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
793 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Beautiful food and service. We had not been to Townsville before and when we asked friends who live / lived there they all recommended you ... as did our Uber driver from the airpoRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Alibi - Woolloomooloo

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Woolloomooloo
430 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Amazing food and really lovely staff. We will definitely go back
92% recommended
Healthy in Sydney / New South Wales

Bella Brutta Pizza

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Sydney CBD
393 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Among the best and most traditional pizza we’ve ever had. Loved our meal and the spectacular service. We can’t wait to go back.
98% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,666 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Beautiful restaurant with stunning harbour views. Excellent service & attention from staff that made our anniversary very special.
96% recommended
Scenic View in Sydney / New South Wales

Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
479 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
  • Waterfront
Brilliant - great food, great location! Good wine choice and it’s got to be the best food on the coast!
97% recommended

Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Hunter Valley
414 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food and service. My fiance and I were given complimentary dishes for our special day. Highly recommend the restaurant.
97% recommended
Romance in Sydney / New South Wales

Citrico

$$$$·Chilean·
Fitzroy North
130 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
We had the chicken drumettes, empanadas, cut of the day and broccolini side dish. Everything was delicious. The cut of the day was melt in mouth and perfectly cooked. Pisco SourRead more
100% recommended

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
432 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Delicious food, Fabulous service. Highly recommended, it’s definitely my new favourite local.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Cutler & Co

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Australia
817 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
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
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in Exclusive

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
93% 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
94% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
713 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Great food and service. Very good value on their Couple deal in Monday
99% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Cambridge
399 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
The menu was not large but the choice was very good. We decided to have the wine pairings which were divine for our choices of ceviche and pork belly. Service was very good, and thRead more
99% recommended
Most Booked in Tasmania

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
819 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Delightful breakfast!! Great coffee. Professional and attentive service.
96% recommended
Modern Australian in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
448 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic food, great service, exceptional value for money.
99% recommended
Best Food 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.
92% 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!
95% recommended

Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

$$$$·Italian·
Noosa Heads
637 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Loved it - absolutely fantastic service, felt really looked after.
91% recommended
Italian in Brisbane / Queensland

LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
294 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem
One of Sydney's top dining experiences, LP's never disappoints, always memorable.
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

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 !!
92% recommended
Hot Spot in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
643 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding food and service! Our favourite restaurant to dine for both formal and informal gatherings. We have never been disappointed
97% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Marion

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Australia
200 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Brilliant wine bar that invites deliciousness and relaxation over a great drop of vino!
81% recommended

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

$$$$·African·
Northcote
202 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Vegan
Great staff, great food, great service - definitely will be back!
93% recommended

Meze Mazi - Adelaide

$$$$·Greek·
Prospect
401 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Wonderful family meal at Meze Mazi on Saturday evening. Food was wonderful and very authentic as was the service. I lived in Greece for 5years and it brought back some wonderful meRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
858 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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
1,806 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
Excellent for a birthday, you will receive a shot glass and a card! I booked 2 months in advance, unfortunately, we were seated in a hallwayish area next to a loud group celebratinRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
851 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great menu, tasty food and attentive service. Would definitely visit again!
96% recommended
Brunch in Sydney / New South Wales

Oriental Tea House - Chapel St

$$$$·Chinese·
South Yarra
268 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
Awesome place. Great friendly service and delicious food
99% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
1,252 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
It was our wedding anniversary and we loved the food and experience, staff were great.
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies 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.
94% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Melbourne / Victoria

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
557 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Everything was on point! Really delicious food. XO escargot and the kangaroo valley steak were the stand outs.
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,885 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
Amazing all round! Beautiful place to have my birthday dinner.
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
1,044 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Took my husband to Ricky's for his Birthday! Great environment, great service! The house Gin cocktails were amazing!! The food was excellent and well paced...we had the Tasting DinRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,316 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
A sublime dining experience. The view is a postcard of joy, Beach ocean sunshine.The interior of the restaurant is elegant , white , stunning. The staff are very professional and eRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Season Restaurant

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

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
980 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
I've been a couple times so took interstate colleagues for dinner - they were impressed! Would recommend the feed me option. Delicious food & lots of it. Catered well for dietaryRead more
92% recommended
Best Food in Adelaide / South Australia

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
1,071 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
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
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne / Victoria

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,893 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Spicy
Excellent food excellent service excellent staff will definitely be back again and again
97% recommended

Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
494 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·
Australia
644 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch
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
97% recommended
Best Overall in Exclusive

The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
420 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Lovely lunch at Cape Kitchen, however the room is pretty noisy and tenads to echo. The food was lovely and the service was perfect.
97% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

The Carlton Wine Room

$$$$·European·
Carlton
279 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Delicious food Great service Knowledgeable staff BYO Monday lunch A fabulous lunch in difficult times for restaurants .
98% recommended
Special Occasions in Melbourne / Victoria

City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
606 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Nice tender steak with fries. Always a consistent standard of meal. Excellent choice of wines. Coffee good. Staff very attentive.
95% recommended
Late Night Find in Melbourne / Victoria

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
962 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Our experience at The Woodhouse Restaurant was outstanding. The food was impeccable, my friend and I did the 2 person shared meals and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it, especiallRead more
99% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
448 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Beautiful food. Great service. Always the same amazing high standard.
98% recommended
Best Food 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.
87% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Vaquero

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Albion
449 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We had a lovely time, food was great as always, thank you
95% recommended

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
534 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Walters is like stepping back a few decades The decor, ambience and service is like being in a classy gentleman’s club from the American 50’s or 60’s. The food is lovely, not onRead more
94% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland