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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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Quan 88

Richmond

With a myriad of choices available to diners in Richmond's "Little Saigon" restaurant strip, Quan 88 has cemented itself as a standout for diners in...

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Easy Tiger, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Easy Tiger

Collingwood

This Thai-inspired eatery won a chef’s hat from The Age Good Food Guide and continues to excite Smith Street day-trippers and locals alike.

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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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B'stilla Restaurant

South Yarra

Tucked away just behind Chapel Street in South Yarra, B'stilla Restaurant serves modern Moroccan quisine in an informal and relaxed environment. The...

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Moon Under Water, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Moon Under Water

Fitzroy

Orwell's Moon Under Water was just a whimsy, but Andrew McConnell makes it a reality with trademark faultless execution in the revamped Builders Arms.

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The Merrywell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Merrywell

Southbank

Wrap your laughing gear around the contender for Melbourne's best burger at Crown's expansive gastro-pub, which also boasts an epic cocktail list.

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Isthmus of Kra

South Melbourne

Sister restaurant to Carlton's Shakahari, Isthmus of Kra serves a creative repetoire of Nonya Thai fare from its home in South Melbourne. Taking...

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Nuevo 37

Southbank

Within the stylish surroundings of South Wharf's Hilton, Sotano Bar and Nuevo 37 restaurant take on a decidedly Spanish twist. The restaurant is...

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Beachcomber Cafe

St Kilda

Located at St Kilda Sea Baths, Beachcomber exceeds expectations of a casual café experience with its uninterrupted view of Port Phillip Bay and its...

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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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Bar Idda, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Bar Idda

Brunswick East

Put your faith in Mama's secrets at the proudly Sicilian Bar Idda, a gastronomic beacon on Lygon Street with a passionately old-country seasonal menu.

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Hellenic Republic Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hellenic Republic Kew

Kew

Like the Brunswick original, this Colombaris taverna serves up simple, fresh, authentic Greek dishes along with a range of Hellenic wines and ouzos.

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Po' Boy Quarter, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Po' Boy Quarter

Fitzroy

Drift off Smith Street and deep into Historical New Orleans at Po’ Boy Quarter, and be amazed by the things that can be stuffed into a hunk of bread.

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The Farm Cafe

Abbotsford

Collingwood Children's Farm at Abbotsford offers city folk a taste of country life. When the kids take a break from squawking at the chickens and...

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La Piazza Allegra

Elsternwick

Aspiring to the atmosphere of a local Italian village, La Piazza Allegra continually strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for its...

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Coco Lounge

Glen Waverley

It may have started its life as a modern, low-key restaurant, but Coco Lounge has become one of Glen Waverley's most popular night spots. With a...

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Chin Chin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chin Chin

Melbourne

Think carefully about the friends you'll take to Chin Chin, as you'll be settling in and sharing plates of fresh, spicy Thai food plus plentiful wine.

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L'uccellino, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

L'uccellino

Yarraville

Stay true to the traditions of pizza making of artisan toppings on thin crust bases, but branch out a bit for the strawberry dark choc combination.

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Soul Kitchen food truck, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Soul Kitchen Woodfired Pizza Truck

Melbourne

Add another element of excellence to a trip to Melbourne's Arts Centre by grabbing a woodfired pizza from the truck that idles beneath the spire.

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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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