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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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Gingerboy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gingerboy

Melbourne

Modelled on the street kitchens of South-East Asia, Teage Ezard's hip restaurant is less rustic authenticity and more opulent interpretation.

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Northern Light Bar & Eatery, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Northern Light Bar & Eatery

Collingwood

Remember what your mama told you and share Northern Light's moreish small plates with your friends – rules are off when it comes to the drinks list.

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Harbour Town Hotel

Docklands

Resting under the foot of the Southern Star observation wheel, Docklands' Harbour Town Hotel offers a pub grub menu, over 40 premium Australian and...

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Wabi Sabi, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Wabi Sabi Salon

Collingwood

Graze over a few share plates of authentic and fusion-style dishes at what's probably Melbourne's favourite Japanese diner, a Smith Street stalwart.

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Brother Burger & The Marvellous Brew, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brother Burger and The Marvellous Brew

Fitzroy

When it comes to choosing a burger in Melbourne, your decision might just come down to pedigree – of both the distinguished restaurateur and the beef.

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Charcoal Grill on the Hill

Kew

Within the formal, dark red walls of Charcoal Grill on the Hill, steak eating has become a serious and ceremonious business in Kew. This uber-popular...

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Il Portobello

Essendon

Enjoy a traditional Italian meal at Il Portobello, a spacious and comfortable trattoria in Essendon. Offering an extensive menu that includes wood...

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Kumo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kumo Izakaya

East Brunswick

Sign up to the Japanese izakaya social eating experience at Kumo Izakaya, where food and drink are inseparable and designed to be shared with friends.

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Seamstress, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Seamstress

Melbourne

Get stitched up with modern Cantonese food for dinner after aperitifs in the Indochine-style cocktail bar, finished with a nightcap in the basement.

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Nine Elephants

Docklands

Just around the corner from Etihad Stadium at Docklands is Nine Elephants, a popular Thai restaurant with a legion of loyal fans. Don't be fooled by...

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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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Scusami

Southbank

For many years, Scusami has provided Melburnians and visitors with fine Italian cuisine, impeccable service & stunning vistas of the city from...

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Bopha Devi Docklands

Docklands

Bopha Devi in Docklands is the glamorous sister to chef and owner Chan Uoy's popular Yarraville original. The first Cambodian restaurants to open on...

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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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Cumulus Inc, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cumulus Inc.

Melbourne

This loft-inspired restaurant, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide boasts a drinking bar, an eating bar and regular tables for serious eating.

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Middle Fish, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Middle Fish

Carlton

A breakfast of Thai soup at Middle Fish with its sweet, sour and spicy flavours will immediately transport you to bleary brekkies at Thai roadsides.

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The European, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The European

Melbourne

Scramble for an adjective to describe Melbourne's stalwart wine bar and you'll end up settling on 'European', before you settle on one more glass.

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Albert St Food & Wine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Albert St Food & Wine

Brunswick

Choose from Mediterranean and 'romantically seasonal' dishes at this inner city eatery recommended by Australian Gourmet Traveller.

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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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Heart of Europe Restaurant and Bar

Collingwood

Collingwood's Heart of Europe (previously Koliba) is a cosy restaurant and bar serving pan-European fare to a growing community of loyal diners....

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