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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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Ganache Chocolate

South Yarra

South Yarra may have its fair share of chocolate cafe's, but its Ganache that takes the cake, literally. Serving divine pralines, French-inspired...

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Charm Thai

Albert Park

Albert Park may not be the first place you'd ordinarily look for a great Thai restaurant, but Charm Thai quickly turns this notion on its head. This...

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Gami Chicken & Beer Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gami Chicken & Beer

Melbourne

Sometimes it's nice to know what to expect and Gami Chicken and Beer is pretty much what it says on the tin: Korean style fried chicken and yes, beer.

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Morris Jones, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Morris Jones

Windsor

Explore this two-storey drinking and dining palace and its sprawling rear courtyard when you're jonesing for after-work eats or kick-off cocktails.

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Neapoli, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Neapoli

Melbourne

Boasting an international menu, killer wine list and sleek design, Neapoli is equal parts all-day breakfast cafe, wine shop and Rat Pack club house.

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Trippy Taco, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Trippy Taco

Fitzroy

Take a Mel Mex pilgrimage to the brightly coloured Trippy Taco for vegetarian Fresh Mex street food. Sit outside and enjoy a cocktail in the sun.

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Dalmatino

Port Melbourne

Port Melbourne's Bay Street is well known for its fine food offerings and Dalmatino, a Mediterranean restaurant, is up there with the best of them....

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La Camera Southgate

Southbank

La Camera Italian restaurant is located in Southgate, Melbourne's restaurant, shopping and entertainment precinct. The dining room is set against the...

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Woodlands Hotel

Coburg

The Woodlands Hotel in Coburg has an eclectic location, great for the adventurous diner. Take a seat in a velvet blue booth and enjoy a cocktail,...

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The Boathouse, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Boathouse

Moonee Ponds

Perch yourself on the riverbank and enjoy the simplicity of riverside life with simple, produce-driven menus and relaxing views at The Boathouse.

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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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Boney, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Boney

Melbourne

Catch local heroes in the upstairs bandroom, making the most of the filling meals and tasty snacks to power you through the infamous 2am live slot.

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Saigon Sally, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saigon Sally

Windsor

Enjoy new interpretations of old faves at the big sister of the ever-popular Hanoi Hannah and be a part of the southside Vietnamese revolution.

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Hofbrauhaus

Melbourne

At Market Lane's Hofbrauhaus, you'll find Lederhosen, German beer by the jug and hearty, generously portioned Bavarian food. There are a la carte and...

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Pop Restaurant

Melbourne

Take a stroll down Hardware Lane and discover the cool European vibe of Pop Restaurant. The kitchen is best-known for its tapas dishes, but its menu...

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Claypots, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Claypots

St Kilda

Dig deep into your claypot to discover whatever flavoursome delights the deep blue sea yielded that day, best enjoyed in the ivy-walled courtyard.

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Meatmother, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meatmother

Richmond

Meatlovers unite at Meatmother – a celebration of all things carnivorous. Choose your flesh and chase it down with whiskeys rye, bourbon or scotch.

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Teriyaki Anarchy Sake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Teriyaki Anarchy Sake

Collingwood

Stop in for a crisp beer and yakitori (chicken skewers) at Collingwood's own Japanese teriyaki den. Tempt fate with a 'Bloody Hugo Hates Me' cocktail.

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JJ's Bar & Grill at Crown Melbourne

Southbank

If you need a breather from the blackjack table, JJ's Bar and Grill is the place to be and be seen at Crown Entertainment Complex. Featuring a...

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Pacific Seafood BBQ House

Richmond

Pacific Seafood BBQ House is a Richmond institution frequented by hungry diners after cheap and cheerful Chinese dishes and tasty takeaways. The menu...

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Kuala Lumpur

Carnegie

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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The Fleece

South Melbourne

The Fleece Hotel, in South Melbourne, offers patrons the opportunity to drink and dine in a relaxed atmosphere. The food is a cut above your regular...

