Restaurants with Fully Licensed in Australia

  • Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar

    Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar

    Make your next dining experience in Bardon one to remember at the sophisticated ...

  • Skipping Girl Takeaway

    Skipping Girl Takeaway

    Follow the aroma of grilling burgers to Abbotsford's neon signed Skipping Gi...

  • Thai Thani

    Thai Thani

    One of Fitzroy’s original Asian restaurants, Thai Thani on Brunswick Street now ...

  • Pane Rustico Artisan Bakehouse

    Pane Rustico Artisan Bakeh...

    Follow the aroma of freshly baked bread to Pane Rustico Artisan Bakehouse on Hin...

  • The Chambers

    The Chambers

    Those seeking an unparalleled dining experience in the heart of Cairns, will be ...

  • Highlander Restaurant

    Highlander Restaurant

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

  • El Gusano Taqueria

    El Gusano Taqueria

    Delivering Mexico on a plate, El Gusano Taqueria on Collaroy Street is where loc...

  • Spice Monkey

    Spice Monkey

    Asian fusion has found a home in Forster at Spice Monkey restaurant, tucked unde...

  • Rhonda's Bar

    Rhonda's Bar

    New and improved Rhonda’s Bar on Kurrawyba Avenue in Terrigal, delivers a modern...

  • La Capannina Scarborough

    La Capannina Scarborough

    After feeling sand between your toes and admiring the azure blue Indian Ocean, s...

  • Phoebe's Mediterranean

    Phoebe's Mediterranean

    Dine where Kingscliff locals love to eat at Phoebe’s Mediterranean on Marine Par...

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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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