Restaurants with City Views in Australia
An exotic sensory feast awaits diners at multi-award winning Tamarind, signature restaurant of Cairns’ Reef Hotel Casino. The journey begins with an ambient, low lit dining roo...
10 to 31 Oct
Two Course Dinner Special October special
Readers Choice 2018 - Regional
Readers Choice 2018 - Modern Australian
Effortlessly combining style with innovation, JAM continues to make its mark on Townsville's dynamic restaurant scene. A well-loved riverfront crowd pleaser, this versatile venu...
26 Jun to 23 Dec
New Menu! JAM Lunch Special Menu
When only the best will do, head to Cucinetta perched on top of Woolwich Road, overlooking Lane Cove River, where guests embark on a culinary adventure like no other. Offeri...
A trifecta of dishes Melbourne Cup $85pp
Live music, generous meals and a relaxed atmosphere is what keeps locals coming back to The Metropolitan in the heart of Bendigo. With numerous dining areas, from the ...
2 Oct to 7 Nov
New Menu Parma and Pizza
Readers Choice 2018 - Greek
Deliciously Greek and deliciously new, Nostimo Restaurant Bar on Edmondstone Street transports diners to the Mediterranean from the heart of Brisbane. Fea...
27 Sep to 31 Oct
$30pp Express Lunch
Readers Choice 2018 - Regional
Situated on Level 21 of RACV's Royal Pines Resort, the award-winning Videre Restaurant takes dining in Benowa to an exciting height. Complementing spectacular views of the hinter...
Special Event Melbourne Cup High Tea
When sightseeing at picturesque Sydney Harbour, jump straight off the ferry and head to Spiced by Billus to experience modern Indian cuisine at Barangaroo. Step ins...
Spice Up Melbourne Cup!
Bringing to Windsor the ultimate paddock to plate dining experience is Chapel Street’s Highline Restaurant. Tucked inside The Railway Hotel, it perfectly encapsulat...
8 Oct to 8 Nov
Come and Try Spring Menu
Situated in the prominent Sydney suburb of Barangaroo is contemporary restaurant 12 Micron. A magazine worthy interior has been created with a calming and earthy colour pa...
$145 Per Person Melbourne Cup Day Lunch
Readers Choice 2018 - Regional
Perched within the Dandenong Ranges, SkyHigh Mount Dandenong offers a dining experience nothing short of breathtaking. Unparalleled views from the Morningt...
10 Sep 18 to 10 Sep 19
$535 Offer SkyHigh Indulgent Proposal Package
Blurring the lines between pub and fine dining, Upstairs at The Lord on Kent Street in The Rocks, serves up Mod Oz fare with flair. Nestled on the first floor of...
24 Jul 18 to 24 Jul 19
Every Tuesday Curry Night
Ask any Sydney foodie where to find modern Japanese cuisine in the city and you'll most likely get the response, Kobe Jones. Stylishly upmarket and situated...
CELEBRATE MELBOURNE CUP SUMPTUOUS JAPANESE BUFFET $98
Named after the world’s most valuable spice, Zaaffran on Darling Drive serves Indian fare with flair. This elegant and unique Darling Harbour venue is celebrating 20 y...
8 Sep to 29 Dec
Make it dinner & a show Fireworks return to Darling Harbour
Celebrating Spanish culture, Despana on Glebe Point Road in Glebe draws a lively crowd. With wooden oak barrels and bright red geraniums, a cheery vibe entices diners to relax by...
24 Sep to 22 Oct
50% off Sangria Mondays are good Sangria days
Readers Choice 2018 - French
Synonymous with style and quality is popular Michel’s Restaurant in Townville. Sleek contemporary décor, alfresco tables and a central open kitchen all add to th...
5 Apr 18 to 5 Apr 19
Go Express or Long... Michel's Long Lunch
Readers Choice 2018 - Italian
You needn’t speak Italian to understand that bel cibo, in the heart of Port Douglas, stands for good food. Set at mezzanine level of the ‘Saltwater’ building on Macrossan...
23 Sep to 31 Oct
For All The Family We're open for the lunch!
Taste the flavours of the sea at Williamstown’s new seaside dining destination, Pier Farm on The Strand. Perched on the water’s edge, this smart restaurant is decked out...
25 Sep to 24 Dec
Book Now Christmas Functions
Those looking for the ultimate seafood experience in Hobart head to Mures Upper Deck on Victoria Dock. Take in breathtaking waterfront views through floor to ceilin...
1 Nov to 24 Dec
Festive Season at Mures Upper Deck
For those seeking a contemporary rooftop space to meet friends in Brisbane City, make your way to the iconic and sought after address of 1 Willian Street t...
4 to 31 Oct
New Spring Menu Oktoberfest @ Blackmarket
For a 180 degree view of Melbourne’s city skyline, Yarra River and Arts Precinct, journey to Taxi Kitchen in Federation Square’s Transport Hotel. Hosting cocktail ev...
9 Aug 18 to 9 Aug 19
Promo ShowBiz Menu
Inspired by a vivacious Surfers Paradise lifestyle, the Hilton has introduced their signature restaurant Catch, to the Gold Coast shores. Guests are invited t...
Melbourne Cup Lunch Whiskey and Wagyu
Readers Choice 2018 - Grill
Located at the Flagstaff Hill visitor’s centre, Pippies by the Bay offers locals and tourists alike a place to dine with a panorama over Warrnambool’s dazzling b...
25 Jul to 30 Nov
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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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