Chinese Restaurants in Australia

  • Miss Lee's

    Miss Lee's

    Pushing the boundaries of modern Chinese cuisine, Miss Lee's on Keira Street...

  • Spice Paradise

    Spice Paradise

    Those craving Chinese fare with a hit of heat head to Spice Paradise on Thomas S...

  • Momoda

    Momoda

    Traditional Chinese street food with an unexpected, modern twist awaits Canberra...

  • Hawker Chan

    Hawker Chan

    Those craving succulent Cantonese chicken head to Hawker Chan on Lonsdale Street...

  • Tim Ho Wan Melbourne

    Tim Ho Wan Melbourne

    Join Melburnians craving pork buns and dumplings at Tim Ho Wan on Bourke Street ...

  • Flower Drum

    Melbourne CBD Restaurants VIC

    ChineseLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    Flower drum has a well known history amongst foodies and Melbournians alike. An unlikely building is the venue for this Cantonese culinary delight, which is accessed ...

  • Mr Wong

    Sydney CBD Restaurants NSW

    ChineseLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants $$$$$

  • Lee Ho Fook

    Melbourne CBD Restaurants VIC

    ChineseLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants $$$$$

  • Spice Temple Sydney

    Sydney CBD Restaurants NSW

    ChineseLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    Neil Perry is the founder of Spice Temple located in the sub basement of the Art Deco Mutual Building. Tall, dark and mysterious…sound familiar? Probably not, be...

  • Billy Kwong

    Potts Point Restaurants NSW

    ChineseLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants $$$$$

    Its narrow Surry Hills street front position is the perfect setting for Kylie Kwong’s Restaurant, Billy Kwong. With a focus on simplicity diners can expect a casual & p...

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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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