Restaurants with BYO (Wine Only) in Australia

  • Joe's Wine & Dine

    Joe's Wine & Dine

    Bringing comfort food from the streets of Asia to Subiaco, Joe's Wine & ...

  • La Sera Woodfire Pizzeria

    La Sera Woodfire Pizzeria

    Find a charming red brick building on the corner of St Georges Road and Clauscen...

  • At Harbour Thai Restaurant

    At Harbour Thai Restaurant

    Boasting a stunning waterfront venue and exotic cuisine to suit, spoil yourself ...

  • Stella Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria

    Stella Italian Kitchen and...

    Begin an Italian gastronomic journey while soaking up the Northern Beaches vibe ...

  • Edinburgh Hotel and Cellars

    Edinburgh Hotel and Cellar...

    A beautiful, heritage-listed Victorian building houses the Edinburgh Hotel and C...

  • Boss Pizzeria

    Boss Pizzeria

    Tucked away in the back streets of Camberwell, Boss Pizzeria entices locals with...

  • Maharaja’s On Carmen

    Maharaja’s On Carmen

    Cooking up a storm in Sydney suburbia, Maharaja's on Carmen is wowing Carlin...

  • Sale Pepe

    Sale Pepe

    When scouring the Seaforth area for mouth-watering Italian food, head to Sale Pe...

  • Gusto Italian Bistro

    Gusto Italian Bistro

    For a taste of Northern Italy without leaving Ettalong Beach, head to Gusto Ital...

  • Via Della Spiga

    Via Della Spiga

    Hearty Italian fare satisfies North Sydney diners' at Via della Spiga on Blu...

  • Black Cod

    Black Cod

    Spawned from a family of fourth-generation fishermen, Black Cod on Bourke Street...

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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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