Melbourne: Food Guide - Dining Out

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Melbourne Food Guide - Dining Out

Melbourne will delight the connoisseur, for the culinary traveller Melbourne is one of the best destinations in the world. Melbourne caters to all palates and bestows a smorgasbord of choices upon diners. There is an abundance of affordable, high quality restaurants representing every known cuisine. Delight in Melbourne’s local fare always cooked and served with both flair and panache. A thriving café society exists, from early morning; join the locals for breakfast, a gossip or to debate world affairs. Eating out in Melbourne remains noticeably less expensive than in Western Europe, the U.K or the United States.

Excellent eateries can be found sprinkled throughout all of the inner suburbs and most of the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Want a taste of Melbourne? How long have you got! This is a city where there are as many styles as there are chefs, with a culinary diversity as rich as anywhere on the planet. Melbourne's food is a mix of European, Asian and the modern Australian concept; perfectly prepared local ingredients with a hint of traditional techniques. The city is famous for al fresco and sidewalk dining plus its café culture.

Many of Melbourne’s precincts have a culinary character all of their own, from the Greek atmosphere of Lonsdale Street or Carlton’s ‘Little Italy’, to the vast choices presented by Chinatown located around Little Bourke Street. Take a stroll over the Yarra River to the Southgate complex, where you can enjoy striking night views of the city while you dine. You will find something for every palate and price range in Melbourne from fine dining to fast noodles, from focaccia to swordfish. To truly discover Melbourne is to embark on an odyssey of the tastebuds.