Restaurants in Australia

  • Osteria Epoca

    Osteria Epoca

    Fresh, authentic Italian food made with love is on the menu at Osteria Epoca on ...

  • Flinders Bakehouse Cafe

    Flinders Bakehouse Cafe

    Since 1996, Flinders Bakehouse Café has been the source of country inspired...

  • Dosa Hut Tarneit

    Dosa Hut Tarneit

    When craving sumptuous Indian cuisine close to home, head to Dosa Hut Tarneit, n...

  • Sokha Phnom Penh

    Sokha Phnom Penh

    From the bustling city of Phnom Penh comes the authentic Asian flavours found at...

  • Teddy Picker's

    Teddy Picker's

    Send the senses into overload with creative café fare at Teddy Picker’s on ...

  • Hentley Farm

    Hentley Farm

    A day of decadence in the Barossa Valley may be enjoyed in full with a visit to ...

  • The Byron at Byron Restaurant

    The Byron at Byron Restaur...

    The Byron at Byron Restaurant on Broken Head Road is where Byron Bay locals and ...

  • Bistro Selle

    Bistro Selle

    For mood-lit European gastronomy, stop by Bistro Selle on Olive Street in Albury...

  • Luxe Woollahra

    Luxe Woollahra

    See and be seen at Luxe Woollahra on Queen Street, where Sydneysiders gather for...

  • Flutes Restaurant

    Flutes Restaurant

    Overlooking Wilyabrup Brook and Brookland Valley Vineyard (Halliday Winery of th...

  • Red Ochre Grill

    Red Ochre Grill

    Patriotic and proud, North Adelaide's Red Ochre Grill showcases fresh South ...

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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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