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
615 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had such a lovely evening - just a perfect place, and amazing food!
98% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
362 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
A little hard to find due to the building works and location between the quay side restaurants but once we navigated our way to the front entrance it was a delight. Spacious foyer Read more
93% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Sydney / New South Wales

Bella Brutta Pizza

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Sydney CBD
283 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Fabulous food and service, no complaints there. Prices are quite high, particularly wines by the glass, and the venue is a cacophony of noise. Accoustics terrible. But the food is Read more
95% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,408 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
“An absolutely perfect lunch for my daughter's 18th birthday celebration. She could not have been made to feel more special by the team at Cafe Sydney and the cake was divine.”
92% recommended
Seafood in Sydney / New South Wales

Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
471 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Wonderful experience, the food was incredible, staff friendly and atmosphere very pleasant and calm. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.
98% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
295 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
A great dining out experience, can thoroughly recommend it!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Citrico

$$$$·Chilean·
Fitzroy North
122 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
High class restaurant with outstanding food and a very good drinks list. Great mix of meat and vegetarian options and all dishes are of top quality. Certainly not a cheap dining Read more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Suburbs

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
339 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Awesome experience overall and the food was on point. The waiter new the wine list enough to know exactly what I described I wanted in a wine and came through with the goods. Was aRead more
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Fitzroy
795 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
Very good for a special occasion or just catching up with friends. Quality food & service at not eye watering prices!
92% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
637 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Lovely atmosphere at Donovan’s. Welcoming staff and great food. Shared fabulous entree of scallops; main of swordfish cooked perfectly. My mother had pork belly and loved it. So imRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Bayside

Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
408 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Was a great experience with a group of friends after work for a drink. Happy to return again.
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
564 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
I have been here many times in the past but on my last visit I tried the Q'lander pizza. OMG it was amazing. The food is always amazing but I'm dreaming about that tasty pizza.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hobart
339 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
An excellent, thiughtful menu using 1st class local produce thatvis creatively assembled and beautifully presented. The setting and vista over the vineyard is lovely and relaxing,Read more
97% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
642 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Best service ever experienced at a restaurant and great food!
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
364 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
Fresh, tasty, interesting food, well combined and beautifully presented.
98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos Street Kitchen

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Redfern
258 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Could not fault the food and I'm fussy! Delicious! We ordered three mains to share amongst 3 and they were brought out one at a time so it was a bit like a tasting though with plenRead more
96% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in Sydney / New South Wales

Laura

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
213 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Definitely a foodies restaurant! Some outstanding dishes (Potatoes!!!) and only really one dish that didn't hit the mark for me but my husbands Duck main gave me order envy. I doRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Little Valley

$$$$·Chinese·
Fortitude Valley
278 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Overall fantastic and am looking forward to returning. Only complaint is that the lights seem to flicker intermittently which is a bit off putting.
94% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane / Queensland

Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

$$$$·Italian·
Noosa Heads
524 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
“Great spot, really buzzing and full of atmosphere. Maître D very attentive moving us to a better table. Great cocktail list and my Earl Grey Julep was fab. Food delicious and servRead more
91% recommended
Healthy in Brisbane / Queensland

LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
275 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
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
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,344 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Food delicious, service excellent... music was a little bit loud.
92% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
455 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
As usual we thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Mamasan. We took our favourite seats up at the kitchen bar and enjoyed watching the chefs prepare the delicious food. The cocktail meRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Marion

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Fitzroy
197 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great place for a drink and/or dinner. Great wine, good atmosphere and excellent service. Would definitely recommend!
92% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Suburbs

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

$$$$·African·
Northcote
199 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Fabulous food. Quite different experience eating with our hands but well worth it. Staff were great and atmosphere was buzzing.
96% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Meze Mazi - Adelaide

$$$$·Greek·
Prospect
327 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
This is an amazing Authentic Greek Restaurant, the best I have ever been too. The service is fantastic, second to none... & the staff are very friendly, warm & helpful. The produceRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
819 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Mjolner is amazing! I will go to most themed restaurants because I love anything themed. Mjolner takes this to another level. It's a Viking/nordic themed restaurant with nods toRead more
94% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,571 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Great ambience, great drinks (alcoholic and non) and outstanding food. Dishes are incredibly tasty, simple but inventive with ingredients. Went for my 30th Birthday and they made uRead more
94% recommended
Group Bookings in Sydney / New South Wales

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
699 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely amazing! Will definitely be back. So delicious.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

$$$$·Chinese·
South Yarra
240 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Amazing dinner, will be going back again and again
97% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
981 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Service amazing staff very attentive and food sensational
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
325 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Great service & food was amazing -wine also a plus
95% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,207 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We are locals and have visited your restaurant on several occasions. Recently brought a family member who was visiting us and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The sculpture Read more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Melbourne / Victoria

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
411 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Fantastic experience at Hubert! Every dish was delicious, and beautifully presented. The staff were thoughtful and kind. Would highly recommend the bar seats for date nights!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,570 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
The best resturant on the GC. Food is beautiful, service is amazing anf the view is perfect. Cannot fault!
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
867 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Quality food & service ! Location is great however night view of river is not great .
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,117 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Perfect beachside setting on a beautiful Noosa evening with nice wines and fabulous food.Couldn’t have been more enjoyable.
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
254 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Family holiday.
96% recommended
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Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
780 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Feed me menu was amazing. All the staff are very friendly and afficiant
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
1,029 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
We had a fantastic time at dinner, the food was amazing and delicious and the staff were attentive, friendly and helpful, love love love Smith & Daughters
94% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,782 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
I deal everyday with holiday makers staying here in Noosa most have already booked at Sum Yung Guys but if not I'm always happy to recommend this wonderful restaurant in town, beinRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland

Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
467 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Amazing, well executed food with flavours extracted from Asian influences and creatively prepared down to each detail. A good selection of wines on list fairly priced and excellentRead more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Inner City

Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
609 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
Service was friendly, no fuss and smooth. Food were fantastic and creative. Will certainly return
94% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
365 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Loved it will go again 👍👍 Great for special occasion ..relaxed!!
98% recommended
Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria

The Carlton Wine Room

$$$$·European·
Carlton
243 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Pleasant, would come back or sure. Great service and food advice.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

The European

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
588 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
Revisited after a gap of 9 years - the menu has changed with the times but is no less enticing, with great seafood presentations and a Paella to die for (which my wife and I ordereRead more
96% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne / Victoria

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
721 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food, great service. They always get everything right.
99% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
359 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
New to this area so first time visiting Tinamba Hotel..wont be the last.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

Tokyo Tina

$$$$·Japanese·
Windsor
136 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Fit for Foodies
Tokyo Tina is one of my favourite local restaurants. It has amazing vegetarian food...amazing staff ...amazing service...great ambience..and all very reasonably priced. We have beeRead more
89% recommended
Best Overall in Eastern Suburbs

Vaquero

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Albion
372 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
A hidden secret. Not to be missed. Wonderful variety of beautifully prepared and presented dishes.
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Brisbane / Queensland

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
402 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
In Brisbane on holiday, came here 2 years ago, still as good as I remember. Stand out restaurant to visit.
94% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland