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Place to Eat Melbourne

Dining out is seriously fun in Melbourne. Melbourne prides itself on its food and the city’s dizzying array of dining options is proof to its culinary reputation. Book ahead for award-winning restaurant, queue up for iconic cheap eats, and explore famous eat streets.
Explore Melbourne one culinary precinct at a time. Go for Italian in Lygon Street, Carlton, Vietnamese in Victoria Street, Richmond, and Lebanese in Sydney Road, Brunswick. Weigh in on the best-dumpling debate in CBD's Chinatown, and find yourself spoilt for choice in Footscray, where Vietnamese and African restaurants sit side by side. Join crowds of locals at cheap eats institutions across the city – try Richmond's Thy Thy, Flemington's Laksa King and the CBD's Camy Shanghai Dumpling – and hit up social media to follow Melbourne's army of mobile food vans.
Whatever you do, come to town with an appetite.



1. Flower Drum [Recommended]

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Address: 17 Market Lane
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Price range: $$$

A table at Melbourne’s notable restaurant is well worth the wait. Being listed in The Age Good Food or Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide, Flower Drum believes in combining great food, fine wine and impeccable service for a unique dining experience each and every time.
The distinctive and enchanting flavours of dishes such as baked crab shell and braised lamb clay pot are loved must haves for many its regulars.
Its signature dish, the “Peking Duck” is featuring tender pieces of roast duck prepared fresh daily that is wrapped within a thin handmade pancake accompanied with sweet plum sauce, spring onion and cucumber. If you after something different and unique menu just for you, the staff would be more than happy to do it.



2. Cup of Truth Coffee and Pastries [Recommended]

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Address: 12 Campbell Arcade, Degraves Street Subway
Melbourne VIC 3000
Price range: $

When mentioning Melbourne, we have to spell coffee together. Coffee is highly prized in every occasion, breakfast, lunch, dinner. But look carefully, you might just miss beautiful coffee brews in Cup of Truth in Melbourne CBD. Literally just a hole in the wall, they’re offering the best coffee in the city. It is not a place to stop for lunch, but if you’re looking for a snack on the go you can pick up some fresh pastries by Matt Forbes.



3. Flemington Laksa King

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Address: 6-12 Pin Oak Cres
Flemington VIC 3031
Price range: $

Craving for Malaysian curry or maybe laksa? Laksa King located in Flemington, Melbourne, creates everything from scratch. Fresh and high quality ingredients are guaranteed to bring out the authenticity while challenging the boundaries of Malaysian fusion cuisine.



4. The Town Mouse [Recommended]

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Address: 312 Drummond Street
Carlton, VIC 3053
Price range: $$

Whether it’s for weekday wheeling and dealing or a weekend crossword marathon, The Town Mouse is the venue to meet your sustenance needs. Like a little mouse you will be scurrying to scavenge the rich, appetizing dishes and a fine wine at Carlton’s the Town Mouse.
Go-to dish: smoked Barramundi with celeriac, lemon verbena, matcha, and lime.


5. The Huxtaburger

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Address: 106 Smith Street
Collingwood VIC 3066
Price range: $

Moondarra Wagyu beef, mustard, mayo, ketchup, tomato, cheese, lettuce and pickles tucked into delicious simple hamburgers and crinkle-cut chips while soaking up the rousing atmosphere of an American diner. Please welcome the Huxtaburger amongst many burgers diet options in Melbourne. This beautiful burger is also ready for take away for your late night bites.