Ladro wood-fired pizzas without crossing the river and see why the champion of fresh, seasonal food is often copied and rarely matched.

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Shakahari, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: John Dunham

Shakahari

Carlton

One of Melbourne's first and finest vegetarian restaurants, with a seasonal menu offering Indian-influenced vegetarian dishes along with vegan options.

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La Sangria Bar

Fitzroy

This Fitzroy restaurant has them dancing in the aisles - and on the bar - but La Sangria Bar also does a great line in old-school tapas dishes. This...

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Dig a Pony, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

Dig a Pony

Yarraville

Work up a taste for sangria, gather some mates and make your way to Yarraville's Dig A Pony for Egyptian, French, Greek and Spanish-influenced tapas.

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