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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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Red Emperor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Red Emperor

Southbank

Enjoy river views with yum cha, banquets or a la carte dining with provincial Chinese specialties, at this popular Southgate establishment. Book ahead.

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The Abyssinian Restaurant, Kensington, Victoria, Australia

The Abyssinian

Kensington

Round up your mates for a traditional feast of Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes with Injera bread. Enjoy hearty African slow food with African beers.

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Hellenic Republic, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Hellenic Republic

Brunswick East

Do your best to save room for George Calombaris' famed loukoumades after blitzing the very meaty banquet at the celebrity chef's northern outpost.

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111 Spring Street Restaurant

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Windsor

Melbourne

The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883. Their five star hotel in Melbourne serves its famous afternoon...

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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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Bluecorn restaurant, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bluecorn

St Kilda

Start with a brunch burrito and see out the day in the St Kilda courtyard, channelling Cancun with a Corona and fish tacos, or blue corn enchiladas.

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Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cookie

Melbourne

Sing loud your praise for Cookie, the Curtin House bar that mixes beer hall with hidden cocktail lounge and palazzo balconies plus terrific Thai food.

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Paladarr, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Paladarr

Alphington

Take your tastebuds on a tour of north-eastern Thailand via Melbourne's suburbs, or opt for Thai standards plus a host of tantalising desserts.

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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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Woodland House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Woodland House

Prahran

A date at Woodland House is an event to be taken seriously. Dress up, don the jewels and play the part while fine dining in the grand Prahran mansion.

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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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