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7 developments that will change the face of Melbourne by 2027
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7 developments that will change the face of Melbourne by 2027

Get a glimpse of Melbourne's futurescape...

Melbourne has been named world's most liveable city for the seventh year in a row
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Melbourne has been named world's most liveable city for the seventh year in a row

At this point, are we even that surprised?

The ultimate guide to winter in Melbourne
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The ultimate guide to winter in Melbourne

Food festivals, ice skating rinks, night markets and mulled wine

The 15 best food trucks in Melbourne
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The 15 best food trucks in Melbourne

From travelling tacos to Greek street eats, take a ride with us as we uncover the best food trucks in town

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The best new openings in Melbourne
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The best new openings in Melbourne

Stay ahead of the crowds with our guide to Melbourne's new and notable restaurants, cafés and bars

The best restaurants in Melbourne
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The best restaurants in Melbourne

Behold, our eat-and-destroy list – a guide to absolutely everywhere you should be eating in Melbourne

The best patisseries in Melbourne
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The best patisseries in Melbourne

Got a sweet tooth? Melbourne's patisseries are making amazing treats for you

The best cheap eats in Melbourne
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The best cheap eats in Melbourne

Eat out without breaking the bank with our guide to 20 fantastic meals under $20 in Melbourne

The best Mexican restaurants in Melbourne
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The best Mexican restaurants in Melbourne

Turn up the heat with lively cantinas and late-night mezcal bars

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Design your own parma and you could have it featured on the Duke’s menu
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Design your own parma and you could have it featured on the Duke’s menu

Melbourne's oldest pub needs your help to design a new version of that pub classic, the parma

Win a double pass to attend Creative Innovation 2017 Asia Pacific
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Win a double pass to attend Creative Innovation 2017 Asia Pacific

Hear from global innovators in robotics, artificial intelligence, automation and other future trends

Win the ultimate Father's Day stay at St. Jerome's - The Hotel
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Win the ultimate Father's Day stay at St. Jerome's - The Hotel

One lucky dad could win a luxe night out at the CBD's rooftop camping hotel

Win tickets to the Time Out Food Awards

Win tickets to the Time Out Food Awards

Vote in our People's Choice Awards for your chance to win a double pass to Time Out's night of nights

See all of our current competitions

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50 things to do in Melbourne before you die
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50 things to do in Melbourne before you die

This is it: the definitive list of the people, the places and the things that make our city so great

The 50 best bars in Melbourne
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The 50 best bars in Melbourne

From world-beating cocktail lounges to down-and-divey saloons, here's everywhere worth drinking in Melbourne

Cheap things to do in Melbourne
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Cheap things to do in Melbourne

If you know where to look, you can get by in Melbourne for a lot less than you'd think

The best markets in Melbourne
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The best markets in Melbourne

Start your engines, shoppers: from organic produce to arts and crafts, there's a Melbourne market near you

The best rooftop bars in Melbourne
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The best rooftop bars in Melbourne

For beers in the sun or cocktails by moonlight, check out these high-altitude drinking spots

20 mind-blowing facts about Melbourne

How to be more Melbourne

Where to find street art in Melbourne
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Where to find street art in Melbourne

The street art laneways and hotspots that any self-respecting 'grammer should be snapping

The best restaurants on Lygon Street
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The best restaurants on Lygon Street

Where to eat along Melbourne's quintessential restaurant strip in Carlton

Shopper's guide to Chapel Street
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Shopper's guide to Chapel Street

Vintage treasures, local designers, international brands: you'll find it all on Melbourne's famed shopping strip

26 ways to be a dickhead in Melbourne
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26 ways to be a dickhead in Melbourne

Melbourne, we love you, but sometimes you can be a bit of a dickhead

The best escape rooms in Melbourne
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The best escape rooms in Melbourne

The door is locked. The room is dark. The clock is ticking. Can you get out in time?

