Restaurants with BYO in Australia

  • Blue Lotus Cafe

    Blue Lotus Cafe

    Sip an alfresco coffee beside the koi pond at Blue Lotus Café on the corner...

  • Infernos Bella Vista

    Infernos Bella Vista

    Bella Vista locals satisfy cravings for Mediterranean street food at Infernos on...

  • The Sultan's Table

    The Sultan's Table

    For a Turkish feast of royal proportions, take a seat at The Sultan’s Table in E...

  • Klua Sathorn

    Klua Sathorn

    Located in a building dating back to 1852, Klua Sathorn restaurant offers Castle...

  • La la la

    La la la

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

  • Parnassus Function Centre Steak House

    Parnassus Function Centre ...

    Nestled on Camp Hill overlooking undulating lush green acres and pockets of gum ...

  • Ancient Herat Cuisine

    Ancient Herat Cuisine

    Experience Afghani hospitality, food and culture at Ancient Herat Cuisine on Lyo...

  • Hopper Kade

    Hopper Kade

    Inspired by the vibrancy and warmth of Sri Lankan culture, Hopper Kade on Crown ...

  • The Garden Shed Cafe

    The Garden Shed Cafe

    Expect a touch of quirk and eccentricity at The Garden Shed Café on Goonoo ...

  • Worn-Out-Wares Cafe

    Worn-Out-Wares Cafe

    There’s nowhere quite like Worn-Out-Wares Café, affectionately known as an ...

  • CAVE BBQ

    CAVE BBQ

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

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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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