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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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Choo Choos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Choo Choo's

Melbourne

Slide into an intimate booth in the Toff in Town's Carriage Room and order your Thai food and fancy drinks from a waiter beckoned by a silent buzzer.

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The Sicilian

Richmond

Richmond has its fair share of eateries, but The Sicilian stands out above the rest for the quality of its simple, hearty Italian dishes. The dining...

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Dansk Restaurant at Denmark House

Melbourne

Found upstairs of Denmark House, Restaurant Dansk is a cool European bar and eatery complete with views over Melbourne’s CBD. Making easy use of its...

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Lupino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lupino

Melbourne

Watch for the eponymous wolf crowning the entrance of the cosy Italian bistro with its menu of simple, quality classics and rustic culinary delights.

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Stalactites, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stalactites

Melbourne

Bring a hearty appetite to Melbourne's busy Greek precinct and be treated to oven-baked lamb and homemade dips. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

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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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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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Feast Of Merit, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Feast of Merit

Richmond

Take your pick of what's going to leave you feeling most warm and fuzzy about dining on the Middle Eastern influenced fare at Feast of Merit.

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Sugarcane South Melbourne

South Melbourne

Sugarcane is a Thai restaurant in South Melbourne, which is housed in a heritage-listed building just a short walk from South Melbourne Town Hall. On...

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Asakusa

Malvern East

Named after the riverside prefecture in Tokyo, Asakusa is a neighbourhood Japanese eatery in Malvern, best known for its crispy salmon skin roll....

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