Restaurants in Australia

  • Flavours at Hampton

    Flavours at Hampton

    Hampton locals love to linger over a coffee and light bite at Flavours at Hampto...

  • Wine 1160

    Wine 1160

    For inner urban cool, Melburnians head to Wine 1160 on High Street in Armadale. ...

  • Anatolia Clemton Park

    Anatolia Clemton Park

    Turkish with a modern twist has arrived at Anatolia Clemton Park on Mackinder St...

  • Three Little Pigs Bar and Bistro

    Three Little Pigs Bar and ...

    A hidden culinary gem in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Three Little Pigs on Main St...

  • Mama's Wok

    Mama's Wok

    Let Mama’s Wok take the hassle out of deciding tonight’s dinner and instead, off...

  • Driftwood Restaurant & Bar @  Rivershore Resort

    Driftwood Restaurant & Bar...

    Unwind in style at Driftwood Restaurant & Bar on David Low Way on the Sunshi...

  • Scarborough Beach Bar

    Scarborough Beach Bar

    Enjoy good vibes hanging out with friends on the balcony of Scarborough Beach Ba...

  • Nigronis Pizza Wine Kitchen

    Nigronis Pizza Wine Kitche...

    A wood fired oven roars with flames as diners settle in for modern Italian fare ...

  • Madison's Wood Fired Cafe

    Madison's Wood Fired Cafe

    In the heart of Westmeadows, along Fawkner Street, you’ll find Madison’s Wood Fi...

  • The Press Cafe

    The Press Cafe

    Foodie hub, The Press Café on Harbour Village Parade has the Coomera locals...

  • Ocean Grove Hotel

    Ocean Grove Hotel

    For bistro style fare in a relaxed setting, head to the Ocean Grove Hotel Bistro...

Show Results on Map
You have selected
Recently Viewed
    Top Award Winners
    MapNew South WalesVictoriaQueenslandSouth AustraliaWestern AustraliaNorthern TerritoryAustralian Capital TerritoryTasmania
    What's Hot

    Restaurants Guide

    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%.

    Recent Reviews