Gingerboy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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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Heirloom, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Heirloom

Melbourne

Plant yourself firmly in the middle of the French-Japanese puzzle and reap the best of both worlds – sashimi followed by burnt butter ice cream? Yes!

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Little Creatures Dining Hall, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Little Creatures Dining Hall

Fitzroy

Enjoy a little tipple from the brewery's fine selection of ales at this cavernous Fitzroy dining hall and bar. On the go? There's a bottle shop too.

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The Wilde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Wilde

Fitzroy

Enjoy an inspired evening at The Wilde or 'bar le transformateur', an ever-evolving bar and restaurant full of art, pianos and projector screens.

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Mr Wolf, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Mr Wolf

St Kilda

Put your watch away 'cause it's always pizza time at Mr Wolf, Karen Martini's bastion of classic pizzas, rustic Italian dishes and regional wines.

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Bhoj, Docklands, Victoria, Australia

Bhoj

Docklands

Succumb to the rule of Bhoj and dine like royalty on fine, highly awarded and perfectly spiced Indian fare while boats bob on the NewQuay waterfront.

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Punch Lane

Melbourne

As much a wine bar as a restaurant, and in a great Melbourne location near theatres, Punch Lane serves delicious European food and wonderful wines...

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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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Cutler & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cutler & Co.

Fitzroy

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide and ranked number seven by Australian Gourmet Traveller, McConnell knows his game.

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The Moat, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Moat

Melbourne

Burrow beneath the Wheeler Centre, Literary Melbourne's literary heart, to Moat, for morning coffee and post-literary event vinous ruminations.

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Backstreet, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Backstreet

Fitzroy

Bypass this Backstreet at your peril, as you'll be forgoing this café, deli and dining space, where coffee and cured meats are equally acceptable.

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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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