Restaurants with Dinner in Australia

  • The Loft

    The Loft

    Hidden among Lismore’s laneways, The Loft on Nesbitt Lane offers a dining experi...

  • Burgers by Josh Wollongong

    Burgers by Josh Wollongong

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

  • Seaside Cafe Restaurant

    Seaside Cafe Restaurant

    Expect succulent seafood and beautiful vistas at Seaside Café Restaurant on...

  • Hotel Richmond

    Hotel Richmond

    Adelaide’s premier boutique hotel in the heart of Rundle Mall, Hotel Richmond of...

  • Cascada Cafe Bar Wood Oven

    Cascada Cafe Bar Wood Oven

    Nestled on the corner of Glynburn Road and Waterfall Terrace, Cascada Café,...

  • MESOB

    MESOB

    Take your tastebuds on a flavoursome journey around the world from the comfort o...

  • Xenia Grill

    Xenia Grill

    Transporting visitors to the Mediterranean from the familiarity of Coolangatta i...

  • Northbridge Brewing Company

    Northbridge Brewing Compan...

    Situated in Perth, Northbridge Brewing Company (NBC) is an exciting, all-in-one ...

  • 360 Gradi

    360 Gradi

    For traditional Italian cuisine in Adelaide, take to 360 Gradi restaurant on Mag...

  • Highlander Restaurant

    Highlander Restaurant

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

  • The Downward Dog Co Cafe

    The Downward Dog Co Cafe

    Modern art and fare with flair come together at The Downward Dog Co Café on...

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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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