The foundations for the diverse and flourishing food scene that Melbourne enjoys today was laid by waves of migration from southern Europe, Vietnam, China, Lebanon and many other countries. Where Australia’s other big city, Sydney, is better known for its sunshine and outdoor life, Melbourne is cooler and more changeable, putting more emphasis on its built environment. There’s a love of discovery here, too, that sees restaurants and bars tucked away in surprising locations, waiting to reward the inquisitive diner. This is a city that loves a bar-hop and a snack-crawl, and is well set up for a moveable feast.
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