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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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Sichuan House

Melbourne

Specialising in spicy Sichuan cuisine, Sichuan House is hugely popular and highly addictive, tucked neatly into Melbourne's Chinatown. Home to some...

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Babble Bar + Cafe

Prahran

Serving up great vibes and cafe-style dining, Babble is something of a Prahran restaurant institution and has been attracting people-watchers,...

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Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

South Yarra

Fiesta has been serving fresh, modern and authentic Mexican for over 30 years. Established in 1984, located on the famous Toorak Road in South Yarra,...

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Baby Pizza, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Baby Pizza

Richmond

Leave your ceramic wine jugs at the door and ditch the red-checked tablecloths, this Baby treats you to Italian food in decidedly stylish surrounds.

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Table Lamp Restaurant and Bar

Melbourne

Table Lamp Restaurant and Bar introduces a new contemporary Asian fine dining concept to Melbourne. Tucked away on Little Lonsdale Street, Table Lamp...

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Hare & Grace, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hare & Grace

Melbourne

Add 'traderne' to your lexicon after tasting Raymond Capaldi's traditional food made with modern techniques, best consumed beneath the smoke-bush.

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Paladarr, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Paladarr

Alphington

Take your tastebuds on a tour of north-eastern Thailand via Melbourne's suburbs, or opt for Thai standards plus a host of tantalising desserts.

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Mediterraneo

Albert Park

Mediterraneo is a steakhouse and seafood restaurant situated in the picturesque Albert Park, only minutes from the city and St Kilda. A must for...

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Wonderbao, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wonderbao

Melbourne

Bow to the bao for many reasons, including the taste sensation enveloped in a soft steamed bun, the cheap prices, speedy service, and super soymilk.

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Tran Tran

Richmond

While plenty of neighbouring restaurants have come and gone, Tran Tran has remained a favourite haunt in Richmond's Vietnamese quarter. After over 20...

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Seven am

Port Melbourne

Ever since its opening in 2010, Port Melbourne locals have become addicted to Seven:am's rich coffee, tasty all day breakfast and cool atmosphere....

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Casa Ciuccio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Casa Ciuccio

Fitzroy

You're no donkey for dining at Casa Ciuccio, named for the Neapolitan term for the noble beast and serving sumptuous slow-cooked meat from a coal pit.

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Le Bon Ton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Le Bon Ton

Collingwood

Let the good times roll is an exhortation that's hard to resist, especially when Deep South specialties, all-night oysters and absinth are involved.

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Shanghai Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shanghai Street Dumpling

Melbourne

Join the ever-present, fast-moving queue to squeeze into this tiny dumpling den on Little Bourke Street and judge the xiao long bao for yourself.

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Cafe Lalibela

Footscray

If Africa is on your list of top world destinations, then get an advance tour at Cafe Lalibela in Footscray, just five kilometres west of the CBD....

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Min Lokal

Fitzroy

Fitzroy's Minlokal, 'my local' in Swedish, is exactly that, where neighbourhood breakfasters and brunchers rub shoulders at big communal tables in...

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Indian Star

Moonee Ponds

A family-run establishment in Moonee Ponds, Indian Star serves a pan-Indian feast to its guests within its sumptuous dining room. To help immerse...

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Fedele's Ristorante Italiano

Glen Waverley

Fedele’s is an Italian-Fusion restaurant, servicing the Eastern Suburbs for over 20 years. We have passionate staff that strive to provide a 5 star...

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Dig a Pony, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

Dig a Pony

Yarraville

Work up a taste for sangria, gather some mates and make your way to Yarraville's Dig A Pony for Egyptian, French, Greek and Spanish-influenced tapas.

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Misty's Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Misty's Diner

Prahran

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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