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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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Joe's Bar and Dining Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Joe's Bar and Dining Hall

St Kilda

St Kilda icon Greasy Joe's has had a makeover. Stop by this bayside hotspot for bespoke cocktails, juicy steaks and a sumptuous range of burgers.

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Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

South Melbourne

Dining in Melbourne can be a fabulous experience, especially aboard the famous fleet of historical trams that have become The Colonial Tramcar...

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Nobu, Crown Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Experience Nobu's signature 'new style' Japanese cuisine and join the global community embracing the world's most recognised Japanese restaurant.

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The Point Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Point Albert Park

Albert Park

You're supposed to go for the beef at The Point, and it will knock your socks off, so you should make a repeat booking to sample the rest of the menu.

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Cumulus Inc, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cumulus Inc.


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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Feast Of Merit, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Feast of Merit


Take your pick of what's going to leave you feeling most warm and fuzzy about dining on the Middle Eastern influenced fare at Feast of Merit.

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Melbourne Wine Room, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne Wine Room

St Kilda

Treat yourself to an unforgettable night of Italian fine dining, Karen Martini-style, amid the old-world elegance of St Kilda's, The George.

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Dumplings at Shandong Mama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shandong Mama


Try the mackerel and 'Melbourne' dumplings at this unpretentious family-run dumpling house specialising in cuisine from eastern China's Shandong province.

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The Boathouse, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Boathouse

Moonee Ponds

Perch yourself on the riverbank and enjoy the simplicity of riverside life with simple, produce-driven menus and relaxing views at The Boathouse.

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Misuzu's, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia


Albert Park

Let the Japanese lanterns strung in trees lend ambience to your rustic, if not innovatively executed, Japanese fare paired with a tipple of rice wine.

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Chow City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chow City


Get on down to pan-Asian haunt Chow City to embark on a journey of flavours from the fun-filled menu, with the drinks side of things just as enticing.

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Kong BBQ, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Expect barbecued and smoked meats and seafood coupled with Asian sides from this Japanese-Korean barbecue restaurant from the team behind Chin Chin.

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Hophaus Bar

Hophaus Bier Bar Grill


Willkommen to Southbank's newest venue, the Hophaus Bier Bar Grill. Enjoy classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair in this...

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Noir, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



An appealing antidote to the influx of the hipster hoards into Swan Street, Noir stands out. The Age Good Food Guide likes what it sees too.

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The Wolf and I, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Wolf and I


Settle in for some truly delectable reinventions of classic pub fare amidst the rustic interiors and kitsch features of this Chapel Street favourite.

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Dandelion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Geoff Lindsay's Dandelion is the recipient of a hat from The Age Good Food Guide and a marvel of modern Vietnamese cuisine in bayside Elwood.

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Fonda Mexican, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fonda Flinders Lane


Take your tastebuds to Mexico at Fonda Mexican, where their signature burritos, tacos and antojitos keep diners coming back for a flavour fiesta.

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Tagliatelle Vegetariana

Seasons Provedore


Seasons Provedore is best known for their hand-made gnocchi and home made spaghetti and tagliatelle - accompanied with their deliciously authentic...

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Middle Fish, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Middle Fish


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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Shop Ramen, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Roberto Seba

Shop Ramen


Delve into delicious soups with handmade ramen, steamed buns with special sauce and sweet, sweet pie at this fully licensed casual Japanese eatery.

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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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