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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ezard

The themes of Japan, China and India are re-imagined and made contemporary by chef Teage Ezard.

Coda

Hum along to the eclectic soundtrack and sample some of the city's finest Asian/French cuisine.

The Merrywell

Wrap your laughing gear around the contender for Melbourne's best burger at Crown's expansive pub.

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Windsor

The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883. Their five...

Ladro

Taste the magic that is a Ladro pizza at the perennially popular pizzeria's original location.

Wilson & Market

Brainchild of Paul Wilson, this all-rounder will cover you from breakfast right through to dinner.

Fukuryu Ramen

Savour the authentic flavour of Japanese snacks and signature Ramen at Chinatown's Fukurya Ramen.

400 Gradi

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

BKK

Dubbed BKK in an ode to Bangkok Airport, step inside and enjoy some serious Thai cuisine.

Fitzroy Social

Live the Fitzroy lifestyle in technicolour or spend an afternoon taste testing the Bloody Marys.

Tipo 00

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

Longrain

Use your elbows to gain the advantage over friends when the aromatic Thai sharing plates are served.

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