Where to eat lunch in the CBD

Be the boss of your break with our guide to the best eats in the inner city

dumplings at Supernormal Canteen
Photograph: Graham Denholm

It's lunch o'clock in Melbourne CBD and you need some food, stat. Make your midday meal a deadset winner every day of the working week and pull up a seat at the many lunch spots in the city within a quick tram ride or walk away. We've made things easy for you with a handy guide so your lunch is sorted whether you're after a solo break, an al desko meal or a quickie.

If you're already thinking about dinner, don't go past our restaurant hit list and our most recent Time Out Food Awards winners.

Melbourne's best CBD lunches

Cheap eats
Restaurants

Cheap eats

Best places for long lunches
Restaurants

Best places for long lunches

Healthy lunches
Restaurants

Healthy lunches

Power lunches
Restaurants

Power lunches

The best noodle soups in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best noodle soups in Melbourne

More of Melbourne's best meals

Takeaway lunches
Restaurants

Takeaway lunches

Restaurant hitlist
Restaurants

Restaurant hitlist

Burgers
Restaurants

Burgers

Pizza
Restaurants

Pizza

Dumplings
Restaurants

Dumplings

Breakfasts
Restaurants

Breakfasts

High teas
Restaurants

High teas

BYO restaurants
Restaurants

BYO restaurants