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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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Steer Bar and Grill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Steer Bar and Grill

South Yarra

Bone up on your cuts of steak to allow maximum time for feasting at Steer, where it's all about the beast, but a bit about the wine and service, too.

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Hophaus Bar

Hophaus Bier Bar Grill

Southbank

Willkommen to Southbank's newest venue, the Hophaus Bier Bar Grill. Enjoy classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair in this...

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Bluebonnet Barbecue, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Sean Hastings

Bluebonnet Barbecue

Collingwood

Pull up a pew and choose a whisky to go with your hot smoked pork, chicken, ribs, brisket and daily made sausages with slaw and corn bread sides.

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Huxtable, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Huxtable

Fitzroy

A happy recipient of a chef's hat from The Age Good Food Guide, Huxtable is an inspired mix of retro, Asian, European and Mod-Oz flavours.

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Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Newmarket Hotel

St Kilda

Arm yourself with an arsenal of microbrews and pig out on saloon food with Latino influences at the Newmarket, a gritty space with St Kilda glamour.

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The Point Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Point Albert Park

Albert Park

You're supposed to go for the beef at The Point, and it will knock your socks off, so you should make a repeat booking to sample the rest of the menu.

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Cicciolina, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cicciolina

St Kilda

Combining retro fittings and modern Mediterranean cuisine, this St Kilda institution is a favourite with locals, celebrities and local celebrities.

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L’Hôtel Gitan, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

L'Hotel Gitan

Prahran

Stop your caravan for classic French fare from the Reymond family – this elegant art deo hotel on Commercial Road has serious culinary pedigree.

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Rockpool Bar & Grill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Southbank

Bring an appetite for excess at Perry's original, with the wines as fine as the pampered meats. Awarded two hats by The Age Good Food Guide.

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Akachochin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Akachochin

South Wharf

Sit at the marble bar to eat and drink your way around Japan by matching your sake to the regions from whence your sliced-to-order sashimi originates.

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Fitzrovia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fitzrovia

St Kilda

Try to decide what's more impressive out of the elevated city skyline views or the mod-Oz meal and cocktails at this spectacular St Kilda bistro.

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Middle Park Hotel, Middle Park, Victoria, Australia

Middle Park Hotel

Middle Park

Lick your lips at the prospect of meat with extra meat, with wonders created from retro cuts and an interior style to encourage carnivorous largesse.

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Sun Moth Canteen & Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sun Moth Canteen

Melbourne

Kick start your morning with fresh muesli for brekky and then hurry on back after work for dinner, complete with cheese board and local vino.

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Ludlow terrace

Ludlow Bar & Dining Room

Southbank

Discover Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, a spectacularly located Southbank restaurant on the banks of the Yarra. A grotto inspired, uniquely Melbourne...

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The Boathouse, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Boathouse

Moonee Ponds

Perch yourself on the riverbank and enjoy the simplicity of riverside life with simple, produce-driven menus and relaxing views at The Boathouse.

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Huxtaburger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Huxtaburger CBD

Melbourne

Tuck into deliciously simple hamburgers and crinkle-cut chips while soaking up the rousing atmosphere of an American diner, all in the CBD.

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No. 8 by John Lawson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

No. 8 by John Lawson

Southbank

Savour the delicacies of regional produce at the Crown complex. At No. 8 by John Lawson, seasonal local produce gets the fine-dining treatment.

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The Table, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The Table

St Kilda

Gather around the table and contemplate the endless possibilities of life, or just tuck into the presidential Latino platters and exotic tequilas.

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Claypots, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Claypots

St Kilda

Dig deep into your claypot to discover whatever flavoursome delights the deep blue sea yielded that day, best enjoyed in the ivy-walled courtyard.

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Longrain, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Longrain

Melbourne

With their innovative take on aromatic Thai cuisine, Longrain has become a Melbourne favourite and been hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

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Rosetta Ristorante, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rosetta Ristorante

Southbank

Twist your fork around 16 kinds of handmade pasta and seasonal Italian specialties at Neil Perry's two-hatted Italian foray. This is la dolce vita.

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Albert St Food & Wine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Albert St Food & Wine

Brunswick

Choose from Mediterranean and 'romantically seasonal' dishes at this inner city eatery recommended by Australian Gourmet Traveller.

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Fonda Mexican, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fonda Flinders Lane

Melbourne

Take your tastebuds to Mexico at Fonda Mexican, where their signature burritos, tacos and antojitos keep diners coming back for a flavour fiesta.

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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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St Hotel, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

St Hotel

St Kilda

Sanctify your session with a tipple upstairs or down in the public bar or social and supper clubs. Stay around for knockout Thai in the dining room.

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Supernormal, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Supernormal

Melbourne

There are few places more aptly named than Andrew McConnell's Asian eating sensation and its mouthwatering Chinese, Japanese and Korean morsels.

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Om Nom Lips

Om Nom Kitchen Dessert Bar

Melbourne

Celeb chef Christy Tania, for Master Chef and Vue De Monde fame serves up a thrilling combination of over-the-top desserts, high flying cocktails.

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Bomba, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

Bomba

Melbourne

Tuck into simple, affordable Spanish tapas and a lean into the bar that’s so well stocked with vermouth you'll have to stay for a rooftop cocktail.

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I Carusi, Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I Carusi

Brunswick East

Make a pilgrimage to the pizzeria credited with starting Melbourne's artisan pizza revolution more than a decade ago. Still a firm local favourite.

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Nobu, Crown Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nobu

Melbourne

Experience Nobu's signature 'new style' Japanese cuisine and join the global community embracing the world's most recognised Japanese restaurant.

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The Wolf and I, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Wolf and I

Windsor

Settle in for some truly delectable reinventions of classic pub fare amidst the rustic interiors and kitsch features of this Chapel Street favourite.

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Coda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Coda

Melbourne

From Movida’s Mykal Batholomew and Longrain chef, Adam D’Sylva, this hatted eatery ticks all the right boxes without taking itself too seriously.

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L'uccellino, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

L'uccellino

Yarraville

Stay true to the traditions of pizza making of artisan toppings on thin crust bases, but branch out a bit for the strawberry dark choc combination.

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Saint Crispin, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saint Crispin

Collingwood

Make an ordinary night a special occasion at Smith Street's Saint Crispin, much-lauded winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide.

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Little King Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Little King

Melbourne

Hide away from bustling Flinders Street and Federation Square in the Lilliputian haven that is Little King and tuck into home-baked goodies 'n coffee.

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Anju Bar and Restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Anju

Melbourne

Choose tapas-style fusion dishes to go with traditional Seoul food favourites at this stylish, modern Korean diner where the menu is built around food to consume with alcohol.

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Cumulus Up, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cumulus Up

Melbourne

Kick back and sample the best of local and European wines in the designer interiors of this loft-style bar from the award-winning Cumulus Inc. team.

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Fonda Mexica, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fonda Windsor

Windsor

Start your evening upstairs at Fonda's Atico Bar, or enjoy reimagined Mexican faves while you watch Chapel Street go by from behind the picket fence.

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Mr Jennings, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mister Jennings

Richmond

Sometimes the food speaks for itself and it veritably screams at you from Richmond's Mister Jennings, a welcome addition to the Bridge Road scene.

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Taco Truck, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Taco Truck

Melbourne

Follow that truck! Track down Melbourne's roaming purveyor of fine soft tortillas and dig into meat, fish or vego tacos with a big old pile of guac.

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