Middle Eastern Restaurants in Australia

  • Peel St

    Adelaide CBD Restaurants SA

    Middle EasternLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants $$$$$

    Bookings essential

  • Readers Choice 2018 - Middle Eastern

    Persian Basement

    Lane Cove Restaurants NSW

    Middle EasternLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

  • Mecca Bah Brisbane

    Fortitude Valley Restaurants QLD

    Middle EasternLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants $$$$$

  • Mecca Bah Gold Coast

    Broadbeach Restaurants QLD

    Middle EasternLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    Mecca Bah is an Middle Eastern restaurant located in Broadbeach. The menu includes Mezze, Tagines and grills - with the majority designed to share. Banquet menu...

  • Orchid Persian Restaurant

    Crows Nest Restaurants NSW

    Middle EasternLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants

  • Za'atar Bellingen

    Bellingen Restaurants NSW

    Middle EasternUnlicensed Cafe/Family Style Establishments $$$$$

  • Arabesque

    Elsternwick Restaurants VIC

    Middle EasternLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants $$$$$

  • El Attar Middle Eastern Grill

    Toowoomba Restaurants QLD

    Middle EasternUnlicensed Cafe/Family Style Establishments $$$$$

    Take your tastebuds on an exotic journey at El Attar Middle Eastern Grill on Neil Street in Toowoomba. Be transported to Egypt after your first steps th...

  • Afghan Gallery Restaurant

    Fitzroy Restaurants VIC

    Middle EasternLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants $$$$$

  • Meast

    Perth CBD Restaurants WA

    Middle Eastern $$$$$

    Tantalising locals with the exotic flavours of Middle Eastern fare, Meast food truck delivers authentic cuisine to the streets of Perth. A dynamic green exterior with grape lea...

  • Mr Lawrence

    Port Melbourne Restaurants VIC

    Middle EasternLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants $$$$$

    For Middle Eastern-inspired sophistication, visit Mr Lawrence in Port Melbourne. Nestled on Beach Street, Mr Lawrence boasts two floors of relaxation with spectacula...

  • Danny's @ 525

    Elsternwick Restaurants VIC

    Middle EasternUnlicensed Cafe/Family Style Establishments

  • Fabrika

    Canley Heights Restaurants NSW

    Middle EasternUnlicensed Cafe/Family Style Establishments

  • Mez Mez

    Williamstown Restaurants VIC

    Middle EasternUnlicensed Cafe/Family Style Establishments

  • Mosaic Cafe

    Avoca Beach Restaurants NSW

    Middle EasternLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants

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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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