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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gazi

Namesake of a hip Athens precinct, Gazi dishes up shareable street-style bites and cocktails.

Ramblr

Expect Euro-bistro-inspired fare at this casual fine-diner from the team behind Leonard's House of Love.

Epocha

Take in views of Carlton Gardens and sample an elegant menu of seasonal European favourites.

Bomba

Brought to you by the popular Añada crew, Bomba is all about Spanish food for the working classes.

I Love Pho 264

Start the day with a bowl of aromatic pho with Vietnamese iced coffee, and don't forget the t-shirt.

Vue de monde

Your bucket list is not complete without a reference to dining at Vue de monde at least once.

Flower Drum

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

Il Pom Italian

At the top of Federation Square, Il Pom Italian restaurant offers Melbourne's best people-watching...

The Boathouse

Moor yourself by the Maribyrnong and enjoy the simplicity of riverside life at The Boathouse.

Project Forty Nine

An Italian-leaning deli, cafe and restaurant bringing the flavours of Beechworth to Collingwood.

Beatbox Kitchen

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

Copper Pot

Take a foodie road trip across Europe's bodegas and bistros without leaving your seat in Seddon.

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