Restaurants in Australia

  • Queens Wharf Hotel

    Queens Wharf Hotel

    Take the picturesque stroll along Newcastle Harbour to the Queens Wharf Hotel. S...

  • Bear Espresso

    Bear Espresso

    A short stroll from Varsity Lakes’ Lake Orr, tucked away just beside the Pacific...

  • The Cinnabar

    The Cinnabar

    Sitting with a stylish presence along Kingston’s foreshore, The Cinnabar Chinese...

  • Elephant Rock Cafe Bar & Restaurant

    Elephant Rock Cafe Bar & R...

    Established in 1990, Elephant Rock Cafe Bar and Restaurant occupies a special sp...

  • La Bohemia Cafe

    La Bohemia Cafe

    Set along the Princess Highway in Melbourne’s South East is Noble Park’s long st...

  • My Banyan Tree

    My Banyan Tree

    Take a stroll through Brisbane City across to Fortitude Valley and discover loca...

  • Burger Trip

    Burger Trip

    Take a trip abroad without leaving Australia at Burger Trip on the Gold Coast. A...

  • The BBQ Rotisserie

    The BBQ Rotisserie

    Not far from quaint Mosman Bay and the lush Reid Park, down Spofforth Steet, foo...

  • Bronze Kiosk

    Bronze Kiosk

    Just a few steps back from the waves that roll into Mona Vale Beach, is restaura...

  • Sunsets Cafe & Bistro

    Sunsets Cafe & Bistro

    Sunsets Café & Bistro in Rockingham has a warm and friendly atmosphere ...

  • Sandli Vehra

    Sandli Vehra

    Just a short distance from the foreshore, tucked away on Beach Street is Frankst...

  • Jayliano's

    Strathpine Restaurants QLD

    Modern AustralianUnlicensed Cafe/Family Style Establishments

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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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