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Top 50 restaurants in Australia

As rated by verified OpenTable diners

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
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A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
555 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Beautiful food presented with style. Outdoor tables can be a bit wobbly. Friendly professional staff. Some sommelier training for selected staff would further enhance an all over vRead more
99% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane / Queensland
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Bistro Rex

$$$$·French·
Potts Point
388 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Absolutely brilliant food. The service was excellent and the restaurant was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to eat French food.
95% recommended
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Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
284 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
A quiet day at the restaurant. Service attentive, food very good and wine prices very reasonable. We would dine there again when in that part of the world.
96% recommended
Lunch in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,193 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Service (overall) was warm and friendly. Food was excellent. Views and location superb. Would be fantastic for locals and visitors. Love it.
90% recommended
Scenic View in Sydney / New South Wales
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Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
394 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
We were very happy with our experience at Captain Moonlite. We were given a table close to the window - what an amazing view. Our meal was delicious. Loved the share plates and my Read more
98% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
296 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Beautiful Food, atmosphere and great service. Definitely recommend a visit
96% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

CHISWICK - Woollahra

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Woollahra
1,069 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Great ambiance & equally wonderful wholesome food!
100% recommended
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Chocolate Buddha

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
809 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
Amazing food service and ambience. Would def come again and recommend to friends
96% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
310 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Thank you for a wonderful night Outstanding service Outstanding Food You are now our best "place to go" in Newtown Thanks again
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

David's

$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
357 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Food are good, could’ve had some more traditional dim sims like sticky rice Chicken or egg tarts rather than fried rice and pork belly, not saying they’re not good, was just craviRead more
93% recommended
Best Service in Inner East

Dead Ringer

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
297 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
My bestie and I dined on a Saturday. We had the brunch set menu with bottomless mimosas. We sat at the window looking out and had a fantastic time. Food amazing and the mimosas wRead more
93% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Sydney / New South Wales

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
540 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Fantastic restaurant. We try to go there whenever we are in Melbourne. Can’t fault it.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
366 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
We love this place! The drinks Ara amazing! The service is great and the food is wonderful! The only thing that bothered me was that each time someone opened the door, it was cold Read more
94% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
502 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
The best local food around. Love this place. We regularly dine at Elio's Osteria. Thanks again for an excellent night out.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
270 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Well the location is cool and the food was great but this is the best I can say. This is definitely not a cheap restaurant yet I have had far better service in suburban diners! We Read more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Inner City

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
601 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Wow!!! What an amazing experience! The food was absolutely delicious, staff were very friendly and the atmosphere and view was gorgeous. Will definitely be going back again.
98% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
320 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Michael’s menu is always full of flavour, well portioned and authentic. Wait staff are briefed on each dish and are attentive. The Sommelier is very knowledgeable about local and iRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Kneading Ruby

$$$$·Italian·
Australia
821 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Great service, amazing food. Gnocchi incredible!!!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Exclusive
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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
263 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
The Entrees were great, the Porchetta had a great crackling, but was a little fatty ... The Rib Eye also seemed 25% fat which was disappointing (especially when paying by weight!),Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
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Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,223 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
I can never fault dinner or drinks here! Service and staff are always excellent too.
93% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
403 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was amazing n staff was brilliant loved everything staff was so helpful n friendly too
96% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Mercado

$$$$·Spanish·
Sydney CBD
521 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Lovely venue was well looked after... the brie and truffles and the Kingfish were to die for, the service was a bit intrusive to the dining experience. Clearing of plates when notRead more
93% recommended
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Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
755 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
This was our second trip to Mjolner and it was just as memorable as the first! Great experience, service and of course the food. This will be added to the list of places I’ll take Read more
95% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,462 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Awesome place in every way and I love the birthday gift that's very cool they do that!
95% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Sydney / New South Wales

Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
600 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was absolutely delicious!! The flavours were unreal and we loved how the chefs and waitresses explained each dish along with how to eat it. We were surprised by the outstaRead more
89% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
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Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill - Brisbane

$$$$·Steak·
Brisbane CBD
449 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great food and great service as always. Perfect setting and the balcony was the perfect place with the heaters and a nice breeze.
95% recommended
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Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
646 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Middle eastern food with a twist, unlike other middle eastern cuisine retarunts and a really trendy atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
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Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
433 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Can't recommend this restaurant enough. I have been coming here regularly for 4 years since I first moved to Newtown and I have never come away not thoroughly enjoying my meal, as Read more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
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Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
882 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Was recommended this restaurant by a friend. Loved the menu, and really enjoyed my dish which was the swimmer crab linguine. The staff member was very helpful and took time to explRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
287 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Expensive but delicious! An favorite spot, will definitely be back!
96% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Melbourne / Victoria

Pause Samford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
289 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Great atmosphere was first impression, quickly backed up by excellent table service and some great food. We had a wonderful evening thank you
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
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Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,028 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Such wonderful staff and great food! Will definatly come here again
95% recommended
Most Booked in Melbourne / Victoria
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Puerto

$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
234 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Had such an amazing experience. The food and the service was great. The view was amazing! Will definitely be back again.
89% recommended
Romance in Melbourne / Victoria
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
349 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
We had been wanting to go to Huberts for a few years, but other commitments prevented us from doing so. It was well worth the wait! Food was magnificent & the wine selection fantaRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales
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Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,380 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Outstanding food, outstanding service and a fantastic location. Highly recommend the Feed Me option but add the signature dish of bug rolls.
94% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
772 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Fabulous meal in a beautiful setting. Excellent service too.
92% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Rogue Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
409 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Great place to celebrate a Birthday or special occasion. The staff were wonderful and checked if we had any food allergies before we placed our order. Would absolutely recommend RoRead more
99% recommended
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Rookie Eatery

$$$$·Australian·
Wollongong
282 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Service was amazing, great food and drink selection. We had a tasting menu and everything was delicious! Portion sizes could be slightly bigger, but overall was very nice.
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
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Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,031 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
We are regulars in that we stay at Netanya and don’t miss an opportunity to dine at Sails. We love the food and always get good service
94% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
244 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
No words to describe. just perfect - the position, the service, the taste. The wine list was great.
94% recommended
Brunch in Brisbane / Queensland

Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
696 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food (as always) and some of the best staff. Hard to decide what’s better.. the restaurant could be ten times the size and still there wouldn’t be an empty seat
96% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
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Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
952 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Beautiful food - interesting combinations of ingredients. Great to have ordered the banquet to try a wider range of dishes but to have each dish come individually so that we could Read more
94% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria
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Stokehouse Q

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
715 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
It was our best food and restaurant experience in a journey in Australia from Italy
91% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,533 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Great from start to finish. Great welcome - Dylan!😀 Excellent advice wrt choices I.e. 1 of each size was ideal between 2 plus the bread to mop up the curry sauce. Thoroughly enjoyRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland
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Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
405 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We were there for the first time. The food was beautiful and service was great too. The atmosphere was vibrant too. Only con was the seating. We were seated at one of the long tablRead more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Inner City
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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
304 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Beautiful ambience and gorgeous views. The staff were amazing. Food was delicious. We will be back.
99% recommended
High Tea in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Peacock Den

$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
193 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Tapas
The service at The Peacock Den is always amazing and so to the wines, cocktails and food. Such a great little venue.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
667 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very nice food. Great wine list. Friendly and knowledgable staff
99% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria
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Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
319 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Love, love, love this place. Never had a negative experience here, always a great one.
99% recommended
Best Value in Melbourne / Victoria
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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
359 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
We would highly recommend Walter's speciality dish, the Porterhouse steak - the meat melts in your mouth and the accompanying jus was delicious. Our Waiter, Rory provided exceptiRead more
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
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