International Restaurants in Australia
Famed for picturesque gardens full of lush greenery, misty air and enchanting wo...
For definitive Gold Coast dining, experience award-winning Modern Australian cui...
Before taking the Redlands Ferry across to North Stradbroke Island, be sure to d...
Before taking the Redlands Ferry across to North Stradbroke Island, be sure to dine at Sails on Shore restaurant located at the Redlands RSL on Passage St...
1 Jan 17 to 31 Dec 18
$17.90 Offer Buffet Breakfast
Famed for picturesque gardens full of lush greenery, misty air and enchanting woodland ambiance, Seasons at Cloudehill in Olinda offers a chance to stop and enjoy ...
24 Jul to 24 Aug
Seasons is Open Back from Break
Known as Ballarat’s grand dame, the historic Craig’s Royal Hotel on Lydiard Street South presents a diverse collection of restaurants, bars and lounges in a magnif...
29 Jul to 31 Aug
Special Event High Tea at Craig's Royal Hotel
Before crossing the Victorian border, stop and revive in Naracoorte at the Highlander Restaurant located onsite at the award-winning William MacIntosh Motor Lo...
15 Jun to 30 Sep
Every Friday Night Riley's Wood-fire Pizza
Tucked in Windsor’s buzzing Hoo Haa Bar, KuKu Mama offers a fusion of exciting world flavours in the vibrant Chapel Street precinct. KuKu Mama’s polished timber flo...
24 May to 31 Aug
Perfect Venue Looking for a casual and relaxed venue for your next function?
Chilli and fire cooking lovers follow the aromas wafting in the Lismore breeze to Spice Pirate BBQ and Chile Banditos Condiments pop-up r...
Food Event Eat Street Yamba
Set in a lovingly restored historic Victorian building in Warrnambool, Quorum Restaurant is a dining venue reflecting the spirit of a bygone era. Styled after gen...
Special Event Chef's Taste of the Region
Exceptional food and service and panoramic views across Brisbane to Moreton Bay make Summit Restaurant and Bar well worth a trip up Mount Coot-tha. Te...
26 Jul to 24 Dec
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Authentic tapas and Spanish paella come together at The Upper Deck Bulimba on Oxford Street in Brisbane. This fun and energetic restaurant mixes recycled wood pa...
8 Aug to 26 Sep
From 50c! WingsDay Every Wednesday
Captivating oceanfront views and creative fare await at Mon Komo Hotel Restaurant Caribbee on Marine Parade in Redcliffe. This award-winning entert...
13 May to 30 Dec
Sunday Session Komo Del Mar
Global street food that is sure to make tastebuds sing can be devoured in generous portions at Coco Mojo Bar & Grill in Clifton Beach. Pulsing with a rhythm...
27 Jul to 27 Sep
$70 For Two Hawaiian Classic: The Pupu Platter
For a day spent wining and dining, take to Jason’s Restaurant located onsite at Bradford Estate Winery in Upper Beaconsfield. Re...
31 Jul to 31 Aug
Perfect Venue Functions at Jason's Restaurant at Bradford Estate Winery
- 1 The Press Club
Melbourne CBD VIC
- 2 At the Jetty Bribie
Bribie Island QLD
- 3 BA:M Adelaide
Adelaide CBD SA
- 4 Pizza Minded
Ascot Vale VIC
- 5 Attica
- 6 Republiq Bar and Grill
Brighton Le Sands NSW
- 7 Vue de Monde
Melbourne CBD VIC
- 8 Sepia
Sydney CBD NSW
- 9 Quay
The Rocks NSW
- 10 Risby Cove Strahan
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.
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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