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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Indian restaurants

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

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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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Late night dining

When there's no going home on an empty stomach and you're looking for something more than a kebab, these Melbourne eateries come to the rescue.

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Melbourne has your animal-free dining needs covered - choose from casual community eateries, inner-city dining halls and fine dining restaurants.




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A small and intimate dining room offering a choice of two contemporary Australian tasting menus.

Rosetta Ristorante

Twist your fork around the handmade pasta and seasonal Italian fare at Neil Perry's Italian foray.

Smith Street Alimentari

Pop into Smith Street Alimentari for lunch specials and 'pronto' take home meals for the family.

Uncle Collins St

Uncle has expanded the family, bringing its modern, authentic Vietnamese food and cocktails to the CBD.


Let the Japanese lanterns lend ambience to your rustic, if not innovatively executed, Japanese fare.

Cantina St Kilda

Swing by for a classic margarita and stay a little longer for a Tex-Mex feast and late-night beats.

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Dining in Melbourne can be a fabulous experience, especially aboard the famous fleet of historical...

127 Brunswick

Eat your way to the top at this five-level dining destination complete with izakaya and rooftop bar.

The Town Mouse

Like a little mouse you'll be scurrying to scavenge the crumbs of The Town Mouse's sumptuous dishes.

Charcoal Lane

Savour a full tummy plus the buzz of supporting a worthy social initiative.

Cumulus Up

Local and international wines paired with a soon-to-be-classic confit duck-filled waffle. Perfect!

Bon Ap'

Pop into breezy Bon Ap' to get your fix of traditional French fare without the white tablecloths.

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