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Once a gold-rush boomtown attracting fortune seekers from far away lands, Melbourne has long been the multicultural capital of Australia. Today, thanks in part to that continuing diversity, one might call it the foodie capital as well. With some of the top restaurants in the country, Melbourne’s culinary scene is pushing the boundaries of innovation, leading Heston Blumenthal to dub it “the biggest food explosion [he’s] ever seen in any country.”

Eat
Creative experimentation and a keen sense of adventure permeate Melbourne’s culinary culture, including a push towards sustainability, wellness, and hyper-local ingredients. With an eclectic mix of local and international chefs calling the city home and an awe-inspiring kaleidoscope of South-East Asian flavors, Melbourne has become a top food destination as much for its street food stalls as its elegant white tables.

Drink
Crawl your way through Melbourne’s labyrinth of welcoming streetside pubs for the classic experience, or mix things up on one of its many rooftop terrace bars for the ultimate view. Stylish wine bars have also sprouted up all over the city, and you can even sample gourmet pub fare from some of Melbourne’s most iconic chefs.

Experience
You might mistake Melbourne’s laneways for an open-air art gallery, and for good reason: the city’s street art is a true feast for the eyes. European-style cafes and connoisseur coffee roasters are the focal points of a new urban lifestyle, and foodies flock to the city every March for the Melbourne Food Festival.

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Melbourne, Australia: A City Tasting Tour
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Melbourne, Australia: A City Tasting Tour
They say Melbourne, Australia, has four seasons in one day, but FDL finds the markets and bars are always hot: a look at Melbourne's best street food and cul
Alla Wolf-Tasker: meet an Australian culinary legend
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Alla Wolf-Tasker: meet an Australian culinary legend
An interview with one of the pioneers of sustainability, that she first championed more than 40 years ago: "The producers are the heroes of the food world".
Vibrant southeast Asian flavours of Melbourne
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Vibrant southeast Asian flavours of Melbourne
Discover a selection of the best venues to taste bold flavours and exciting dishes of southeast Asian cuisine in Melbourne. Follow our tips on the map!
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Ana Roš: "Anything is Possible"
The World's Best Female Chef reflects on her journey to the top during her acceptance speech at the World's 50 Best.
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World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, EMP at the Top: Here's the Full List
Eleven Madison Park in New York is the world's best restaurant for 2017. Second is Osteria Francescana and third is El Celler de Can Roca. See the full list.
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Fine Dining Lovers will Livestream the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 from Australia
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 will take place in Melbourne, Australia on 5 April, as the event seeks to become truly global.
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A Closer Look at Brae - Melbourne's Restaurant of the Year
Take a closer look at dishes from Brae - just voted the Melbourne's restaurant of the year.
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Brae Named Melbourne's Restaurant of The Year
The Age Good Food Guide for Melbourne 2017 has been announced. Here's a look at the hatted restaurants.
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“Sexy Smurf” Blue Latte is the New Vegan "It" Drink
A vegan matcha bar in Melbourne has introduced a highly Instagrammable blue latte – find out exactly what’s in it. Clue: it isn’t coffee.
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Fun Sculptures Pair Honeycombs with Bread, Pretzels and More
Bread + Honey is a new exhibit that showcases what happens when honeybees are allowed to build their 'homes' on different types of bread.
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An Australian 'Dinner' by Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts
A closer look at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal restaurant recently opened in Melbourne, Australia, as described by the words of its chef Ashley Palmer-Watts.
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6 Food Markets You Shouldn't Miss in Melbourne
Melbourne is not only about great restaurants: here are some of the venues which demonstrate why markets are such an integral part of Melbourne’s way of life.
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Discovering Rural Victoria, a Tasting Australian Tour
A trip a few hours out of Melbourne to rural Victoria proves the abundance of riches on offer and confirms that cutting-edge cuisine is not limited to the city.
2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Promises Thrilling Experiences
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2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Promises Thrilling Experiences
The 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival offers two fun-filled weeks of food and wine tastings with chefs like Dan Barber and pastry chef Janince Wong.
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Heston Blumenthal Will Film Relocation of 'Fat Duck'
Heston Blumenthal has big plans for the upcoming relocation of 'The Fat Duck' to Australia. The whole process will be filmed as part of a documentary series.
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Café Society Melbourne, a Food Photography Contest, its Winners
Last nigh Melbourne celebrated the winners of the Café Society Competition in Melbourne, here is a look at the winners and their award winning photography.
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Melbourne, A City Tasting Tour
They say Melbourne has four seasons in one day, but FDL finds the markets and bars are always hot: a look at Melbourne's best street food and culinary stops
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Chef Ben Shewry: "The Recipe? Being Open And Honest"
An interview with the hard talking chef Ben Shewry about his upcoming Origin food book, that turned out to be part autobiography and part adventure story
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The Luna Street Market in Melbourne
Welcome to Luna 1878 - a new night time winter street market running weekly in Mebourne throughout August
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The Candy Room, Join A Drawn And Sweet World In Melbourne
The playful artwork in this Australian candy shop is designed to bring out your inner child. The stunning art makes shopping for candy a magical experience
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Dine and Jump: Four Men Leap from Restaurant Balcony in Melbourne
A group of men wearing suits have jumped from a restaurant balcony in Melbourne - was it all just to avoid their bill ?
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2012
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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2012
A video from 2012 edition of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, one of the most important date of the world's foodie calendar.
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Australian Tidbits from Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2012
Some of the world's best chefs, butchers, producers and even the World's Longest Lunch: Australia hosts the 20-days food event now in its 20th edition