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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
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
385 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
There seemed to be waiters everywhere except when we needed one. Meal was served but no pepper. Waited for pepper but eventually had to call a waiter.
98% recommended
Best Overall in
1 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
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$$$$·French·
Potts Point
283 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Very attentive staff with exceptional food at read prices
93% recommended
5 people mentioned the Cheese Souffle
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$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
209 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Always a winner at Brown Brothers. Great food, great wine in a beautiful setting .
98% recommended
Australian in
2 people mentioned the Cheese Platter
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$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
1,481 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
The food and service were of exceptional quality. Thanks to Nicole for her friendly and professional service.
94% recommended
Seafood in
11 people mentioned the Barramundi
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
177 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Saturday lunch at Captain Moonlite - amazing. Great food, good wine selection, wonderful view and service and very good value. And transported there by Shane from Mustang & Co. Read more
98% recommended
7 people mentioned the Calamari
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$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
161 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Great food great service meals are constantly good here one of my favorite restaurants in Melbourne
91% recommended
Business Meals in
4 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Woollahra
1,054 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Best meal I’ve ever eaten. The Lamb shoulder was divine and the vegetables in all the dishes really did taste as if they were fresh picked from the garden that day.
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in
27 people mentioned the Lamb Shoulder
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$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
671 reviews
  • Casual
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Pre/post Theatre
Fantastic staff and exquisite food made the dining experience memorable!
97% recommended
Gluten Free Options in
9 people mentioned the Dumplings
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$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
196 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Overall the atmosphere, service, and food were outstanding. We really enjoyed our dinner and it was quite a memorable evening. If anything the seating was in close quarters to otheRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in
3 people mentioned the Cheese Charcuterie
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$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
220 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
Great place for yum cha. Went to there on the weekend for their unlimited yum cha. Totally worth it. Food is very fresh and hot. Glad I can get decent Chinese food other than in thRead more
95% recommended
Group Bookings in
21 people mentioned the Dumplings
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
219 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The food and service were fantastic and the price was very fair. I would highly recommend to my friends & family!
96% recommended
Brunch in
23 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
318 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
Never fails to impress - great service! Everyone needs to eat here at least once -
93% recommended
Scenic View in
2 people mentioned the Chicken Pie
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$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
278 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Lovely whisky and cheese tastings! We’ll definitely be back.
96% recommended
Best Overall in
5 people mentioned the Espresso Martini
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$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
285 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food, staff, and atmosphere! Easily my favorite restaurant - we go there frequently.
96% recommended
Best Value in
6 people mentioned the Calzone
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$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
209 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Open Table messed up and I was assigned a table that did not exist. They squeezed me in but I had to eat rapidly in order to free up the table since my reservation was not good. Read more
95% recommended
Business Meals in
3 people mentioned the Creme Caramel
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
425 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
What a wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary or any special occasion. Joyous staff, wonderful food (the best halva ice cream ever!), and a stunning view. (We sat outside afteRead more
98% recommended
Special Occasions in
3 people mentioned the Dumplings
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$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
211 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
We have been here many times for client lunches, the food is amazing with such wonderful flavours. Great place to share meals.
99% recommended
Best Overall in
3 people mentioned the Haloumi
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$$$$·Italian·
Wollongong
558 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Always guaranteed an excellent experience at Kneading Ruby. The food is consistently fantastic, and with friendly and attentive staff I will always recommend to friends and familyRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in
39 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
186 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Probably worth a try. The food was nice and the service was good but it was expensive. Also you sit on stools not chairs. I don’t plan to go back but i would not say don’t go beRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in
13 people mentioned the Porchetta
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$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
831 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
We were recommended here by a friend. I had to ring up and thank him later - he seems to find all the best dining spots! I let 'Lucy choose', it's a great option on the menu. StaffRead more
94% recommended
Asian in
18 people mentioned the Dumplings
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$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
246 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Everything was great but service was slow. Our waitress that we had for the first 30 min disappeared and we never saw her again so we had to grab a waitress that was walking past tRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in
5 people mentioned the Crab Ravioli
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$$$$·Spanish·
Sydney CBD
433 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
Great food and service, quick and efficient service. Will be back again!
94% recommended
Pre/post theatre in
6 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
401 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Every single part of our experience was perfect. The service was exceptional, the food was to die for and the atmosphere was great. Quite possibly the best food experience we’ve evRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in
7 people mentioned the Gravlax
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
985 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Loved my Nordic birthday at Mjolner! Service was impeccable, atmosphere was faultless. Thank you for an awesome night and momento, SKAL! 😆
95% recommended
Best Ambience in
7 people mentioned the Short Rib
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
400 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing food, wine and service. Perfect from arrival to the end.
