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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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Eden Restaurant


Located in the historic Pentridge Village just off Sydney Road, Eden Restaurant serves an exotic array of Lebanese cuisine. The unique and...

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Bar Lourinha, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bar Lourinhã


Med-inspired tapas and very good vino rule at Matt McConnell's joint. Coming in at #78 in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards.

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Huxtable, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



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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Boheme Cafe Bar


Boheme isn't really Bohemian, but this spacious pub is well suited to casual dining in Richmond. With high ceilings, a strong colour scheme and a...

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Pure South, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pure South


From cool climate wines and oysters out of pristine Macquarie Harbour to King Island beef and Bruny Island cheese, this is the best of the Apple Isle.

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Maris is a perfect little neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Malvern. Don't let its unassuming dining room fool you - the kitchen takes its...

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For yum-cha in Melbourne's inner-north, Fitzroy's Rize will satisfy a craving for authentic Chinese flavours without having to travel across town for...

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China Red, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

China Red


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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Luxembourg Bar and Bistro, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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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Kuala Lumpur


In the middle of a major suburban street in Carnegie, there are more than a fair share of eating opportunities, but Kuala Lumpur restaurant has got...

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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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