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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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Chocolate Buddha

Melbourne

Grab a spot at Federation Square's Chocolate Buddha to experience a unique, Japanese-inspired, communal dining experience. Dishing out traditional...

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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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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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Brothl, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brothl

Melbourne

Replenish with nutrient-rich broth at this upscale eco-friendly soup kitchen by Joost Bakker. Choose a broth then add your favourite ingredients.

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Red Mullet

Malvern

Red Mullet is no average fish and chippery - can you imagine ordering Grilled Barramundi on creamy mash and green beans topped with a cucumber, peach...

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The Grace Darling, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

The Grace Darling Hotel

Collingwood

Make yourself cosy at your local away from home, where the staff are pleasing, the claypot chicken parma is reliably comforting, and the music is as loud as you like it.

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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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The Overflow Cafe

Mount Waverley

Part of Hotel Bruce County (est 1981)}, the Overflow Café and Wine Bar is an ideal stylish and contemporary dining space. Warm and inviting in...

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Crabapple Kitchen

Hawthorn

Your first impression of Crabapple Kitchen is a whitewashed facade with cheerful awnings on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn, and things only get better...

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