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Where to Eat in Melbourne

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Eating in Melbourne is a surprising dive into global cuisine: From sizzling Thai to authentic Middle Eastern, Australia's second city delivers deliciousness in spades.
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125 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
One of the best places to enjoy Thai food in Melbourne is Chin Chin, which also serves local wines (they have Old World wine options, too). Chin Chin doesn't take reservations, but there are plenty of places to wet your whistle (or change your...
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112 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Dumplings are my favourite food group. Yes, in my diet, they make up a whole food group of bite-sized, juicy deliciousness within a soft, preferably thin dumpling skin, which is then dipped into a bowl of soy sauce and freshly chopped ginger—oh...
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Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Melbourne’s market culture is obviously very much alive and, in the case of Queen Victoria Market, has been since the 1870s.

Food stalls to try: Börek; Bratwurst Shop & Co.; American Doughnut Kitchen; Gozleme Turkish Café; Le...
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123 Hardware St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
At this tiny café, try Australian dishes such as coddled hen egg with mushrooms and foraged herbs; golden beetroot salad with cow’s milk curd, walnuts, seeds, and wildflowers. This appeared in the May 2014 issue.
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2 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
At this polished Greek restaurant, try wood-fire-roasted pork belly with white beans and apple skordalia, and beef brisket souvlakakia. This appeared in the May 2014 issue.
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21 Bond St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
While the Age Good Food Guide gave it one-hat, and it had been recommended by countless locals, I had yet to experience Maha. Sitting in the chic laneway restaurant near Flinders Street Station, I settled into the comfortable cushions and admired...
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1/161 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Entering through a non-descript doorway and walking up a narrow flight of stairs a long room stretched before you with comfortable plush couches and smartly dressed bar staff Welcome to the Melbourne Supper Club, arguably Melbourne’s best bar....
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55/57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
As if Cumulus Inc. and Golden Fields wasn't enough, Andrew McConnell's Cutler & Co does the chef's same extraordinary things with perfect produce. They've given new life to a former metalworks factory, with cement columns and exposed brickwork...
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66 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
My photo doesn't do it justice, but this restaurant is beautiful, located in an art deco building. Chef Neil Perry's food is excellent. Not cheap, but I think it is worth it for a special night. The place has a great buzz. And be sure to ask for...
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74 Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea VIC 3185, Australia
This elegant, modest room belies the extraordinary, intricate, world-class food within. Ben Shewry is arguably one of Australia's top chefs, who has created a complex menu with layers of crunch and crackle. There are salty pops and silky, smooth,...
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55, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Chef Shannon Bennett now presides over a small constellation of Australian restaurant, including a cafe in Melbourne International, but his flagship Vue de Monde in its new spot in the Rialto Tower remains one of Melbourne's finest. Go for...