Exploring Melbourne’s dynamic dining scene is one of the joys of travelling to this city, and The Big Bus offers a great range of food tours and guided culinary experiences.

Options include guided degustation walks, progressive-style lunches, multicultural food walking tours, chocolate tours, cafe walks and so much more. The majority of these Melbourne food tours offer small group sizes of 14 guests or less.

There are no booking or credit card fees when you book your tour with us*. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply**.

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Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

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Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour

Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour

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Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

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Tantalising Asian Food Walking Tour of Melbourne

Tantalising Asian Food Walking Tour of Melbourne

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Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

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Melbourne Food and Wine Walking Tour

Melbourne Food and Wine Walking Tour

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African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

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Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

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Indian Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

Indian Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour

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American Food Tour of Melbourne

American Food Tour of Melbourne

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Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, Melbourne

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Best of Melbourne Walking Tour

Best of Melbourne Walking Tour

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Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour

Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour

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Melbourne Bites and Sites Walking Tour

Melbourne Bites and Sites Walking Tour (with Eureka Skydeck)

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South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour (with South Melbourne Market)

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Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour

Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour

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Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

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Melbourne Chocolate and Desserts Walking Tour

Melbourne Chocolate and Desserts Walking Tour

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Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour

Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour

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Melbourne Craft Brewery Tour with Dinner

Melbourne Craft Brewery Tour with Dinner

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Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Yarra Valley wine, cider and chocolate tours

Yarra Valley Wine, Cider, Beer and Chocolate Day Tour from Melbourne

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Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Melbourne

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Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Tour from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Yarra Valley Brewery Tour from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Brewery Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Mornington Peninsula Wine and Food Tour from Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula Wine and Food Tour from Melbourne

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Mornington Peninsula Brewery Tour from Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula Brewery Tour from Melbourne with Lunch

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Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour

Melbourne Super Saver Accommodation & Tours Package (3 Nights/3 Experiences)

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Top Melbourne food tours

Five Melbourne food tours that will leave you wanting more

Melbourne is the undisputed culinary capital of Australia.

From incredible Vietnamese, Japanese and Malaysian, to African, European and of course, modern Australian, you are absolutely spoilt for choice on variety, quality and value. But with so many dining options on offer, choosing the best eateries (and by that, we certainly don’t mean the most expensive) can be tricky for visitors.

So, bring in the experts. Here are five top guided Melbourne food tours that will introduce you to the city’s most interesting culinary traditions. You’ll also get plenty of recommendations from you local guide for eateries to return to during your stay.

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Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour

Looking for Melbourne food tours that provides a broad introduction to the city’s dining scene? Join this guided stroll through the inner city, learning where to pick up delicate hand-made dumplings, gourmet salamis, fine chocolates and numerous other delicious treats along the way. The tour culminates with a two-course lunch at one of Melbourne’s best restaurants. It’s the perfect start to your Melbourne food journey.

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 Top Melbourne food tours

Top Melbourne food tours

Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

The amazing Queen Victoria Market is famous for fresh produce and specialty shopping, and you can experience everything this Melbourne institution has to offer on a fully guided market tour. Led by a local market guide, you’ll spend two hours discovering the very best fresh foods, learn fascinating facts about the history of the market, and uncover some surprising specialties. This is definitely one of the top Melbourne food tours for first-time visitors to the city.

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Top Melbourne food tours

Top Melbourne food tours

African Flavours of Melbourne Walking Tour

It’s fair to say that Footscray in Melbourne’s inner west isn’t generally regarded as a tourist hotspot, but with its large migrant population it’s actually a hot-bed of ethnic culinary styles, including Vietnamese and African. The popular African Trails food walking tour of the precinct is a must. Visit various African eateries, including Ethiopian and Sundanese options, on a progressive-style lunch. True foodies will absolutely adore this experience.

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Top Melbourne food tours

Top Melbourne food tours

Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Walking Tour

In the 1970s Turkish migrants to Melbourne made Sydney Road (in the city’s north) their home. Today the area still offers access to many fabulous family-run eateries. Visit a number of Turkish food outlets on the fascinating Turkish Trails walking tour – and learn about Turkish culture and history along the way.

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Top Melbourne food tours

Top Melbourne food tours

Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

There are probably two things most locals and visitors to Melbourne have in common: a love of the city’s laneways and chocolate. You can combine them both in one delicious afternoon on a guided journey of chocolate-inspired discovery up and down the lanes of the inner city. Visit several chocolatiers and identify lots of hidden cafes, eateries and boutiques to return to during your stay in the city.

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*Applies to bookings made directly on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and may not apply to bookings made via affiliate websites, including Viator.

**Applies to tours available on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and does not apply to tours offered via affiliate websites, including Viator. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. To claim, please call our booking line on 1300 330 189 or email [email protected]. The tour must be available for booking on the date you have selected on the competitor’s website. We do not offer the guarantee where a discount or promotional code from the competitor has been applied.

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