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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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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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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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Mexican restaurants

¡Ay, caramba! Fresh off the tortilla press comes a steady stream of Mexican restaurants that sing in summer and offer escape from the depths of winter.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Charlie Dumpling

Charlie gives traditional dumplings a modern makeover and delivers delicious Asian fusion morsels.

Bad Frankie

Fitzroy's Bad Frankie is a true blue bar offering Australian boutique spirits and gourmet jaffles.

BearBrass Eating & Drinking

Located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southgate Restaurant and Shopping Precinct on Southbank...

Hotel Jesus

Say amen for Hotel Jesus, Smith Street's in-your-face Mexican taqueria and 'Taco Wey' joint.

Portello Rosso

Think big and order the excellent seafood paella or a variety of tapas from behind the red doorway.

Beatbox Kitchen

Bite into the fact that burgers taste better when eaten by the side of the road in the inner city.

Seamstress

Get stitched up with modern Cantonese food for dinner beneath a ceiling of flowing Chinese silk.

Mukka

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

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Windsor

The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883. Their five...

Sarti

Chef Paolo Masciopinto adds imagination and ingenuity to classic and modern bistro-style Italian fare.

Shujinko

Making a name for itself with fast, friendly service and a trust in the magnetic pull of ramen.

Lupino

Watch for the wolf crowning the doorway of the cosy Italian bistro with its menu of rustic delights.

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