Restaurants with Romantic in Australia

  • Jimanick

    Jimanick

    Join la famiglia at Jimanick on Monbulk Road in Silvan for wood fired pizza and ...

  • Joe's Wine & Dine

    Joe's Wine & Dine

    Bringing comfort food from the streets of Asia to Subiaco, Joe's Wine & ...

  • La Sera Woodfire Pizzeria

    La Sera Woodfire Pizzeria

    Find a charming red brick building on the corner of St Georges Road and Clauscen...

  • Table 426

    Table 426

    A hidden culinary gem in Corrimal, Table 426 is dedicated to offering a dining e...

  • Black Cod

    Black Cod

    Spawned from a family of fourth-generation fishermen, Black Cod on Bourke Street...

  • Water St Kitchen

    Water St Kitchen

    Embracing a paddock to plate philosophy, Water St Kitchen restaurant delivers bi...

  • Six Acres

    Six Acres

    Championing the fresh produce of Queensland in the state’s capital, find Six Acr...

  • Republica

    Republica

    You know the scene at Republica in St Kilda even if you haven’t been there; its ...

  • The Long Apron

    The Long Apron

    Signature restaurant of Montville’s picturesque Spicers Clovelly Estate, The Lon...

  • De Vito Waterfront

    De Vito Waterfront

    Centrally located on the edge of Southport’s CBD by Main Beach bridge, De Vito W...

  • Frenchies Bistro and Brewery

    Frenchies Bistro and Brewe...

    Parisian fare and craft beer await at Frenchies Bistro and Brewery on Mentmore A...

  • Manjits Wharf

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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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