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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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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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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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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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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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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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Indian restaurants

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

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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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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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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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Grand Trailer Park Taverna

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


Take your seat at the 18-metre bar, slurp down a frozé, and see where the night takes you.

Rupert on Rupert

Visit Rupert for unpretentious drinks with friends and moreish pizza in an oh-so-Collingwood space.


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

400 Gradi

See why punters are lining up for 400 Gradi's classic margherita at their Lygon Street pizzeria.

Cumulus Up

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


Savour all the flavours of your favourite Italian meals tucked into an extra special pita pocket.


Grab a 'croctail' and feast for hours on Chalawan's inspired Thai snacks, curries and desserts.

Burma Lane

Burma Lane has taken inspiration from its namesake country to create a collision of flavours that...

The Woods of Windsor

Step inside and be transported to a speakeasy with single malts, gramophones and taxidermy aplenty.

The Farm Yarra Valley

Nestled on 100 acres of pristine Victorian farmland, The Farm Yarra Valley is introducing itself to...

Lentil as Anything

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

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