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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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Miss Chu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Miss Chu

Melbourne

Dial-a-dumpling or appear in person before the 'queen of rice paper rolls' for fast Vietnamese favourites like fine pho and of course, ripper rolls.

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Aux Batifolles

Fitzroy North

Well priced, quality French brasserie's are almost impossible to find, but thankfully for Melbournian's, Aux Batifolles is a culinary, not monetary,...

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Flock Dining

Newport

Located on a quiet shopping strip in Newport, Flock is a charming local restaurant with serious kitchen credentials. Formerly a podiatry clinic,...

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The Deanery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Deanery

Melbourne

Share in the secret of The Deanery, with its understated, cool, sophisticated vibe, fulfilling food, and wines so good they need to be caged.

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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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Thai Thani

Fitzroy

Thai Thani is a longstanding restaurant stalwart which has been a reliable source of authentic Thai flavours for Fitzroy locals for more than 20...

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BangPop restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

BangPop

South Wharf

Concede the busy-ness of the Chao Praya River for the Yarra but make no compromise on the authenticity of Thai street food at BangPop on South Wharf.

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Hare & Grace, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hare & Grace

Melbourne

Add 'traderne' to your lexicon after tasting Raymond Capaldi's traditional food made with modern techniques, best consumed beneath the smoke-bush.

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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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Cafe Paragon

Carlton North

On first glance this cafe may not appear particularly striking, however delve a little further and you’ll take in the gorgeous, European bistro feel...

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Wabi Sabi, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Wabi Sabi Salon

Collingwood

Graze over a few share plates of authentic and fusion-style dishes at what's probably Melbourne's favourite Japanese diner, a Smith Street stalwart.

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Shadowfax Wines

Werribee

With a strong focus on design and quality, Shadowfax has quickly established an enviable reputation for premium wines and boutique style.

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Indian Star

Moonee Ponds

A family-run establishment in Moonee Ponds, Indian Star serves a pan-Indian feast to its guests within its sumptuous dining room. To help immerse...

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Regency Chinese Cuisine

Melbourne

Situated in Melbourne's bustling CBD, Regency Chinese Cuisine provides a comfortable dining experience perfect for catching up with friends and...

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Veloce Restaurant Bar

South Yarra

Situated at the back of a luxury car showroom in South Yarra, Veloce Restaurant Bar is an unusual place for a casual restaurant, but it's got the...

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Charcoal Lane, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Charcoal Lane

Fitzroy

Sit back with a full stomach after the bush tucker meets fine dining experience, plus the warm fuzzy glow of supporting a worthy social initiative.

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Le Bon Ton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Le Bon Ton

Collingwood

Let the good times roll is an exhortation that's hard to resist, especially when Deep South specialties, all-night oysters and absinth are involved.

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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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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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Lost Angel Bar & Restaurant

Melbourne

Angel Bar & Restaurant is a funky Thai fusion eatery located in the leafy area between Melbourne Museum, Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton...

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