24 things to do alone in Melbourne
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24 things to do alone in Melbourne

Spending time in the city by yourself? Check out Melbourne's best adventures for one

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Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Melbourne, it’s time to mark Monday September 18 in your calendar because the annual Time Out Food Awards are upon us. Join us as we toast the city’s best fine dining restaurants and casual diners; degustations and sensational takeaways; top chefs and rising stars. Expect delicious drinks, sweet tunes brought to you by Flex Mami, and great food by Pontoon St Kilda Beach – not to mention all the suspense of the awards as we give back to those venues and talent that make feasting in Melbourne superb. Tickets are $70 + BF and include food, drink, fun and a copy of the annual Time Out Food Awards issue ($4.95 value), hot off the presses before it hits newsstands. Limited first release tickets go on sale Thursday July 20.You can also have your say by voting in the People's Choice awards. Powered by Eventbrite in association with

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Seeking out Creatures on the road from Melbourne to Geelong
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Seeking out Creatures on the road from Melbourne to Geelong

Apart from an open-range zoo, the freeway between Melbourne and Geelong is there to take you where you want to go, not to inspire you. But it’s just one hour’s drive to get to the city that’s the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Drive straight to the waterfront to find the Geelong of today and the Geelong of yesteryear merging thanks to the presence of more than 100 bollards painted in the likeness of local identities. Created by late local artist Jan Mitchell, the figures nod to Geelong’s maritime heritage, with sea captains, sad clowns and dart-smoking broads of days gone by all represented. There’s also a dog called Timmy who loves digging up rocks from the seabed. This classic slice of beachside Australiana is found amid the sunshine and seagulls in hot chip search-and-destroy mode. Down in South Geelong, another great Australian tradition lives on. Taking an old wool mill and spinning it into a multipurpose space, Little Creatures Brewery is an ode to the fine art of brewing. It’s also a cinema, canteen, pizzeria, and on the weekend an arts market too. This is Little Creatures Geelong head brewer Warren. With a look of contentment on his face that could only come from working in the beer industry his whole life, Warren has travelled around the world helping thirsty people out with craft ales since before craft brewing was cool – from the Cook Islands to the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, Arizona, Sydney, Melbourne and now Geelong. Warr

August is Ardbeg month in Melbourne
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August is Ardbeg month in Melbourne

Winter getting you down? Ardbeg is on the case. All month long, top Melbourne bars are shaking up their classics to bring you a round of specials using Ardbeg, the peatiest Islay Single Malt scotch whisky out there. From whisky flights to a whisky-infused burger, an Ardbeg-infused winter warmer should be your solace this August – you certainly earned it.

11 secrets Canberra's been keeping from you
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11 secrets Canberra's been keeping from you

Pssst: did you know Canberra has excellent – truly excellent – restaurants? Add to that award-winning cafés, museums that tell the story of our nation, some fabulous hip hotels and a snowy winter playground and you’ll know where your next weekend mini-break destination is.

Rice Paper Sister
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Rice Paper Sister

If you like Rice Paper Scissors, you'll want to check out its little sister Rice Paper Sister on Hardware Lane. The South East Asian-inspired restaurant is by owners Rahmie Clowes and Shane Stafford and with this venture, they are moving away from the street food approach towards a more refined dining experience. Rice Paper Sister focuses on share dishes inspired by dishes from Bali to Bangkok, using local ingredients. Try snacks like the kangaroo tartar with chilli, roasted rice and burnt eggplant dressing; raw kingfish with white soy, fermented rice vinegar and yuzu; and the tempura Queensland lobster roll with nori mayo and chrysanthemum leaves. Make room for larger plates like the crisp fried whole flathead with holy basil and garlic; Balinese style roast suckling pig with young jackfruit salad and roti; or slow cooked goat shoulder served with a tamarind, green bean and tomato salad. Round off your meal with cocktails that reflect the South East Asian influences throughout the meal like the Vietnamese Espresso Martini and the fresh coriander-infused mojito. Find out more about Rice Paper Sister.

Newmarket Hotel
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Newmarket Hotel

Away from the hustle and bustle of St Kilda's foreshore, the Newmarket Hotel is serving classic and more contemporary pub grub, wood-fired pizzas, bar snacks and refreshing drinks.  Start off your Newmarket feast with a build-your-own charcuterie board; pick your base (brioche, oat crackers or flat bread), nibbles (olives, dips or sun dried tomatoes), creamy cheeses, cured meats and get ready for a snack party.  If you're after something a little heartier chef Christian Abbot (who was a finalist on the UK’s Master Chef) has devised a menu that elevates counter meals to the next level. He's firing up Gippsland eye fillet and smoked pork shoulder on the grill, but try the signature Newmarket burger and parmas too for a classic pub experience. All year round, the courtyard is also great spot for a post-beach drink, so pull up a seat and join the locals at this backstreet pub to check out St Kilda's hidden gem.

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