Dining solo? Shirking share plates and cumbersome group bookings can give you quick, uninterrupted access to some of the best food in town. Many of Melbourne's top restaurants are happy to slot solo diners in at the bar (choose a place with an open-kitchen for dinner-and-show), and new wine bars are turning out some of the best food in the city.

These are the best places in Melbourne for a table for one or dining at the bar.

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