Restaurants with Bar in Australia

  • Jonah's on the Beach

    Jonah's on the Beach

    For breathtaking waterfront dining in Newcastle, look no further than Jonah'...

  • Taxi Kitchen

    Taxi Kitchen

    For a 180 degree view of Melbourne’s city skyline, Yarra River and Arts Precinct...

  • Khao Jao Thai Restaurant

    Khao Jao Thai Restaurant

    A typical Thai welcome and subtle flavours await Woodend locals at Khao Jao Thai...

  • Hanoi Mee Kitchen & Bar

    Hanoi Mee Kitchen & Bar

    Experience an explosion of exotic flavours at Hanoi Mee Kitchen & Bar on Rou...

  • Verandah on Racecourse

    Verandah on Racecourse

    Expect food straight from the heart and homeland at Verandah on Racecourse in Ha...

  • The Metz Cafe Bar

    The Metz Cafe Bar

    Stop to inhale the aroma of wood fired pizza wafting from the kitchen at The Met...

  • Allure on Currumbin

    Allure on Currumbin

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

  • One Tree Hotel

    One Tree Hotel

    Bendigo locals wet their whistle and chow down on pub fare with flair at One Tre...

  • Carmody's - Southport Sharks

    Carmody's - Southport Shar...

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

  • The Stables Restaurant & Bar

    The Stables Restaurant & B...

    Surround yourself with saddles, equestrian sculptures and innovative cuisine at ...

  • Molo Bar

    Molo Bar

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication at Molo Bar on Cowper Wharf Road at Wo...

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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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