Restaurants in Australia

  • Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant

    Hoosegow Charcoal Restaura...

    Indulge in a smoky sensation at Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant on Magill Road, a p...

  • Thai Alley

    Thai Alley

    Authentic street food meets contemporary style at Thai Alley on Maroondah Highwa...

  • Blk.Mlk


    Bringing a little of Melbourne’s inner-city panache to Mildura residents is Blk....

  • The Copper Mill

    The Copper Mill

    Take the bite off lingering hunger at The Copper Mill on Mitchell Road in Alexan...

  • Bambino Ristorante

    Bambino Ristorante

    There's opera in the air and authentic Italian on the menu at Bambino Ristor...

  • Arkaba Hotel

    Arkaba Hotel

    With an established reputation for excellence in accommodation, entertainment, d...

  • Ravy Country Kitchen

    Ravy Country Kitchen

    Creating a food destination in Ravensthorpe for travellers and locals alike, Rav...

  • Dosa Hut Roxburgh Park

    Dosa Hut Roxburgh Park

    Follow sumptuous smells through Roxburgh Shopping Centre as they waft from Dosa ...

  • Our Little Secret

    Our Little Secret

    A hidden gem on Riversdale Road, Our Little Secret beckons Camberwell locals to ...

  • The Hungry Monkey

    The Hungry Monkey

    A trip down the South East coast is worth the scenic drive if only to try out Th...

  • Felix & Amor Cafe

    Felix & Amor Cafe

    An eclectic mix of old world charm and retro style awaits diners at Felix & ...

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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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