Restaurants in Australia

  • Bistro Terroir

    Bistro Terroir

    For a little slice of France in the heart of Daylesford, locals rendezvous at Bi...

  • Thirty Eight Chairs South Yarra

    Thirty Eight Chairs South ...

    Soak up inner urban sophistication and Neapolitan fare at Thirty Eight Chairs on...

  • Clifford's Grill & Lounge

    Clifford's Grill & Lounge

    Industrially chic, Clifford's Grill & Lounge offers alfresco interaction...

  • bel cibo

    bel cibo

    You needn’t speak Italian to understand that bel cibo, in the heart of Port Doug...

  • Verona Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

    Verona Italian Restaurant ...

    Follow tantalising aromas wafting from the wood fired oven to Verona Italian Res...

  • Bridge Hotel Bendigo

    Bridge Hotel Bendigo

    Its red brick building stands steadfast in Bendigo, but the inside of The Bridge...

  • MedRock - Bar & Grill

    MedRock - Bar & Grill

    Take a stroll along the banks of Parramatta River and meet with friends for a su...

  • Ble Greek Kouzina Restaurant

    Ble Greek Kouzina Restaura...

    Experience a taste of the Greek islands without leaving Sydney at Ble Greek Kouz...

  • La Marina

    La Marina

    Take a holiday of your own and head along the marina edge of Port Drive in Airli...

  • Manly Wine

    Manly Wine

    For those lucky enough to find themselves strolling through the northern beaches...

  • Social Eating House & Bar

    Social Eating House & Bar

    Looking for somewhere “social?" Social Eating House, the latest offering by...

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    Cultural Influences

    Restaurants in Australia are as diverse as they are plentiful. With a restaurant scene rich with cultural influences from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, America and Polynesia, Australia has become a destination for restaurant buffs from around the world. While a blossoming food culture exists right throughout the country, Sydney and Melbourne are at the forefront Australia's fine dining scene. "Modern Australian" is the term used to describe our cuisine; a mix of east meets west, somewhat French, somewhat Italian, somewhat Asian. Our own unique style, but unclassifiable.

    Australian Cuisine

    There is no real discernable difference in cuisine from region to another, but influences such as italian and greek in Melbourne and asian in Darwin are noticeable. Australians love their seafood: Sydney rock oysters, Queensland sea scallops, rock lobsters and mud crabs, giant king prawns and Balmain bugs (the Balmain gug or Moreton Bay gug is a type of slipper lobster and is closely related to the rock lobsters. It is a popular crustacean commonly found in restaurants, fish markets and local fish shops), blue eye cod and Barramundi are all delicacies regularly found on menus throughout the country.

    Indigenous foods are also becoming widely recognized and available, enabling the creation of dishes such as: calamari seasoned with lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle linguine tossed with South Australian scallops, native spinach fettuccine with crocodile, creamy bush tomato and macadamia sauce, kangaroo fillet crusted with mountain pepper, served with a pepper berry dressing and rosella flower salad. And of course there are witchetty grubs, a delicacy usually reserved for those who venture into the outback.

    Restaurant Opening Times & Reservations

    From relaxed water front cafes to internationally renowned award winning restaurants, whatever the style, Australia serves up an infinite range of culinary delights that will satisfy the most discerning palate. Every restaurant operates on their own opening & closing time but as a guide:

    • Breakfast: 7am - 10am
    • Lunch: 12noon - 2pm
    • Dinner: 6pm - 9.30pm

    Reservations are usually made by phone, fax or via the Internet. It is advisable to book award winning restaurants several days – in some instances weeks – in advance. The bill (check/cheque) includes service and tax. Tipping is optional but appreciated. If you are pleased with the service it is customary to add a tip of 5-10%.

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