Melbourne's Dining Precincts

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Melbourne has a well-deserved reputation for offering a stunning selection of food and wine. From cosy to chic, progressive to rustic, the city’s restaurants serve up an endless variety of cuisines while a lively cafe scene combines to make Melbourne’s food lovers paradise.


For the best of Chinese and oriental cuisine in a historic environment,don’t miss Chinatown on Little Bourke Street and the neighboring lanes between Spring and Swanston streets.


The Southbank promenade isone of Melbourne’s most popular dining precincts and it’s easy to see why, with the riverside setting and fantastic views of the city skyline.

Federation Square

Federation Square embraces the Yarra River as a focal point and comprises funky yet sophisticated dining and bustling bars within its modernist precinct.

New Quay, Docklands

Enjoy Harbourside dining and arrange of cuisines at more than 20restaurants, bars and cafes, some of which are run by the biggest names in Melbourne hospitality.

City Laneways

You will find some of Melbourne’s best restaurants hidden down laneways throughout the city. Follow the street art and discover Melbournes hidden culinary delights

Victoria Street, Richmond

Victoria Street in inner city Richmondis the heart of Melbourne’s Vietnamese community with exceptional Asian food at bargain prices.

Greek Precinct

From chargrilled meats to sumptuous seafood, dips, olives and fetta, you’ll find enough authentic Greek food to satisfy any Greek-loving gourmand.

Lygon Street, Carlton

Since the 1950s, Lygon Street has been Melbourne’s ‘Little Italy’. Pizza and pasta rule the menus and old favourites like Tiamo and University Café are warm and welcoming.

Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Serving breakfast all day everyday, Brunswick Street’s cool cafes,restaurants and boisterous bars offer all you could want from a food street.

Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Johnston Street is Melbourne’sSpanish quarter and has a range of tapas and flamenco bars in the heart of Collingwood.

Smith Street, Fitzroy

Known for its fine vegetarian and whole foods, you’ll also find plenty of budget friendly Asian, Greek, Moroccan, and Middle Eastern eateries from which to choose.

Fitzroy & Acland streets, St Kilda

Favorited dining spot crowded with eateries – most are open fronted with tables spilling onto the footpath.Alternatively you can dine with a bay view on the foreshore.

Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra and Prahran

The cafés and restaurants are designed for people who want to watch and be watched, so show off your bundle of designer shoppingbags as you sip espresso.


Williamstown has a fine assortment of street cafes and restaurants lining the foreshore. Sip coffee orgrab some fish and chips and enjoy stunning views of the city skyline.

How to get there? see Visitor Information for public transport to the above dining precincts

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