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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Melbourne Wine Room, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne Wine Room

St Kilda

Treat yourself to an unforgettable night of Italian fine dining, Karen Martini-style, amid the old-world elegance of St Kilda's, The George.

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Mesa Verde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mesa Verde


Play your part in this ode to the Latin American cantina and sample a blistering array of tequilas and Mesoamerican-inspired cocktails and bar fare.

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Naked in the Sky, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Naked in the Sky


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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Shakahari, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: John Dunham



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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Bokchoy Tang, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bokchoy Tang


Treat your tastebuds to the tangy flavours of contemporary Northern Chinese cuisine. Dip into yum cha or indulge in the full fine dining experience.

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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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Hell's Kitchen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hells Kitchen


Settle into a window seat in this perennial indie gem and join the students, hipsters and art set for cold beers, house-infused vodka and DJ tunes.

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Misty's Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Misty's Diner


Slide into Misty's 1950s-style vinyl booths for straight-up down-home US-style diner goodness, like chilli fries, philly steaks, brekkies and burgers.

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Chinta Blues, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chinta Blues

St Kilda

Beat the blues at St Kilda institution Chinta Blues, where cool blues music accompanies the frenetic feasting on perennially good Malaysian fare.

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Son In Law, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Son in Law


There's everything to like about a restaurant inspired by the complex and delicate relationship between a Thai husband and his mother-in-law.

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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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