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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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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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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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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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Charlie Dumping, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Charlie Dumpling

Prahran

Charlie gives traditional dumplings a modern makeover and delivers delicious Asian fusion morsels. Save room for dessert: chocolate dumplings, anyone?

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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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Sugo

Malvern

Rich, flavoursome, traditional Italian cooking is the cornerstone of Sugo’s cuisine, which represents both quality and value. This eatery in...

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Radio Mexico, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Radio Mexico

St Kilda

Turn up your radio, 'cause you're gonna like what you're about to hear. Fresh. Healthy. Tasty. Democratic. Goes great with beer. It's Radio Mexico!

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Vue De Monde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vue de Monde

Melbourne

Climb to level 55 of Melbourne's Rialto tower and find out why Vue De Monde consistently scores three hats from The Age Good Food Guide.

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Easy Tiger, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Easy Tiger

Collingwood

This Thai-inspired eatery won a chef’s hat from The Age Good Food Guide and continues to excite Smith Street day-trippers and locals alike.

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The Meatball and Wine Bar, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meatball and Wine Bar Richmond

Richmond

Choose meatballs on top of spaghetti, Italian beans and creamy polenta, with wine, at the Richmond sibling of the restaurant that does what it says.

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Saint Urban, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saint.Urban

Richmond

Praise Saint.Urban, patron saint of winemakers and now the classy wine bar and dining room that attracts Richmond locals and gastro tourists alike.

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Bad Frankie bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bad Frankie

Fitzroy

Bad Frankie reimagines Australian bar culture with a left-of-centre pairing of boutique, locally made spirits and gourmet jaffles. Try the lamington!

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Smith Street Alimentari, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Smith Street Alimentari

Collingwood

Head down to Smith Street's friendly neighbourhood deli. Choose from ready-made meals, lunch specials and kitchen essentials to eat in or take away.

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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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Beatbox Kitchen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beatbox Kitchen

Melbourne

Bite into a Beatbox burger, wipe Stereo Sauce off your chin and appreciate the fact that burgers taste better when eaten by an inner city roadside.

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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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Magic Mountain, Melbourne

Magic Mountain Saloon

Melbourne

This saloon swings open its doors from early morning till early morning, serving up mod Thai-Oz fare that'll have you thinking islands, not mountains.

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Naked in the Sky, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Naked in the Sky

Fitzroy

Hit the rooftop of Fitzroy favourite Naked For Satan for authentic Basque country comfort food, complete with views of the distant Dandenong Ranges.

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The Grand Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Grand

Richmond

Treat yourself to authentic Italian food in the heart of Richmond and get cosy in the award-winning dining room of this converted Victorian hotel.

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China Red, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

China Red

Melbourne

Touch-screen ordering and marine-animal-shaped dumplings – if the great food doesn't draw you into this HuTong off-shoot, the novelty value surely will.

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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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