Restaurants with Romantic in Australia

  • Scarpetta Cucina e Bar

    Scarpetta Cucina e Bar

    Capturing the essence of Italy without leaving Albert Park, Scarpetta Cucina e B...

  • Gambinos Italian Ristorante

    Gambinos Italian Ristorant...

    Follow tantalising smells wafting from the pizza oven to Gambinos Italian Ristor...

  • Spinner's Souvlaki Bar & Grill

    Spinner's Souvlaki Bar & G...

    Those with a hankering for traditional Greek fare find satisfaction at Spinner’s...

  • Bowl Bowl Dumpling

    Bowl Bowl Dumpling

    Inspired by the tastes of Sichuan cuisine, Bowl Bowl Dumpling on Smith Street in...

  • Cafe Catalina

    Cafe Catalina

    Boasting an unrivalled coastal location, it's time to unwind at iconic Caf&#...

  • Appethai Restaurant

    Appethai Restaurant

    Vibrant atmosphere and fare await diners at Appethai Restaurant on Victoria Stre...

  • Phoebe's Mediterranean

    Phoebe's Mediterranean

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

  • Meiling Court Seafood Restaurant

    Meiling Court Seafood Rest...

    Stroll up from the sands of Surfers Paradise Beach and appease hunger pangs at M...

  • Pod Food

    Pod Food

    Take a stroll along Canberra’s vibrant gardens of Pialligo Plant Farm and you’ll...

  • Hopper Kade

    Hopper Kade

    Inspired by the vibrancy and warmth of Sri Lankan culture, Hopper Kade on Crown ...

  • Highlander Restaurant

    Highlander Restaurant

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

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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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