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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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Table Lamp Restaurant and Bar

Melbourne

Table Lamp Restaurant and Bar introduces a new contemporary Asian fine dining concept to Melbourne. Tucked away on Little Lonsdale Street, Table Lamp...

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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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Joe's Bar and Dining Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Joe's Bar and Dining Hall

St Kilda

St Kilda icon Greasy Joe's has had a makeover. Stop by this bayside hotspot for bespoke cocktails, juicy steaks and a sumptuous range of burgers.

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Pastuso, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pastuso

Melbourne

Pay homage to Paddington's heritage and taste Peruvian flavours from the Andes and the Amazon at this Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar.

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Trunk, Melbourne, Victoria. Australia

Trunk

Melbourne

Stow away food and wine to your heart's content at this spacious restaurant, diner and bar boasting one of the CBD's largest outdoor courtyards.

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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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Mamasita, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mamasita

Melbourne

Climb the stairs, grab a table and tuck into slow-braised pork shoulder tostaditas, BBQ'd corn and spicy prawn tacos. And tequila, of course.

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Dumplings at Shandong Mama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shandong Mama

Melbourne

Try the mackerel and 'Melbourne' dumplings at this unpretentious family-run dumpling house specialising in cuisine from eastern China's Shandong province.

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Beachcomber Cafe

St Kilda

Located at St Kilda Sea Baths, Beachcomber exceeds expectations of a casual café experience with its uninterrupted view of Port Phillip Bay and its...

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Banoi, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Banoi

Docklands

Settle into Banoi for a dose of modern Vietnamese street stall goodness. Classic flavours and sleek fitout, it's no wonder the locals are loving it.

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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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