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
715 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We love a Touch of Salt. The food is always amazing and the service is great. Our favourite place in Townsville!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
402 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely unique dining experience... we went with the mock tail pairing and it was superb. My partner and I aren’t vegan but loved every second. Can’t recommend this place highlyRead more
90% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Sydney / New South Wales

Bella Brutta Pizza

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Sydney CBD
343 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The most amazing experience we had, the pizzas were absolutely delicious especially the potato pizza We will definitely be back to try the rest
96% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,553 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Great all round experience. From the entry greeting and wait staff all throughout our dinning time the level of detail observed was memorable. Thank you Cafe Sydney and team.
95% recommended
Most Booked 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

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
349 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely amazing. One of the best meals in the Hunter Valley
99% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales

Citrico

$$$$·Chilean·
Fitzroy North
130 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
The food was amazing. Favourite was the steak. Great choice of wines and staff was attentive and helpful
96% recommended

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
389 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
The only thing I can fault is that the venue is getting progressively darker. Almost couldn’t see our meal due to the lack of light 🤷‍♂️. Outstanding as always though.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Fitzroy
817 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Melbourne / Victoria

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
659 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

Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
428 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Hard to find but wonderful place . Food and drinks so good and service was wonderful . Hard to find a fault once you find the wooden door
93% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
649 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Excellent, great and wonderful - always a joyful experience.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hobart
381 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Beautiful food, especially the deserts in a wonderful location.The restaurant has worked hard to provide a great venue in these challenging times. Hope you can continue to be able Read more
97% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
724 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Really great atmosphere, great food and great service, it was a pity we could not appreciate the views as it was dark, but will be back
96% recommended
Modern Australian in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
399 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
I love this restaurant and the consistency of great food and service
99% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos Street Kitchen

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Redfern
267 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
92% recommended

Laura

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
222 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
the waiting staff were brilliant. we all enjoyed the whole experience.
94% recommended

Little Valley

$$$$·Chinese·
Fortitude Valley
293 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!
96% recommended

Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

$$$$·Italian·
Noosa Heads
556 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
Food was beautiful and the restaurant had a classy feel to it! The service was great.
91% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
284 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
Outstanding food, wines and service. Particularly so in these difficult times.
97% recommended

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,396 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Everything about Lucy Liu‘s is great. From the entrance to the place to the food. Everything we picked from the menu was amazing !! Definitely want to go back !!
91% recommended
Hot Spot in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
544 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Service and food both great, could not rate more highly
98% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Marion

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Fitzroy
200 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Brilliant wine bar that invites deliciousness and relaxation over a great drop of vino!
86% recommended

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

$$$$·African·
Northcote
202 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Group Bookings
Great staff, great food, great service - definitely will be back!
96% recommended

Meze Mazi - Adelaide

$$$$·Greek·
Prospect
358 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Repeat customer as we love the food, place, location, service. Only slight negative is it can get very loud. No sound absorbency decor or furnishings. Very percussive. But overallRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
858 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
It was so much fun, something very different.. amazing food, amazing staff, amazing service.. I highly recommend it for a unique and fun experience
96% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,691 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
This place is truly 10/10 a whole experience. I literally told EVERYONE to go here after I attended!
95% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Sydney / New South Wales

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
783 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
It was a great experience. Haven't had a lot of Lebanese food and I see that I have been missing out all these years.
95% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

$$$$·Chinese·
South Yarra
268 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Awesome place. Great friendly service and delicious food
97% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
1,101 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Had Emma waiting on us and she was wonderful. Knew the menu and made excellent recommendations! The blood orange salad was a hit, and as always great cocktails and a vast range of Read more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
360 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
I would drive for miles for those Brussel sprouts. Dom looked after us perfectly. Thank-you. Great pasta. Great restaurant find. I’ll be back.
95% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Inner City

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,262 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Amazing views and Amazing food!! What an experience, will definately be back again! Thank you!!
93% recommended

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
482 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
As always excellent food. The wine list is very pricey!
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,724 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
Fabulous food and wonderful atmosphere
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
954 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
The meal was excellent. Great value for money. The service was great. Its been a long time since we have experienced service that good. Very impressed. Well done. I would highRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,197 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Beautiful setting by close to the beach with a wonderful view would definitely recommend to anyone for a special occasion. Food was Devine
93% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane / Queensland

Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
254 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Family holiday.
100% recommended
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Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
880 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Sensational venue, food, and staff. Highly recommend.
93% recommended
Best Food in Adelaide / South Australia

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
1,071 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
We absolutely loved the food here, it was extremely delicious and plenty of it, great value for money. The food came quickly and the wait staff were onto everything. We had both thRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,891 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Excellent food excellent service excellent staff will definitely be back again and again
97% recommended

Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
495 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
We went for the last night before lockdown and honestly can safely say was the BEST dining experience I’ve had this year! Special highlight was the truffle added to their amazing VRead more
92% recommended

Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
644 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing food and excellent service. We had the banquet and was wowed as each dish was served.
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Melbourne / Victoria

The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
408 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
It’s was our 22nd wedding anniversary. They gave us complimentary champagne. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding
98% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

The Carlton Wine Room

$$$$·European·
Carlton
278 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food Great service Knowledgeable staff BYO Monday lunch A fabulous lunch in difficult times for restaurants .
95% recommended
Special Occasions in Melbourne / Victoria

City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
606 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
Nice tender steak with fries. Always a consistent standard of meal. Excellent choice of wines. Coffee good. Staff very attentive.
97% recommended
Late Night Find in Melbourne / Victoria

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
883 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The Woodhouse is something special in Bendigo. Always excellent in all areas. Feels like a very special experience and the staff are all welcoming and inviting. The pricing is fRead more
99% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
426 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Once again we enjoyed an excellent meal at Tinamba Hotel. The service is impeccable and the overall experience is second to none. Damien and Brad are always attentive, professionRead more
98% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria

Tokyo Tina

$$$$·Japanese·
Windsor
170 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
It was really quiet . We went for lunch and sat in the window it was really nice. Yummy plum wine, yummy cocktails. Loved the kingfish and the gyoza. Staff were nice and helpful.
88% recommended
Most Booked in Eastern Suburbs

Vaquero

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Albion
421 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great atmosphere, beautiful food. You can dine inside intimately with the restaurant in full view of the kitchen. Friendly staff and you must try the charcuterie of their meats. MyRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
463 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Service was fantastic from the time we walked in. Clam chowder was amazing and the steak was out of this world! Deffo comming back!
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Brisbane / Queensland