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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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Vegetarian

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mukka

Mukka is an Indian restaurant in Fitzroy with the philosophy of keeping things simple and creating...

Mamak

Fly your tastebuds to Malaysia's markets with Mamak's cheap and cheerful street food menu.

Archie Green

Archie Green blends food, street art and greenery to create an industrial oasis down one of the...

Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel

Become a regular in Fitzroy's laidback dining room to feast on perfectly executed European classics.

French Saloon

An understated, elegant, modern French bistro directly above Kirk's Wine Bar on Hardware Lane.

Jinda Thai

Take your spot in the nightly queue for authentic Thai that's well worth the wait.

Ludlow Bar and Dining Room

Set on the banks of the Yarra River between Southbank and the casino district, Ludlow Bar and...

Fonda Windsor

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

Nora

Embark on a culinary journey at Carlton's Nora, a daytime cafe turned dinner-only degustation venue.

Fitzroy Social

Live the Fitzroy lifestyle in technicolour or spend an afternoon taste testing the Bloody Marys.

The Duke

Hit the revamped public bar or upstairs wine bar and terrace of Melbourne's oldest licensed pub.

Da Noi

Remove decision making from your dining experience and choose from the Sardinian set menu.

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