Top 50 restaurants in Australia 2019

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.

As rated by verified OpenTable 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
1,199 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We enjoyed 3 courses, starters, entree and mains with some drinks. IT WAS ALL AMAZING!!! We would definitely recommend what the Duck Spring Roll Starter, the Scallops & The Pork BeRead more
Best Overall in Tropical North Queensland
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Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
555 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vegan
  • Romance
I LOVE Alibi, Everything about it, the food the location, the decor, the staff. Its a must go to. Even if you are not vegan you will be amazed at how good vegan food is.
Healthy in Sydney
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Bella Brutta Pizza

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Sydney CBD
559 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food, reasonably priced and lovely service
Best Food in Sydney

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
3,084 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Will not disappoint - everything is exceptional and beyond expectations From the amazing delicious food to the attentive service. Views out of this world- you should treat yourselfRead more
Best Ambience in Sydney

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
610 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic food with plenty of complimentary samples from the chef which gave you a real taste for something you may not have order but would like to next time.
Best Service in New South Wales
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Citrico

$$$$·Chilean·
Fitzroy North
213 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Delicious food and excellent service. Unique dishes we'd never even heard of, let alone tried. Will be back!
Fit for Foodies in Inner City North

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
545 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Food and service was like no other restaurant. Amazing.
Late Night Find in Sydney

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Australia
819 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
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
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Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
702 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
Always an absolutely delight to go to Donovans. Love the ambience, service and delicious food. I would highly recommend this restaurant and for many years this has become the favorRead more
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Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
583 reviews
  • Romance
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasions
The decor and the staff all played into the ambience of a prohibition jazz club, our waiter was simply fantastic and the cocktails were well made and balanced. Thanks!
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carindale
965 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Lovely meal and service, my only issue is i find it very hard to see, needs more lighting for my eyes, but that wouldn’t stop me going again
Best Overall in Brisbane

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Cambridge
624 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Fabulous food and service. Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in the area.
Best Overall in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
1,080 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food, and nice to see people out amd about
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.
Best Service in Sydney

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
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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.
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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!

Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

$$$$·Italian·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
985 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
My Hastings Street fav. Best food, wine and service. I day dream about a meal there when I am far away at home. Top shelf indeed…
Fit for Foodies in Sunshine Coast
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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Bistro·
Chippendale
356 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
Healthy in Sydney

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,853 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
The food was great, with a great environment, I'd certainly recommend it.
Asian in Melbourne

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
1,036 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
The food was fantastic, but the service was impeccable. There was not a moment where our wine glasses were empty. We will definitely be returning.
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!
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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

$$$$·African·
Northcote
254 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Awesome food. We shared the meat and vegetable platter. Most casual, enjoyable meal I’ve had for a while! Ethiopian. Wine was also very good.

Meze Mazi - Adelaide

$$$$·Greek·
Prospect
570 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
Great food Staff were very professional. They were able to confidently accomodate celiac meals
Best Overall in Adelaide

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
1,158 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
Excellent service and food- highly recommend. They went the extra mile to make our night special. Will be coming back soon.
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Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
2,189 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
Amazing service and experience. Stunning attention to detail from the music to the cutlery. Amazing food and drinks to top it off!
Best Ambience in Sydney

Nour

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

$$$$·Chinese·
South Yarra
415 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
It’s always a good experience here!
Child Friendly in Inner City South

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide City Center
1,862 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food and great service! The linguine was fantastic!
Group Bookings in Adelaide
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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
529 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding as always.
Notable Wine List 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.
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
882 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
Best Overall in Sydney

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
2,602 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Good was Devine service was outstanding and the view well you can’t get any better
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
1,536 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Overall it was outstanding, Not the cheapest but not meant to be. Wine list great but expensive, Food and service outstanding and views amazing.. Will be back
Best Ambience in Sunshine Coast

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
1,627 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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.

Season Restaurant

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

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide City Center
1,471 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding dining experience. Thank you all so much .
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fitzroy
1,259 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
The best service, such amazing food and great drinks!
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne
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Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
3,923 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
My husband and I were first timers to SYG's last night and had such a wonderful experience. Food and service were outstanding - I can also vouch for the amazing cocktails and wineRead more
Best Food 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
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Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Australia
647 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Amazing food and excellent service. We had the banquet and was wowed as each dish was served.
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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
805 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
The prawn entree was a highlight! Both my companion and I loved it. The pear dessert was almost as amazing. As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cape Kitchen and will be reRead more
Scenic View in Victoria
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The Carlton Wine Room

$$$$·European·
Carlton
404 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Part of our group were new to the CWR and we now have new converts!! The food/wine and service were as usual exemplary, and the upstairs banquet seating an added bonus! CWR is onRead more
Handcrafted Cocktails in Inner City North

City Wine Shop and The European

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
751 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
Everything excellent. We strongly recommend for a lazy lunch. Really liked being able to select a bottle of wine from the shelf snd add $20 for table service/ corkage. A great aspeRead more
Notable Wine List in Melbourne

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
1,390 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
The menu was limited but ample to cover all palates. All our dishes were superb and the staff were friendly and obliging. Due to covid restrictions we were seated in the courtyarRead more
Notable Wine List in Victoria

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
656 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic place, beats food, staff are great at what they do. Couldn’t ask for a better place to have lunch or dinner. I took a valued client there for lunch. Absolutely awesome.
Romance in Victoria

Tokyo Tina

$$$$·Japanese·
Windsor
360 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Amazing food, great cocktails and just an overall amazing experience. Love coming here with friends and family, or even for that cheeky date night
Japanese in Melbourne
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Vaquero

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Albion
621 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was fantastic! We had a fantastic evening at Vaquero.
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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
921 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Excellent food and service, as always. Consistent high standards. Recommend the signature steak - delicious!!
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!
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