Best Eco-Friendly Restaurants in Australia

Get your green-on in these restaurants going above and beyond to do good for Mother Earth. From using sustainable ingredients to reducing their energy usage, these spots are serving up incredible dishes with an ultra-light carbon footprint. Book today to do your part.

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Restaurants:Cape Lodge Restaurant, Lake House - Daylesford, love.fish - Barangaroo
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Modern European, Modern Australian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Yallingup, Daylesford, Barangaroo
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Cape Lodge Restaurant

$$$$·Modern European·
Yallingup
2 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View

Cape Lodge Restaurant sources its ingredients from only local farms, nearby waters and its own kitchen garden. Specializing in classic French-influenced cuisine, the beloved Margaret River restaurant’...

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Lake House - Daylesford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Daylesford
745 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

At Melbourne’s Lake House, produce grown on its own 38-acre farm is very often hand-picked the morning before it’s served to guests for lunch of dinner. Lamb, rare-breed pork, grass-fed beef, local se...

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love.fish - Barangaroo

$$$$·Seafood·
Barangaroo
1,000 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View

The Love.Fish brand aims to be “the fish bar with a green heart,” serving fresh and sustainable seafood to Sydney diners. The restaurant presents a wide array of locally sourced Australian oysters, ra...

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Press* Food & Wine

$$$$·Grill·
Adelaide City Center
805 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu

At Press* Food & Wine in Adelaide, executive chef Andrew Davies and head chef Joshua Lansley create their elegant, contemporary dishes around the freshest seasonal bounty of South Australia.

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Red Gum BBQ

$$$$·Barbecue·
Australia
1,237 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive

Red Gum BBQ is a pioneer of low-and-slow cuisine prepared using quality, sustainable ingredients; all the meat used in classic southern U.S.-inspired barbecue creations is free-range and grass-fed. Th...

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Child Friendly in Exclusive
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The Chef's Table - Kuro Kisume

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
96 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

The Chef’s Table – Kuro Kisume brings an exclusive, 12-seat omakase experience to Melbourne. Its incredible cuisine is built upon the concept of seasonality in conjunction with the bounty of Australia...

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The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

$$$$·Café·
Alexandria
1,288 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions

The organic garden at the Grounds of Alexandria Café, the source of much of the fresh produce used in the kitchen, is augmented by compost made from kitchen scraps. The restaurant’s green efforts also...

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Brunch in Sydney
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Vue de monde

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
1,076 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

Vue de Monde, an elegant fine-dining restaurant in Melbourne, has fitted its space with recycled furniture and low-emissions fixtures. Acclaimed chef Shannon Bennett has evolved the restaurant’s award...

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Best Service in Melbourne
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Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel

$$$$·Australian·
Dunkeld
109 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List

The acclaimed five-and eight-course tasting menus at Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel reflect the seasonal produce growing in the hotel’s own organic kitchen garden, which is the largest of its kind in Aus...

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W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
1,009 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies

Three Blue Ducks in Brisbane is committed to ethical and sustainable business practices on all levels, which includes working with trusted local suppliers to source sustainably grown and raised ingred...

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Scenic View in Brisbane
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Isles Lane Bar & Kitchen

$$$$·Australian·
Brisbane CBD
47 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Business Meals

Local farm-fresh produce and a nose-to-tail ethos inspire the gastropub cuisine at Isles Lane Bar and Kitchen on Post Office Square.

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Zinc Port Douglas

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Port Douglas
654 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance

The contemporary Australian cuisine served at Zinc is inspired by the abundance of quality products available in Port Douglas, especially the local reef fish, tropical fruit and tableland-grown vegeta...

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Eden's Table - The Westin Brisbane

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
60 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals

All the fresh seafood served at Eden’s Table, the signature restaurant of The Westin Brisbane, is sustainable, and the meats and produce are all sourced from local suppliers. Further, the restaurant’s...

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Acre Camperdown

$$$$·Australian·
Camperdown
1,031 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating

With the goal of creating awareness of the effects of everyday food choices, Acre Eatery offers a sustainable menu focused on transparency, seasonality and traceability. The restaurant supports and pa...

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The Gantry Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Dawes Point / Walsh Bay
120 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

The Gantry Restaurant, an incredible venue set against Sydney Harbour, uses sustainably sourced ingredients for its menus. Its wine list features labels from many sustainable vineyards, and handcrafte...

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Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Caribbean·
Pyrmont
678 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine

Momofuku Seiobo, part of David Chang’s critically acclaimed international empire, presents a tasting menu inspired by Australian ingredients and the Caribbean heritage of executive chef Paul Carmichae...

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Revel Brewing Co - Bulimba

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Bulimba
70 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings

In presenting its craft brew and wood-fired pizza offerings, Revel Brewing Co. uses locally sourced ingredients in order to minimize its food footprint and support small, local businesses.

Hogget Kitchen

$$$$·Australian·
Warragul
262 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions

The lamb-centric menus at Hogget Kitchen are created in celebration of locally sourced ingredients at the peak of their seasonal freshness. Chef-owner Trevor Perkins is a proponent of nose-to-tail but...

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Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Southport
179 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch

Café Catalina, which serves modern Australian cuisine in a casual setting, uses only environmentally sustainable products. The Gold Coast café turns its coffee grinds into mulch, uses bamboo straws an...

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Outdoor Eating in Gold Coast
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
471 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

Cecconi’s, a chic Italian restaurant in Melbourne, works closely with a network of small, independent suppliers to source its highly seasonal, organic produce, meats and fish. It was one of the first ...

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Best Food in Melbourne
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Collins Quarter - Melbourne CBD

$$$$·Australian·
Melbourne CBD
4 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual

Inside its stunning Victorian-era space, Collins Quarter presents gourmet cuisine sourced from local, organic farmers. Acclaimed chef Luke Headon, who is well-versed in nose-to-tail butchery, is dedic...

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Higher Ground Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
651 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

Higher Ground, an all-day café-restaurant hybrid in Melbourne, holds itself to a very high standard in terms of sustainability. The restaurant space includes an aquaponic farm-wall installation that g...

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Brunch in City Centre
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2 Fish Restaurant - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Port Douglas
162 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions

The chefs at 2 Fish Restaurant in Port Douglas have a philosophy of centering their food around local, natural and sustainable Australian produce. Seafood served at the restaurant is harvested locally...

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