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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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Bistro Gitan, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bistro Gitan

South Yarra

Experience a warm Gallic welcome and a menu of old favourites with a modern, Basque twist at this charming French bistro from the Reymond family.

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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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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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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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Lau's Family Kitchen, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Lau's Family Kitchen

St Kilda

Experience the feted pedigree of the Flower Drum's almost psychic service and delectable cuisine at the more wallet-friendly Lau's Family Kitchen.

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Minamishima, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Minamishima

Richmond

Immerse yourself in the art of sushi with okamase (chef's selection) from sushi master Koichi Minamishima. This is one for the special-occasion file.

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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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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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Colonel Tan's, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Colonel Tan's

Prahran

Arrange an introduction to Revolver's Colonel Tan and experience the combination of US diner charm, zinging Thai-pop flavours and skinny jean rock.

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Gumbo Kitchen, Mebourne, Victoria, Australia

Gumbo Kitchen

Melbourne

Make sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are ready for the latest info on Gumbo Kitchen, an LA-style food van serving authentic New Orleans grub.

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No 35 Restaurant

No35 Restaurant

Melbourne

There are few venues in Melbourne where you can really create an impression with breathtaking views and modern cuisine. Located 35 floors above the...

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Ombra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ombra

Melbourne

You say salami, we say salumi, but whatever you want it's all here. Drop in for salted meats of all kinds along with a glass of stellar Italian red.

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Luxembourg Bar and Bistro, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Luxembourg

St Kilda

Share plates of classic and modern European-style fare at this bar and bistro from contemporary dining's dream team Andrew McConnell and Chris Watson.

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Union Dining, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Union Dining

Richmond

Uncover the provincial life at the top of Swan Street in Richmond, whether it's a cosy Sunday lunch or celebratory drinks on the rooftop terrace.

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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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Entrecote, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Entrecôte

South Yarra

Steak out pasture-fed Black Angus beef from Hopkins River at this Parisian steakhouse, where indecision is easily fixed – you're having steak frites.

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Meatball and Wine Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Meatball and Wine Bar

Melbourne

Roll up for Melbourne's latest food and wine craze – meatballs and prosecco. Or chianti. Or anything, really, in the swish Flinders Lane bar.

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111 Spring Street Restaurant

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Windsor

Melbourne

The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883. Their five star hotel in Melbourne serves its famous afternoon...

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Stokehouse City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stokehouse City

Melbourne

The iconic Stokehouse has relocated its beach shack glamour to an elegant abode in the CBD's Alfred Place while its beachside digs are being rebuilt.

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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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Claypots Evening Star, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Claypots Evening Star

South Melbourne

Bop along to the live piano while the seafood you've carefully chosen is grilled to perfection on the teppanyaki grill in the bustling open kitchen.

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Flower Drum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Flower Drum

Melbourne

Invent a special occasion to get yourself to Flower Drum and dig into the novel Cantonese fare that garnered three more hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

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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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39 Pizzeria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

+39

Melbourne

Dial +39 and let Italy know there are some special pizzas being hauled out of the pizza oven on Little Bourke Street, at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Trunk Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Trunk Diner

Melbourne

The first bite of Trunk Diner's cheeseburger-and-apple-pie goodness brings back memories of diners from across the USA, right here in Melbourne.

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Mr Big Stuff, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mr Big Stuff

Melbourne

Meet this mister for southern soul-food crowd pleasers (corn bread, jerk chicken, ribs, waffles, mac and cheese) and cold-pressed Kool Aid cocktails.

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Private dining room, Attica, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Attica

Ripponlea

Ben Shewry's Attica is officially Australia's best restaurant after being named #32 on S. Pellegrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

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La Tortilleria, Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

La Tortilleria

Kensington

Bring your amigos to share platters of tacos, chilaquiles, quesadillas and tostadas, and taste the most authentic tortillas in town. ¡Buen provecho!

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Matteo's, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Matteo's

Fitzroy North

Housed in a Fitzroy terrace, Matteo's is the share-house that grew up and got sophisticated. There's an Asian edge to the fare, and a fine wine list.

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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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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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Tonka, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Claire Davie.

Tonka

Melbourne

Let the team behind Coda tempt you with their Indian-inspired menu lauded by both The Age Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller.

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Carlisle Wine Bar, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia

Carlisle Wine Bar

Balaclava

Settle in for a long lunch or an even longer dinner as hearty serves of rustic Mediterranean cuisine and robust wine matches appear in front of you.

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Fonda Mexican, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fonda Richmond

Richmond

Sip a funky martini or horchata from a jar and nibble healthy soft tacos and charred corn while you watch Richmond go by from your curb-side stool.

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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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Pei Modern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pei Modern

Melbourne

Mark Best adds his trademark flair to this produce-oriented bistro, winning a chef's hat and making Australian Gourmet Traveller's Top 40.

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White Guy Cooks Thai mobile food van, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

White Guy Cooks Thai

Melbourne

Find the White Guy Cooks Thai food truck and enjoy Asian hawker food the way it's supposed to be eaten - with friends amid urban hustle and bustle.

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Heston Blumenthal, Crown Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Fat Duck

Southbank

Heston Blumenthal is bringing The Fat Duck to Melbourne for six months, after which Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will move in to Crown for good.

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Il Bacaro, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Il Bacaro

Melbourne

Hatted by The Age Good Food Guide, Il Bacaro's the kind of the place that could have opened last week or ten years ago, which it did.

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Mamak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mamak

Melbourne

From roti to nasi lemak, Mamak's got your Malaysian street food cravings sorted. And their cheap and cheerful menu will save you a few pennies too.

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The Merrywell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Merrywell

Southbank

Wrap your laughing gear around the contender for Melbourne's best burger at Crown's expansive gastro-pub, which also boasts an epic cocktail list.

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Mesa Verde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mesa Verde

Melbourne

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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Mercer's Restaurant, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Mercer's Restaurant

Eltham

Venture off the beaten track and find yourself sitting on the balcony of an Eltham cottage dining on polished modern Aussie cuisine while birds chirp.

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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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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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Kenzan, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kenzan

Melbourne

Thirty years on, Kenzan is still showing the new kids how it's done and picking up hats from The Age Good Food Guide in the process.

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The Cast of Dracula's

Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant

Carlton

From $85 - $105

Sink your teeth into dinner and a show at this popular, and Australia's longest-running, theatre restaurant. With cabaret and cocktails, it’s a scream.

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Touche Hombre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Touché Hombre

Melbourne

Find salvation from souvas and dumplings with Touché Hombre's tostaditos, grilled corn, ceviche and tacos plus mescal, DJ tunes and lairy décor.

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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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Gazi restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gazi

Melbourne

Namesake of a hip Athens precinct, Gazi dishes up shareable street-style bites and sensational souvlakia with a Mythos, ouzo or amazing cocktail.

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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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