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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
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
437 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely amazing! Great service, food and drinks. Loved the touch of "Happy Birthday" written on my partner's dessert for him. Thank you
98% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
1 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
$$$$·French·
Potts Point
338 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Come to this restaurant for excellent food, energizing ambience, and great service. We love it and will be back.
94% recommended
Business Meals in Sydney / New South Wales
5 people mentioned the Cheese Souffle
$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
236 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Sunday Lunch
Great food and wine, the gardens are beautiful and the service is professional and top notch!
97% recommended
Lunch in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Cheese Platter
$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
1,708 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
We were presently surprised by the quality of the food and service. We believe this restaurant to be one of the best in Sydney.
92% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Sydney / New South Wales
11 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
262 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Captian moonlight was amazing and has taken dining on the surf coast to a whole new level. Sublime food and lovely, attentive service. Breakfast here is also wonderful.
98% recommended
Modern Australian in Melbourne / Victoria
7 people mentioned the Calamari
$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
199 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This is an excellent Italian restaurant possibly the best in Australia, in my view. Great food, fantastic wine list, wonderful friendly service and great ambience. Slightly on theRead more
95% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria
4 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Woollahra
1,065 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Absolutely loved our lunch here. Beautiful surroundings and wonderful food. The service is perfect - all staff are very pleasant and helpful. Highly recommend.
97% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales
27 people mentioned the Lamb Shoulder
$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
743 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
Fantastic for a coeliac - I felt so spoilt! Will be back when CB reopens after renovations.
97% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria
9 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
231 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Attentive service by knowledgeable staff, and fantastic food.
95% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
3 people mentioned the Cheese Charcuterie
$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
271 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Went on a Monday night (so hard to find a restaurant open on a Monday!) for our 30th wedding anniversary dinner. Super attentive service with great food. We will be back.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Inner East
21 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
249 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Manager was very accommodating when we had to move indoors due to rain. Acoustics aren’t great - one loud party made it hard to hear each other- not a good place for a quiet dinnerRead more
94% recommended
Modern Australian in Sydney / New South Wales
23 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
392 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Donovans is our absolutely favourite restaurant for special occasions. My husband proposed to me at Donovans and we like to celebrate our birthdays, engagements and celebrations tRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Chicken Pie
$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
311 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Just a great cocktail bar
95% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
5 people mentioned the Espresso Martini
$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
343 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food, Paul is lovely, very friendly. Noise level was just because of the road.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
6 people mentioned the Calzone
$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
222 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Great food and Tamara was excellent. Knowledge of wine and food suggestions were professional and informative
95% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Creme Caramel
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
478 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Highly recommended. We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a beautiful breakfast. The Station is stunning. We will be back with the family next time.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
3 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
252 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great place, every thing is on point. If you haven’t been, what are you waiting for? Hummus hand made at your table, how cool, oh and delicious too!
97% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
3 people mentioned the Haloumi
$$$$·Italian·
Wollongong
637 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
Fantastic service from staff who are very experienced and focused on customer service. The cuisine (I don’t use this word unless it is relevant) was impressive and extremely good vRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
39 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
205 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Comfort Food
  • Fun
Great food with friendly servers. Portion of food are all good for sharing.
96% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
13 people mentioned the Porchetta
$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
937 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Fantastic evening and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food and wine. Excellent service from our waiter Vince. Highly recommend!
94% recommended
Late Night Find in Melbourne / Victoria
18 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
300 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
Wonderful food as always! Great service! We always look forward to dining at Mamasan!
97% recommended
Asian in Brisbane / Queensland
5 people mentioned the Crab Ravioli
$$$$·Spanish·
Sydney CBD
491 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Great staff - mix of efficiency friendliness and helpfulness at a busy time. Food as always delicious and wonderful wine list.
92% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Sydney / New South Wales
6 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
527 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
Best short rib ever,...........................................................................,.,
98% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria
7 people mentioned the Gravlax
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,145 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
This was the second time we have been to Mjoner while visiting Sydney, this time bringing along some of our family, and it did not disappoint! The food is absolutely amazing, the sRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
7 people mentioned the Short Rib
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
464 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Exquisite. Unique. Extraordinary. These are some of the few words i would use to describe the experience.
86% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
4 people mentioned the Roti
$$$$·Steak·
Brisbane CBD
406 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Incredible food with an incredible wine list! Mason was amazing, her service made the experience even better.
94% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
12 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Lebanese·
Surry Hills
467 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Amazing service, all the staff were amazing and very knowledgeable. All the food was incredible, not a bad thing to say about any dish. Beautiful fit out and ambience. Would recommRead more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
11 people mentioned the Falafel
$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
365 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Food wa delicious. Service was terrible best we’ve had in years!
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
2 people mentioned the Agnolotti
$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
627 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic Food and Service. Pasta is amazing. Book early it’s very popular
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
8 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
201 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great and simple menu, brilliant pasta, great service, but please let us have tea........I'm Italian and love coffee but not everyone likes to take coffee at night.
94% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Agnolotti
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
193 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
My wife and I had the lunch degustation. Simply an amazing meal, the staff were friendly and we even had a small group of musicians to entertain us!
97% recommended
Healthy in Brisbane / Queensland
2 people mentioned the Flounder
$$$$·Seafood·
Merricks / Merricks North
701 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Pt Leo and it was perfect for this occasion. The view over the bay and the sculpture park, the Snapper was delicious and the service excellRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Mornington Peninsula
9 people mentioned the Pinot Noir
$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
196 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
My friends and I loved the food, view and service. We shared five delicious tapas and two awesome deserts.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Bayside
6 people mentioned the Paella
$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
237 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Fabulous evening just needed more time at out ta or ... we weren’t ready to leave
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales
2 people mentioned the Boudin
$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
947 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Excellent food and very good service. When we had mentioned that we had eaten the same "Feed Me" menu on a previous visit, without being asked, the waiter went and asked the kitchRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
14 people mentioned the Prawn Curry
$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
600 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
This place is world-class! We were totally blown away by the sensational food and the service was way beyond expectation. Beautiful location and highly recommend catching a water tRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
6 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
385 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
This place is one of my favourites in Brisbane. If there is one thing better than the food here, it's the staff. They are so nice you almost want them to pull up a chair and drink Read more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
3 people mentioned the Espresso Martini
$$$$·Australian·
Wollongong
221 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Great service, amazing food, waiters were constantly topping up our water, we had the feed me option and it was amazing. We didn’t have to wait long between the next dish and as soRead more
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
4 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
861 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
everything was first class except I was surprised to have a child playing loudly on an I pad at the next table the staff did ask the family to turn it down and the parents rapidlyRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
8 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
184 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Always have a wonderful dining experience at Seasons. The food and service is always superb, the view over Laguna Bay is exceptional.
95% recommended
Modern Australian in Brisbane / Queensland
3 people mentioned the Seafood Curry
$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
490 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Food and service were fantastic. Every dish was bursting with flavour.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
14 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
716 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Another amazing meal from S & D! The portion sizes have improved and as a result I was satiated, sumptuously full and already dreaming of my next meal there.
96% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria
11 people mentioned the Croquettes
$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
550 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
Great food in a great location with professional and attentive service. Sommelier was fantastic.
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
5 people mentioned the Fish Chip
$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
1,571 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
I have been to Sum Yung Guys many times but i always take my friends when they come to stay and you never ever disappoint. 10/10
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
56 people mentioned the Roti
$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
234 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Excellent food, great service. I really love the roti with vegemite curry and wagyu rendang bun! Definitely recommended
94% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria
12 people mentioned the Roti
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
235 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Spectacular location with an amazing view. Situated on top of a clif with uninterrupted view of Bass Straight Food was excellent quality and tasty The staff and service was also 5Read more
99% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
136 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Cosy
Awesome food and service from con. The deserts are insane
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Beef Sliders
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
517 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
My favorite restaurant in Bendigo, steak is always amazing and the dessert tasting plate is a must have.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
8 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
249 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
When celebrated my daughters 21st Birthday and everyone absolutely enjoyed it. The food and service was amazing and the staff very friendly and happy to help with special requestsRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Affogato
$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
218 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Amazing character to the building and the staff. The food was amazing with multiple price points. A must see in BRISBANE
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
5 people mentioned the German Potatoes