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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Republica St Kilda Beach

Republica St Kilda Beach serves up laid back dining and drinks beachside 'for the people'....

Cicciolina

Dig the retro fittings and modern Mediterranean cuisine of this St Kilda institution.

No35 Restaurant at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

There are few venues in Melbourne where you can really create an impression with breathtaking views...

Mr Hive Kitchen and Bar

Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar serves classy cocktails, shared platters and snacks in a rustic dining area.

Lentil as Anything

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

Saint.Urban

Praise Saint.Urban, patron saint of winemakers and classy Richmond wine bar and dining room.

Tokyo Tina

Check out Hanoi Hannah's youngest sibling for contemporary Japanese cuisine and Korean flavours.

Fonda Flinders Lane

Take your tastebuds to a Mexican fiesta by way of Fonda Mexican's Flinders Lane bustling eatery.

Anchovy

Savour the balanced Asian-Australian cuisine, given a thumbs-up by the Good Food Guide.

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Indulge in a feast with wines as fine as the pampered meats and the sublime mac and cheese.

Lûmé

Take a multisensory degustation journey into flavours, textures and ingredients less travelled.

Tempura Hajime

Tear your eyes away from the theatrics of Tempura Hajime's chef to savour his masterpieces.

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