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400 Gradi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

400 Gradi

Brunswick East

400 Gradi nails the classic margherita like no other pizzeria. Grab a slice and see why this Lygon St restaurant got the world's best pizza award.

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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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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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Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Newmarket Hotel

St Kilda

Arm yourself with an arsenal of microbrews and pig out on saloon food with Latino influences at the Newmarket, a gritty space with St Kilda glamour.

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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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Gertrude St Enoteca

Fitzroy

A cosy Fitzroy eatery that's bursting with personality, Gertrude St Enoteca is a small bar that packs a big punch. A favourite in the area thanks to...

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Veloce Restaurant Bar

South Yarra

Situated at the back of a luxury car showroom in South Yarra, Veloce Restaurant Bar is an unusual place for a casual restaurant, but it's got the...

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Cellar Bar

St Kilda

Looking for a dining experience with an element of mystery? Cellar Bar is your best bet. The bookings-only restaurant is elegantly furnished, dimly...

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Bomba, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

Bomba

Melbourne

Tuck into simple, affordable Spanish tapas and a lean into the bar that’s so well stocked with vermouth you'll have to stay for a rooftop cocktail.

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Kong BBQ, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kong

Richmond

Expect barbecued and smoked meats and seafood coupled with Asian sides from this Japanese-Korean barbecue restaurant from the team behind Chin Chin.

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Sake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sake

Melbourne

Overlooking the Yarra River in revamped Hamer Hall, this sleek city restaurant and bar offers new-style sushi and classic Japanese cuisine.

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Mixed Business Cafe

Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill's Mixed Business Cafe is as old-fashioned and locally oriented as the name suggests, but the restaurant's food is contemporary and the...

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Roberto's Ristorante Pizzeria

Richmond

Located on Bridge Road, in the friendly neighbourhood of Richmond, Roberto's Ristorante Pizzeria offers authentic Italian meals with an emphasis on...

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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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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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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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The Napier

Fitzroy

Across from Fitzroy Town Hall lies The Napier, a venerable old pub founded in 1866 that's maintained its original decorative plasterwork and stained...

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Hwaro Korean Barbecue

Melbourne

Hwaro Korean Barbecue, in Melbourne's Chinatown, puts the excitement back into dinner, mostly by getting you to cook meat over a pit of fire. Quality...

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Sotano Wine and Tapas Bar

Southbank

A lofty space within the Hilton Melbourne, Sotano is South Wharf's premier tapas and wine bar and comes complete with a glass-enclosed charcuterie...

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Akachochin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Akachochin

South Wharf

Sit at the marble bar to eat and drink your way around Japan by matching your sake to the regions from whence your sliced-to-order sashimi originates.

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Grossi Florentino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grossi Florentino

Melbourne

Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide, Guy Grossi has created a menu that is quintessentially Italian but incredibly innovative.

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IL POMODORO ITALIAN FED SQUARE

Il Pom Italian

Melbourne

At the top of Federation Square, Il Pom Italian restaurant offers Melbourne's best people-watching perch over a coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner,...

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No35

Melbourne

Dine out on the views over Melbourne from the 35th floor of the Sofitel, as well as impeccably cooked local produce with a focus on simplicity.

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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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Sezar Restaurant

Melbourne

Get to grips with smoky Armenian barbeque, mama's specialties and sophisticated cocktails in this stylish eatery that's more Melbourne than Yerevan.

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Skinny Dog Hotel

Kew

More pubs should be like the Skinny Dog - a spacious bar, bistro and courtyard in Kew. Slide into a booth with mates and tuck into Skinny Dog's...

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El Gaucho Argentinean Charcoal Grill

Fitzroy North

El Gaucho Argentinian Charcoal Grill Restaurant brings the mouth-watering flame-grilled flavours of Spanish-influenced cuisine to the streets of...

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Eden Restaurant

Coburg

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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