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Melbourne & Sydney voted ‘foodie destinations’

Booking.com has recently announced its top 25 food destinations around the world, with Melbourne and Sydney both featuring as favourites.

The top 25 include:

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  3. Tokyo, Japan
  4. Athens, Greece
  5. Kuala Lumper, Malaysia
  6. Melbourne, Australia
  7. Bangkok, Thailand
  8. Granada, Spain
  9. Las Vegas, United States
  10. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  11. Singapore
  12. Warsaw, Poland
  13. Porto, Portugal
  14. Valencia, Spain
  15. Florence, Italy
  16. Milan, Italy
  17. Sydney, Australia
  18. Krakow, Poland
  19. Istanbul, Turkey
  20. Lisbon, Portugal
  21. Munich, Germany
  22. Copenhagen, Denmark
  23. Seville, Spain
  24. Brussels, Belgium
  25. Rome, Italy

Ranking in an impressive sixth place, Booking.com said that Melbourne is known for its gorgeous beaches, sun-kissed city centre and vibrant bars and restaurants along the Yarra River. It also stated that South Yarra is endorsed as the top foodie neighbourhood in Melbourne by Booking.com travellers, and that the top nationalities that travelled to Melbourne last year were Chinese, Kiwi and British.

Sydney, coming in at number 17, was described as being best known for its harbour-front Sydney Opera House, the arched Harbour Bridge and the esteemed Royal Botanic Gardens. Booking.com said it is home to countless dining venues, trendy bars and nightlife hotspots. It also mentioned the traditional food options that are available to ‘adventurous’ travellers, including witchetty grubs. Sydney’s central business district has been voted the top foodie neighbourhood by Booking.com users, with the top nationalities visiting the city also being Chinese, Kiwi and British.

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