Restaurants with Air Conditioning in Australia

  • CAVE BBQ

    CAVE BBQ

    Wagga Wagga locals seeking a barbeque fix, drop into CAVE BBQ on Fitzmaurice Str...

  • Springbay Seafood and Wine Bar

    Springbay Seafood and Wine...

    Take in stunning views while dining over the water at Springbay Seafood and Wine...

  • Lamont's Bishops House

    Lamont's Bishops House

    Navigate your way through the maze of Perth’s high rises to discover a haven of ...

  • Murrumbateman Country Inn

    Murrumbateman Country Inn

    The heart of a good hotel is its kitchen and that's what guests will find at...

  • Alfresco Pizzeria

    Alfresco Pizzeria

    Open all year round, find Alfresco Pizzeria located on the lower concourse of th...

  • Highlander Restaurant

    Highlander Restaurant

    Before crossing the Victorian border, stop and revive in Naracoorte at the Highl...

  • Pod Food

    Pod Food

    Take a stroll along Canberra’s vibrant gardens of Pialligo Plant Farm and you’ll...

  • Burgers by Josh Wollongong

    Burgers by Josh Wollongong

    Wollongong locals looking to sink their teeth into gourmet comfort food, call in...

  • La la la

    La la la

    If cravings lean towards Italian, head to La la la on Gilles Street in Adelaide’...

  • La Capannina

    La Capannina

    Boasting prime views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Capannina in Milsons Point eff...

  • AJ's Kitchen @ The Lady Daly

    AJ's Kitchen @ The Lady Da...

    American fusion street food and graffiti style art work lure guests to drop into...

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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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