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Food Lover's Guide to Melbourne

Food Lover's Guide to Melbourne

From fine dining to food trucks, burgers to barbecue, and freshly ground coffee to spicy red curry—Melbourne’s foodie scene is a global melting pot. In addition to world-class restaurants, explore regional delicacies and local artisan products. Here are the dishes and Melbourne food experiences not to miss.

Must-Try Dishes

Melbourne serves up an array of delicious food, with specialties from all corners of the world. Tuck into a classic Australian meat pie; take a trip to the Mediterranean via a plate of Greek souvlaki, lamb kebab, or soave; get your spice fix with a traditional Indian curry; or dig into Turkish and Lebanese inspired eats like hummus, haloumi, and spinach pies. Other popular choices include the many Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants in Chinatown, Spanish tapas bars, and North American-style taco shops.

Must-Do Experiences

  • Hop aboard a traditional tramcar at the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant and dine on gourmet cuisine as you drive around South Melbourne.

  • Experience Melbourne’s cafe culture and sample brews from around the world on a coffee walking tour of the city's atmospheric laneways.

  • Indulge your sweet tooth with handmade chocolates and other treats on a tour of Melbourne’s chocolatiers, patisseries, and candy stores.

  • Taste regional delicacies, artisan products, and seasonal fruits with a market tour of the historic Queen Victoria Market, accompanied by a local guide.

  • Pair fine Australian wines with delicious tapas on a food and wine tasting tour.

  • Discover Melbourne’s vibrant neighborhoods and tuck into Indian, Turkish, and African cuisine on a Taste of Melbourne food tour.

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Melbourne Food and Wine Walking Tour

Melbourne Food and Wine Walking Tour

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Get the inside scoop on Melbourne’s renowned foodie scene with this 3-hour small group food and wine walking tour. Meet top chefs and expert sommeliers as you visit three of Melbourne’s mort renowned restaurants and tuck into special menu tasters, delicious seasonal delicacies and carefully selected wines. You’ll even get a map and dining guide to take away with you, so you’ll be all set for the rest of your stay.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$181.62
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$181.62
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Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

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Get a real taste of Melbourne on this 2-hour walking tour of the famous Queen Victoria Market, which dates back to the 19th-century. With a small group of no more than 12 people per guide, you’ll enjoy a personalised experience with your local guide, as you browse the myriad stalls and mingle with the locals. Enjoy tastings of delicious seasonal delicacies (included). Tasting will depend on what is fresh on the day, but typically include Coffin Bay Oysters, grilled peppered kangaroo, pickled octopus, local goats’ milk cheese, fresh dolmades and Victorian olives. Your tour ends with a famous hot jam doughnut from the iconic American Doughnut Kitchen.
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  • 2 hours
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$64.66
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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

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Explore Melbourne’s charming laneways and opulent arcades on a small-group walking tour. Uncovered tucked-away gems like specialty boutiques and local fashion designers, and savor Melbourne’s café culture with a stop for coffee or tea, a chocolate tasting and an optional lunch at a local eatery. Tour numbers are limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$71.92
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Melbourne Cafe and Coffee Culture Walking Tour

Melbourne Cafe and Coffee Culture Walking Tour

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Discover Melbourne’s unique café culture that thrives among the city’s iconic laneways and arcades. Follow your local guide through charming backstreets and learn about the city’s growing foodie scene as you visit several unique caffeine outposts. Sip your joe like a local with an included cup of coffee and light café lunch. This small-group walking tour of no more than 8 people ensures a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Taste of Melbourne

Taste of Melbourne

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Taste some of the best treats in Melbourne on a 3-hour food tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Start your walking tour with a gelato and coffee tasting, then find a variety of delectable bites as you meander through the laneways. Learn about some of the best restaurants in Melbourne, see how fresh noodles are made and sample various foods. Top off your tour with a delicious lunch in the company of your small group. Numbers are limited to eight people on this tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.97
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Flavors of Melbourne Small-Group Food Walking Tours

Flavors of Melbourne Small-Group Food Walking Tours

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Immerse yourself in Melbourne’s diverse food scene on this 3-hour food walking tour and sample cuisine from all around the world. Choose to discover the city’s best Indian, Turkish or African cuisine on a tailored tour of neighborhoods like Dandenong, Brunswick or Footscray. Either dine on fresh seafood and fragant curry; tuck into scrumptious mezes and sweet baklava; or sample meat jerky and African ‘soul food’. This small-group tour includes tastings at three different locations, so there’s no chance of going hungry!
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  • 3 hours
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