Top 50 restaurants in Australia

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.

As rated by verified OpenTable diners
Restaurants:A Touch of Salt, Cafe Sydney, Cecconi's Flinders Lane
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, Seafood, Italian
Neighborhoods:Townsville CBD, Sydney CBD, Melbourne CBD
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville CBD
1,256 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
We visited A Touch of Salt from the Sunshine Coast and were delighted with the warm welcome we received, the efficient service and the presentation and quality of the food.
Best Overall in Tropical North Queensland
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Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
3,094 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
We love this place. If Sydney was a restaurant, this place is it... and it's why we love going back here. So glad that they're open again, and it was great to be there on day 1 Read more
Most Booked in Sydney
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
471 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Highly recommend Cecconi’s for any special occasion. Excellent service & attention to detail. We enjoyed pre dinner cocktails at the bar. Very inviting ambiance and of course, incrRead more
Best Ambience in Melbourne

Chocolate Buddha

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
1,202 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
Amazing service and stunning food. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great foodie experience.
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne
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Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
548 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Great fun casual bistro with interesting food and superb staff
Best Food in Sydney
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David's

$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
539 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Delicious - great to be back
Brunch in Inner City South
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Dead Ringer

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
611 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Loved it! Great ambiance outside with outstanding service and food.
Best Overall in Sydney
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Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
702 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
Always an absolutely delight to go to Donovans. Love the ambience, service and delicious food. I would highly recommend this restaurant and for many years this has become the favorRead more
Romance in Melbourne
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Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
583 reviews
  • Romance
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasions
The decor and the staff all played into the ambience of a prohibition jazz club, our waiter was simply fantastic and the cocktails were well made and balanced. Thanks!
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne
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Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carindale
990 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Delicious delicious delicious great value , great service for our table of 8 and even a friendly magician on our Tuesday night .. 5 stars out of 5 🌟
Best Overall in Brisbane
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French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
289 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Attractive room with nice ambience. Good service. Food excellent. Would return.
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Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
1,108 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Beautiful setting, great food, excellent service. What more can I say? Totally satisfied. Hope to return before too long
Best Overall in New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
518 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
Superb middle eastern food, excellent passionate and knowledgeable service, great ambience! Will 100% be back!

Kneading Ruby

$$$$·Italian·
Australia
1,408 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Great food and great service! good atmoshphere!!!!
Best Food in Exclusive
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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Bistro·
Chippendale
359 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Hidden away gem! Service was impeccable, promptly filling up our water glasses, asking how our food was. Ambience is understated - the meat window was very cool. Food was deliciousRead more
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Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,862 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Fabulous as always, wonderful service and the food is amazing ❤️
Asian in Melbourne
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Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
1,087 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We love it, amazing food, amazing cocktails and amazing staff
Best Overall in Gold Coast

Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
1,159 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
Excellent service and food- highly recommend. They went the extra mile to make our night special. Will be coming back soon.
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne
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Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
2,218 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
Overall it was a great night out and a whole experience with the meals.
Best Ambience in Sydney
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Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
719 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Always a great experience at this lovely restaurant. We were a group of 6 and ordered the Tutte Benne with matching wines. Wonderful food and drinks and excellent service and attenRead more
Best Overall in Sydney
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Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide City Center
1,911 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Staff will match your wine with your food if you wish- outstanding expertise. Food prepared at a very high level Staff do their job well to look after you. Their suggestions for foRead more
Most Booked in Adelaide
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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
530 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding as always.
Notable Wine List in Inner City South
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
919 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Food, service, ambience all excellent. The band and Billie McCarthy were also wonderful. An absolute treat all round.
Best Service in Sydney
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Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
2,661 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We all had your set menu for the first time. OMG so amazing everything beautiful left with sore tummies but ate every bit of everything. As usual you gave me a beautiful table at Read more
Best Overall in Gold Coast
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Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
1,594 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Best place in Noosa. Love the staff and food.
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast
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Rookie Eatery

$$$$·Australian·
Wollongong
440 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Fantastic service and delicious food. What a treat after months of lockdown. The standouts were oysters and king fish for me. Thanks 😊
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Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
1,628 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
I’ve always enjoyed Sails Restaurants it’s been a favourite of mine for 8 years now. I highly recommended dinning here. Great vibes & lovely location on the beach front in Noosa.
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Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide City Center
1,524 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Absolutely sublime, Umami flavours. Great cosy vibe, especially in the booths. Our third time here. We’ll be back
Hot Spot in Adelaide
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Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fitzroy
1,259 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
The best service, such amazing food and great drinks!
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne
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Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
4,068 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
What a great place to have dinner. With wonderful advice from the staff we were able to select a great dinner from the many flavours on the menu. The service was excellent with eacRead more
Best Food in Sunshine Coast
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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
811 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Breakfast was delicious and so well presented. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. The view is the best in Victoria. All in all a fabulous experience.
Scenic View in Victoria
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The Peacock Den

$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
345 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Loved the atmosphere, service and food. Great friendly staff and great service which is rare. All five of us loved it, will be back
Best Overall in Eastern Suburbs
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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
1,423 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Was a fantastic dinner for my sons graduation, staff were amazing, service was great, meal was beautiful, drinks were nice and cold. Hats off to the chefs…
Notable Wine List in Victoria
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Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
680 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Absolutely delicious, lovely table service, would recommend this place to anyone, can’t wait to go back to be honest!
Romance in Victoria

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
959 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Great restaurant and highly recommend to others. Excellent service.
Best Overall in Brisbane
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