Restaurants in Australia

  • Jamm Dining & Bar

    Jamm Dining & Bar

    Sitting right at home in Broadbeach’s bustling dining precinct is eclectic venue...

  • Frank and Connie's Kitchen

    Frank and Connie's Kitchen

    A gorgeous venue tucked in among greenery along the Main Road in Hepburn Springs...

  • Thai Spice Pacific Fair

    Thai Spice Pacific Fair

    Shop ‘til you drop at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast and once hu...

  • Humdrum Espresso

    Humdrum Espresso

    From humble beginnings serving coffee from a cart in the park, Humdrum Espresso ...

  • The Colour Nine

    The Colour Nine

    A hidden gem in the suburbs, The Colour Nine on Mawson Street in Stafford Height...

  • Sails Beach Restaurant & Bar

    Sails Beach Restaurant & B...

    Set right on Noosa’s beachfront, the multi award-winning Sails Beach Restaurant ...

  • The Sultans Table

    The Sultans Table

    For a Turkish feast of royal proportions, take a seat at The Sultan’s Table in E...

  • The Monkey Bar Cafe

    The Monkey Bar Cafe

    Meet with friends and hang out awhile at The Monkey Bar Café, found on Vict...

  • The Grill at the Stirling Hotel

    The Grill at the Stirling ...

    Experience a refined and relaxing dining experience in the beautiful Adelaide Hi...

  • Mr Monochrome

    Mr Monochrome

    While strolling the sands of Bondi Beach and hunger pangs strike, locals drop in...

  • JAM

    JAM

    Effortlessly combining style with innovation, JAM continues to make its mark on ...

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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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