Top 50 restaurants in Australia 2019

As rated by verified OpenTable diners

The OpenTable top 50 restaurants in Australia 2019 consistently serve up creative dishes, unparalleled hospitality and one-of-a-kind dining experiences, whatever the dining occasion. This year's top 50 list was determined by analysing more than 173,000 reviews from more than 2,000 restaurants across Australia - all submitted by verified diners.

Restaurants:A Touch of Salt, Alibi - Woolloomooloo, Bella Brutta Pizza
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Pizza Bar
Neighborhoods:Townsville, Woolloomooloo, Sydney CBD

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
888 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Beautiful food and dining experience. Plan for dessert.
98% recommended

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
469 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
It was my wife birthday and we went to the bar instead of dining to try the menu. I had the cheeseburger and it was really amazing. The best was the service, great staff and chefs!Read more
91% recommended
Healthy in Sydney / New South Wales

Bella Brutta Pizza

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Sydney CBD
442 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
All the food was delicious!! The clam pizza was particularly sensational. The service was great. It was lovely and cool inside, and the music was great. It’s an oasis on a very busRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,813 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Richard made our evening go off without a hitch Attentive but not annoying All staff were friendly and efficient Food was amazing so was the wine list View and location speaRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales

Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
479 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Brilliant - great food, great location! Good wine choice and it’s got to be the best food on the coast!
96% recommended

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
483 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Really loved the food and atmosphere and service.
93% recommended
Romance in Sydney / New South Wales

Citrico

$$$$·Chilean·
Fitzroy North
166 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
The food and drinks were amazing. We love south american food and Citrico offers a precise mix of Peruvian and Argentinean picks, really tasty.
86% recommended
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Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
474 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
We had multiple dietary requirements in our group of 4 (as in we had vegetarian, pescatarian and a shell fish allergy...painful!) but we were still able to order the banquet withouRead more
97% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Sydney / New South Wales

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Australia
818 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
We finally managed to get a reservation at Cutler and Co!! From the moment we stepped in the door we were greeted by impeccably groomed and polite staff who were very kind and welcRead more
91% recommended
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Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
660 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
I celebrated my birthday recently at Donovans with my husband. Donovans is our 'go to restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, and any other reason we can find to go there for a mRead more
96% recommended

Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
483 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely love this place. The decor, the staff, the ambiance and of course the cocktails
94% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carindale
775 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Food was amazing! Monday night special is wild crazy value for money
99% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Cambridge
450 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Great innovative food. Lovely views, great service. Overall a great experience
97% recommended
Best Food in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
917 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
Food, atmosphere, view was all amazing...what a hidden treasure just 5 minutes off the New England Highway. Great place to stay as well.
97% recommended
Special Occasions in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
468 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
The service at Kepos & Co is friendly and relaxed, but attentive. The food is simply delicious and there is not a single dish that I would not recommend. Not a huge wine list, but Read more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos Street Kitchen

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Redfern
267 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Supporting our wonderful local restaurant in times like these is very important. Kepos Street Kitchen is great place for so many reasons - the first being the fabulous food, closelRead more
91% recommended
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Laura

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks
223 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Creative Cuisine
the waiting staff were brilliant. we all enjoyed the whole experience.
89% recommended

Little Valley

$$$$·Chinese·
Fortitude Valley
294 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Amazing service, delicious food and a really cool space, I'll definitely be back again and again!
93% recommended

Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

$$$$·Italian·
Noosa Heads
732 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
as good as the best pasta I've ever had ....service was great as well
88% recommended
Best Ambience in Sunshine Coast

LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
310 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Super tasty, with amazing service and reasonably priced
94% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Sydney / New South Wales

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,501 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We had an amazing dinner - all the food was delicious, loved the venue (we sat on a high top table - was perfectly fine, and I always love a view into the kitchen). Staff were amaRead more
94% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
760 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Delicious, tasty, high quality food. Main courses were generous so didn’t walk away hungry. This is a change from other restaurants which can pricey and you walk away still hungryRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Gold Coast

