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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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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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Paris Go

Carlton

A lively Carlton bistro and veritable institution, you'll find Paris Go constantly full with couples and celebrating families enjoying the flavours...

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North Fitzroy Star Hotel

Fitzroy North

A casual neighbourhood pub that always makes you feel right at home, the North Fitzroy Star Hotel has plenty of hidden nooks, book-lined walls and an...

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Fonda Mexican, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fonda Mexican

Richmond

Sip a funky martini or horchata from a jar and nibble healthy soft tacos and charred corn while you watch Richmond go by from your curb-side stool.

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Shavan's at Patterson Lakes

Patterson Lakes

Shavan's Indian Restaurant is based in the serene environs of Patterson Lakes in Melbourne, where they have been spicing up the lives of locals for...

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Yeonga Korean Restaurant

North Melbourne

Yeonga is a Korean charcoal BBQ restaurant located on Victoria Street in North Melbourne. With its elegant interior, including private booth seating,...

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Touche Hombre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Touché Hombre

Melbourne

Find salvation from souvas and dumplings with Touché Hombre's tostaditos, grilled corn, ceviche and tacos plus mescal, DJ tunes and lairy décor.

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Grandma Funks

Richmond

On Richmond's busy Swan Street sits a hip cafe/lounge/bar that offers good food at down-to-earth prices in a funky retro-style setting. Besides the...

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Warung Agus

West Melbourne

When you're fresh from holiday and pining for the authentic tastes of Balinese cuisine you've only recently devoured, look no further than the West...

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BangPop restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

BangPop

South Wharf

Concede the busy-ness of the Chao Praya River for the Yarra but make no compromise on the authenticity of Thai street food at BangPop on South Wharf.

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Sirens Restaurant

Williamstown

Just metres from the sands of Williamstown Beach, Sirens Restaurant provides fine dining and breathtaking bay views. This beach house style...

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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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Neapoli, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Neapoli

Melbourne

Boasting an international menu, killer wine list and sleek design, Neapoli is equal parts all-day breakfast cafe, wine shop and Rat Pack club house.

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Teriyaki Anarchy Sake, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Teriyaki Anarchy Sake

Collingwood

Stop in for a crisp beer and yakitori (chicken skewers) at Collingwood's own Japanese teriyaki den. Tempt fate with a 'Bloody Hugo Hates Me' cocktail.

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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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Don Vincenzo

Fitzroy

When the craving hits for serves of satisfying Italian comfort food, Fitzroy's Don Vincenzo is a restaurant that won't let you down. The dining room...

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Kenzan, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kenzan

Melbourne

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

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Italy 1 Camberwell

Camberwell

Combining the charm of the old with the creativity and energy of the new, Italy 1 Camberwell offers an unpretentious yet sophisticated dining...

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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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Misty's Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Misty's Diner

Prahran

Slide into Misty's 1950s-style vinyl booths for straight-up down-home US-style diner goodness, like chilli fries, philly steaks, brekkies and burgers.

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