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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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Nobu, Crown Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nobu

Melbourne

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 Wolf and I, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Wolf and I

Windsor

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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Coda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Coda

Melbourne

From Movida’s Mykal Batholomew and Longrain chef, Adam D’Sylva, this hatted eatery ticks all the right boxes without taking itself too seriously.

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L'uccellino, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

L'uccellino

Yarraville

Stay true to the traditions of pizza making of artisan toppings on thin crust bases, but branch out a bit for the strawberry dark choc combination.

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Saint Crispin, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Saint Crispin

Collingwood

Make an ordinary night a special occasion at Smith Street's Saint Crispin, much-lauded winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide.

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Little King Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Little King

Melbourne

Hide away from bustling Flinders Street and Federation Square in the Lilliputian haven that is Little King and tuck into home-baked goodies 'n coffee.

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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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Fonda Mexica, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fonda Windsor

Windsor

Start your evening upstairs at Fonda's Atico Bar, or enjoy reimagined Mexican faves while you watch Chapel Street go by from behind the picket fence.

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Mr Jennings, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mister Jennings

Richmond

Sometimes the food speaks for itself and it veritably screams at you from Richmond's Mister Jennings, a welcome addition to the Bridge Road scene.

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Cumulus Up, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cumulus Up

Melbourne

Kick back and sample the best of local and European wines in the designer interiors of this loft-style bar from the award-winning Cumulus Inc. team.

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Taco Truck, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Taco Truck

Melbourne

Follow that truck! Track down Melbourne's roaming purveyor of fine soft tortillas and dig into meat, fish or vego tacos with a big old pile of guac.

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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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Brother Burger & The Marvellous Brew, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brother Burger and The Marvellous Brew

Fitzroy

When it comes to choosing a burger in Melbourne, your decision might just come down to pedigree – of both the distinguished restaurateur and the beef.

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Ichi Ni Izakaya, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Ichi Ni Izakaya

St Kilda

Hope for sunshine so you can settle in on Ichi Ni's St Kilda decking for bay views and sake, sushi, yakitori and other tasty izakaya-style morsels.

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

Northern Light Bar & Eatery

Collingwood

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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Tonka, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Claire Davie.

Tonka

Melbourne

Let the team behind Coda tempt you with their Indian-inspired menu lauded by both The Age Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller.

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Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cookie

Melbourne

Sing loud your praise for Cookie, the Curtin House bar that mixes beer hall with hidden cocktail lounge and palazzo balconies plus terrific Thai food.

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Lupino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lupino

Melbourne

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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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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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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