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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
For 2 people on Mon, 10/21
Party Size
For 2
Date
Mon, 10/21
Time
7:00 PM

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
546 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing staff and food. Would definitely recommend and eat here again.
99% recommended
Best Overall 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
281 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
Beautiful duck and accompaniments. Great position next to window and the table service very friendly. A nice ambience on a beautiful day.
95% recommended
Lunch in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,134 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Went there for an anniversary dinner with my partner and upon arrival, the staff was very inviting. The way things were set up was very nice, the view of the harbour was spectaculaRead more
90% recommended
Scenic View in Sydney / New South Wales

Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
374 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
This is one of the midden gems of Victoria with outstanding food, great location and friendly staff. I will be recommending it to all my friends and be back there again.
98% recommended
Modern Australian in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
281 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic food drinks and service 😊 I would recommend it to friends as a great night out
97% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

CHISWICK - Woollahra

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Woollahra
1,068 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Love coming here, the food is consistently good and always look forward to coming back
95% recommended
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Chocolate Buddha

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
778 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
Thank you for a great experience and while the noise level for us was good, it was not a crowded day. The barman needs to be more friendly and polite. Thanks
96% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
300 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Well thought out in every way Enjoyed every aspect of being at the Continental Deli Delicious food
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

David's

$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
349 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Lovely and quick service, delicious food. Perfect date night spot!
93% recommended
Best Overall in Inner East

Dead Ringer

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
292 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Cute little spot with great service, tasty drinks & super yum food. The charcoal gf bread, liver parfait, burrata, gnocchi & sticky date pudding were next level delicious. DefiniteRead more
94% recommended
Brunch in Sydney / New South Wales

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
522 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
We love absolutely everything about Donovans. It is our celebration place - birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. The food, service, ambience is all consistently fantasRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria
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Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
363 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Outstanding drinks, out of this world experience! The staff experience and knowledge is on par to the most exclusive venues we have been to around the world.
96% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
483 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
The food and the service were five star, we brought 2 first-timers to Elio’s and they were impressed. Thanks
96% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
269 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food quality superb, service exceptional and floor plan is beautiful. Would not hesitate to recommend. Maybe the only very small negative is the noise level accentuated by the ruRead more
94% recommended
Romance in Melbourne / Victoria

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
593 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
The ambience of the restaurant was most pleasing. We loved the selections on the menu. I chose the Corn fed chicken breast and was not disappointed! It was very tender with a beautRead more
98% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
307 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
We had an amazing time. Michael and the team are super nice, professional and welcoming. The food - this was one of the best dinner we had. Amazing flavors, exciting dishes (try thRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Kneading Ruby

$$$$·Italian·
Australia
799 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Best food and service. Always an amazing experience 👌
98% recommended
Best Overall in Exclusive
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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
256 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
Excellent meal for my boyfriend's birthday. The food was delicious and service on point - would highly recommend! thanks LP's
98% recommended
Group Bookings in Sydney / New South Wales
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Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,187 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
lucy lius was an amazing place for my birthday with all my friends. the waitresses/waiters were astounding and the food was delightful
94% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
398 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food & friendly service. Great for a special occasion or just because!
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
724 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
My partner and I had a fantastic dinner at Mjolner. The restaurant had nice background music playing that wasn't loud. The food was incredible. It was the perfect place for me to pRead more
95% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,431 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Awesome food and atmosphere, will definitely return
96% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Sydney / New South Wales

Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
588 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Incredible food and atmosphere , i will be back . 👌🏽
88% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales

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.
94% recommended
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Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
619 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing food, exceptional service, great night out!
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
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Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
419 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was great the service friendly . Super flavoursome.
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
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Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
851 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Grease and beautifully prepared seafood entrees followed by excellent pasta, and a really interesting winelist
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
279 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
Beautiful food and very attentive service! Thank you
96% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Melbourne / Victoria

Pause Samford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
267 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Delicious food and fantastically knowledgeable wine waiter (great to get the insight into the region). Always a great night st Pause.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
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Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
984 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
This is my fourth visit to Point Leo with interstate guests as I can always rely on its consistent quality, service & ‘wow’ factor! The setting is stunning and the fact that the seRead more
95% recommended
Lunch in Melbourne / Victoria
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Puerto

$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
232 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
The degustation menu was fantastic and ample. Food was amazing, service was great and table for 2 by the window overlooking the marina was lovely. Warm ambience, music was at a lowRead more
92% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
336 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Great atmosphere. Nice service Food was served fast Although the place was quite loud that created good atmosphere. Would recommend
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales
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Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,333 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Our waiter was superb. We wished to tip in cash but had the eftpos brought over and the black pay folder whipped away which made it awkward without me waving cash around in front oRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
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Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
743 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
First visit, but certainly not the last. Very friendly and helpful staff. A lovely place to take friends. Meals were fantastic and drinks menu covered everything. A very enjoyabRead more
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in Brisbane / Queensland

Rogue Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
409 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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
275 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic food!! Markup on the wine we purchased was a bit much but overall we loved our first time there.
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
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Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,011 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Food was delicious. Wait staff were very attentive & accommodating. Great view over Noosa Beach on a fabulous clear sunny day! Everything was perfect.
94% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
230 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Excellent food and outlook over Noosa Beach. Great Wine list. Special booking request was respectfully accommodated, great lunch as always.
93% recommended
Brunch in Brisbane / Queensland

Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
665 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Cleanest open kitchen I've ever seen in my life!! Will definitely dine in this place again!!!!!!!!!!
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
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Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
917 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
The food is SENSATIONAL, interior is super cool, staff are just lovely, drinks are spot on. This is plant food at a whole new level 👌🏻
94% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria

Stokehouse Q

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
694 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
This is the second time I’ve dined at stokehouse this year. Once again, the food, service and riverside setting were all five star. The prawn taco is amazing
91% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,408 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Food and service was awesome. Discovered a fabulous new wine and would go back anytime.
98% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland
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Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
378 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We went for a birthday dinner. The food is wonderful and artfully presented. Probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Thank you
94% recommended
Best Food in Inner City

The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
294 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Loved it all, a unique environment, awesome staff and beautiful food! Cant wait to go back! Seagull chicks an amazing spring special!
99% recommended
High Tea in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Peacock Den

$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
186 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Tapas
An amazing little gem in the suburbs. Impeccable service, great ambience and the food and wine were high quality. Our group of 6 chose the new ‘feed me’ option which covered a greaRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
649 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was very tasty, well presented and sufficient in quantity.
99% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria
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Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
314 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic meal and service. Will definitely be back!
99% recommended
Special Occasions in Melbourne / Victoria
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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
338 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Thank you for such a lovely dinning experience. We will definitely be back :)
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
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