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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.

A table at Melbourne's most notable restaurants is a treat worth travelling for. Consider critically acclaimed Attica, Flower Drum or Vue de Monde. Grab a spot at the bar for award winning food at Embla, or one of dining spots listed in The Age Good Food or Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.

Explore Melbourne's culinary precincts. Go for Italian in Lygon Street, Carlton, Vietnamese in Victoria Street, Richmond, and Lebanese in Sydney Road, Brunswick. Find the best-dumplings in CBD's Chinatown, and be spoilt for choice in Footscray's Vietnamese and African restaurants.

Check out Sunday lunch specials at big-name restaurants or let your good intentions go in a beer garden with gourmet fare.

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Cheap eats

You don't need a stash of cash to eat well in Melbourne. Treat your tastebuds without testing your credit limit at one of many affordable restaurants.

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Indian restaurants

Craving a curry? Melbourne has many authentic, contemporary and surprising Indian restaurants and grocery shops.

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Cafes

Follow the aromas of freshly extracted single origin coffee beans down cobblestoned laneways and into laid-back coffee strips for that caffeine buzz.

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Pizza

Ride the pizza revival wave at some of the Melbourne's most popular pizzerias and join the oven-heated debate about who serves up the city's best.

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Best restaurants

Enjoy innovative cuisines as you discover Melbourne's best dining experiences at restaurants celebrated by critics and locals alike.

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Laneway dining

Dine like a local and find some of the city's favourite eateries tucked away upstairs, downstairs and behind bustling queues in Melbourne's laneways.

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Japanese eateries

Get a taste of the land of the rising sun at Melbourne's best Japanese eateries, from ramen shops and traditional izakaya to fine dining restaurants.

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French fare

Find the perfect place for a tête-à-tête: wake up to petit dej in the city, lunch à la Rive Gauche at Southbank, and settle in for a southside soirée.

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Long lunches

Linger over lunch in Melbourne. Check out some of our favourite restaurants and pubs for languorous lunches - the kind that end with sundowners.

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Halal restaurants and food

Halal food is available all over Melbourne, with many halal restaurants and shops on Sydney Road, Brunswick.

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Dumplings

Melbourne does dumplings by the steamer-basket load. Be the judge of the best xiao long bao and pot stickers at these local favourite dumpling houses.

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Feast of Merit

Taste the satisfaction of eating fine food with a social conscience in this communal dining house.

Paco's Tacos

Pay just a few pesos and take your pick from a razzle dazzle line up of soft shell tacos and snacks.

P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub

Located in the heart of Southgate, P. J. O'Brien's is one of Melbourne's longest standing authentic...

Fonda Windsor

Start upstairs at Fonda's Atico Bar, or enjoy Mexican faves and watch Chapel Street pass by.

Mesa Verde

Play your part in this ode to the Latin American cantina and sample a blistering array of tequilas.

Bistro Gitan

Experience a warm Gallic welcome and a celebration of French family feasting at this charming bistro.

Gradi at Crown

Melbourne pizza master, Johnny di Francesco, brings you the best pizza south of Napoli.

Middle Fish

Expect great southern Thai food here, with just a smattering of seafood, for brunch, lunch or dinner.

The Grand

Converted from an old Victorian hotel, The Grand is now renowned for authentic Italian fare.

Lentil as Anything

Line up for vegetarian and vegan dishes, and at the end of your meal, drop your money in the 'magic box'.

The Woods of Windsor

Step inside and be transported to a speakeasy with single malts, gramophones and taxidermy aplenty.

Tom Phat

Jostle the locals for a table at this long-time Brunswick favourite for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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