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in
4 people mentioned the Roti
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$$$$·Steak·
Brisbane CBD
333 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Darn good steak and a terrific waiter (Solomon) who was a delight to deal with. Expensive but its one of those places you only go to occasionally.
91% recommended
Business Meals in
12 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
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$$$$·Lebanese·
Surry Hills
401 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Nour was recommended by a foodie friend and surely did not disappoint us! Enjoyed a pre-dinner drink at the bar than, we had the feast for 4 and loved every dish. Great food, remaRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in
11 people mentioned the Falafel
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$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
340 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very interesting and delicious food every time, love this place.
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in
2 people mentioned the Agnolotti
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$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
514 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Lovely food great service it is a very popular restaurant so it is always really busy... probably not for an intimate dinner
97% recommended
Best Overall in
8 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
164 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
Great place to go for a culinary experience! Very friendly service and tasty food.
95% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in
2 people mentioned the Agnolotti
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
164 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
We had a lovely time at Pause. Beautiful, mouth watering food, attentive service and live music. A very good wine list too. We have been a few times now and cannot fault it.
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in
2 people mentioned the Flounder
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$$$$·Seafood·
Merricks / Merricks North
565 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
The flavours in the food were delicious. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Sweet wine options would be a nice addition.
96% recommended
Best Overall in
9 people mentioned the Pinot Noir
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$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
167 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
From the moment we entered, the server was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly, great food and nothing was too much trouble.. we had a fantastic experience and can not wait to coRead more
96% recommended
Scenic View in
6 people mentioned the Paella
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$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
179 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Very impressed with the ambience service and food.
94% recommended
Late Night Find in
2 people mentioned the Boudin
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$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
758 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Busy night in December and the staff did not miss a beat! Great service, excellent food. Thank you!
95% recommended
Best Ambience in
14 people mentioned the Prawn Curry
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$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
479 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Outstanding everything, service, food, beverages, ambience. We cannot fault . Service was exceptional. We will definitely be back.
93% recommended
Sunday Lunch in
6 people mentioned the Barramundi
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
333 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
Dined with friends from Amsterdam who were very impressed, could not fault the friendly service and great selection from the menu. Meals came on time, we all enjoyed every meal (weRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in
3 people mentioned the Espresso Martini
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$$$$·Australian·
Wollongong
194 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The food I have eaten at Rookie has always been fresh, generous serves and plenty of variety. 4 ladies in our group had lunch and 3 Street food tasting menu for 4 not so hungry ladRead more
99% recommended
Best Food in
4 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
738 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Outstanding food and service located in a beautiful part of the world.
95% recommended
Best Ambience in
8 people mentioned the Barramundi
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
138 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Absolutely outstanding food matched with exceptional service,a real stand out in Noosa
95% recommended
Best Overall in
3 people mentioned the Seafood Curry
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$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
384 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Absolutely loved everything about the place. We opted not to get the feed me menu and just ordered 6 dishes which equates to the same amount as 2x feed me options ($150 for the tRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in
14 people mentioned the Dumplings
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$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
592 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Absolutely incredible food and cocktails, great service. Not a lot of food for your money but because it's so delicious you don't need quantity anyway.
95% recommended
Gluten Free Options in
11 people mentioned the Croquettes
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
489 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
We dined at Stokehouse after our son's graduation so we were celebrating a special occasion. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The food , drinks and service were exceptional and we Read more
93% recommended
Modern Australian in
5 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
1,357 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Great food & service. Staff have very good knowledge of the food and drinks menus. We have been several times and will be back
98% recommended
Best Overall in
56 people mentioned the Roti
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$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
162 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
A super refreshing spin on moder south East Asian food. One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Huge shout out to the sous vide lamb rump. Some of the best meat I have evRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in
12 people mentioned the Roti
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
189 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Incredible, loved it. Great food, beautiful scenery. The staff were amazing . Highly highly recommend it!
98% recommended
Best Ambience in
3 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
120 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Tapas
First time and had a great time. Nice and relaxing atmosphere. Very friendly
97% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in
2 people mentioned the Beef Sliders
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$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
456 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Staggeringly delicious food delivered with personable and informative service. Pricey but well worth the cost, a great treat for a special occasion.
98% recommended
Best Overall in
8 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
217 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely wonderful experience. Everything was perfect. Made our Christmas family celebrations even more enjoyable. The best food, service and atmosphere. We will be back
98% recommended
Best Overall in
3 people mentioned the Affogato
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$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
163 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
My first time at Walters and it won't be my last, great food, great service and everyone left happy and satisfied. Two thumbs up!!
94% recommended
Business Meals in
5 people mentioned the German Potatoes
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