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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
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
411 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Favorite place to eat in townsville. Highly recommend!!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
1 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
$$$$·French·
Potts Point
321 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Delightfully rich French food. Oysters always good. Surprising number of wine list bargains.
94% recommended
5 people mentioned the Cheese Souffle
$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
231 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
What a suprisingly pleasant experience at the Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard. Foods were great, Staff were just so friendly and wonderful. The restaurant is clean and quiet. PriRead more
98% recommended
Lunch in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Cheese Platter
$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
1,632 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Good choice of and very tasty meals delightful fast service with a smile and wonderful views of Sydney Harbour. Salted Caramel Martini to die for. All round fantastic experience.
93% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Sydney / New South Wales
11 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
235 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Delicious food, wonderful view and great and great service. We selected 6 share dishes so we tasted a variety of food. Each dish was lovely! This is our new favorite local restaurRead more
98% recommended
Modern Australian in Melbourne / Victoria
7 people mentioned the Calamari
$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
178 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Good service. Nice atmosphere and delicious food and wine.
94% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria
4 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Woollahra
1,063 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Sunday Lunch
We enjoyed the Gin on the lawn event from 5.30 and had a 7.30 dinner booking. We did wait for a little longer than normal to served once seated, and even then the drinks took quiteRead more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
27 people mentioned the Lamb Shoulder
$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
736 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
The service was prompt and friendly. The main course was average (the flavor could have been less bland), and the dessert was delicious. Since no loud events were going on in FedRead more
97% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria
9 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
222 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
We thought your restaurant was absolutely outstanding. The food was wonderful - different, beautiful flavours, tender, varied - just gorgeous. The service was also outstanding - Read more
95% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
3 people mentioned the Cheese Charcuterie
$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
256 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Terrific food; great service; special thanks to the chef who worked long past his shift to make dumplings for friend who arrived late from OS.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Inner East
21 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
236 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food, booze and atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.
94% recommended
Modern Australian in Sydney / New South Wales
23 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
373 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
I'm from London and this is my favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Delicious food, fabulous decor and setting, wonderful staff. Couldn't be happier.
94% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Chicken Pie
$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
293 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Highly recommend, exceptional venue and staff. WE had a great time
96% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
5 people mentioned the Espresso Martini
$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
314 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
An awesome find! Food is fantastic and for the Monday’s couple special - It is just pure value! The location has a lot of parking spaces available making it very convenient. The waRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland
6 people mentioned the Calzone
$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
213 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Love this place, one of the nicest restaurant spaces in Melbourne with food to match. Forget about the other better known French restaurants in Melbourne, this is the number 1.
95% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Creme Caramel
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
462 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Beautiful Meal and setting. Well priced for quality of food and service. Will be back and recommending to friends.
98% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales
3 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
239 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Interesting and good middle eastern food with great service at reasonable price. This was my second time dining at this restaurant in the last two weeks. Will certainly include thiRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales
3 people mentioned the Haloumi
$$$$·Italian·
Wollongong
605 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
We always love popping into Kneading Ruby, such a beautifully curated space, and delicious menu. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Couldn’t recommend this place more.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
39 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
195 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Comfort Food
  • Fun
Probably the most enjoyable dining experience I’ve had in Sydney. Every dish was amazing, the service was quick and the staff were very friendly. Struggled a bit sitting on the stoRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
13 people mentioned the Porchetta
$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
902 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
It is always a pleasure to dine at Lucy Lui's. The food and service always consistent. Never changed since they opened. Friends I have recommended feel exactly the same wayRead more
95% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria
18 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
286 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
We dined on a quite Monday night and Mamasan did not disappoint. the services was impeccable and the food was to die for. It is reasonably priced we even got a bottle of red for onRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast
5 people mentioned the Crab Ravioli
$$$$·Spanish·
Sydney CBD
463 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions
Amazing food, amazing service and a lovely atmosphere.
93% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Sydney / New South Wales
6 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
490 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
The food was amazing! Absolute quality and everything was on point. The staff were welcoming and friendly, helped with recommendations to bring the dining experience to the next leRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
7 people mentioned the Gravlax
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,090 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Great and novel place for a special occasion. Exquisite food selection, enthusiastic staff and a larger than life nordic chef. Memorable experience
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
7 people mentioned the Short Rib
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
438 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was my second time at Momofuku and they have cemented their place as one of my favourite fine dining restaurants. They are well priced, the service is exceptional and the foRead more
86% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
4 people mentioned the Roti
$$$$·Steak·
Brisbane CBD
380 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
I took my first head chef here for his birthday (2 chefs so we know food) amazing! Service great, food 5 star and the balcony is the best place in the city to smoke a celebration cRead more
93% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
12 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Lebanese·
Surry Hills
440 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Amazing ambience, great services, brilliant food and wine pairing Definitely a must do in Sydney.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
11 people mentioned the Falafel
$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
355 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
Wonderful place for a quiet and delicious dinner. The service was great - attentive but discreet. The food delicious light and tasty and the atmosphere cool and calm. Thoroughly reRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
2 people mentioned the Agnolotti
$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
582 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
there was attentive service, food was amazing, our interstate business guests were very impressed with Oggi which made our job of entertaining them that much easier.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
8 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
189 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
Food was amazing, service was great. Really nice atmosphere on a not too crowded street. Good selection of wines and whiskeys.
94% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Agnolotti
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
180 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent Dining experience. Exceptional food, service and value. Tony & Kym Mifsud.
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Brisbane / Queensland
2 people mentioned the Flounder
$$$$·Seafood·
Merricks / Merricks North
653 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
We just had a fabulou's time @this place,friendly faces,professional staff and excellent food.we will be back...
96% recommended
Best Overall in Mornington Peninsula
9 people mentioned the Pinot Noir
$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
184 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Food and staff are always great. Would recommend to any one that is looking for a great night out. A little bit more than a pub meal but well worth it.
95% recommended
Romance in Melbourne / Victoria
6 people mentioned the Paella
$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
219 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
My only criticism is that when i tried to make a future coming the guy was not helpful. "I don't know if i'll be open that weekend" like he owned the place. Fair enough you perhaRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Sydney / New South Wales
2 people mentioned the Boudin
$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
866 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
5th time having the banquet at rick shores, 5th time with an outstanding experience in both food & service. This is my go to every time someone visits the GC and I want them to havRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
14 people mentioned the Prawn Curry
$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
562 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
We have been going to Ricky's since it opened and my daughter had her wedding there 2 years ago. Only criticism would be that we are treated as first time guests each time and I haRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
6 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
360 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
As always, the food and service never disappoints. Have come here a few times now and love the relaxed atmosphere and amazing food.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
3 people mentioned the Espresso Martini
$$$$·Australian·
Wollongong
209 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
Awesome Food, Awesome Service. Being new to the area it was fantastic to find this gem of fine dining. Exceeding our expectations. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
98% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales
4 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
825 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
The server was very nice and helped us navigate the menu. Loved the food and atmosphere of the place!
94% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
8 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
173 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
A celebration of my husband’s birthday. Service was excellent, menu choices were many and varied and the food exceptional. I would definitely recommend Season.
95% recommended
Modern Australian in Brisbane / Queensland
3 people mentioned the Seafood Curry
$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
461 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Great food and ambience. Service was decent but could be friendlier.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
14 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
671 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Amazing food!! AmaIng service!!! Great place!!! Had the best time.
96% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria
11 people mentioned the Croquettes
$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
537 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
All staff were excellent, particularly Tyler. Food was sensational. We had an excellent time and will be back.
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
5 people mentioned the Fish Chip
$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
1,497 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Love the food. love the service and decor. It is always special and wish we lived closer.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
56 people mentioned the Roti
$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
202 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Grab a seat at the bar to experience some heavenly treats whilst watching the action in the kitchen unfold before you. We had the set menu and found it to be inventive, wholesome aRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria
12 people mentioned the Roti
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
224 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Great food, great view. We loved it. We are sure to be back with friends soon
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
128 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Cosy
Probably one of the best places to go for a glass of wine and some amazing food. The dessert was absolutely mind blowing
98% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria
2 people mentioned the Beef Sliders
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
494 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great venue. Excellent food. 2 course and 3 course special menus were great value. Fantastic food. Will return.
98% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria
8 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
242 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Birthdays
Absolutely amazing food, great value and fabulous customer service !
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Affogato
$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
204 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Great service. I found the service was excellent the staff were very attentive. the side dishes were well cooked, however the steaks were over cooked the request for 'Blue" resulteRead more
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
5 people mentioned the German Potatoes