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Creative dishes, unparalelled hospitality and one-of-a-kind dining experiences, OpenTable's 50 best resataurants in Australia 2018 consistently serve up all this and more, time and again. This year's top 50 were determined by analysing more than 126,000 reviews from more than 1,600 restaurants across Australia - all submitted by verified diners.

Restaurants:A Touch of Salt, Bistro Rex, Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, French, Australian
Neighborhoods:Townsville, Potts Point, Milawa
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
473 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always amazing! Thank you to Mark Brine that made sure my Mother daughter dinner was a delight. Really appreciate it
98% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane / Queensland
2 people mentioned the Baked Scallops
$$$$·French·
Potts Point
365 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Was a great night. did notice our waitress took our wine before it was finished. Little but disappointed
95% recommended
5 people mentioned the Cheese Souffle
$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
248 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Special Occasions
I sometimes forget that really good food is about so much more than quantity and value. Brown Brothers just reminded me that THIS is why everyone should eat really fine quality fooRead more
96% recommended
Lunch in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
1,852 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Brilliant!
91% recommended
Seafood in Sydney / New South Wales
12 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
299 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Excellent food which included a great shared dish of roast lamb and the service was also terrific
99% recommended
Modern Australian in Melbourne / Victoria
8 people mentioned the Calamari
$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
219 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great service and food. Very attentive staff, well coordinated work among waiters. Would highly recommend.
96% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria
4 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Woollahra
1,065 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Absolutely loved our lunch here. Beautiful surroundings and wonderful food. The service is perfect - all staff are very pleasant and helpful. Highly recommend.
97% recommended
29 people mentioned the Lamb Shoulder
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$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
743 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
Fantastic for a coeliac - I felt so spoilt! Will be back when CB reopens after renovations.
97% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria
10 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
250 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful food and wine, and inspired service from Mikey and Gabby and team as always. Never disappointed with this place.
94% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
3 people mentioned the Charcuterie Board
$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
293 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
A good experience. Tasty food and excellent service. BYO as well.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Inner East
26 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
264 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
I love Meat Free Mondays. Being Coeliac and vegetarian, it's a delight to have a gorgeous, gourmet meal in a lovely setting.
95% recommended
Healthy in Sydney / New South Wales
26 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
429 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Pretty expensive, but you pay for what you get and the food, service and ambience of the place is great, so it was money well spent 👍
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Chicken Pie
$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
323 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Always have a great night when we go there. Our favourite venue in Melbourne
96% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
6 people mentioned the Espresso Martini
$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
369 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Always great dining experience at Elio's, food is fantastic, service equally so, great value on a Monday for date night 😀
96% recommended
Best Value in Brisbane / Queensland
7 people mentioned the Calzone
$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
242 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
French Saloon will never fail you for a romantic dinner. The service was outstanding, you are truely welcomed to feel like home. Even if you want to change bits and pieces of the sRead more
95% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Creme Caramel
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
506 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Great food and friendly helpful staff. Will be back!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
3 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
265 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
I have many meals at the sister restaurant, Kepos Kitchen. However, this food is more refined and subtly different. Not formal, but more of a restaurant than the Kitchen. Enjoyed tRead more
97% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
4 people mentioned the Haloumi
$$$$·Italian·
Wollongong
678 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
Kneading Ruby is the place to go in Wollongong if your looking for Sydney quality food. I have loved the food every time that I have been in. Service and atmosphere also match theRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
41 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
217 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Comfort Food
  • Group Bookings
Another stunning meal at LP's. Hosted some friends from Queensland who are still talking about it.
97% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
15 people mentioned the Porchetta
$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,008 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Food is really well prepared and wait staff very attentive! Explained dishes well and were accommodating! Had a great time!
95% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria
23 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
332 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
For fusion Asian food, Mamasan is excellent. However, this time the food was a little sweet for my taste and perhaps they could include some Central Chinese Asian cuisine as well sRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast
8 people mentioned the Crab Ravioli
$$$$·Spanish·
Sydney CBD
510 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Fabulous food, with a good range of tasty and innovative shared plates. Attentive and friendly staff - they asked us if we were going to the Angle Place theatre for a show and we Read more
93% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Sydney / New South Wales
7 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
586 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
Great food, great theme and a great time had by all. Brilliant place it was recommended and will be again. I have to come back and take the other half next time.
97% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria
9 people mentioned the Short Rib
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,229 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Our servers were exceptional and the food was beautiful. We will be back.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
8 people mentioned the Short Rib
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
503 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was delicious, exciting and freah.
87% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
5 people mentioned the Roti
$$$$·Steak·
Brisbane CBD
438 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
The waiter Nathaniel was fantastic. Steaks were beautiful but expensive
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
13 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Lebanese·
Surry Hills
502 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Food is incredible. Wait staff are so friendly and attentive. Everything is so clean and attention to detail is immaculate! I don’t eat lebanese food out much as I cook it at home,Read more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
11 people mentioned the Falafel
$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
379 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Great dining experience - excellent customer experience and wonderful food.
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
2 people mentioned the Agnolotti
$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
685 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great service, the food was amazing.....every dish was tasty.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
10 people mentioned the Lamb Shoulder
$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
214 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Most authentic pasta I have had in melbourne. Flavours are amazing. Recommended wine was 10/10 also. Well done David and team
94% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Agnolotti
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
212 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
The ambiance is lovely, the service is excellent but most of all the food is delicious. I have been to the best in Brisbane and this is right up there as one of the best. Well doneRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
2 people mentioned the Flounder
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
782 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Family lunch, spectacular view, amazing food, friendly and professional staff
96% recommended
Best Overall in Mornington Peninsula
11 people mentioned the Pinot Noir
$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
210 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Beautiful restaurant , the food was exceptional and the decor gorgeous. The service was little confused at some points however overall a most enjoyable evening.
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Bayside
6 people mentioned the Paella
$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
257 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Good food, great sides and wine! Ambience great although looking a little tired.
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales
3 people mentioned the Creme Caramel
$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,043 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Oh my goodness... Outstanding just does not seem cut it when describing my dining experience. The setting was mind blowing, food sublime and the service was just like being looked Read more
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
19 people mentioned the Prawn Curry
$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
636 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Outstanding food, great service, fantastic location overlooking Noosa River. Couldn’t have been better! Highly recommend.
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
6 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
408 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Absolutely perfect, All the cook and specialy the pork was incredible, the service very kind !
99% recommended
3 people mentioned the Espresso Martini
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$$$$·Australian·
Wollongong
238 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
We loved every meal we had on our FeedMe choice. First time there with my best friends from Sydney and celebrating my birthday. Loved it
96% recommended
Romance in Sydney / New South Wales
5 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
902 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
The lamb shoulder was absolutely amazing. My partner had the trout cabiatta and absolutely loved it. We didn't have room for dessert but wish we did. If you are in Noosa highly higRead more
95% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland
10 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
200 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Exceptional, would definitely recommend, beautiful location, great service and Devine food
94% recommended
Modern Australian in Brisbane / Queensland
4 people mentioned the Seafood Curry
$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
526 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Food is great, as always. Been here multiple times and have always enjoyed a fantastic meal. My favorite is the katsu sando. One of my favorite restaurants in Adelaide
96% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
14 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
784 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
I love you guys so much. Everything was amazing as usual! One thing though- I brought my very non-vegan with me as it was my bday, and the menu online is completely different to thRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria
13 people mentioned the Ragu
$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
597 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
Must go if in the city in Brisbane... awesome views with amazing food!
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
5 people mentioned the Fish Chip
$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
1,764 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Fantastic food and service. Great ambience and fast Service
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
72 people mentioned the Roti
$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
263 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We were looked after very well the service and friendly staff is something to note. The food is worth coming back for time and time again!
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne / Victoria
20 people mentioned the Roti
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
252 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
We love coming to The Cape Kitchen when on the island, it's our new favourite brekky joint :)
99% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
152 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Cosy
Delicious and relaxing as usual. A favourite spot of mine and was great to introduce some friends to the Peacock Den
99% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Beef Sliders
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
555 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
I have met friends here many times, always a lovely experience. Would and do highly recommend to anyone. Thank you.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
8 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
261 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Lunch
Fabulous welcome and professional service. Food was all amazing and great value. The decor was interesting, with plenty of room. We’ll definitely be back....I want to try the entirRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Affogato
$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
240 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food, incredible staff and just an air of luxury in the restaurant. Best overall dining experience around!
95% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane / Queensland
5 people mentioned the German Potatoes