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Best Modern Australian restaurants in Kensington

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A photo of Vue de monde restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(1676)
Price: Very Expensive
• Modern australian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 23 times today
Vue de monde in Melbourne is celebrated for its impressive Modern Australian cuisine. As numerous reviews point out, every dish is an exquisite act of theatre, each course maintaining a unique connection to the Australian culture and landscape. The restaurant's staff often receive praise for their top-notch service and extensive knowledge, which greatly enhances the dining experience. Among other aspects, the restaurant is adored for its use of Australian-made and Australian produce, as well as the contemporary and intimate atmosphere. A common highlight among customer experiences is the chance to see chefs prepare dishes. Overall, Vue de monde is highly recommended, providing an unforgettable dining experience that tops the list of Melbourne's best restaurants.
A photo of Mercury at Melbourne Museum restaurant
4.3
Awesome(277)
Price: Moderate
• Modern australian • Carlton
Mercury at Melbourne Museum is highly-acclaimed for its exceptional modern Australian cuisine that expertly fuses traditional and contemporary culinary techniques. Located within the heart of the museum, Mercury's location offers diners a unique perspective of the Melbourne skyline and the Carlton Gardens. The restaurant is recognized for its friendly, prompt service and the impeccable presentation of its phenomenal-tasting dishes. Patrons rave about the delicious high tea offerings and noteworthy brunch menu. The staff's ability to cater to special dietary needs, such as gluten-free options, is another factor elevating Mercury's standing. This establishment's commitment to exceptional food and service make it an undeniable gem in Melbourne's dining scene.
A photo of Marquis of Lorne restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(273)
Price: Moderate
• Modern australian • Fitzroy
Booked 20 times today
Marquis of Lorne, located in Fitzroy, Australia, is a favorite among locals and tourists alike, offering a fantastic blend of modern Australian cuisine. Praised for its fantastic steak, amazing pub food, and delicious seafood, the restaurant receives high praise for its exceptional food. Customers often emphasize the restaurant’s warm ambiance and excellent service, describing it as “on point” and “professional”. However, some guests highlighted the need for more vegetarian options. Despite this, Marquis of Lorne remains a recommended venue with a great vibe, suitable for both casual drinks and formal dining. Its wonderful staff, outstanding food, and delightful wine choices ensure a memorable dining experience, representing modern Australian cuisine at its best.
A photo of Ms Ava restaurant
4.2
Awesome(18)
Price: Moderate
• Modern australian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 1 time today
The Travellers Bar is a hidden gem, renowned for its first-class Modern European cuisine. Reviewers are continuously impressed with the menu, specifically praising the Battered Fish & Chips and Duck Pate. The high-quality food, described as fresh and delicious, is coupled with outstanding service; efficient, friendly, and far from intrusive. Patrons find the tranquil ambiance and the old-world charm that the bar provides as equally delightful, making it an ideal spot for anything from a big outing to a quiet date night. The unanimous agreement in reviews is that The Travellers Bar provides a delightful culinary experience that is worth returning for.
A photo of Union House restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(269)
Price: Moderate
• Modern australian • Richmond
Booked 41 times today
Union House is a standout in Melbourne's Modern Australian cuisine scene. The restaurant consistently delivers top-notch food and service, as attested by its glowing reviews. Patrons laud the "excellent" quality of the food, affectionately dubbing the venue as the "best pub in Melbourne". Whether it's "steak night" or a casual meal, Union House's dishes are cooked to perfection with "good portion sizes". The ambiance is praised as being "great", "warm and inviting"; a true neighborhood gem. The staff are described as "friendly", "attentive" and "welcoming", contributing to an all-around fantastic dining experience. Union House truly embodies the essence of Modern Australian cuisine with its high standard of pub dining.
A photo of The Graham Hotel restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(729)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • Port Melbourne
Booked 25 times today
The Graham Hotel, hailed for its Modern Australian cuisine, has consistently received high praise from its satisfied patrons. Noted for their amazing, professional service, the team at The Graham Hotel ensures an enjoyable dining experience. Their menu features a range of exquisite dishes from the grill, hearty mains, refreshing salads, tempting sides, and delightful desserts. Special mention goes to signature dishes like the "Flinders Island Lamb Shoulder Pie", and "Sous Vide Lamb Rump Salad". Customers have also extolled their "fabulous wine list", "delicious food", and "relaxing setting". The glowing reviews underline the restaurant's commitment to culinary excellence, hailing it as a spot for "fine dining at its best". Overall, The Graham Hotel is a testament to the vibrance and diversity of Modern Australian cuisine.
A photo of The Carlton Wine Room restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(763)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • Carlton
Booked 31 times today
The Carlton Wine Room is a vibrant and refined European cuisine restaurant that consistently caters to the gastronomic demands of its loyal customers, affirmed by numerous rave reviews. Patrons widely acclaim the restaurant's exceptional wine list, beautifully prepared food, and a special ambiance reminiscent of a contemporary Euro charm. The wine sommelier is notably skilled and helpful, ensuring patrons are expertly guided in their wine selections. The impeccably prepared dishes, which cater to diverse dietary requirements, consistently impress, with a creative menu that values simplicity, authenticity, and taste. This establishment's dining experience is both warm and polished, a testament to its impeccable service and dedication to gastronomic excellence. Whether dining for a special occasion or simply enjoying a quality meal with loved ones, The Carlton Wine Room is recognized as a 'must-go' haven for anyone seeking a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Allegro Restaurant restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(51)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 1 time today
The Allegro Restaurant, recently reopened and energised with a new Executive Chef and Sous Chef, is a shining star of Modern Australian cuisine. The menu brings a fusion of diverse cultures, creating an unforgettable culinary experience. Located conveniently close to the theatre and CBD, it's an ideal spot to unwind with delicious food and wine. Critics praise the large portions and unique flavours, and the restaurant has been lauded for its excellent service and warm ambiance. The chefs are noted for their passion in preparing dishes, contributing to the restaurant's reputation as a hidden gem. As one reviewer puts it, "The real wow factor is the food!"
A photo of JAMES restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(331)
Price: Expensive
• Modern australian • South Melbourne
Booked 8 times today
J A M E S is a standout restaurant for Modern Australian cuisine, receiving high praise for its creative and delicious dishes. It serves up an exciting array of offerings that showcase the best of Australian native produce. Reviewers describe the food as "fun, delicious, and creative", with "impeccably balanced" flavors. J A M E S is also recognized for its comfortable ambience, personalized service, and knowledgeable staff. Many mention the set menu and degustation offerings as must-tries. With its innovative approach, J A M E S is hailed as the "new era of Modern Australian cuisine". Whether you're looking for an unforgettable culinary adventure or a tasteful reminder of childhood elements, this restaurant is an excellent choice.
A photo of The Barre restaurant
4.3
Awesome(843)
Price: Moderate
• Modern australian • Southbank
Booked 17 times today
The Barre, a shining example of Modern Australian cuisine, garners high praise from its patrons. Reviews vouch for the excellent service, delicious food, and a great ambience that enhances the overall dining experience. Although the menu presents a few intriguing choices such as lamb with chocolate cubes and curry with rhubarb, it’s the adventurous spirit in these culinary combinations that speaks to the innovative character of Modern Australian cuisine. Vegetarians also find delight in a fantastic selection, including acclaimed croquettes. Whether it's hearty meals, generous platters, or unique cocktails, The Barre’s offerings are appreciated for their high standard and value for money. Most importantly, the restaurant’s staff are repeatedly commended for their welcoming and attentive service, embodying the warm, hospitable spirit of Australia.
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