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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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Little Creatures Dining Hall, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Little Creatures Dining Hall

Fitzroy

Enjoy a little tipple from the brewery's fine selection of ales at this cavernous Fitzroy dining hall and bar. On the go? There's a bottle shop too.

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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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Anada, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Anada

Fitzroy

Slip into a little pocket of Andalusia in Fitzroy, where sensational tapas and moreish raciones (larger plates) are enjoyed in the Spanish tradition.

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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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Ambrosia Cafe

Berwick

A haven for foodies, Ambrosia functions as a cafe, bar and food store in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Having established itself in the area as a...

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Heirloom, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Heirloom

Melbourne

Plant yourself firmly in the middle of the French-Japanese puzzle and reap the best of both worlds – sashimi followed by burnt butter ice cream? Yes!

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Panama Dining Room, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Panama Dining Room

Collingwood

Venture up the stairs to discover a cavernous space with a classy European menu, beautiful views, a crammed bar and, funnily enough, a ping-pong comp.

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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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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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Meat Market

Southbank

With waterfront views and an open kitchen, Southbank's Meat Market creates an interactive and fun dining experience from its modern dining room....

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Silks at Crown Melbourne

Southbank

Experience the fine art of authentic Chinese cuisine at renowned Melbourne restaurant Silks, located in the Crown Entertainment Complex. With a...

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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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Thaila Thai

Brunswick East

Servicing Melbourne’s obsession with Thai food is Thaila Thai, a veritable institution in Brunswick East. The simple interiors and welcoming staff...

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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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Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

South Yarra

Fiesta has been serving fresh, modern and authentic Mexican for over 30 years. Established in 1984, located on the famous Toorak Road in South Yarra,...

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Le Bon Ton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Le Bon Ton

Collingwood

Let the good times roll is an exhortation that's hard to resist, especially when Deep South specialties, all-night oysters and absinth are involved.

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Shanghai Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shanghai Street Dumpling

Melbourne

Join the ever-present, fast-moving queue to squeeze into this tiny dumpling den on Little Bourke Street and judge the xiao long bao for yourself.

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DOC, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

DOC

Carlton

Line up to indulge in a total Italian experience, with artisan pizzas the standout amid fluent Italian waiters, flowing vino and home-cured sausages.

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Vanilla Orchid

Warrandyte

Melding Thai family recipes with fine French technique, Warrandyte's Vanilla Orchid is traditional, homely and welcoming. Just a stone's throw from...

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Dench Bakers

Fitzroy North

You can find Dench breads in several of Melbourne's best restaurants, or just pop by their Fitzroy North cafe, Dench Bakers, for a scrumptious...

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