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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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Gill's Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gill's Diner

Melbourne

Traverse the laneways for this jewel in the bluestone. Now prepare for rustic modern European food, an award-winning wine list and great service.

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MoVida, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

MoVida

Melbourne

Assembling the menu for Melbourne's favourite date restaurant, MoVida chef Frank Camorra scoured Spain for the finest bite-size comestibles.

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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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The Atlantic, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Atlantic

Southbank

Unique oyster varieties are prepared with the gentlest touch, fitting for a restaurant starred by Australian Gourmet Traveller.

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Lee Ho Fook, Melbourne, Australia

Lee Ho Fook

Collingwood

Sydney chef Victor Liong brings new-style Chinese cuisine to Smith Street, Collingwood. The short, ever-changing menu puts a new spin on the classics.

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Moon Under Water dining room, Builders Arms, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Builders Arms

Fitzroy

If you're after casual bistro fare (not exactly a pot and parma) or a quiet beer in sleek surrounds, Andrew McConnel's Builders is the place.

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Izakaya Den, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Izakaya Den

Melbourne

Watch the chefs behind the bar as they artfully slice up tasty morsels, while roaming waiters pour imported Japanese beers or cool, dry sakes.

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Pastuso, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pastuso

Melbourne

Pay homage to Paddington's heritage and taste Peruvian flavours from the Andes and the Amazon at this Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar.

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Trunk, Melbourne, Victoria. Australia

Trunk

Melbourne

Stow away food and wine to your heart's content at this spacious restaurant, diner and bar boasting one of the CBD's largest outdoor courtyards.

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The Brunswick Mess Hall

The Brunswick Mess Hall

Brunswick

The Brunswick Mess Hall takes all the elements of an amazing venue and smashes them together, creating a concoction that's to everyone's taste. The...

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Cutler & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cutler & Co.

Fitzroy

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide and ranked number seven by Australian Gourmet Traveller, McConnell knows his game.

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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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Dumplings at Shandong Mama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shandong Mama

Melbourne

Try the mackerel and 'Melbourne' dumplings at this unpretentious family-run dumpling house specialising in cuisine from eastern China's Shandong province.

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Backstreet, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Backstreet

Fitzroy

Bypass this Backstreet at your peril, as you'll be forgoing this café, deli and dining space, where coffee and cured meats are equally acceptable.

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Green Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Green Park

North Fitzroy

Weekend dining, New Orleans jazz and kids' menus – the guys know the North Fitzroy demographic. Brekky, lunch or evening drinks, it's all you need.

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The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Courthouse Hotel

North Melbourne

Try the lunch specials or the monthly BYO at the acclaimed Courthouse Hotel, which looks deceptively pub-like despite serving fine French-style fare.

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Cafe Di Stasio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Café Di Stasio

St Kilda

Discover the magic of Café di Stasio, winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide and in Australian Gourmet Traveller's top 30.

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Joe's Bar and Dining Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Joe's Bar and Dining Hall

St Kilda

St Kilda icon Greasy Joe's has had a makeover. Stop by this bayside hotspot for bespoke cocktails, juicy steaks and a sumptuous range of burgers.

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Pizza Meine Leibe, Northcote, Victoria, Australia

Pizza Meine Liebe

Northcote

Declare your love for pizza along with Northcote locals in the know and pizza aficionados from far and wide who know that fresh and simple are best.

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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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