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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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Hammer & Tong, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hammer and Tong 412

Fitzroy

Start your day as you intend to go on with breakfast at Hammer & Tong, then up the ante at lunch and dinner, which scale even more delicious heights.

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Mr Big Stuff, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mr Big Stuff

Melbourne

Meet this mister for southern soul-food crowd pleasers (corn bread, jerk chicken, ribs, waffles, mac and cheese) and cold-pressed Kool Aid cocktails.

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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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Private dining room, Attica, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Attica

Ripponlea

Attica has become one of the country's premier dining destinations under the stewardship of innovative head chef, Ben Shewry.

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Water & city view from open rooftop

Woolshed Pub

Docklands

Woolshed Pub, with its charming combination of rustic and historical architecture, harbour location and chic contemporary cuisine, is a popular...

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Charlie Dumping, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Charlie Dumpling

Prahran

Charlie gives traditional dumplings a modern makeover and delivers delicious Asian fusion morsels. Save room for dessert: chocolate dumplings, anyone?

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Kumo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kumo Izakaya

East Brunswick

Sign up to the Japanese izakaya social eating experience at Kumo Izakaya, where food and drink are inseparable and designed to be shared with friends.

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Po' Boy Quarter, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Po' Boy Quarter

Fitzroy

Drift off Smith Street and deep into Historical New Orleans at Po’ Boy Quarter, and be amazed by the things that can be stuffed into a hunk of bread.

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Union Dining, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Union Dining

Richmond

Uncover the provincial life at the top of Swan Street in Richmond, whether it's a cosy Sunday lunch or celebratory drinks on the rooftop terrace.

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Easy Tiger, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Easy Tiger

Collingwood

This Thai-inspired eatery won a chef’s hat from The Age Good Food Guide and continues to excite Smith Street day-trippers and locals alike.

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Meatball and Wine Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Meatball and Wine Bar

Melbourne

Roll up for Melbourne's latest food and wine craze – meatballs and prosecco. Or chianti. Or anything, really, in the swish Flinders Lane bar.

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Shoya, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shoya

Melbourne

It's worth learning the Japanese for 'throw another shrimp on the barbie' because you'll want more from the BBQ before belting out a karaoke classic.

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Chow City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chow City

Melbourne

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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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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Bhoj, Docklands, Victoria, Australia

Bhoj

Docklands

Succumb to the rule of Bhoj and dine like royalty on fine, highly awarded and perfectly spiced Indian fare while boats bob on the NewQuay waterfront.

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Hare & Grace, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hare & Grace

Melbourne

Add 'traderne' to your lexicon after tasting Raymond Capaldi's traditional food made with modern techniques, best consumed beneath the smoke-bush.

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Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar, Crown Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mr Hive Kitchen and Bar

Melbourne

Order a drink at the bar or settle into a multi-course meal for two. Mr Hive presents fine-dining the casual way in Melbourne's iconic Crown complex.

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The Gem, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Gem Bar & Dining

Collingwood

Step into the wild west via your local pub and chow down on American classics beneath buffalo skulls, Mexican wrestling masks and Elvis posters.

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China Red, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

China Red

Melbourne

Touch-screen ordering and marine-animal-shaped dumplings – if the great food doesn't draw you into this HuTong off-shoot, the novelty value surely will.

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La Tortilleria, Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

La Tortilleria

Kensington

Bring your amigos to share platters of tacos, chilaquiles, quesadillas and tostadas, and taste the most authentic tortillas in town. ¡Buen provecho!

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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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