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
597 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent customer service great food options every cooked to our liking and everyone was very friendly I would highly recommend this restaurant
98% recommended
Disabled Access in Brisbane / Queensland

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
332 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Wonderful And so exciting to see Sydney support the future of food!
94% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Sydney / New South Wales

Bella Brutta Pizza

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Sydney CBD
262 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Excellent pizza. Simple toppings. Good service. Small but good selection of beers and wine
95% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,309 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
“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
Scenic View in Sydney / New South Wales

Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
425 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Best place on the coast ..we keep coming back .highly recommended
98% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
280 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely wonderful meal. The tasters provided by the chef were mouth watering, all the food courses were delicious and presentation immaculate. The staff were friendly and helpfuRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Citrico

$$$$·Chilean·
Fitzroy North
119 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Citrico is a gem that punches above its weight . It has a range of spaces from the cosy front bar, upstairs dining room and outside courtyards to choose from. The service is alwaysRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Suburbs

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
323 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
We had a lovely catch up dinner with family - food was delicious wine beautiful and service excellent - one of our favourites for a formal or at the bar dinner
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Fitzroy
764 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Great food. Great service. Wines a tad expensive but good choice.
93% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
595 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Great service and nice location. The oysters were amazing
93% recommended
Best Overall in Bayside

Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
390 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Huge variety of cocktail selection Amazing presentation
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
538 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
Our favourite place to go in Brisbane with family and friends.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hobart
318 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
The best food experience in Hobart Outstanding presentation and taste highly recommended
97% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
618 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
The meal was the best we have ever eaten. Absolutely delicious. The service was amazing and the atmosphere was outstanding.
96% recommended
Special Occasions in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
352 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Fabulous Food Staff very knowledgeable and informative Generous size portions A great Dining experience
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos Street Kitchen

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Redfern
248 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Service was speedy and the food top notch. Great to meet with owner Michael Rantissi, his menu is legendary! Honestly the best falafel I’ve eaten!
97% recommended
Brunch in Sydney / New South Wales

Laura

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
196 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
Arrived with expectation that Laura would equal our experience there previously , it was a very good meal allround but did not how the wow factor we were hoping for Having said thRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Little Valley

$$$$·Chinese·
Fortitude Valley
265 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Have been with you twice, brought friends the second time. Rave reviews to everyone we know👍👍👍
94% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

$$$$·Italian·
Noosa Heads
508 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
“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
Late Night Find in Brisbane / Queensland

LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
271 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for a while, decided I should go prior to it closing down. Such a shame I didn't go earlier. The food was outstanding with the rib eyRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,290 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Food was worth the money, absolutely amazing. My only grievance was as the tables are fairly close together that perhaps it's worth placing bag hooks under the tables so that handbRead more
92% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
434 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Amazing food and amazing service. Highly recommended
96% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Marion

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Fitzroy
192 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!
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Northern Suburbs

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

$$$$·African·
Northcote
188 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Such a great place - we had the vegetarian platter (can easily be made vegan) and absolutely loved it! Highly recommend.
95% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Meze Mazi - Adelaide

$$$$·Greek·
Prospect
307 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
All the dishes we ordered were great - especially the lamb cutlets! Attentive service and great atmosphere. It's obviously a very popular place as it was really busy for a WednesdaRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
792 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Awesome customer service and vibe. Food and drinks were lovely.
94% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,530 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
This was the most amazing place i have ever been to. The food was next level perfection. The atmosphere was real cool and the service and waitress made the whole experience even beRead more
95% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Sydney / New South Wales

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
675 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
My friend and I will surely come back with more family and friends. For someone who's born and raised in Lebanon and cooks Lebanese food, the modern twist on our nation's cuisine tRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

$$$$·Chinese·
South Yarra
227 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Our neighborhood family friendly eatery. Love the food, wine, staff and ambience. We have our own table there!
97% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
935 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food, probably the best I’ve had in Adelaide, service was wonderful, thanks especially to our host Ellen! Definitely be back.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
310 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
Food is absolutely delicious. Wine list interesting. My 5th time there and doesn’t disappoint if you’re looking for authentic pasta
95% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Inner City

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,142 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
excellent food, pricing and staff! will definitely go again
95% recommended
Best Overall in Mornington Peninsula

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
386 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Service very personalised. Great ambiance, good wine list. Was my first time and will be back.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,480 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Service and food was perfect. Highly recommend it and they were extremely accommodating for a large group with children . The banquet was more than enough food and the variety satiRead more
94% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
838 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
We had very good experience - we did find the bar noisy but that’s nothing to do with Rickys just a noisy party there - we live in Melbourne and always come for dinner while there Read more
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,079 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Great food and service
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
254 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Family holiday.
95% recommended
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Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
748 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
What can I say... the food is amazing! Every dish is unique and full of flavour!
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
992 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Lovely and the staff were very accommodating for us! Thanks guys
94% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,687 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Did not disappoint. Flavour bomb sensations. Just wish we didn't feel so full so we could try more dishes. Just have to revisit. Make sure to book in advance. Anything great is worRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland

Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
429 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food, and a great atmosphere. Would recommend.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Inner City

Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
581 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Food was absolutely beautiful and the staff were friendly and helpful
93% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
339 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
From the arrival to the departure, our experience was excellent. Food was Devine, great coffee and friendly service. Absolutely recommend, the views are breathtaking.
98% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Melbourne / Victoria

The Carlton Wine Room

$$$$·European·
Carlton
224 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Food excellent. Kingfish and scallop and calamari/tripe were standouts. Duck croquettes probably the low light because of stringy texture and clingy sugary dollops on the top. ZuccRead more
96% recommended
Notable Wine List in Melbourne / Victoria

The European

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
561 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
Lovely wine and wait staff. Gnocchi ok. Not earth shattering. Great ambiance. Walk to the toilets was grubby and very off putting.
96% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne / Victoria

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
697 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely outstanding meal. Always love coming here as we always know we will get a wonderful meal. Worth every single dollar you pay! Can’t wait to come back again!
99% recommended

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
337 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Lunch
Lovely place to celebrate my birthday! Have been looking forward to dining here & wasn’t disappointed. Will definitely come back and recommend coming here to anyone looking for a dRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Tokyo Tina

$$$$·Japanese·
Windsor
123 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Fit for Foodies
Always a great meal - restaurant for any event. Caters well for vegan and non vegan
91% recommended
Japanese in Melbourne / Victoria

Vaquero

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Albion
358 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Top modern dining without having to venture into the city. Pricey for Brisbane.... however this establishment could hold its own in larger global cities such is its tasty food and Read more
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Brisbane / Queensland

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
377 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Walter’s is a great place for a business meeting or family treat, American high end style, a little bit of New York in Brisbane. Consistently great food and good service.
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland