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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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Bistro Guillaume, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bistro Guillaume

Southbank

Southbank becomes Rive Gauche as you prop up Guillaume's bar with a glass of Champagne or peruse a tight but trusted menu of French classics and wine.

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Maha, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Maha

Melbourne

Get your fill of top-shelf Middle Eastern cuisine at Shane Delia's Maha in the city, winner of a chef's hat from The Age Good Food Guide.

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Pireaus Blues

Fitzroy

Pireaus Blues restaurant in Fitzroy specialises in authentic Greek food like mama made. The family run taverna is warm and welcoming, split over two...

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Caffe e Cucina

South Yarra

Caffe e Cucina, an intimate Italian restaurant is a long-running success story on South Yarra's busy Chapel Street. The eatery has been around since...

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Donnini’s

Carlton

Taking pride in being one of the first true Italian eateries established in Carlton, Donnini’s retains the same passion and devotion for authentic...

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Gami Chicken & Beer Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gami Chicken & Beer

Melbourne

Sometimes it's nice to know what to expect and Gami Chicken and Beer is pretty much what it says on the tin: Korean style fried chicken and yes, beer.

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Papa Goose

Melbourne

On the corner of Flinders Lane and Duckboard Place in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. DETAILSPapa Goose centres on the simple philosophy of providing...

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Teppankai

South Yarra

Multi-coloured ‘noren’ lead the way to Teppankai, a contemporary Japanese diner found just behind Chapel Street. It may be discreet from the street,...

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Heston Blumenthal, Crown Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Fat Duck

Southbank

Believe your ears when you hear that The Fat Duck, the most famous of the world's most famous restaurants, is making its temporary home in Melbourne.

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Tapachula

North Melbourne

Tapachula is loads of fun, has a great atmosphere and serves tasty dishes fusing Mexican, Latin, Spanish and Caribbean flavours. With a cheery,...

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Anju Bar and Restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Anju

Melbourne

Choose tapas-style fusion dishes to go with traditional Seoul food favourites at this stylish, modern Korean diner where the menu is built around food to consume with alcohol.

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La Camera Southgate

Southbank

La Camera Italian restaurant is located in Southgate, Melbourne's restaurant, shopping and entertainment precinct. The dining room is set against the...

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Mt View Hotel Richmond

Richmond

Spread over four floors just minutes from Melbourne CBD, Mt View Hotel is a destination to wine, dine and recharge in the city. The bistro menu is...

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Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Newmarket Hotel

St Kilda

Arm yourself with an arsenal of microbrews and pig out on saloon food with Latino influences at the Newmarket, a gritty space with St Kilda glamour.

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San Telmo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

San Telmo

Melbourne

Tastefully decorated to create an authentic, old world bodega atmosphere, San Telmo is famous for its imported 2.5-metre parilla (charcoal grill).

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Cafe Lalibela

Footscray

If Africa is on your list of top world destinations, then get an advance tour at Cafe Lalibela in Footscray, just five kilometres west of the CBD....

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Sho

Southbank

It's adults only for a tea ceremony and hand-made noodles at the glamorous Sho Noodle Bar, found within the gaming area of Southbank's Crown Casino....

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Huxtaburger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Huxtaburger

Collingwood

If you reckon less is more in the burger kingdom, look no further than Huxtaburger, where five tasty burgers, crinkle cut chips and cans of beer rule.

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Punjabi Curry Cafe

Collingwood

Punjabi Curry Cafe love of food and their passion for promoting great Indian cuisine is something they would love to share with you. So join Raj and...

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Nine Elephants

Docklands

Just around the corner from Etihad Stadium at Docklands is Nine Elephants, a popular Thai restaurant with a legion of loyal fans. Don't be fooled by...

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