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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, 7/22
Party Size
For 2
Date
Mon, 7/22
Time
7:00 PM

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
504 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding service and food. Great ambience and wine selection too.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
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Bistro Rex

$$$$·French·
Potts Point
387 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
The most impeccable service and food quality. We always feel so welcome and the atmosphere is warm and electric.
94% recommended
Hot Spot in Sydney / New South Wales
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Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
261 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Meal and wine were very good however comfort level was poor due to uncomfortable chairs and the room was cold around the legs
96% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
1,963 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Outstanding view, service and food, just beautiful!
91% recommended
Business Meals in Sydney / New South Wales

Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
325 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
  • Waterfront
The food was excellent as was our table host, Maria. We loved it
98% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
251 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Great experience good food excellent wine & service. Some background music would have added to ambience
97% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

CHISWICK - Woollahra

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Woollahra
1,067 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Love coming here, the food is consistently good and always look forward to coming back
97% recommended
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Chocolate Buddha

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
743 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Fantastic for a coeliac - I felt so spoilt! Will be back when CB reopens after renovations.
97% recommended
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Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
280 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Outstanding on all levels. An absolutely excellent choice but especially if you are wanting to treat someone to a very special kind of experience.
95% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Sydney / New South Wales

David's

$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
311 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
A twist to the traditional yum cha experienced. Very refreshing.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Inner East

Dead Ringer

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
271 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
Was amazing from start to finish. Service was exceptional and the food was delicious .
95% recommended
Brunch in Sydney / New South Wales
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Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
469 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Everything was 10 out of 10 Love this place, staff and food. Well done 👍🏼
93% recommended
Special Occasions in Melbourne / Victoria

Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
335 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Did not eat but you have to complete the box to continue
96% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
415 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Overall one of the best dining experiences you could ask for, I couldn’t fault a thing! Amazing food, friendly owner, helpful staff, great prices and wonderful atmosphere! My boyRead more
96% recommended
Best Value in Brisbane / Queensland

French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
254 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
My favourite restaurant, they can do no wrong in my eyes
95% recommended
Romance in Melbourne / Victoria

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
531 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
The Lamb was outstanding. Can't wait to come back!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
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Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
282 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food and friendly helpful staff. Wine reasonably priced.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Kneading Ruby

$$$$·Italian·
Australia
731 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Kneading Ruby is a beautiful place to dine and catch up with friends or loved ones. The service is excellent as that’s hard to find at some places and the food is delicious. Worth Read more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Exclusive
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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
233 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
I had been here once before and knew that the food was amazing, but all of my other friends were dining here for the first time. I made some recommendations which they were initialRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales
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Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,074 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Incredible food with varied menu. Would happily dine here again!!
94% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
361 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
Always awesome. Been many times and it is never less than excellent.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Mercado

$$$$·Spanish·
Sydney CBD
521 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
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
648 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
2nd time to the restaurant and first time having the tomahawk steak. It's a fantastic place and that steak with the bone marrow sauce was outstanding.
96% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,313 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Thanks Grace and crew, our night was fantastic. The food was amazing and portions were far larger than expected. Was just the two of us but would love to bring a larger group for tRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales

Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
534 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
From the minute we walked in to the minute we walked out we were made to feel very welcome and the staff really went out of their way. We had ordered another bottle of wine towardsRead more
88% 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
  • Notable Wine List
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
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
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Nour

$$$$·Lebanese·
Surry Hills
544 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Our order was taken however the food we received was a little different from what we ordered which was a bit of a let down. We had to ask for bread and butter a few times but neverRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales
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Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
393 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
As always, Russo & Russo have delivered. Loved every minute of our dinner - the staff make you feel welcome from the minute you walk through the door. Food was amazing again! WeRead more
89% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
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Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
748 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
What a fantastic meal we had at Osteria Oggi. We chose the “feed me” option and were really delighted at the menu. Fabulous venue, fabulous food, fabulous wine. We’ll be back!
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
247 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
We enjoyed a lovely dinner for two. The food was fresh, well-balanced, extremely tasty and satisfying. Wonderful service. We will be going back for more. Yum!!
95% recommended

Pause Samford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
240 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Best fine dining in Brisbane. Did the degustation with wine pairings and the experience was fantastic. Would highly recommend
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
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Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
859 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We have been here before and was very pleased that the standard of the food and service was as even better than before and it was good then. We had starters, entree, main and dessRead more
96% recommended
Modern Australian in Melbourne / Victoria
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Puerto

$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
215 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Delicious authentic food, friendly service and good value for quality food.
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Bayside
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
284 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Lovely ambience and food. Service a little slow at times.
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales
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Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,160 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Fresh flavors, great service and an amazing view. You can ask for anything else. Highly recommended.
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
664 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Stunning food, excellent wine list and friendly service. Always a fave when we’re in Noosa.
93% recommended
Best Ambience 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
260 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food, great service. Could do with fewer tables as we were crammed in a bit. Also, the wine list needs serious attention. For a restaurant of this standard and with thesRead more
95% recommended
Romance in Sydney / New South Wales
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Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
939 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Our second visit to Sails at Noosa and it didn't disappoint. Food and service was great, we couldn't fault anything and will definitely be back.
94% recommended
Modern Australian in Brisbane / Queensland

Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
202 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Staff are wonderful and make you feel at home. Atmosphere is absolutely stunning.
94% recommended
Special Occasions in Brisbane / Queensland

Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
584 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
Great food friendly staff. Flavours of food always beautifully balanced, best kale dish ever.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
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Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
846 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
We had a fantastic dinner as a last day of holidays dinner. Smith and Daughters has a great atmosphere and the food is amazing whether you are vegan or not.
95% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria

Stokehouse Q

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
629 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
Had my girlfriend and my 1st anniversary and she likes very certain foods so can be hard to get quality. I can not say a bad thing about Stokehouse. Lovely customer service, very nRead more
92% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,030 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Amazing! Already booked to go back!
98% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland

Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
310 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Love it! Was a surprise dinner, and they certainly surprised us with a little HBD on the dessert plate. Second time here and I’ll be back - Sunda serves hearty, strong flavours in Read more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne / Victoria

The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
269 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Food and drinks were great! Unfortunately online booking wasn’t received even though we received a confirmation email so table wasn’t reserved or ready on arrival however there wasRead more
99% recommended
Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Peacock Den

$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
166 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Cosy
Spectacular food, love the share plate dining experience. Great wine list with lots of good quality SA reds.
99% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
595 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
As always the food and service were absolutely amazing! lunch menu great value
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
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Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
275 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Great service and the food was delicious
99% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria
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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
267 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
There is a reason Walter’s is rated the best steakhouse in Brisbane. Overall wonderful experience and will be back.
96% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland
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