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

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
633 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The service from the staff was excellent. The food was promptly delivered and to an outstanding standard. A lovely way to spend an anniversary
98% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
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Bistro Rex

$$$$·French·
Potts Point
388 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • 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.
97% recommended
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Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
325 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
Went there for a lunch date with my partner on a Monday public holiday. Amazing food, incredible service, wine and paired food courses were exceptional. Can’t wait to come back!
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,452 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
IT WAS A LOVELY NIGHT OUT WITH MY LOVELY HUSBAND
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sydney / New South Wales
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Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
479 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Brilliant - great food, great location! Good wine choice and it’s got to be the best food on the coast!
98% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
338 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We loved our dining experience !!! Our server was wonderful; a young woman from Yorkshire. Wine was excellent and food Was superb!!! Look forward to returning!!!
93% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria
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CHISWICK - Woollahra

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Woollahra
1,073 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Beautiful place, lovely food and wine. Great place for a celebration
94% recommended
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Chocolate Buddha

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
922 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
Great food, amazing service. The staff were helpful and friendly.
97% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria
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Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
351 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
amazing food, beautiful service. We were particularly taken aback by the meatball and parmesan sandwich & salted beef roll. Outstanding.
95% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
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David's

$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
397 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Lunch
Staff are very accommodating. Good food. Definitely can recommend to others.
89% recommended
Sunday Lunch in Melbourne / Victoria
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Dead Ringer

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
341 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
The team at Dead Ringer are absolute legends! I cannot speak more highly of them and the restaurant and bar itself is in my TOP 3 of all time. The food, drinks and service never Read more
90% recommended
Healthy in Sydney / New South Wales
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Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
658 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
I celebrated my birthday recently at Donovans with my husband. Donovans is our 'go to restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, and any other reason we can find to go there for a mRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Melbourne / Victoria
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Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
418 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
A different level of cocktail and flavour creation and presentation. Must try experience in Melbourne! The best seat in the house is in the bar.
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Melbourne / Victoria
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Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
584 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Outstanding Italian cuisine and even better service!
98% recommended
Best Value in Brisbane / Queensland
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French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
289 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Lovely authentic loft style venue with gorgeous bar. Beautiful food. On the expensive side.
89% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria
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Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
652 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
Amazing food, atmosphere and service! An outstanding location ❤️
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sydney / New South Wales
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Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
380 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
A kaleidoscope of flavours brilliantly balanced by master chef Michael.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
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Kneading Ruby

$$$$·Italian·
Australia
951 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
Amazing food! The service was spot on. Such a friendly waiter who wasn’t over the top and lovely with the kids. They have adapted to the covid regulations so well and the restauranRead more
97% recommended
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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
275 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food! Even the sides are Awesome. The Porcetta the the bomb! Definitely have the crispy lettuce and the corn cob. This is from a person is not fan of salad and corn normallRead more
97% recommended
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Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,377 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Great service.
92% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria
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Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
471 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Food and service was amazing. Well done guys.
97% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Brisbane / Queensland

Mercado

$$$$·Spanish·
Sydney CBD
521 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
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Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
834 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Our second time around, just as amazing! Can't wait to come back again! :)
95% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria
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Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,613 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
The best restaurant in Australia. I have been 7 times and each time it gets better
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sydney / New South Wales
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Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Caribbean·
Sydney CBD
675 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Lovely dining experience however music was quite loud and drink portions felt a little bit conservative. Overall good night.
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
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Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill - Brisbane

$$$$·Steak·
Brisbane CBD
449 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food and great service as always. Perfect setting and the balcony was the perfect place with the heaters and a nice breeze.
93% recommended
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Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
717 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic..left special requests in booking and everything was attended too. Highly recommend. Food and flavours outstanding
94% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales
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Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
472 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Everything was perfect for dinner at Osterio di Russo & Russo for our party of four. We had the Tutto Benne menu with matching wine and every dish was delicious. Service and timingRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
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Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
1,007 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Unreal food and friendly staff :)
94% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
340 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Fabulous food, wonderful bread, simple Italian menu that’s clever and fresh
98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne / Victoria
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Pause Samford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
346 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
The best restaurant around . Please don’t shut down and if the covid 19 is impacting your numbers let us know and we will be there 🥰
97% recommended
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Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,260 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
Amazing views and Amazing food!! What an experience, will definately be back again! Thank you!!
94% recommended
Special Occasion in Melbourne / Victoria
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
422 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Everything perfect, this my favourite french restaurant
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sydney / New South Wales
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Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,611 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Everything was outstanding as usual. This is definitely one of my favourites on the Gold Coast. You can’t beat those views either.
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Brisbane / Queensland
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Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
899 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
I love love love this place, every time we come to Noosa we visit and each time we are not disappointed, the food is amazing, the view is amazing and staff are very attentive, highRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Brisbane / Queensland
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Rogue Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
409 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
99% recommended
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Rookie Eatery

$$$$·Australian·
Wollongong
306 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Awesome food and fantastic service. Excellent overall and will definitely be back
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
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Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,139 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Amazing experience! We loved the view, the service and the food
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Brisbane / Queensland
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Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
254 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
Family holiday.
97% recommended
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Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
800 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Best restaurant in Adelaide! amazing food and superb location!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
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Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
1,053 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Really, really excellent food. Creative, delicious menu. Thanks for putting a candle in the tiramisú for my girlfriend’s birthday :) definitely one of my favourite spots, maybe eveRead more
93% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria
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Stokehouse Q

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
801 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
The setting was perfect overlooking the river, a sunny day with a tiny breeze; the food, service and wine was first class. Overall a memorable experience.
89% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland
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Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,890 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Excellent food excellent service excellent staff will definitely be back again and again
98% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland
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Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
486 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The service was warm, welcoming and wonderful! Excellent adherence to social distancing recommendations. Please go, have a rendang pie, the best roti you will ever eat, and thank gRead more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
378 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Lunch
So wonderful to be back at the Cape Kitchen! Took friends for breakfast. So easy to linger with the brilliant view and beautiful food, great service and good company.
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Peacock Den

$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
228 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Notable Wine List
Excellent food. Tastes magnificent. Very happy to return again
100% recommended
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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
743 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
best way to celebrate being able to eat out again. love the Woodhouse.!
99% recommended
Romantic in Melbourne / Victoria
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Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
370 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Great venue. Great staff.....very friendly without being annoying
98% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
416 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food, great service and beautiful atmosphere
94% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
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Puerto - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
246 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Service and ambiance was amazing. Perfect for occasion dining. Only downside was food portion sizes considering the price. Food was good but not mindblowing. Best dish was probablyRead more
89% recommended
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