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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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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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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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Indian restaurants

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

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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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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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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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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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Flower Drum

Invent a special occasion to get yourself to Flower Drum and tuck into the fêted Cantonese fare.

Bang Bang at the Rifle Club

Get more bang for your dining buck at this rifle-club turned Indochine-inspired cafe and bar.

Feast of Merit

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

Tipo 00

Wrap your fork around pasta made with passion and the restaurant's namesake, fine 'tipo 00' flour.

Dandelion

Geoff Lindsay's Dandelion is a marvel of modern Vietnamese cuisine in bayside Elwood.

Grand Trailer Park Taverna

Tuck into burgers, spiked shakes and waffles in your own private caravan or at the picnic tables.

Syracuse

Gorge on Philippa Sibley's decadent desserts and Mediterranean menu any time you like at Syracuse.

Meat Market

Dedicated to the flavours of an open flame grill, Meat Market is the ideal spot to sample the best...

Time Out Fed Square

Where Melbourne meets. Time Out Fed Square continues to be a favourite for Melbourne locals and...

The Wolf and I

Rustic Victorian interiors meld with the exotic and the kitsch in this upmarket southside pub.

Laksa King

Laksa King is always en vogue with Malaysian classics created from scratch in the King's kitchen.

Turf Sports Bar & Grill

Turf Bar is a sophisticated, traditional pub that has become one of the best places in Melbourne to...

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