Best Eco-Friendly Restaurants in Australia

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Cape Lodge Restaurant, Lake House - Daylesford, love.fish - Barangaroo
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Modern European, Modern Australian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Yallingup, Daylesford, Barangaroo

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 MargarRead more
83% recommended
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Lake House - Daylesford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Daylesford
643 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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, grasRead more
97% recommended
Most Booked in North & Central Victoria
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love.fish - Barangaroo

$$$$·Seafood·
Barangaroo
802 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
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 AuRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in Sydney / New South Wales
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Press* Food & Wine

$$$$·Grill·
Adelaide
608 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia

Red Gum BBQ

$$$$·Barbecue·
Red Hill / Red Hill South
850 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Worth the Drive
  • Lunch
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-ranRead more
87% recommended
Most Booked in Mornington Peninsula
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The Chef's Table - Kuro Kisume

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
95 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
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 theRead more
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The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

$$$$·Café·
Alexandria
768 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
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’Read more
88% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Sydney / New South Wales
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Vue de monde

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
917 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
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 thRead more
97% recommended
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Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel

$$$$·Australian·
Dunkeld
108 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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 largesRead more
100% recommended
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W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
779 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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 groRead more
89% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland
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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.
95% recommended
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2 Fish Restaurant

$$$$·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 Read more
85% recommended
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Zinc Port Douglas

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Port Douglas
251 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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 taRead more
99% recommended
Modern Australian in Brisbane / Queensland

Eden's Table - The Westin Brisbane

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
60 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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. FurthRead more
100% recommended
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Acre Camperdown

$$$$·Australian·
Camperdown
937 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
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 restauRead more
86% recommended
Group Bookings in Sydney / New South Wales
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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 vineyRead more
86% recommended
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Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Caribbean·
Sydney CBD
677 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 executiveRead more
89% recommended
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Revel Brewing Co

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Bulimba
50 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • 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 busRead more
96% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland
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Hogget Kitchen

$$$$·Australian·
Warragul
262 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 proponentRead more
100% recommended
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Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Southport
93 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
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, uRead more
96% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Brisbane / Queensland
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
351 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 wRead more
93% recommended

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-taiRead more
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Higher Ground Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
367 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
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-wallRead more
91% recommended
Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria
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