Many cities claim to be great places to eat and drink but few take culinary pursuits as seriously as Melbourne. Surrounded by the highest quality natural produce and innovative chefs, the dining scene teamed with quirky bars and coffee culture makes for an ever-changing feast for the senses.
Melbourne is also renowned for its multiculturalism and the dining scene reflects this through a diverse range of international cuisine, as well as its modern Australian dining and sophisticated bar scene. There are always new dining experiences to discover; Melbourne leads the way in introducing new food trends and dining styles.
Eating in Melbourne is an adventure for the senses but beyond the city, Victoria also boasts specialty wine regions, farm-gates, food trails and quality produce delivering memorable culinary experiences.
Celebrating the best of Melbourne food and wine is the annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, held across March and April. Food and wine lovers in their thousands indulge in more than 200 events that fill Melbourne's network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops as well as spilling into spectacular regional Victoria.
Visitors will enjoy walking around in true local style to discover the secrets of the city's food and wine culture or experiencing the best of what Melbourne has to offer with a range of guided tours.
Find out more information on food and wine experiences in Melbourne here.