Top 50 restaurants in Australia 2019

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.

As rated by verified OpenTable diners
Restaurants:A Touch of Salt, Alibi - Woolloomooloo, Bella Brutta Pizza
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Pizza Bar
Neighborhoods:Townsville CBD, Woolloomooloo, Newtown

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville CBD
1,362 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing food, tremendous service. We took our three kids and they loved it as well! One of our favourite places to eat, hands down, every time!
Best Overall in Tropical North Queensland
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Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
595 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Special Occasions
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
I can not overstate, what an amazing night we had. Every single staff member was memorable because of how lovely, professional and even patient they were with our curious questionsRead more
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Bella Brutta Pizza

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Newtown
602 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Delicious pizza and courteous, attentive service.
Best Overall in Sydney

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
3,220 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic service with unbeatable views.
Best Overall in Sydney

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
680 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful experience at circa 1876 … food, service, ambience. Added to a great stay in the vineyards. Will definitely be back!!
Best Overall in New South Wales
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Citrico

$$$$·Chilean·
Fitzroy North
238 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Found this gem on OpenTable and it was the perfect place to go for date night with my Partner. Food was great, service was awesome with the servers explaining the types of food on Read more
Best Overall in Melbourne

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
591 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
I LOVE the Conti. The food is outstanding and the service is always wonderful. We normally order the banquet and need to be rolled out of there as it is so much wonderful food. ThiRead more
Best Overall in Sydney City

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
703 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
Always an absolutely delight to go to Donovans. Love the ambience, service and delicious food. I would highly recommend this restaurant and for many years this has become the favorRead more

Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
616 reviews
  • Romance
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Hard to locate the door - we walked past twice! Lovely staff and really interesting cocktail list. First class presentation. Small bites to go with the drinks. Perfect for a fun cRead more
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Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carindale
1,029 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Timings were good - quick to get orders, wait time for meal was not too long, Good sized meal portions. Kids well catered for. Family friendly. All up, a good experience and we’ll Read more
Best Value in Brisbane

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Cambridge
685 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Such a fabulous afternoon! Best part of our holiday!!
Best Overall in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
1,155 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Celebrated our anniversary at Glasshouse last night and it was a great choice. Food was excellent and the service great. Will be returning.
Best Food in New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
541 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Lovely restaurant and enjoyed the entire meal from the warm bread straight from the wood oven to the baklava for dessert.
Fit for Foodies in Sydney

Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

$$$$·Italian·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
1,125 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Absolutely amazing food and drinks! Pasta was delicious, cocktails tasty and kids meals are very generous. Always good service.
Best Ambience in Sunshine Coast
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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Bistro·
Chippendale
366 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Had a fabulous time at LP’s last night. Two seated at the bar, fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable service by up beat team with a great ambiance for the venue. Simple menu of excRead more
Best Service in Sydney

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
2,028 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
great restaurant !!! great service !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Most Booked in Melbourne

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
1,178 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
This place is very impressive on all levels. Staff, food and drinks top notch. Thanks to Nicholas on his suggestions on food, drinks and even a suggestion on things to do.
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

$$$$·African·
Northcote
268 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The food was excellent - we had the vegan platter and absolutely loved it. The Ethiopian beer was also really nice. Service was great, we'll definitely be back!
Best Value in Inner City North

Meze Mazi - Adelaide

$$$$·Greek·
Prospect
631 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was very nice as usual, Friendly staff, the area was very cool as it was a hot night, although they were operating at COVID restrictions of reduced capacity. I haven't given Read more
Neighbourhood Gem in Adelaide

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
1,256 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Loved our evening at Mjolner, absolutely delicious food, super tasty and rustic. so packed with flavour and beautiful to look at. Amazing service, friendly and efficent and it makeRead more
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Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
2,347 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
I dined here two nights ago and it was the best meal of my life, absolutely amazing. The food was generous proportions but still equally cooked all the way through. I got the fish Read more
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Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide City Center
2,077 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The experience is always excellent at Osteria Oggi
Vibrant Bar Scene in Adelaide
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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
566 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Food was delicious, and outdoor space was lovely.
Outdoor Eating in Inner City South
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
1,045 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
I really enjoyed the done in. Definitely will come back.
Best Ambience in Sydney

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
2,812 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Exceptional Food - fabulous service
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
1,725 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
When we want everything to be perfect - we go to Ricky’s. We haven’t ever been disappointed. Each meal feels like a special occasion!
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
1,729 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Always wonderful ! Best fine dining food/ experience in Noosa Chocolate / hazelnut pavlova is a must
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast

Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide City Center
1,600 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Had a "feed us" menu, asked for no fish. A few of the dishes were absolute knock outs, all of them were quite creative blends of Japanese and Japanese-inspired dishes. All wait staRead more
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fitzroy
1,260 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
The best service, such amazing food and great drinks!
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Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
4,319 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Fantastic food, cocktails and service. Highly recommended.
Best Food in Sunshine Coast

The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
872 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Mothers 75th birthday celebration.
Scenic View in Victoria
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The Carlton Wine Room

$$$$·European·
Carlton
447 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
23rd birthday
Notable Wine List in Melbourne

City Wine Shop and The European

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
829 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Great wine, friendly service and great atmosphere!
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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
1,513 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Another awesome dining experience at the wood house. Staff are friendly , informative and helpful. We decided on the wood house experience . Plenty of food so make sure your hungryRead more
Best Service in Victoria

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
748 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Excellent upmarket menu with plenty of choice. Attentive staff.
Fit for Foodies in Victoria
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Tokyo Tina

$$$$·Japanese·
Windsor
420 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Super tasty food. I loved the kingfish, karaage and the potato salad. The cocktails are amazing. And great sakes are on the menu
Japanese in Melbourne
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Vaquero

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Albion
670 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Always reliable with excellent service Great GF options Excellent wine list Reasonably priced
Best Ambience in Brisbane
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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
1,063 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Awesome! Loved it, great wine, food and service from the team! Will be back :)
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