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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
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A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
554 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Beautiful food presented with style. Outdoor tables can be a bit wobbly. Friendly professional staff. Some sommelier training for selected staff would further enhance an all over vRead more
99% recommended
Best Service in Brisbane / Queensland

Bistro Rex

$$$$·French·
Potts Point
388 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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.
95% recommended
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Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
283 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
Great food, wine and atmosphere! Will recommend to friends.
96% recommended
Great for Lunch in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,185 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great food. Great location. Great service.
90% recommended
Scenic View in Sydney / New South Wales
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Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
394 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
We were very happy with our experience at Captain Moonlite. We were given a table close to the window - what an amazing view. Our meal was delicious. Loved the share plates and my Read more
98% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
296 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent first experience dining here, will definitely be back. Service was very attentive but not pushy, Roberto was spectacular and made sure we were very well looked after.
96% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria
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CHISWICK - Woollahra

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Woollahra
1,069 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Great ambiance & equally wonderful wholesome food!
100% recommended
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Chocolate Buddha

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
807 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
Excellent service from walking in to paying the bill. Food is subjective but definitely elegantly presented and to me it is quite tasty.
97% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne / Victoria

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
309 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Great meal and service. Well located bistro very close to Newtown centre.
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
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David's

$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
356 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
The female waitress made our dining experience amazing. Very sweet personality and we felt very welcome and valued. Great experience and really enjoyed our meal.
93% recommended
Best Service in Inner East

Dead Ringer

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
297 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
My bestie and I dined on a Saturday. We had the brunch set menu with bottomless mimosas. We sat at the window looking out and had a fantastic time. Food amazing and the mimosas wRead more
93% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Sydney / New South Wales

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
537 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Family meal to celebrate my daughters birthday. One of our party is gluten intolerant, which they accomodated so well, including serving her a specially made bread roll straight ouRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
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Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
366 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We love this place! The drinks Ara amazing! The service is great and the food is wonderful! The only thing that bothered me was that each time someone opened the door, it was cold Read more
94% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria
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Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carina Heights
501 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Excellent food and wonderful service! Have had dinner here on a few occasions and it is always a very enjoyable experience.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
270 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Well the location is cool and the food was great but this is the best I can say. This is definitely not a cheap restaurant yet I have had far better service in suburban diners! We Read more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Inner City

Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
601 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
Wow!!! What an amazing experience! The food was absolutely delicious, staff were very friendly and the atmosphere and view was gorgeous. Will definitely be going back again.
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
319 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Michael’s menu is always full of flavour, well portioned and authentic. Wait staff are briefed on each dish and are attentive. The Sommelier is very knowledgeable about local and iRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
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Kneading Ruby

$$$$·Italian·
Australia
816 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
As always, we had lovely food and great service. The vibe was energetic but it did not detract from our very positive experience. thank you!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Exclusive

LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
262 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
The Entrees were great, the Porchetta had a great crackling, but was a little fatty ... The Rib Eye also seemed 25% fat which was disappointing (especially when paying by weight!),Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,220 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
I can never fault dinner or drinks here! Service and staff are always excellent too.
93% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria
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Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
403 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was amazing n staff was brilliant loved everything staff was so helpful n friendly too
96% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast
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Mercado

$$$$·Spanish·
Sydney CBD
521 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
752 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Awesome spot. Great ambiance, not wankery, Food was amazing, so good in fact we ordered another steak and more ribs. Then the deserts! Apple crumble was knock your socks off greatRead more
95% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne / Victoria
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Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,458 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Great experience and very friendly staff
95% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Sydney / New South Wales
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Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
600 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was absolutely delicious!! The flavours were unreal and we loved how the chefs and waitresses explained each dish along with how to eat it. We were surprised by the outstaRead more
89% recommended
Best Service 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 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.
95% recommended
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Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
642 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Memorable experience! Service was top notch and was very considerate. Every dish we tried was delicious
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
433 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Can't recommend this restaurant enough. I have been coming here regularly for 4 years since I first moved to Newtown and I have never come away not thoroughly enjoying my meal, as Read more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
878 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Was recommended this restaurant by a friend. Loved the menu, and really enjoyed my dish which was the swimmer crab linguine. The staff member was very helpful and took time to explRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
287 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Expensive but delicious! An favorite spot, will definitely be back!
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Melbourne / Victoria
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Pause Samford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
288 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
Faultless - incredible food, warm atmosphere, friendly service, everything you want for a wonderful night out
98% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland

Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,025 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Such wonderful staff and great food! Will definatly come here again
95% recommended
Most Booked in Melbourne / Victoria

Puerto

$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
233 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Had such an amazing experience. The food and the service was great. The view was amazing! Will definitely be back again.
90% recommended
Romantic in Melbourne / Victoria
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
348 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic atmosphere and great food. It is a bit loud so difficult conversation in a large group. There is also a service charge for group 8+.
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sydney / New South Wales
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Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,373 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Outstanding food, outstanding service and a fantastic location. Highly recommend the Feed Me option but add the signature dish of bug rolls.
94% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland
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Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
767 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
This was our first visit to Rickys so we ordered the degustation menu. The food was excellent and varied but with seafood very much to the fore. The selection of dishes fave us a gRead more
92% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland

Rogue Bistro

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

$$$$·Australian·
Wollongong
281 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
From a warm greeting as we walked in, to a farewell as we left, the whole experience was excellent. Super-professional service came from knowledgeable staff with utmost courtesy. TRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,028 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
We are regulars in that we stay at Netanya and don’t miss an opportunity to dine at Sails. We love the food and always get good service
94% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland
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Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
241 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Visited here many times over the years, but since the refurbishment, menu, taste and quality of food, and serving size have improved out of sight. We all loved the experience and iRead more
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Brisbane / Queensland

Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
692 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Just amazing food! Small details made it so enjoyable and the range of flavours and meals was amazing. Can't wait to return
96% recommended
Best Overall in Adelaide / South Australia
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Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
947 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Beautiful food - interesting combinations of ingredients. Great to have ordered the banquet to try a wider range of dishes but to have each dish come individually so that we could Read more
94% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria
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Stokehouse Q

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
713 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Fantastic day from start to end...food, wine and service excellent as always!
91% recommended
Scenic View in Brisbane / Queensland
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Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,515 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Wow! Fantastic, only problem was that we over ordered, on the menu it said to order 2 things from each section, probably could have done with 1 less large meal, but we did take homRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in Brisbane / Queensland
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Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
403 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lovely place to have a birthday dinner. Great for all ages.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Inner City

The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
302 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Lunch
Beautiful views from this gorgeous restaurant. Wait staff were attentive and friendly. Pork belly was delicious!
99% recommended
Afternoon Tea in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Peacock Den

$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
191 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Tapas
We love the Peacock Den for our mum’s group gatherings. The atmosphere is lovely and quiet - the no kids thing is a huge draw card!
99% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
667 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very nice food. Great wine list. Friendly and knowledgable staff
99% recommended
Best Service in Melbourne / Victoria
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Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
319 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Love, love, love this place. Never had a negative experience here, always a great one.
99% recommended
Best Value in Melbourne / Victoria

Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
358 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Walters is always perfect for an occasion business meal. My favourite steak place in Brisbane
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane / Queensland
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