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
970 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
We chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary with a special dinner and it was certainly special. Thank you.
97% recommended
Most Booked in Tropical North Queensland

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
515 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
The bar at Alibi was fantastic. The drinks were beautiful, works of art. The food was reasonably priced and the servings were generous. The food was absolutely delicious. And tRead more
91% recommended
Healthy in Sydney

Bella Brutta Pizza

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Sydney CBD
484 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lovely!! Highly recommend! Food and service was amazing.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,933 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
The service, the food & the view keeps me returning for more. The menu is delicious & the seasonal specials fresh & varied. Great cocktails as well. Love the atmosphere.
95% recommended
Brunch 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
531 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely a must if you are looking for a special occasion dining experience. Everything was perfect & the service was second to none. I cannot wait to go back. 10/10
92% recommended
Best Service in New South Wales

Citrico

$$$$·Chilean·
Fitzroy North
178 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
The food was varied and delicious and the wine recommendations paired very well. As always staff were friendly and unobtrusive and the whole place had a very pleasant ambiance.
89% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
509 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
No need to read menu. The expertise of the staff knowing exactly what you will enjoy is on point!
97% recommended
Best Food in Sydney City

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Australia
818 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • 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
96% recommended
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Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
662 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
fabulous ambience- overlooking the Bay while feeling like you are in your own family dining room. Great selection of amazing food and helpful attentive staff....lovely evening!
94% recommended

Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
516 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
I enjoyed it a lot and would return. I found the place quite noisy but I liked our waiter a great deal and found him helpful. The food was very nice and the choice of drinks was Read more
96% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carindale
838 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
One of our favourite family friendly restaurants. Looking forward to visiting them in their new location soon
99% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Cambridge
507 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
I was very grateful for the care that the staff took explaining the menu based on our table’s dietary requirements. They were also very willing to adapt items on the menu for our nRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
973 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
Was great. Even the kids enjoyed it! We Look forward to visiting again soon.
97% recommended
Best Overall in New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
486 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Always good food ambience etc. also good that they don’t do 2 sittings so easy to go at 7.30.
100% recommended
Best Value in Sydney

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
95% recommended
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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.
93% recommended

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!
93% recommended

Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

$$$$·Italian·
Noosa Heads
826 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Absolutely loved it. Delicious food & cocktails. Good service.
86% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sunshine Coast

LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Bistro·
Chippendale
331 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
Lovely staff and delicious food. We will definitely be back next time we are in Sydney!
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,616 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
As always, accommodating. Service and food fantastic Thank you
91% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
850 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Beautiful food and great service. We will be back 😁
97% recommended
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!
93% recommended
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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

$$$$·African·
Northcote
233 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
What a phenomenal place to eat, great food that just keeps on giving you happiness in the mouth and stomach! Definitely returning to try more foods
98% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne

Meze Mazi - Adelaide

$$$$·Greek·
Prospect
469 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
We had a glorious night. In the next room where it was gentle and quiet. We were served by 3 waiters, each equally attentive. We chose a wide range of foods from the lamb shoulder,Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
1,024 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
It was an amazing experience as soon as you brave opening the door! I must admit I was scared to push the door open, but once I did I was transported to a Viking hall atmosphere! ERead more
93% recommended
Special Occasions in Melbourne

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
2,026 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
Dear god how I waited for my second experience like a kardashian awaiting her next surgical procedure! It was even better than the first and I will admit I know have a Serious crusRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
881 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
My favourite go to place. The food and cocktails never fail to disappoint.
97% recommended
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Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

$$$$·Chinese·
South Yarra
346 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
Celebrated our sons birthday and a good time was had by all - as usual. Thank-you for the consistently good food and service.
97% recommended
Sunday Lunch in Inner City South

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
1,552 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Superb service - best in a long time eating out Wonderful at ensuring the child was welcomed and served first Very friendly Food exceptional
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
463 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
Excellent food, service and diverse menu. Perfect for all food preferences. Highly recommend it.
84% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Inner City South

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks
1,263 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Amazing views and Amazing food!! What an experience, will definately be back again! Thank you!!
95% recommended

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
743 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic food & service. Really amazing atmosphere.
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
2,233 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
EVERYTHING was amazing. Food service view. 10/10
96% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
1,290 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Another delightful long lunch at Rickys. Amazing food, spectacular scenery and fantastic service. Best spot in Noosa. Thank you.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,567 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Great food and service. Good cocktails and exceptional wine list.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast

Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
254 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Family holiday.
94% recommended
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Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
1,215 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Fantastic experience. Food was amazing and service was great.
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fitzroy
1,177 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
The staff were amazing, the food was incredible. We were sat at the bar and it still felt very private and not like a typical "bar seating" which was a very nice touch. The banqueRead more
97% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
3,179 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
All I can do is start off by saying how fantastic the food and service was! The wait staff looked after us during our visit - very attentive to making sure we enjoyed our lunch. ThRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast

Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
542 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
So good. Friendly helpful wait staff. They asked if there was anything we didn't eat and happily made substitutions. Favourite dishes were the three mains: egg noodles with crispy Read more
95% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne

Supernormal - City

$$$$·Asian·
Australia
645 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Food as usual was outstanding. Had the Covid-19 banquet which was too much for us to eat but they offered us the last 2 courses packaged to take home which we did. One small annoRead more
95% recommended
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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
643 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Just amazing views and breakfast was delicious ! Thanks
97% recommended
Scenic View in Victoria

The Carlton Wine Room

$$$$·European·
Carlton
360 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Just a wonderful night to celebrate our daughter birthday. Thank you all for being so accommodating and especially to the special dietary needs , you were all so caring.
98% recommended
Notable Wine List in Melbourne

City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
681 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Fabulous to be back after a year. The service we received was exceptional and the food was as good as ever. Our favourite place in Melbourne did not disappoint. So good to see yRead more
94% recommended
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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
1,199 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
The food was delivered promptly. Meal sizes were more than adequate. Clear highlight was the dessert sampling plate.....AMAZING! The service from all staff was first class withoutRead more
99% recommended
Best Food in Victoria

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
568 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
I am a bit hesitant to review as I would love to keep this gem a secret. The food, service and overall ambiance was amazing. Simon the owner provided some great recommendations onRead more
97% recommended
Special Occasions in Victoria

Tokyo Tina

$$$$·Japanese·
Windsor
288 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
it was just so nice. The staff was real nice and casual and food was exquisite
95% recommended
Japanese in Melbourne

Vaquero

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Albion
519 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food, it was difficult to choose from the fabulous menu. Would definitely return. Excellent service from our male waiter but the 2 girls need to brush up on their serviceRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
726 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
THE BEST STEAK IN BRISBANE. Awesome venue with an amazing waiter and wonderful food. Will definitely be back for more!
95% recommended
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