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
627 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great experience as usual. Love the place and the staff.
98% recommended
Disabled Access in Brisbane / Queensland

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
370 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Great ambiance and service. Each dish was carefully presented and the flavours were creative and exciting.
91% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Sydney / New South Wales

Bella Brutta Pizza

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Sydney CBD
294 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
All round great
96% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,452 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
IT WAS A LOVELY NIGHT OUT WITH MY LOVELY HUSBAND
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

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
Modern Australian in Melbourne / Victoria

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
305 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing food with home made produce and great friendly staff.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Citrico

$$$$·Chilean·
Fitzroy North
124 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent meal and friendly service. Vegetarian dishes particularly interesting and varied.
96% recommended

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
348 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Beautiful restaurant - eating in the bistro or the deli is fantastic either way. Loved the flan in a can!
95% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Sydney / New South Wales

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Fitzroy
803 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had an amazing dinner at Cutler & Co. We were greeted upon arrival and the service and food for the evening was incredible. I would recommend this experience to all my friendsRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Suburbs

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
658 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • 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
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria

Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
418 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
A different level of cocktail and flavour creation and presentation. Must try experience in Melbourne! The best seat in the house is in the bar.
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
584 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
Outstanding Italian cuisine and even better service!
98% recommended
Best Value in Brisbane / Queensland

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hobart
353 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Ill definitely be back, service was amazing and presentation of food outstanding- wine a bit expensive though
97% recommended

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
648 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
Beautiful location, fabulous service, wonderful food and drinks highly recommended. Thankyou for making my birthday lunch special.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
376 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
excellent food, service, ambiance! Had a wonderful night
99% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos Street Kitchen

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Redfern
267 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
94% recommended
Brunch in Sydney / New South Wales

Laura

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
222 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
the waiting staff were brilliant. we all enjoyed the whole experience.
94% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Little Valley

$$$$·Chinese·
Fortitude Valley
291 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Amazing service, delicious food and a really cool space, I'll definitely be back again and again!
95% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane

Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

$$$$·Italian·
Noosa Heads
528 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
Fantastic food and great service. Cocktail & wine menu extensive. Definitely recommended!!!
91% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
275 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food! Even the sides are Awesome. The Porcetta the the bomb! Definitely have the crispy lettuce and the corn cob. This is from a person is not fan of salad and corn normallRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,377 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Amazing food and environment. Much better going during the week!
92% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
467 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
was great to get back to this old favourite and enjoy the banquet menu with matching wines
98% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Marion

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Fitzroy
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!
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in Melbourne / Victoria

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

$$$$·African·
Northcote
201 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Great staff, great food, great service - definitely will be back!
96% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria

Meze Mazi - Adelaide

$$$$·Greek·
Prospect
336 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
As always the food at Meze was excellent and we took our 2 sons there for their birthdays and they loved it.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
834 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Our second time around, just as amazing! Can't wait to come back again! :)
95% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,610 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Had our wedding anniversary there. The staff all signed a card and gave us two special shot glasses. Amazing experience.
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
717 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic..left special requests in booking and everything was attended too. Highly recommend. Food and flavours outstanding
94% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

$$$$·Chinese·
South Yarra
245 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Always delicious food and great service love coming back here time and time again.
97% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
1,005 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food and service, highly recommended!
94% recommended
Best Food in Adelaide / South Australia

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
337 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
Delicious food, as always. One of my favourite places for pasta in Melbourne.
98% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,260 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Amazing views and Amazing food!! What an experience, will definately be back again! Thank you!!
94% recommended
Best Overall in Mornington Peninsula

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
421 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Dinner at Restaurant Hubert was great. The meal was delicious and interesting, and the live Jazz added to the excellent ambience.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,610 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Everything was outstanding as usual. This is definitely one of my favourites on the Gold Coast. You can’t beat those views either.
94% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane / Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
899 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
I love love love this place, every time we come to Noosa we visit and each time we are not disappointed, the food is amazing, the view is amazing and staff are very attentive, highRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,139 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Amazing experience! We loved the view, the service and the food
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
254 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Family holiday.
97% recommended
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Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
798 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
I have been wanting to go to Shobosho for a while and finally managed to have lunch there. The kitchen seemed super clean and organised and the staff appeared very focused. The fooRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
1,053 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Really, really excellent food. Creative, delicious menu. Thanks for putting a candle in the tiramisú for my girlfriend’s birthday :) definitely one of my favourite spots, maybe eveRead more
93% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,890 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Excellent food excellent service excellent staff will definitely be back again and again
97% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland

Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
486 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The service was warm, welcoming and wonderful! Excellent adherence to social distancing recommendations. Please go, have a rendang pie, the best roti you will ever eat, and thank gRead more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne / Victoria

Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
618 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Can’t go past the pot stickers and the pork katsu!
95% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
376 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Great barramundi and great view. Under difficult circumstances was good service
97% recommended
Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria

The Carlton Wine Room

$$$$·European·
Carlton
252 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great wine,great food and amazing service. Staff overheard that it was someone’s birthday the next day so they bought out dessert with a candle.
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Melbourne / Victoria

City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
593 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
Food was very well presented, represented good value for money, but the real strength is the 'Wine by the Glass' offering that was interesting with an International bias from some Read more
96% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne / Victoria

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
737 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The only drawback to this fabulous restaurant is the difficulty of getting a reservation on the required day. Food and service is fabulous
99% recommended
Romance in Melbourne / Victoria

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
370 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Great venue. Great staff.....very friendly without being annoying
98% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

Tokyo Tina

$$$$·Japanese·
Windsor
142 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
Tokyo Tina has to be one of my very favourite restaurants in the world....great food great service great ambience and great price.... The food is not your generic Japanese but amazRead more
86% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Vaquero

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Albion
382 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
This place is amazing... great quality dishes and produce topped by amazing service! And also doesn't hurt the wallet like other top restaurants do.
93% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Brisbane / Queensland

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
416 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food, great service and beautiful atmosphere
94% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland