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Best restaurants

Melbourne's awash with high quality bars, cafes and restaurants, so you're always guaranteed to get a satisfying meal. From quick bites to magical dining experiences, Melbourne's got your bases covered. It's simply the best place to be in Australia for a top table experience.

World-class chefs, creative kitchens, innovative cuisines, perfectly-matched wines and quirky venues characterise fine dining in Melbourne. You'll need to book well ahead for a table at some Melbourne food destinations, while other popular restaurants have a relaxed 'no bookings' philosophy, confident they'll never be short of a happy customer.

From bars and restaurants awarded hats in The Age Good Food Guide, to those featured on the Australian Gourmet Traveller top 100 Australian restaurants list, there's a selection of old favourites and new kids on the block. Discover Melbourne's best restaurants.

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Embla

Bring an appetite along to the Town Mouse team's welcoming new city wine bar, winner of Best New Restaurant in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Flower Drum

Create a special occasion so you can head to Flower Drum for novel Cantonese fare that garnered two more hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Grossi Florentino

Some things never get old, only sharper and more refined. And Guy Grossi's flagship restaurant, Grossi Florentino is a measure of perfect contrasts.

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Il Bacaro

Hatted by The Age Good Food Guide, Il Bacaro's the kind of the place that could have opened last week or ten years ago, which it did.

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Ezard

Chef Teage Ezard combines the East and the West with verve and creativity, making this two hatted restaurant a must try for any visiting gourmand.

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Longrain

With their innovative take on aromatic Thai cuisine, Longrain has become a Melbourne favourite and been hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

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The Town Mouse

Like a little mouse you'll be scurrying to scavenge the crumbs of the rich, delectable dishes and fine wines on offer at Carlton's The Town Mouse.

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The Grand

Treat yourself to authentic Italian food in the heart of Richmond and get cosy in the award-winning dining room of this converted Victorian hotel.

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Epocha

Take in views of Carlton Gardens and sample an elegant menu of shared, seasonal European favourites. Hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

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Noir

An appealing antidote to the influx of the hipster hoards into Swan Street, Noir stands out. The Age Good Food Guide likes what it sees too.

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Estelle Bistro

Stop in for oysters, bistro snacks and charcuterie, delve into mains or go all out with the five-course chef's menu at this revamped local hero.

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Matteo's

Housed in a Fitzroy terrace, Matteo's is the share-house that grew up and got sophisticated. There's an Asian edge to the fare, and a fine wine list.

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Da Noi

Choose the Sardinian set menu, made with ingredients from the chef's farm and see what The Age Good Food Guide was raving about.

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Café Di Stasio

Discover the magic of Café di Stasio, from the bow-tied waiters to the inspired wine list – winner of a hat from The Age Good Food Guide.

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Long Chim

Accept the invitation to 'come, try and taste' legendary David Thompson's take on Bangkok street food at this long awaited and much lauded Thai diner.

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Spice Temple

Once you've tried Neil Perry's two-hatted take on Chinese food in the seductive surrounds at Crown you'll find it hard to go back to lemon chicken.

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Rockpool Bar & Grill

Bring an appetite for excess at Perry's original, with the wines as fine as the pampered meats. Awarded two hats by The Age Good Food Guide.

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Tulum

Get a taste of contemporary Turkish cuisine with chef Coskun Uysal's modern take on Anatolian recipes and refined mezze menu. No kebabs or kofte here.

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