Restaurants with Degustation Menu in Australia

  • Cellar Door on First

    Cellar Door on First

    There's a new hot spot on the Mooloolaba food and wine scene with the openin...

  • The Wolfe

    The Wolfe

    Bringing a trendy panache to Brisbane’s Stanley Street East, leave the pack and ...

  • Attica

    Attica

    Dining at Attica in Ripponlea is a commitment of time and money – there’s beauti...

  • Allure on Currumbin

    Allure on Currumbin

    Spoil yourself and loved ones with a touch of French culinary finesse in suave s...

  • Coya

    Coya

    Adventurous Cromer foodies head to Coya on Carawa Road for degustation delights ...

  • Insieme Ristorante

    Insieme Ristorante

    Tucked between Adelaide City’s office buildings on Flinders Street is Insieme Ri...

  • The Scented Garden Cafe

    The Scented Garden Cafe

    Wholesome organic cuisine served in a relaxed courtyard environment is on the me...

  • Waves

    Waves

    Enjoy relaxed dining a stone’s throw from the beach at Waves on Main Street in M...

  • The Parkview Restaurant

    The Parkview Restaurant

    Find The Parkview Restaurant elevated above bustling William Street in Bathurst,...

  • Vines Restaurant at Hollydene Estate

    Vines Restaurant at Hollyd...

    Vines Restaurant at Hollydene Estate presents a unique and inviting dining envir...

  • Carmody's - Southport Sharks

    Carmody's - Southport Shar...

    For definitive Gold Coast dining, experience award-winning Modern Australian cui...

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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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