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 Thu, 1/30
Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 1/30
Time
7:00 PM

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
601 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing food with a lovely atmosphere, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fine dining experience.
98% recommended
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Bistro Rex

$$$$·French·
Potts Point
388 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Absolutely brilliant food. The service was excellent and the restaurant was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to eat French food.
94% recommended
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Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
309 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Sunday Lunch
As usual, top quality food service and attention to detail. Friendly and aware staff providing seemless service. Highly recommended.
95% recommended
Australian in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,339 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Just a great place to have a business lunch.
92% recommended
Scenic View in Sydney / New South Wales
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Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
437 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Love it every time we go never disappointed. We celebrated my daughters birthday and they made it very special for her. The food is always beyond delicious we can’t go past the Read more
98% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
319 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Someone took us here last year and we were impressed! We went on our own this year ( we are tennis fanatics!🎾). AND we’re not disappointed. The starter was artistic and very enjoyRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria

CHISWICK - Woollahra

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Woollahra
1,072 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Beautiful place, lovely food and wine. Great place for a celebration
100% recommended
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Chocolate Buddha

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
880 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Lunch
A great dining experience! The food is exceptional. We loved the sashimi and sushi platter and soft shell crab rolls the best! The fish was extremely high quality. Great views and Read more
95% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
329 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Delicious food with lovely staff and ambiance! Great with a group or for date night. And sitting by the bar was super fun!
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

David's

$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
383 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Love love love David's on every level, exceptional food and service and a divine interior, a total pleasure.
89% recommended
Brunch in Inner East

Dead Ringer

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
319 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Amazing for gluten free. Can recommend the feed me option!
92% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Sydney / New South Wales

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
613 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Amazing venue and table to watch sunset for my partner’s birthday. Service, food and wines were all impeccable. Thank-you - we’ll be back for sure!
93% recommended
Best Overall in Bayside
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Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
396 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Great service and awesome menu! A definite must for any visitor to Melbourne.
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Melbourne / Victoria

Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
543 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
Always great food and the service is fabulous. Sat outside and was a hot night so some fans would have been good. But overall, loved it
97% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
278 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food was amazing.. little noisy inside if busy but still recommend to friends and family.. service is good but it was little busy so wait staffs were running around rush..
92% recommended
Business Meals in Inner City

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
627 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Great location and a great restaurant, certainly worth the drive.
96% recommended
Special Occasions in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
355 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
One of the most amazing restaurants. Great food Amazing service
98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

Kneading Ruby

$$$$·Italian·
Australia
882 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Knowledgable, professional service and equally amazing food.
97% recommended
Most Booked in Exclusive

LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
274 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
Great customer service, great food and great ambience.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
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Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,307 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Great atmosphere and delicious food
92% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
442 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
We love heading to Mamasan's. The menu, wines and service is excellent. Definitely add this restaurant to your must do list. Thank you to the Mamasan team. Karen C.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

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
799 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Everything was amazing. Been back so many times and it never ceases to exceed my expectations.
94% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria

Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,543 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Great restaurant. Been 2 times and thoroughly enjoyed on both occasions. Would visit more often if prices were more friendly.
95% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Sydney / New South Wales

Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
640 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Incredible food and even more incredible service. High-end food in a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment.
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies 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
  • Good for a Date
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
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Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
682 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding food and excellent service. The banquet was divine and Nour easily accommodated a vegetarian. I will definitely be back
94% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
453 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
The food was excellent, perhaps the early courses cam a bit too quickly The staff were more than helpful, it was a delightful evening
91% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
943 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Food is amazing, wine list amazing, service and knowledge of food and wine is amazing, ingredients of food is amazing...this place is a must-visit every day of the week!
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
317 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Unbelievable food, just took a little while to get.
95% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Inner City

Pause Samford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
318 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent food with great service. The lunch menu was great value. Very friendly and welcoming.
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Brisbane / Queensland

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,162 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Outstanding building great outlook Fresh dining menu
95% recommended
Best Overall in Mornington Peninsula

Puerto

$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
241 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
My dining companion and I ordered the same dish (duck pate) and opted to share the potato 'side'. Not being aficionados of Portuguese style dining, we realised in retrospect, that Read more
85% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
394 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Favorite restaurant in the world. Nothing on earth like it
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
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Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,504 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
This was a wonderful experience. We were given a voucher which made the evening more special.
94% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland
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Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
846 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Best place in Noosa. High en restaurant with a family feel. Great service terrific food. Really recommend this.
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
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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
98% recommended
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Rookie Eatery

$$$$·Australian·
Wollongong
296 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was outstanding. We had the Feed Me 1 menu and were completely satisfied. High quality, variety and well presented.
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,090 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Amazing service and delicious food. We ordered seafood pasta which was one of the best pastas I have ever tasted, even comparing the pastas at Jamie's. We also ordered an eye filleRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Brisbane / Queensland
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Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
254 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Family holiday.
95% recommended
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Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
756 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
This restaurant is absolutely fabulous. Excellent food, really well presented with flair and imagination. Highly recommended.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
1,000 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
We have been to smith and daughters twice for celebration dinners and have enjoyed it so much I rave about it to anyone who’ll listen. As an omnivore I can say the food is outstandRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria
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Stokehouse Q

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
765 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
We had a great experience on Monday night. Our meals were on time and food was delicious. Our waiter was polite and very knowledgeable with a great personality that made the experiRead more
89% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,726 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
They have the music so loud you could not have a conversation. We moved tables three times to get a quiet space. I mentioned ones it was birthdays celebrations but nothing done abRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland
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Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
436 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The food was beautiful and the service excellent. I would highly recommend this place.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Inner City
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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
349 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Stunning views, great food and fantastic, friendly service. We come here everytime we come to Phillip Island.
98% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Peacock Den

$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
213 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Tapas
The Peacock Den has such a beautiful vibe about it. Its welcoming, relaxing and the food and service is always amazing. Have been a few times and have never been disappointed.
100% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
701 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lovely range of food and service was great. Attentive to getting children’s food quickly.
99% recommended

Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
341 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We have dined there 3 times. Once for dinner and twice at lunch, the meal has been amazing every time. I would highly recommend Tinamba Hotel to anyone
98% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
388 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
We took our son here for his birthday and couldn’t fault it. We had the most wonderful time the service was fantastic the ambiance was magnificent and the food was amazing. Thank Read more
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
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