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 CBD, Woolloomooloo, Sydney CBD

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville CBD
1,076 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Very relaxed atmosphere. Courteous and timely staff, Fantastic food. Overall lovely dining experience.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Tropical North Queensland

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
554 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Great environment, delicious food and courteous staff.
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney
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Bella Brutta Pizza

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Sydney CBD
556 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Bella Brutta, has great food - the woodfire pizzas are superb. They have a fantastic atmosphere and lovely service. I recommend this venue for an intimate night out with partners oRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
3,076 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Enjoyable venue and unforgettable food. A special experience for any foodie. Third time here, always memorable.
95% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Sydney / New South Wales

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
593 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic ambiance, delicious food, wonderful wine range. Very much look forward to our next meal at Circa 1876 and possibly our wedding.
92% recommended
Best Service in New South Wales
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Citrico

$$$$·Chilean·
Fitzroy North
200 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
It’s my local and I look forward to eating there each time I go. Worth traveling to also! Yum! The pollo is amazing as are the doughnuts!
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne
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Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
543 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Amazing place to eat. These guys really know what they are doing. Highly recommended.
97% recommended
Best Food in Sydney City

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Australia
819 reviews
  • Romance
  • 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
92% recommended
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Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
685 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Always a pleasure to spend time at Donovans, the experience is always terrific.
90% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria

Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
566 reviews
  • Romance
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasions
Great night with great friends!
93% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carindale
885 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
The blue cheese gnocchi is unbelievably good - highly recommend. We took our girls on a Tuesday night and there was a magician doing tricks for guests. They loved it. We'll be bRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Cambridge
575 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
The most incredible food and wine I’ve ever tasted!! Just WOW
98% recommended
Best Overall in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
1,040 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic location with amazing sunset views, the staff were lovely and welcomed us to enjoy a glass of champagne before dinner. We had the opportunity to enjoy all three courses Read more
97% recommended
Best Overall in New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
511 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
The food is exceptional. The wine list is a little pricy.
99% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney
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Kepos Street Kitchen

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Redfern
268 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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
95% recommended
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Laura

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks
224 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
the waiting staff were brilliant. we all enjoyed the whole experience.
93% recommended
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Little Valley

$$$$·Chinese·
Fortitude Valley
294 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
920 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Awesome food and service!!! Would not hesitate to recommend.
86% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sunshine Coast

LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Bistro·
Chippendale
355 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
Honey malt sourdough has to be tasted to be believed. Share plates are a reasonable size for as many as six people. The aged steak is cooked to perfection. This is my second visit Read more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,778 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Fabulous night with amazing food. It was my sons birthday. We hadn't notified the restaurant but the staff overheard and organised a desert with a candle! What amazing service!!!
91% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
944 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Amazing food cocktails and service !!! 10 out of 10
97% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Marion

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Australia
200 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Brilliant wine bar that invites deliciousness and relaxation over a great drop of vino!
93% recommended
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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

$$$$·African·
Northcote
251 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
amazing food. caters easily to gluten free diet. love going here
99% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne

Meze Mazi - Adelaide

$$$$·Greek·
Prospect
520 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Dad daughter movie night. Food sensational. The meatballs were delightfully understated.
98% recommended
Group Bookings in Adelaide

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
1,105 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
Such a great place to bring someone for a special event who loves Viking or Norse themed things. I hope one day we can go back to walk in attendance but booking wasn't to hard. IRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne
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Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
2,179 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
This is an absolutely amazing restaurant and one I would highly recommend to anyone! The restaurant atmosphere is perfectly matched to it's description of "Thor's image". The stafRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
882 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
My favourite go to place. The food and cocktails never fail to disappoint.
98% recommended
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Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

$$$$·Chinese·
South Yarra
386 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
Delicious food and excellent service. Can't fault anything on the menu and you can taste the quality of the ingredients. Fantastic drinks as well
95% recommended
Sunday Lunch in Inner City South

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide City Center
1,712 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and service - interesting wine list.
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
512 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food, excellent service and lovely atmosphere! Will definitely be back :)
84% recommended
Most Booked in Inner City South

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks
1,264 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Definitely worth the visit, the food and the views are outstanding.
95% recommended
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
877 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
It was our second time here at Hubert and it was absolutely amazing. The food was sensational with professional service from the staffs. Ambiance was great with live jazz music. DeRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
2,419 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We’ve never tasted food like it. Absolutely amazing
96% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
1,423 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We were seated at a table outside and it really was one of the most beautiful views I have ever experienced while dining. The staff were just the right amount of attentive and our Read more
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Sunshine Coast

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
1,627 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
I’ve always enjoyed Sails Restaurants it’s been a favourite of mine for 8 years now. I highly recommended dinning here. Great vibes & lovely location on the beach front in Noosa.
95% recommended
Best Food in Sunshine Coast

Season Restaurant

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

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide City Center
1,363 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Lovely to come out somewhere that can offer gluten free options. I really appreciated that we could request booth seating as well, as this made our dining experience more private :Read more
91% recommended
Hot Spot in Adelaide

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fitzroy
1,234 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
While the staff might look a bit edgy (very Fitzroy) they were all lovely happy people. The food was amazing, quite diverse, something for everyone.
95% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne
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Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
3,518 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
It is very good to be able to partake Asian food with the full gamut of spices that has not been dumbed down for Australian palates. The food we had was excellent and arrived at a Read more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast

Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
547 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
The food was inventive, interesting and delicious. Highly recommended
95% recommended
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Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Australia
647 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing food and excellent service. We had the banquet and was wowed as each dish was served.
100% recommended
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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
732 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
What a lovely spot! Magnificant views and delicious food from locally sourced ingredients. Lovely peaceful ambiance.
97% recommended
Scenic View in Victoria
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The Carlton Wine Room

$$$$·European·
Carlton
393 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Love the European vibes there! The food is a bistronomique standard. I can tell they put à big effort on it. Oh and give it a try in their wine list. The staff is really helpful. Read more
96% recommended
Notable Wine List in Melbourne

City Wine Shop and The European

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
726 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
This is my favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Impeccable food, service and atmosphere.
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Melbourne

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
1,322 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Amazing quality food!! Great value! Great service. The perfect venue!!
98% recommended
Notable Wine List in Victoria

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
614 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic place! Food was excellent the service was excellent. Atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable! Can not wait to go back
97% recommended
Special Occasions in Victoria

Tokyo Tina

$$$$·Japanese·
Windsor
339 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Thanks team for a great evening. Food and drinks were spot on, as was service. Will definitely be back!
95% recommended
Japanese in Melbourne
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Vaquero

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Albion
574 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Amazing as always . Great food, great atmosphere, great staff, great night.
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Inner Suburbs
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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
825 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Beautiful food wonderfully presented. The roasted bone marrow was a highlight
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane
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Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
479 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Brilliant - great food, great location! Good wine choice and it’s got to be the best food on the coast!
98% recommended
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