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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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Kenzan, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Thirty years on, Kenzan is still showing the new kids how it's done and picking up hats from The Age Good Food Guide in the process.

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Pacos Tacos, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Paco's Tacos


Pay just a few pesos and take your pick from a razzle dazzle line up of soft shell tacos or delish bar snacks from the hombres who brought you MoVida.

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The Press Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Press Club


Treat yourself to head chef Luke Croston's elegant degustation menu or go all out with the experimental Press Club Projects private dining experience.

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Cutler & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cutler & Co.


Winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide and ranked number seven by Australian Gourmet Traveller, McConnell knows his game.

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Fitzrovia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


St Kilda

Try to decide what's more impressive out of the elevated city skyline views or the mod-Oz meal and cocktails at this spectacular St Kilda bistro.

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Middle Park Hotel, Middle Park, Victoria, Australia

Middle Park Hotel

Middle Park

Lick your lips at the prospect of meat with extra meat, with wonders created from retro cuts and an interior style to encourage carnivorous largesse.

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Shoya, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



It's worth learning the Japanese for 'throw another shrimp on the barbie' because you'll want more from the BBQ before belting out a karaoke classic.

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Moon Under Water dining room, Builders Arms, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Builders Arms


If you're after casual bistro fare (not exactly a pot and parma) or a quiet beer in sleek surrounds, Andrew McConnel's Builders is the place.

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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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Moon Under Water, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Moon Under Water


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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Casa Ciuccio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Casa Ciuccio


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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Lupino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



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

Northern Light Bar & Eatery


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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Trunk Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Trunk Diner


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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Baby Pizza, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Baby Pizza


Leave your ceramic wine jugs at the door and ditch the red-checked tablecloths, this Baby treats you to Italian food in decidedly stylish surrounds.

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Grossi Florentino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grossi Florentino


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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Markov, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Welcome beer, cider and comfort food. The Markov menu places fun and affordability over fancy and finicky – and the punters couldn't be happier.

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Morris Jones, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Morris Jones


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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Shifty Chevre, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Shifty Chevre


Stock up on cheese and all imaginable accoutrements, or stop in for coffee and brekky or lunch. Think cheese boards, croque monsieur and baguettes.

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Belle's Hot Chicken, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Belle's Hot Chicken


Dig into Nashville-inspired spicy fried chicken with classic southern sides, beers and bourbons, and tap your foot to Belle's signature soundtrack.

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Did you know?

Melbourne is home to the highest-ranking Australian restaurant on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list: Ben Shewry’s Attica is ranked number 32.

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