Marion

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Australia
200 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Brilliant wine bar that invites deliciousness and relaxation over a great drop of vino!
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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

$$$$·African·
Northcote
214 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Group Bookings
The food was absolutely delicious. I was introducing a friend of mine to Ethiopian food and she was blown away. Wonderful service and food came out quickly, was also reasonably priRead more
97% recommended

Meze Mazi - Adelaide

$$$$·Greek·
Prospect
437 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
The service from Anna was magnificent!!! "Unbelievable food" Cheers Buff
99% recommended

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
951 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The waitress we had was so frendly and upveat and did very well even though it was knly her 2nd day. The other waitress was amazing as well. Love it and will be back again!
95% recommended
Special Occasions in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,914 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
When everything is cooked so well you don’t need a huge menu. Just as much effort put into their cocktail list. Don’t drive catch an Uber.
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
881 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
My favourite go to place. The food and cocktails never fail to disappoint.
97% recommended
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Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

$$$$·Chinese·
South Yarra
317 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
Delicious, fun, friendly and easy. Perfect place for a Chapel Street lunch or dinner.
97% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in Inner City

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
1,405 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Food was so delicious, the ambience and vibe of the restaurant was really nice. Options are a bit on the expensive side but definitely worth it.
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
421 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
Lovely service and ambience at Park st food and wine. Unfortunately pasta was very heavily buttered or oiled and a little stuck together and I left most of the plate behind. My comRead more
85% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Inner City

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks
1,262 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Amazing views and Amazing food!! What an experience, will definately be back again! Thank you!!
93% recommended

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
650 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Great ambience with perfect candle lit atmosphere and jazz!!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
2,083 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
Magnificent views. The food was excellent, great flavours. Service was very good, very prompt and nothing was a problem. We will be back.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
1,179 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Fabulous food and great location. Took the ferry from Hastings St. A great day out
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,438 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
This is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Qld! Food is perfection, service impeccable. View perfect. A outstanding experience every time!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast

Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
254 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Family holiday.
94% recommended
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Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
1,105 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
This was the third time we had been to Shobosho and it yet again didn't disappoint. The food was phenomenal, service was attentive and friendly and the vibe was awesome. All I wantRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide / South Australia

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
1,116 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
It was an amazing experience everything was perfect
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne / Victoria

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,919 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
Seriously outstanding food and whilst the fixed menu of $65 per person sounds a bit high the quality and amount of food is amazing. We’ve been there twice in the last 7 days and tRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast

Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
520 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Wonderful dining experience with very attentive staff
91% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Australia
644 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Food as usual was outstanding. Had the Covid-19 banquet which was too much for us to eat but they offered us the last 2 courses packaged to take home which we did. One small annoRead more
96% recommended
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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
553 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
great location, coupled with a warm atmosphere and great food.
99% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

The Carlton Wine Room

$$$$·European·
Carlton
325 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Amazing staff and delicious food. The scallop tostadas are my absolute favourite!
98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne / Victoria

City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
653 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
A Melbourne classic! The service and ambience is perfect for a leisurely afternoon wine.
98% recommended
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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
1,080 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Absolutly fabulous, wish there was a Woodhouse in Ballarat.
99% recommended
Special Occasions in Melbourne / Victoria

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
512 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Great food & service - music a bit loud for conversation - highly recommended though
97% recommended
Best Overall in Gippsland

Tokyo Tina

$$$$·Japanese·
Windsor
243 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Great Vibe and lots of fun. Food was great and entertainment was great
92% recommended
Japanese in Melbourne / Victoria

Vaquero

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Albion
483 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Excellent service. Good value.
94% recommended
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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
623 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Terrific quality food and very attentive service from the staff, from selecting dishes and sides through to the best matched wine for chosen meals. Not sure that I've ever tasted Read more
95% recommended
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